Use Your iDevice to Spy on Your Neighbors or as a Nanny Cam [Daily Freebie]

Use Your iDevice to Spy on Your Neighbors or as a Nanny Cam [Daily Freebie]

AirBeam is a clever little app that lets you output realtime video from one iDevice (camera-equipped, obviously)  to another iDevice on the same local network. The app usually sells for  $4, but it’s free today through Saturday.

Resolution isn’t bad: 640×480 at up tp 30 fps. Certainly good enough to catch your cat stealing last night’s meatloaf from the top of the counter. It also works without much fuss; I’ve played around with it a bit, and my iPhone automatically picked my iPad to stream video to (both devices must have the app installed — not a problem, since AirBeam is a Universal App). You can also monitor multiple cameras at the same time. There’s veen a recording fucntion, so you can save what you see as evidence.

But AirBeam will get even cooler with an expected update on Sunday — stay tuned. Definitely worth a download.

About the author

Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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