Apple Announces iLife ’11
iLife ’11 makes it easier than ever to create amazing things with photos, movies, and music on a Mac and share them with friends and family. It includes major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand, and also continues to include iWeb and iDVD. Key new features in iLife ’11 include:
iPhoto—New full-screen modes for Faces, Places, Events, and Albums; Facebook enhancements, photo mail, new slideshow themes, and a new way to build photo books and cards.
iMovie—Fun, Hollywood-style Movie Trailers, One-Step Effects, People Finder, Sports and News themes, and video publishing to more places.
GarageBand—Find the perfect rhythm and groove with Flex Time and Groove Matching, more guitar amps and stompbox effects, new Basic Lessons for guitar and piano, and “How Did I Play?”.
Learn more on Apple’s website at http://www.apple.com/ilife.
Apple Announces New MacBook Air
The all-new MacBook Air combines the power of Mac with the portability of iPad to create the next generation of MacBooks. The new MacBook Air features:
All-New Design—Apple’s thinnest and most compact notebook ever features a new unibody enclosure.
High-Resolution Displays—Available in two sizes—11-inch (1366 by 768) and 13-inch (1440 by 900).
Better Performance—All flash storage, Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics combine for the perfect balance of performance and portability.
Long Battery Life—Single charge provides up to 5 to 7 hours of battery life with up to 30 days of standby time.
Learn more on Apple’s website at http://www.apple.com/macbookair.
Apple Gives Sneak Peek of Mac OS X Lion
Apple today gave a sneak peek of Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system. Shipping next summer, Lion is inspired by many of iPad’s software innovations.
Today’s sneak peek highlighted just a few of Lion’s features, including the Mac App Store, a new way to discover, install, and automatically update desktop apps; Launchpad, a new home for all of your Mac apps; system-wide support for full-screen apps; and Mission Control, which unifies Exposé, Dashboard, Spaces, and full-screen apps into an innovative new view of everything running on your Mac, and allows you to instantly navigate anywhere.
To learn more, visit http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/.
Apple Brings FaceTime to the Mac
Apple today announced the public beta of FaceTime for Mac, an entirely new application that allows Mac users to video call iPhone 4 and new iPod touch users as well as other Macs. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, FaceTime for Mac automatically uses your Address Book contacts so there’s no need to create special buddy lists, and it works seamlessly with the built-in camera and mic on Mac notebooks, iMac, and Apple LED Cinema Displays.
To learn more and download the public beta, visit http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/.
Apple has the entire keynote from the “Back to the Mac” 10-20-10 announcement event available for viewing at their website.
Apple Announces iLife ’11