Apple offers new iChat AV icon sets for .Mac members

Apple is offering eleven free icon sets for .Mac members.

• Chat bubbles – 14 icons
• Plastic keyboard – 31 icons
• Titanium keyboard – 26 icons
• Illustrations – 11 icons
• Sticky notes – 9 icons
• Status – 10 icons
• Japanese stamps – 9 icons
• Weather – 10 icons
• Butterflies and bugs – 10 icons
• Monograms – 78 icons
• Pets – 10 icons

How to use your new iChat icons:
1. Download the iChat icons to your computer.
2. Launch iChat. From the Window menu, select Buddy List. Drag your new iChat icon to the image next to your name in the Buddy List.
Tip: Click and hold on your iChat icon in the Buddy List to see or select a recently-used iChat icon.

More info and download link for .Mac members only (604 KB) here.

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  1. Apple has always had some pretty lame designs, .Mac included, like they are supposed to appeal to a eight grader or something.

    Guess they are targeting what they perceive as their majority audience. Soccor mom with her mini-van.

    Give me some guy stuff.

  2. What exactly do you mean by “guy stuff”? The default MacOSX install includes icons of footballs, pool ball, soccer balls, baseballs, and I think an airplane or two. No phalluses though.

  3. Now if only Apple could get iChat audio to work again with slower Macs using slower connections. I really miss talking with my brother using our Macs and a dial-up. I can’t do that anymore thanks to the Tiger version of iChat. Come on you guys.

  4. blucaso! This sounds interesting, until I saw this in the information section under Mac OSX. I’ll give it a try and see if this works for me. Thanks.


    However, in order to take advantage of all of the advanced features of Skype for Mac OS X and to experience the best sound quality possible, we highly recommend the following configuration.

    Recommended System Requirements

    ▪ Macintosh with PowerPC G4 running Mac OS X v10.3

    ▪ 400 MHz processor

    ▪ 256 MB RAM

    ▪ 30 MB free space on your hard drive

    ▪ Either USB or regular headset

    ▪ Cable, DSL or equivalent broadband connection to Internet


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