Messaging & Online Collaboration: iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-02 Print this article Print
iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

by P. J. Connolly
The new release of the iLife tools from Apple puts users in more control over the appearance and presentation of digital media than ever before. GarageBand now allows the editing of a single note in a track from the view of the audio waveform, and includes rhythm matching features that bring supporting tracks in line with the dominant one. It also adds new amplifier and stompbox options, as well as instructional features that give users a better sense of how they are progressing through a lesson. In the area of movie and video editing, iMovie adds new themes, trailer options and facial recognition features. As an image management tool, iPhoto will satisfy all but the most demanding, with new sharing features such as single-click posting to Facebook. It also offers new options via the Apple print products service, including letterpress cards. Full-screen viewing of the library is now available for the Faces, Places and Events modes, and new slideshow themes are included as well.
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at

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