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Photo Booth and iChat video effects not showing

The video effects in Apple's Photo Booth and iChat programs are popular and fun, but on some systems they may not show up properly.

By December 12, 2011


McAfee survey:12 percent have personal data leaked by angry ex

McAfee (the company, not the man) declares that you really have to beware in love. Otherwise, your passwords, photos, and other things will become public.

By February 5, 2013


How to use iChat and AirPort to easily transfer files without Internet or external drives

Occasionally a situation arises where you need to transfer a file to someone but you have forgotten your external hard drive or burnable disc. In these situations, you can set up a private network and use iChat to easily transfer the file.

By May 19, 2011


Apple's iMessage protocol headed to iChat?

Apple's upcoming chat service for its iOS devices could end up as part of Apple's Mac OS X chat software as well, according to a new report.

By September 14, 2011


Apple ending Messages Beta on December 14

Apple's end of its beta program means Lion users will have to upgrade to continue using the service.

By November 18, 2012


How to add emoji icons to file names in OS X

Instead of only using alphanumeric text for file names, you can also include emoticons and other Unicode symbols.

By November 6, 2012


Virgin Media offers free calls via Wi-Fi, to save landlines

From early next year customers will be able to use the 'SmartCall' app to make calls, if they have a landline contract.

By November 5, 2012


Apple patent application involves theft-alarm for phones

Application imagines a smartphone that could decipher what kinds of movement take place during a phone robbery, and then sound an alarm.

By November 1, 2012


Judge prods FBI over future Internet surveillance plans

Federal judge tells FBI to do more to comply with open government laws when disclosing what backdoors it wants Internet companies to create for government surveillance.

By November 2, 2012


Apple wins boatload of patents

Newly awarded patents include one related to Apple TV, one for 3D apps on the iPhone, and another for videoconferencing, says Patently Apple.

By October 23, 2012