It’s no secret that Apple is moving away from packaged software, with even OS X Lion being sold as a Mac App Store exclusive. As it turns out, there’s one noteworthy side effect of this new push -- the copy of iLife you get free with every new Mac will also work on any other system using the same Apple ID as well.
Apple released a 363.4 MB update to the iLife '11 suite of Mac Apps today. Well, for most of the iLife apps, anyway. The update is geared for Garage Band, iPhoto, and iMovie; iWeb and iDVD are not included in the release.
The release brings Garage Band to version 6.0.4, iPhoto to version 9.1.5, and iMovie to version 9.0.4.
Remember when the iPad 2 was announced and Apple promised support for importing GarageBand for iPad projects into the Mac version? Sadly, the release came and went without this promised feature appearing -- until now.
Hated by some, loved by others, the act of auto-tuning your voice with software has become a phenomenon used by internet celebrities and pop artists alike. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune just to auto-tune your own voice. If you've got iLife ’11 with GarageBand in your arsenal, you can record your own auto-tuned masterpiece in a jiffy.
Congratulations, you got a new Mac for Christmas! To help make your yuletide season brighter, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can do to start off life with your new Mac on the right foot. We don’t care whether you’ve been naughty or nice––just have fun!
Most everyone expected the latest version of the iWork ’11 productivity applications to debut at last month’s Back to the Mac event, but a new report claims that while an updated suite is indeed ready to go, it may be held back to debut alongside the forthcoming Mac App Store early next year.
Right on the heels of last week’s 9.0.1 update which addressed potential data loss when updating your library from a previous version, Apple has released iPhoto 9.1 on Thursday. Among the changes are the ability to create and order calendars, additional letterpress holiday greeting cards and bug fixes.
The new GarageBand features are impressive. You can fix your guitarist's inability to keep a beat. You can extend that final note of your song. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn the guitar or keyboards.
But before you get the guitar, keyboards or mics out, it's actually helpful if you know how to use some of the big ticket items without fumbling around for hours. We even highlighted a few little known features to help round out your GarageBand knowledge.