Use Skype As A House Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by donster28, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. donster28 macrumors 6502a

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    hi all. just learned about this this morning and some of you might have too.

    did you know you can use skype to monitor from a webcam or isight in another computer? if you live alone in an apartment like me and want to know if you're actually getting your privacy's worth, try this out:

    1. first you must have 2 skype accounts.
    2. start skype and your webcam or isight in the room you want to monitor and specify on the skype preference that you prefer to answer calls automatically (or something like that).
    3. on any other computer, you can now call your other skype account (using skype of course) and wala!....you will now see a beautiful live feed from the other room.

    let me know how this worked for u. :)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Wow!

    This is also a feature of iChat...and to a lesser extent Messenger (aMSN or Mercury for OSX)
     
  3. donster28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes, i agree. :D
     

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