“Enough about Windows on Mac. The reason most Apple fans use Macs is Mac OS X and, of course, the iLife suite of digital lifestyle applications, which recently was updated to iLife ’06,” John O’Brien writes for Reuters. “And podcasting, photocasting and blogging are the new buzzwords. The addition of these features make iLife ’06 the most significant iLife upgrade in years.”
“iLife is Apple’s easy-to-use and fully integrated software for organising your digital music and photos, editing video and burning it to DVDs, creating your own music with or without instruments, and now making your own website or weblog,” O’Brien writes. “And with each update of iLife, Apple is making its .Mac online service more integrated and more essential. Sure, you can use iLife quite happily without .Mac, but the option of one-click publishing of podcasts, photocasts and blogs make it mighty tempting to shell out for a subscription… iLife is bigger than the sum of its parts. Nothing else offers the ease of use and integration of all of your digital media – indeed, your digital life. And best of all, it’s free with new Macs, or $119 (US$79) for existing ones.”
O’Brien takes a look at iLife ’06, one program at a time (iWeb, GarageBand, iMovie HD, iDVD, and iPhoto), in his full article here.
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