“It’s things like the iChat Theater page at Apple’s Developer site that make me just fine with the delay of Mac OS X Leopard. They say ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but from what I’m reading at the iChat Theater page, that phrase is more like ‘fantastic, amazing and mind-blowing things come to those who wait’ when applied to the new technologies coming in Leopard. While most of that page is geared towards developers, offering things like code snippets to get them excited and motivated to build their apps to work with Leopard’s iChat, the first two paragraphs are enough for ‘the rest of us’ to get a mouth-watering glimpse of just how much the new iChat could change the way we work and play once Leopard does arrive,” David Chartier writes for TUAW.
“In short, iChat Theater is a new feature that will allow the broadcast of, and collaboration on, just about anything we do on our Mac,” Chartier writes.
Chartier writes, “Consider the possibilities: instead of having to jam pack all your tech support calls into that once-or-twice-a-year family holiday trip, you can fire up Leopard’s iChat and show mom and dad how to make a slideshow in iPhoto over the web, with both video and audio of yourself and iPhoto. Now expand a little: is your job on the verge of granting you telecommuting privileges? Or perhaps you’re a teacher or a technology scout for an educational organization? This new Leopard feature opens doors much larger than the one for mom and pop…”
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