How to Use Camera And whats the best Messenger ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ross1308, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Ross1308 macrumors member

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    Ok so i just got my Macbook (not the new on) and i am learning to use it very slowly and i am enjoying it, But there is a few things i just dont know how to do, one is how do i use the built in camers (what program)

    Second is what is the best messenger to use, i have Microsoft Messenger at the minute but everytime i sign in it asks me to add alot of my contacts, this happens everytime.

    Thanks in advance
    Ross :)
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i use iChat for video chatting. it doesn't work with MSN, though.

    you can also use Photo Booth to take pictures with the iSight.
     
  3. redmeister macrumors 6502

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    photo booth gets camera going

    for msg'ing, use ichat or skype
     
  4. Ross1308 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thanks, i want to use an MSN account with it so skype wouldnt work, iChat seems fidly to set up, i will have a go when i get in.
    Thanks
    Ross
     
  5. garybUK Guest

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    the Camera won't work with MSN unless you use something like aMSN which is very very buggy.

    iChat works with AOL Instant Messenger which hardly anyone uses outside the USA.

    Yahoo Messenger will work with the cam, but again not many users in Europe i don't think. Even though you can chat 'across networks' via Yahoo/MSN the Cam won't work across networks.

    You can install Windows via BootCamp and use the camera there for MSN.
     
  6. johndoe101 macrumors newbie

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