The new Messages Beta from Apple is far more than just an IM app. Here's how to take full advantage of what it can do.
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FaceTime, Apple's video software for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is integrated into Messages. You will need to configure the camera, microphone, and headset (if you're using one) before you start a FaceTime conversation. If needed, you can set a bandwidth limit so you don't clog your outgoing network pipe.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.