Steve Jobs finally introduced Facetime for Mac at last week’s Apple’s Back to Mac event. He announced it at 2am here in Manila, and I didn’t think twice to try it out immediately when he said that the Beta version is already available. Too bad, I didn’t know anyone who was still up that time with an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch.

Immediately the next day, I asked my brother to download Facetime and to call me when I’m online. Boom – 5 seconds later, we were facetiming;

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Placing a Facetime call via Contacts

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Facetime 3 - Facetime for Mac

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Facetime 5 - Facetime for MacIf you’re Facetiming on your Mac, the orientation automatically changes if the person on the other line changes orientation too. Totally cool!

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I was facetiming my brother and my son using a congested WiFi network, thus I experienced lots of lags. Nevertheless, the experience was moving and mind-blowing. Got a mac and a friend with an iPhone 4 or the latest iPod Touch? Download the Beta Version of Facetime for Mac here.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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