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MS Home Server bundles video messaging, Sightspeed

Microsoft's new product, Home Server, promises to make mundane tasks like media sharing and backup simpler for Joe Six Pack to deal with, but we've been wondering--is this really just a product for geeks? XP Media Center Edition was embraced by at least a portion of the geek populace, but outside the ranks of the nerdy, it never really got much attention. The entertainment industry didn't see it...

Mac VoIP/Video tools: new features just keep comin'

With all the hoopla surrounding video in recent weeks, thanks to the video-centric Fall VON trade-show in Boston, it's no surprise that the folks making VoIP communications tools for the Mac have embraced video-conferencing. Since I did a head-to-head comparison of the four major VoIP communication tools for Macworld back in July, so much has changed. The video has gotten better and easier--so...

Sightspeed gets up to speed

It wasn't that long ago that I was reviewing the VoIP and video-conferencing tool SightSpeed, which allows Windows and Macintosh users to call each other with excellent quality via the Internet. Sightspeed's big claim to fame is its superior synchronization of audio and video (isn't it annoying when the person you're Skyping is mouthing the words 3 seconds after you hear them?). Now, Sightspeed...

This webcam doesn't work with the Mac, or does it?

So, you're strolling through CompUSA or your favorite box store electronics retailer, and you walk down the aisle full of webcams, yearning to use an Internet video-conferencing tool like Sightspeed or iChat to talk with some buddies or family on the other side of the planet.  You carefully examine the packaging of each of the web cameras and realize, "hey--none of these support Mac OS...