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Monday, August 1, 2011

Apple Allows iLife on ANY Mac You Own

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

"New Mac buyers get a free bundle of Apple's iLife apps, but until recently the bundle only installed on the new machine it was bundled with. With the Mac App Store, Apple now makes the bundle available for use on any Mac they own."

Pretty good deal and long overdue, I guess one more benefit you can add to the list for the Mac App Store. Get your copy of Lion via the recovery process, and then you can download the iLife package from the Mac App Store. Once that is done, since it is tied to your Apple ID, you can then download the iLife package onto any Mac you own. That sure is simple isn't it?

Tags: software, ilife, os x, lion

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Apple Updates All of iLife '11

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:25 PM

"When iMovie for iOS 1.2 was announced earlier this year, I was told by an Apple representative that iMovie '11 would be able to import movies created in iMovie for iOS, the app that runs on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. However, that information turned out to be incorrect: GarageBand was able to import projects created in GarageBand for iOS, but the same was not true of iMovie."

Well now he can since Apple released iMovie 9.0.4 today. Now you can import projects from your iOS device onto your OS X app. This is handy since now you can film away and then import into iMovie to get it fine tuned. Pretty cool that it carries forward whatever iOS theme you use, even if it only available in iOS. Of course if you modify it with one of the OS X themes you can't go back. Good read about the basics of using it. And if you want more info on all of the updates, you can go here to read what else was done with iLife '11.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

iLife '11, Well Worth the Upgrade

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

"Despite a massive lion lurking in the background of the press invite for today's event, the big news didn't have much to do with OS X 10.7 (now officially "Lion"); instead, the big news was about the new MacBook Air pair, the Mac App Store, FaceTime for Mac - and iLife '11"

With the updates to iLife, namely iPhoto, GarageBand and iMovie, this just became one of the greatest values out there. $49.00 USD for this package is a steal with all it does now. Even if they only updated iMovie it would have been worth it. And best of all, if you purchased a Mac with iLife on or after October 1st this year, you can upgrade for a measily $7.00 USD. Nice.

Monday, October 11, 2010

.Mac Homepage to Close on November 8th

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"If you've still got your old photos or videos hosted on Apple's dusty .Mac service, the progenitor of MobileMe, it's time to get ready to make a change, as Apple is now telling its .Mac homepage users that starting November 8th, their content will no longer by viewable through the world wide web."

But don't worry too much about your files as they will automatically be saved to your iDisk, into the Movies, Pictures and Public folders. The iWeb pages will not be affected according to Apple. Now the conjecture is that since this is due on a Monday, and Apple releases new software on Tuesdays, that we are in store for a new version release of iLife. It sounds feasible to me, what are your thoughts?

Tags: software, ilife, .mac

Monday, March 22, 2010

Apple Goes on an Adventure

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 07:00 AM

"When a pair of rugged adventurists decides to trek 700km across a frozen lake in Siberia, chronicle the expedition in a daily blog complete with photos and videos - and share it all on the Internet - it should come as no surprise when Apple hardware and software features prominently among their gear."

On February 23rd the pair set out from Siberia and as you can see from the picture above, they had an unusual way of marking their progress. To document the trip they used a MacBook Air (128GB solid-state drive), a satellite modem and iWork and iLife for their software. For the photos they used Aperture. You can read more about their adventure on their blog here

Friday, June 5, 2009

Apple Updates iLife '09 All Over the Place

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple just released some updates for iLife '09 via Software Update. In a very un-Apple fashion, the release notes are actually sort of descriptive!"

Tons of updates to all the iLife apps. Good stuff and if you haven't grabbed it already, you may want to. As usual, all the downloads can be found at the Apple Downloads site, or on Software Update. Some of the more interesting updates include support for AVCHD Lite in iMovie '09 and some Facebook and Flickr publishing issue fixes in iMovie. All in all, a solid set of all-around updates that are (for once) documented well!

Friday, March 27, 2009

iLife '09 and iWork '09 Updated

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple has just released updates for some of the applications bundled in the iLife '09 suite, and true to Apple's reputation, very little has been mentioned about exactly what problems have been addressed in these updates. All applications in the iLife suite have been updated except for iDVD."

Well, there you have it. Go grab the updates! It's not like Apple's in any rush to tell you what the update's for, but we all know we have to update when the mothership says so.

Must. Update. Now.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One More Round of Updates from Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple rounded off another Tuesday with small point updates to iPhoto '09 and Mac OS X's iLife Support files. Both are available in Software Update for their respective users. Rounding off another "Update Tuesday," Apple followed today's sweeping desktop, router, and AirPort Client upgrades with two software updates for users of Aperture, iLife '09, and iWork '09."

According to Apple, the iPhoto Update 8.0.1 is supposed to "improve overall stability and addresses minor issues in a number of areas, including internet connectivity, keyword import, and slideshow export." The iLife Support 9.0.1 update "improves overall stability, addresses a number of other minor issues and is recommended for all users of Aperture, iLife '09, and iWork '09." And there you have it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iLife '09 First Impressions

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

It would not be possible to do a full review of iLife '09 after having had it for as short a period of time as I have, but I still wanted to give you the skinny on what I've noticed. As you all know, I was very excited to see a new version of iLife at MacWorld, and I think that Apple has done nothing to shake my confidence in iLife in general. It's still a solid package, a great value, and a must-own for any Mac user. Read more...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Apple Updates iLife '08 on Eve of iLife '09 Availability

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

"Apple just released two new updates for both iLife and iDVD. The iLife Media Browser Update will "improve overall stability and address a number of other minor issues," according to the update page. In addition to the iLife update, Apple also updated the iDVD authoring software. iDVD 7.0.3 "improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues.""

Of course, you could just upgrade to iLife '09 which is out today, but if you are planning on holding onto iLife '08 for a bit longer, go grab these updates. All of them are available on Software Update.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Apple Details iLife '09 Up To Date Program

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"As usual, Apple has rolled out a low-cost upgrade ("up-to-date" in Apple parlance) program for iLife ‘09. It works like this: if you purchased a Mac (even a refurbished one) on or after 06 January 2009 that doesn't come with iLife ‘09 you can upgrade to iLife ‘09 for $9.95 plus tax. The reason is that all Macs sold after last Tuesday's Macworld Expo keynote address are sold as "shipping with iLife ‘09." To be able to claim that Apple needs to make iLife ‘09 available inexpensively to every Mac sold on or after that date."

When I bought my first iBook back in 2004, I took part in this program also. It's not a bad deal, really. A $10 upgrade path to the latest version of iLife is definitely an enticer for people who are on the fence based on the included bundle potentially being outdated.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

iLife Support 8.3.1 for Tiger

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:34 AM

"iLife Support provides system software components shared by all iLife '08 applications. This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues. It is recommended for all users for iLife '08."

Just a note: If you have Leopard, this update doesn't happen for you, so don't be alarmed if you run Software Update and nothing appears. If you'd like some more detail about what it fixes, you can find it here.

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