Video: Two faces of Face Time
I spend a lot of time using words to describe things easier shown on video. (Help File readers, if you're sick of reading phrases like "go to the Start menu, select Control Panel, and type this into the search box," imagine how I feel about writing them over and over again?) So we've launched a new, weekly video feature to spotlight topics addressed in my blog or columns that deserve the moving-pictures treatment.
Below is our third episode, in which I explain what I like and don't like about Apple's FaceTime video-calling service in two FaceTime calls.
You'll see a new one every week here and on the video channel we've set up. (The prototype episode, a look at the new Apple TV, "aired" two weeks ago; in last week's episode, I assessed three new Facebook privacy and security features.) You may also see small banner ads, featuring my mug shot and an invitation to watch the latest clip, here and there on this site.
Longtime readers will remember that we used to do a weekly tech podcast but ended that experiment almost a year ago. I think this has a few advantages over the podcast: It conveys information that we can't get across in print, it doesn't require lining up guests or multiple topics each week, and it's much shorter. But you all will get to have the final say.
Let me know what you think of the results so far--and please post any suggestions you have for future topics or our format in the comments below.
| October 25, 2010; 2:14 PM ET
Categories: Mac, Mobile, Video, Weekly video
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