“Bundled with new Macs and sold separately for £55 (US$79), Apple iLife ’06 is a one-stop shop for home multimedia projects. Aimed specifically at non-experts, it lets you edit your camcorder movies, create DVDs, retouch photos, print professional-quality picture books and even compose music,” Chris Cain writes for Personal Computer World. “iLife ’06 features updated versions of its five key applications; iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iTunes and Garageband. It also introduces iWeb, a brand new web-design program optimise for use with Apple’s .Mac online service. See photo gallery. The secret of iLife’s success is that each application is built around a simple, iTunes-like interface and a set of well-designed, yet customisable templates. Most operations are drag and drop and you can get reasonable results in a matter of minutes.”
“With tighter integration between the packages and the excellent new iWeb, iLife ’06 really is a must have for any Mac user,” Cain writes.
Full review here.
• iLife ’06.Includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, DVD, and GarageBand, plus iWeb, an innovative application that lets you share photos, movies, podcasts, and blogs on the Internet using .Mac. Just $79. Free shipping.
• MacBook Pro. The first Mac notebook built upon Intel Core Duo with iLife ’06, Front Row and built-in iSight. Starting at $1999. Free shipping.
• iMac. Twice as amazing — Intel Core Duo, iLife ’06, Front Row media experience, Apple Remote, built-in iSight. Starting at $1299. Free shipping.
• iMac and MacBook Pro owners: Apple USB Modem. Easily connect to the Internet using dial-up service. Only $49.
• iPod Radio Remote. Listen to FM radio on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote. Just $49.
• iPod. 15,000 songs. 25,000 photos. 150 hours of video. The new iPod. 30GB and 60GB models start at just $299. Free shipping.
• Connect iPod to your television set with the iPod AV Cable. Just $19.
Review: Apple’s iWeb software perfect for publishing photos, movies, podcasting, simple blogging – January 28, 2006
First look at Apple’s new iWeb application – January 17, 2006
Apple announces iLife ’06 with new versions of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and new iWeb – January 10, 2006