FaceTime leaves beta, enters the Mac App Store

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FaceTime for Mac, Apple’s video-chatting client for communicating between Macs and iOS devices, has left beta, gained a $1 price tag, and landed squarely in the Mac App Store.

Apple introduced FaceTime for Mac last October. The 1.0 release in the Mac App Store doesn’t introduce too many new features, but the few additions are certainly welcome.

Chief among those new features is support for HD video: Supported Intel Macs can receive HD video, and new MacBook Pros with built-in HD FaceTime cameras can send such video. Also new in FaceTime 1.0 is the ability to add and edit contacts from within the app, instead of needing to launch Address Book separately.

FaceTime requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher.

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