Apple pushes iMovie update, GarageBand for iPad to the App Store

By on March 10, 2011 at 4:43 PM.

Apple pushes iMovie update, GarageBand for iPad to the App Store

During last week’s iPad 2 media event, Apple announced an update to the iOS version of its iMovie video editing application and introduced a new version of its GarageBand audio application for the iPad. Like the iPad 2, GarageBand and the updated iMovie were given a March 11th release date, but like iOS 4.3 the applications have made themselves available a little early. Both apps extend the multimedia capabilities of the iPad, with on-device video and audio viewing, editing, and sharing — the iPhone will not have access to GarageBand 1.0. Both applications are priced at $4.99 and available immediately in the App Store.  More →

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Exclusive: Apple will remove home button on next iPad and iPhone; Photo Booth and iLife coming?

By on January 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM.

Exclusive: Apple will remove home button on next iPad and iPhone; Photo Booth and iLife coming?

We just got some pretty wild information from one of our Apple sources and while it’s hard to believe at first, it does make sense. We have exclusively been told that the reason Apple just added multitouch gestures for the iPad in the latest iOS 4.3 beta is because the iPad will be losing the home button. Yes, we are told that Apple, at some point in time, will remove the home button from the iPad’s design. Instead of button taps, you will use new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher.

That’s not all, however. In addition to the home button disappearing from the iPad, we’re told that this change will make its way over to the iPhone as well. Our source said Apple employees are already testing iPads and iPhones with no home buttons on the Apple campus, and it’s possible we will see this new change materialize with the next-generation iPad and iPhone devices set to launch this year.

Additionally, we’re told Apple’s popular photo-taking application, Photo Booth, will be appearing on the next iPad. It’s also very possible that we’ll see iLife apps for iOS unveiled around the iPad 2 release as well.

It has been said that Steve Jobs didn’t want any physical buttons on the original iPhone at first, and it looks like he may soon get his wish.

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Apple makes iLife '11 official

By on October 20, 2010 at 1:38 PM.

Apple makes iLife '11 official

Roughly every two-years, like clockwork, Apple updates its digital media management and creation suite, iLife… and today the trend continues. At the company’s “Back to the Mac” event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, with help from several executives and product managers, detailed and demoed the latest iterations of, iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband included in the new iLife ’11 software bundle. Hit the jump to see what’s new. More →

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Apple to stream 'Back to the Mac' event today, 10:00 AM PT

By on October 20, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

Apple to stream 'Back to the Mac' event today, 10:00 AM PT

Although it hasn’t hit the company’s U.S. homepage just yet, it looks like Apple will live-stream their “Back to the Mac” event being held later today. If you’ve got a thing for black mock turtle-neck shirts and Apple equipment, you might want to clear your schedule for 10:00 AM PT — you also might want to call your credit card company and check your spending limit. Per usual, we’ll keep you updated on anything new and notable that materializes at the event. More →

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Apple iLife ’09 begins shipping tomorrow, included with new Macs

By on January 26, 2009 at 1:29 PM.

Apple iLife ’09 begins shipping tomorrow, included with new Macs

Mac users will be happy to learn that Apple is making iLife ’09 available, after what seemed forever since it was announced, beginning tomorrow. We’ve already covered the new features found in the updated bundle so we won’t go through it again but suffice it to say this is a pretty significant upgrade for each of the three applications in the pack. To recap pricing, iLife ’09 will be free with new computers purchased tomorrow or later. An upgrade for current Mac owners will run $79 for a single computer or $99 for a “Family Pack” good on five computers. Users who purchased a new Mac on or after January 6, 2009 should note that an “iLife Up-To-Date upgrade” can be had for a $10 shipping and handling fee. There will also be a Mac Box Set available, which includes iLife ’09, iWork ’09 and Leopard 10.5.6 for $169. Lastly, GarageBand ’09 Artist Lessons will be available for $5 a pop.

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Apple starts off keynote with iLife ’09

By on January 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM.

Apple starts off keynote with iLife ’09

Phil Schiller might not be wearing a black turtle neck but he’s still got some goods to dish this morning at the Macorld keynote. To kick things off, Schiller introduced a new version of iLife – iLife ’09. He showed off a newly updated version of iPhoto, featuring new “Faces” technology that will organize your photos of people, by name, using facial recognition! Select a photo and name a person once, then Faces will identify that person each time you add a new photo of him or her. Then there’s “Places”, which sorts photos according to where they were taken according to geotags. The UI features a map (street or satellite views) with pins representing the location of each photo in an album. Don’t worry if your camera doesn’t support geotagging of course, as you’ll be able to add locations manually within the UI.

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