Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications leaps even further ahead of anything available for the PC.
Apple recently announced iLife ’06, the most significant upgrade to Apple’s award winning suite of digital lifestyle applications. iLife ’06 features; iPhoto 6 with blazing performance, new printed books, calendars and cards, and Apple’s innovative new Photocasting for sharing photos over the Internet, iMovie HD 6 with new motion themes for adding spectacular production value to your movies, iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today’s widescreen TVs, and GarageBand 3, now the complete solution for creating professional-quality Podcasts. iLife ’06 also introduces iWeb, a new iLife application that makes it super-easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts and publish them on Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click. “This is the most exciting iLife upgrade ever,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Apple pioneered applications to serve our emerging digital lifestyle and then consolidated them into the iLife suite. With this major upgrade to iLife, we’re leaping even further ahead of anything available for the PC.”
iLife ’06 introduces iWeb, the easiest way to create professionallooking web pages, online photo albums, blogs and Podcasts in minutes. Apple-designed templates help create stunning websites and the iLife media browser makes adding photos, movies, music or playlists as simple as drag and drop. iPhoto 6 offers blazing performance, support for up to 250,000 photos and introduces Photocasting, an innovative new way to share photos directly from within iPhoto via .Mac to friends and family. Photocasting is like Podcasting for photos where anyone can subscribe to a published photo album and automatically receive full quality photos directly within iPhoto 6 or on a PC. Professional quality books, calendars and greeting cards are created easily by adding photos to Apple-designed themes. iMovie HD 6 introduces revolutionary new Apple-designed motion themes that let users add Hollywoodstyle production value to their movies in minutes. New audio enhancement tools and sound effects make movies sound as good as they look. Multiple projects can now be opened at once in iMovie HD 6 and clips can be moved among projects. iMovie HD is the easiest way to make a video Podcast which can be published with iWeb for the whole world to experience. iDVD 6 allows users to take content shot with the latest HDV and widescreen DV cameras and author custom DVDs with widescreen menus, movies and high resolution slideshows that fill every inch of the newest widescreen TVs. iDVD 6 features 10 new Apple-designed menu themes in both widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) formats. iDVD 6 themes include new autofill drop zones to make customizing menus even easier. In addition, iDVD 6 can burn using compatible third-party DVD burners. iDVD 6 also includes new Magic iDVD, the easiest way ever to make a DVD. GarageBand 3 is now also a complete solution for creating professional quality Podcasts. Voices can easily be recorded using the built-in expertise of an audio engineer and Podcasts can be enhanced with radio-style sound effects and music jingles, chapter artwork and URL links. ■