iLife and iWork: Better, But More Importantly Free

Along with the flurry of hardware updates, Apple announced substantial upgrades to iLife and iWork. Features run the gamut from seamless integration with iOS to powerful automation tricks like a robotic drummer. And like OS X Mavericks, everything is available immediately, for free. » 10/22/13 1:55pm 10/22/13 1:55pm

This USB GarageBand Guitar Puts a Little Apple in Your Fender

It may not be the first USB guitar, but this USB version of the Squire Stratocaster is the first one you're going to find available from the Apple Store. A joint effort between Fender and Apple, this guitar can get you you shredding in GarageBand. » 11/12/12 6:20pm 11/12/12 6:20pm

Jam With Chrome Turns Your Browser Into a Garage Band

Sitting at a desk working is not the same as living the childhood dream of playing in a rock band. But now you can relive those adolescent ideas by jamming with your friends in Chrome, courtesy of Google. » 11/08/12 6:45am 11/08/12 6:45am

iWork and iLife Apps Updated, iPhoto Now Available For iOS

To take advantage of its fancy new retina display, higher res camera, and boosted processor, the iWork and iLife apps for iOS have all been updated today. And since that new display will make working with photos a treat, Apple also introduced an iOS version of iPhoto. » 3/07/12 2:23pm 3/07/12 2:23pm

GarageBand Brings the Rock to iPhone and iPod touch

Apple's music creation app has broken free of its iPad-only chains and is now ready for iPhone and iPod touch-touting musicians. Just for the love of God, please keep your headphones on while you use it. » 11/01/11 1:25pm 11/01/11 1:25pm

This iPad 2 Is a Plasticine Dream

My expected iPad 2 delivery date is sometime in late April. Torture! In the meantime, I might just have to make myself one of these adorable stop-motion Plasticine models. After all, they come with Maps, Cut the Rope, Garage Band—pretty much everything you need for a full iOS experience. » 3/30/11 11:40am 3/30/11 11:40am

iMovie and GarageBand for iPad Now Available

If you have an iPad 1, you can only use Garag Band because it doesn't have enough memory and power to run iMovie. But if you are getting an iPad 2 tomorrow, you can get them both. Each is $5. [Garage Band and iMovie] » 3/10/11 1:56pm 3/10/11 1:56pm

Studio-Quality Guitar Input for GarageBand on iPad or Mac Costs Under…

Apple showed everyone how GarageBand for iPad can teach non-players how to strum like a pro, but if you've already got a guitar (and the skills), this $99 Apogee JAM studio-quality input can connect the two together. » 3/04/11 11:40am 3/04/11 11:40am

Garage Band for iPad Puts a Recording Studio on Your Lap

Garage Band for iPad always seemed like a no-brainer to me, and it's clear that Apple thought so too—they were just taking their time to get it right. It looks like it's gonna be an impressively capable solution for sketching out music on your tablet. And it looks like it's gonna be a blast to use. » 3/02/11 2:13pm 3/02/11 2:13pm

Apple to Sell iLife '11 Apps Individually For $15 Each?

Plenty of people won't be bothered by GarageBand or iMovie, and will want just iPhoto—and they'll want to download it, too. If Apple does charge just $15 per iLife '11 app as this photo suggests, that's amazing news. » 10/22/10 8:20am 10/22/10 8:20am

iLife '11: The Best New Tricks in iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand

At last, there's a new version of iLife. It's got all new, enhanced versions of the major apps. They're pretty fancy looking, and they've got a whole bag of new tricks, like automagic movie trailers. » 10/20/10 1:10pm 10/20/10 1:10pm

Apogee ONE Mac Audio Interface Has Built-In Mic, So You Sing Right Into…

Here's a nice one for Mac-using amateur musicians: Apogee's ONE is a multifunctional handheld device that features a built-in mic, preamp, and dedicated input/output. It works over USB and is designed for Garage Band, Final Cut and the like. » 6/26/09 12:30am 6/26/09 12:30am

What a $5 GarageBand Artist Lesson Actually Includes

While iLife '09's GarageBand comes bundled with 9 free lessons on guitar and piano, Artist Lessons, with famous musicians, cost $5 a pop to download. So what does that money actually get you? » 1/29/09 2:00pm 1/29/09 2:00pm

Sting Teaches You to Play Guitar in Garageband '09

In one of the odder announcements during the Macworld keynote, Sting, along with others like Norah Jones, will teach you to play guitar and piano in Garageband '09. » 1/06/09 12:51pm 1/06/09 12:51pm

Shure Hits Home Recording with First USB Mics PG27USB and PG42USB and…

Anybody who has ever recorded in studio or garage knows that "Shure" spells "microphone." This year, they finally get into the USB mic action with PG27USB and PG42USB, plus the X2u USB mic adapter. » 1/06/09 12:00pm 1/06/09 12:00pm

iPhone Users Get GarageBand Ringtones

iPhone users with crappy bands will rejoice today, as the recently released GarageBand 4.1.1 update adds easy ringtone exporting. Users have full access to Apple Loops and iLife jingles—as well as their own recordings—to export tracks. Here's the full procedure: » 12/14/07 9:14am 12/14/07 9:14am

M-Audio's Session: Garageband For The PC

Garageband for Apple is both easy to use and powerful—we've been known to whip out some ricked riffs on our bass and punch together a slammin' ballad—but the same functionality is hard to find on the PC. Until now, that is. M-Audio's new Session software is the Windows equivalent of GB, allowing you to make… » 6/07/06 9:30pm 6/07/06 9:30pm