If you thought instant messaging was cool, wait 'til you see iChat AV! By adding audio and video to the mix, Apple has taken iChat into the Jetsons-style future; this guide promises to get you there with it. With access to more than 100 million AOL Instant Messenger and Mac users, iChat AV ensures that you get face time with friends and family, wherever they are. This friendly, task-based guide gets you up and running fast as it covers the basics of setting up and working with iChat: creating your Buddy List, sending instant messages, initiating audio and video chats, configuring your FireWire Webcam, creating chat rooms, transferring files, and more. You'll also learn how to take advantage of Mac OS X's Mail and Address Book applications, which work seamlessly with iChat. Simple step-by-step instructions peppered with hundreds of screen shots and loads of time-saving tips step you through each iChat AV task--until with veteran author Jeff Carlson's help, you've mastered them all!