In case you’ve been unplugged from the Internet today or simply didn’t set your alarm clock to wake you up in time, Apple held a media event at their Cupertino campus. “Back to the Mac” brought a tantalizing peek at the next Mac OS X Lion 10.7 which brings some iOS-style functionality to the Mac, a new iLife ’11 suite, FaceTime for the Mac and yes, a pair of new MacBook Air models.
While Apple provided a live video stream of today’s “Back to the Mac” event, there’s nothing like reading about it at your leisure -- which is why we’ve compiled a list of our October 20 “Back to the Mac” coverage in one tidy list for you, the always-loved MacLife.com reader.
Live Blog: Apple's Back to the Mac Special Event
Relive the fun as MacLife.com editor Roberto Baldwin brings you all of today’s announcements as they actually happened. Who needs live video when you can read all about it?
State of the Mac: “The Momentum Has Never Been More”
Apple COO Tim Cook gives a rundown on where the Mac stands today, and the good news is, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
iLife ’11 Introduced with New Full-Screen iPhoto
Yay! The rumors were true, and a new iLife ’11 is here with a swanky iPhoto refresh for good measure.
iMovie ’11 Introduces Audio Filters, Movie Trailers Mode
There is simply no more excuse good enough for bad home movies after you read about what iMovie ’11 brings to the table.
GarageBand ’11 Piles on the Amps, Effects and Groove Matching
Apple didn’t neglect to update GarageBand as part of iLife ’11, and your compositions will sound even better thanks to it.
FaceTime Comes to the Mac, Beta Available Today
FaceTime for Mac Available For Download
You better believe it -- now you can FaceTime with your iPhone 4 and iPod touch toting friends or family, and it’s ready to download now!
Apple Brings iOS Elements Back to the Mac with Lion 10.7 Preview
So maybe it’s not the full-on touchscreen epic that we were all hoping for, but 10.7 Lion borrows enough from iOS to make it truly worth an upgrade next summer.
Apple Announces Two New MacBook Air Models with Solid State Storage
Last but not least, the rumors were true and there are now two new MacBook Air models available today and we want them really bad.
Stay tuned for more coverage on today’s announcements in the days ahead!
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