As well as giving away OS X 10.9 Mavericks for free, Apple has also promised to update iWork and iLife gratis, too, for anyone that bought a Mac after October 1st. But there's a glitch in the system that means people with illegal or trial copies of the software are being given free updates too.
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.
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.
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.
I've just barely dabbled with iMovie '11, but I'm already comfortable saying this: The new "Trailers" templates are going to be this year's latest meme fodder.
There's an Apple event going on today at 10PT, 1ET! We'll be liveblogging, of course, and we're starting now.
Rumors of Apple's next iLife release have abounded for a few months now, but it looks like Amazon's lifted the veil: a product listing indicates that an iLife '11 Family Pack will be available in 2-4 weeks for $99.
French Blog Mac4Ever claims that iLife'11 will arrive on August 7, 2010. According to their sources, the $79 package will feature 64-bit apps, deeper integration with Facebook, completely revamped iWeb, and a mysterious new app. What could it be?
Geotagging photos sounds good, but it can become a laborious process to mark the source of every photo in your photo library. Now the Eye-Fi Geo will bring automatic geotagging to every photo you take.
I noticed that the iPhoto 8.0.2 update had some new UI options, so I asked the Apple mothership what all the update covered. Turns out, it solves a few of my original problems:
iPhoto's face detection isn't perfect, but we can't blame the software for spotting a face in this unbaked batch of cookies.
If you couldn't tell from yesterday's facial recognition special, I've been immersed in iPhoto '09—just me and 30,000 photos. Here's my full rundown of the app, plus tips to make it work better and faster.
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?
On the surface iMovie '09 doesn't appear that much different than the iMovie '08 everyone complained about. But when you start digging through the software, you realize Apple actually listened to all the user complaints.
In testing iPhoto '09 for my full review, I plowed through more than 30,000 photos using over 40 identified faces, mostly human. Here's how iPhoto's face detection and recognition works—and doesn't work:
According to some readers, the $79 iLife '09 is now shipping. For metadata fanatic loons like me, it's worthy just for iPhoto alone and its new face tagging and localization features. UPDATE: Apple confirms.
Aside from the actual speculated products, the big news surrounding the Apple Macworld keynote was that Steve Jobs would be out sick. But as I refreshed the Gizmodo liveblog, I wondered, did it matter?