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Apple Improves Full Screen Performance on FaceTime for Mac

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Apple yesterday issued an update to its FaceTime application for Mac OS X available in the Mac App Store. According to the release notes, the update brings improved performance for full screen video.
What's new

Improves performance when FaceTime is taken full screen.
While FaceTime had been a free application during the beta testing phase and comes preinstalled on new MacBook Pros, Apple charges $0.99 for existing Mac owners to download the application through the Mac App Store. The charge is said to be due to accounting requirements related to the addition of a significant new feature not advertised at the time of sale of earlier machines.

Article Link: Apple Improves Full Screen Performance on FaceTime for Mac
 

homsar

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Any word on whether this also stops FaceTime making the machine catch fire when FaceTime isn't fullscreened?

ETA: Apparently not.
 
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Big whoop
 
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Sälli

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Does anybody else's new 2011 MacBook Pro recognize the update through the Mac App Store? Or recognize at all that FaceTime is already installed? For me it just says I can buy the app even though it's sitting in my /Applications. iWork apps are listed as being installed even though I installed them from the DVD, not from App Store.
 
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bastienvans

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Does anybody else's new 2011 MacBook Pro recognize the update through the Mac App Store? Or recognize at all that FaceTime is already installed? For me it just says I can buy the app even though it's sitting in my /Applications. iWork apps are listed as being installed even though I installed them from the DVD, not from App Store.

I am trying to figure out the same thing.
 
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mark12

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Does anybody else's new 2011 MacBook Pro recognize the update through the Mac App Store? Or recognize at all that FaceTime is already installed? For me it just says I can buy the app even though it's sitting in my /Applications. iWork apps are listed as being installed even though I installed them from the DVD, not from App Store.



Mine does the same thing. I think it is because I'm using the free beta version of FaceTime. To get that update I will probably have to re-download the app from the store for 99cents.
 
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backinblack875

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so i got facetime for free when it was in beta....and i still have it and it works....but what is the diff. between the one out now?? just that it doesnt get updates?
 
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terrylhb

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My facetime was updated to 1.02 after installing 10.6.7 update.
was using mbp 2011 13"
 
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My Early 2008 Macbook C2D 2.4Ghz and 4GB RAM, the CPU goes 130% when using FaceTime (full screen or windowed). This version still do not fix it.
 
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While FaceTime had been a free application during the beta testing phase and comes preinstalled on new MacBook Pros, Apple charges $0.99 for existing Mac owners to download the application through the Mac App Store. The charge is said to be due to accounting requirements related to the addition of a significant new feature not advertised at the time of sale of earlier machines.

Does anyone actually believe the ******** Apple spews sometimes?
 
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rikers_mailbox

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I'm still on 10.6.6 (13" MBP, mid-2010). I'm seeing the following error in the App Store, see screen grab.

sign in to other account (null)? how is my FaceTime app registered to a (null) appleID and not my actual appleID? FacePalm.

Guess I'll get 10.6.7 and get the FaceTime update that way.
 

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Russell L

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My facetime was updated to 1.02 after installing 10.6.7 update.
was using mbp 2011 13"

I'm on a 2011 MBP 17" and just looked at my FaceTime's version # for the first time now, and it says 1.0.2. It shows a modified date of 3/22/11, which is when I did the 10.6.7 update, so I can only assume this is what happened in my case as well.....
 
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RoboCop001

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Mine doesn't register an update under the Updates tab, but under the Purchases tab Facetime has an update button beside it.

But clicking update results in a message that says:
You have updates available for other accounts.
Sign in to (null) to update applications for that account.

lol.

Perhaps something is wrong with the server.

EDIT: Just saw rikers_mailbox's post about the same problem. I guess I have to update to 10.6.7 first?
 

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pmjoe

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Does anyone actually believe the ******** Apple spews sometimes?
Based on a couple of the responses to this already, yes they do. It's probably worth noting that Apple has never outright said this, and it's always MacRumors "said to be" vagueness.

The Apple fanbois would have you believe that there is some mythical law that makes it illegal for a company to give away a product for free.
 
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darkplanets

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Based on a couple of the responses to this already, yes they do. It's probably worth noting that Apple has never outright said this, and it's always MacRumors "said to be" vagueness.

The Apple fanbois would have you believe that there is some mythical law that makes it illegal for a company to give away a product for free.

I had assumed it was because of SOX-- if I have time I'll read over it though.
 
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Menge

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Wow I hadn't thought about how this bundled with a new Mac situation would be linked to the Mac App Store and now I see that Apple hasn't either!

They need to figure out a way to link bundled software with people's actual Mac App Store accounts. It's kind of outrageous how new MacBook Pro users don't seem to be able to update their FaceTime app to the latest bugfix.
 
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Zimmer62943

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Wow I hadn't thought about how this bundled with a new Mac situation would be linked to the Mac App Store and now I see that Apple hasn't either!

They need to figure out a way to link bundled software with people's actual Mac App Store accounts. It's kind of outrageous how new MacBook Pro users don't seem to be able to update their FaceTime app to the latest bugfix.

Outrageous? Umm, its a minor update that improves an already great app, im sure until apple fixes this there will be no problems using it.
You know what is REALLY outrageous...Billions starving in poverty.
Your situation is a very slight inconvenience.
 
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