Every year Apple rolls out another version of iLife. We dived right into this year's iLife and came up with 20 tips and tricks
that we hope will help you enjoy all the features the new suite has to
If you're a fan of blockbuster music videogame Rock Band (casually referred to in the Mac|Life office as the Greatest Thing Ever Invented, Ever), you've probably banged on those plastic drums quite a bit. Perhaps you've even wondered if you could turn them into a real electronic kit.
Loops are wonderful little things. With judicious use of these musical snippets, you can construct entire albums of material from tiny building blocks -- or just scatter a couple over your compositions for flavor. GarageBand comes with a pretty healthy assortment, but spend enough time in the Garage and you may find your songs starting to sound an awful lot like everyone else's.
iMovie ’08 lacks the chapter-marker feature found in iMovie ’06, but you can still add chapters to an iMovie ’08 project by using GarageBand.
Purchase a movie from the iTunes Store, or extract a film from a DVD with HandBrake, and you’ll end up with a file containing chapter markers that you can use to skip to specific parts of your video in iTunes, on the Apple TV, or on an iPod. Wouldn’t it be great if you could add such markers to your own home movies too?