iPhoto '11 is a powerful tool for organizing and sharing photos, and it has a few editing tools that let you quickly adjust the look of your photos. Like much of Apple's iLife '11 suite, iPhoto is easy to use, but to get the most out of it, I present 17 tips that will show you how to organize, edit, and share your photos.… Read more
The bottom line: Mac OS X Lion is definitely a worthy upgrade for all Intel Mac users. Featuring several interface enhancements and useful new features across all the core apps, Mac OS X Lion is an excellent update for the price.
Review: When Apple showed off Mac OS X Lion at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech earlier this year, it was clear the company had paid attention to its successes with the popular iOS devices, and was now beginning to include successful iOS features in its flagship OS. Also, with Apple laptops and tablets now far outpacing desktop sales, … Read more
Apple has released a few updates for its iLife suite of media creation and management applications, which have been made available through the Mac App Store as well as by conventional means. Because of the way Mac App Store applications are coded, the version of iLife distributed through it will require updates issued through the store instead of via Software Update. Therefore, if you have installed iLife via the Mac App Store, you will need to use the Store to update your applications, and if you have iLife installed by conventional means then you can download updates either via Software … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer e-mailed questions from our readers. This week there were questions on upgrading OS X for use with iLife, transferring bookmarks from Safari to Firefox for the iPad, increasing the size of interface elements in OS X, and managing blinking question marks when installing OS X. We continually answer e-mail questions, and though we present a few answers here, we certainly welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your suggestions in the comments.
Question: Upgrading Mac OS X to run iLife MacFixIt reader "Henry" asks:… Read more
Apple has released a small update to its popular iWeb Web site creation software. The update is a small bug-fix release that addresses iSight movie widgets not working properly on some Mac systems, and fixes problems with uploading Web sites via FTP.
The 177.12MB update is available for download from the iWeb 3.0.3 update page, but should also be available through Software Update for those who have iLife or iWeb installed. The size of the update may be different when downloading through Software Update.
The update requires at least OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.… Read more
Rumor has it that Steve Jobs didn't want any physical buttons on the original iPad. And, as we know, Steve Jobs tends to get what he wants--eventually anyway.
Which brings us to the latest Apple rumor. This one's courtesy of the Boy Genius Report, which got tipped off that the iPad 2, widely expected to be released in April, will lose its home button in favor of multitouch gestures that are already being incorporated into Apple's upcoming iOS 4.3 update.
The anonymous source told BGR that, "Apple, at some point in time, will remove the … Read more
A few Mac users who have installed the latest OS X 10.6.6 update have found that a few applicaitons, especially iLife applications like iPhoto, will no longer launch. The programs may bounce once or twice and then quit with no indication of a problem. Affected people have tried repairing permissions and starting in Safe Mode, but have not been able to get the programs to work with these methods.
There are a couple of things people can try if their applications are not working.
First check in the Mac App Store to see if the program is available … Read more
Apple has released the latest update to its iLife '11 suite of applications including Garageband, iPhoto (previously updated), and iMovie, now versions 6.0.1, 9.1.1, and 9.0.1 respectively.
Users that have iLife '11 installed can access the updates via Software Update on their Macs. The updates contain several fixes including:
iMovieFixes stabilization issue when working with videos made on iPhone and iPod Touch Fixes issue with valid Facebook passwords containing non-alphanumeric numbers Improves compatibility with cameras that record in multiple formats Improves performance when scrolling through your Project Library Improves overall stability Garageband Flex … Read more
Apple has released an update for iPhoto, which addresses a number of stability issues and problems with photo and library management. In addition it offers new e-mail-related options including mailing with alternative e-mail clients, more resizing options when e-mailing photos, and new "Classic" and "Journal" themes for e-mails.
The update is available via Software Update, but can also be downloaded as a 62.09MB installer from the iPhoto 9.1.1 update page. In addition to the updates mentioned above, the specifics included in this update are:Photos attached to an e-mail can now be sized … Read more
A few people who have purchased retail copies of the latest iLife '11 suite from Apple have complained that the installer will not work. When installing using the DVD, the installer may hang halfway through its progress, or stop with an error stating that the manufacturer (Apple) should be contacted.
A number of people are finding that this appears to be from the media the software is being distributed on. There may be a problem with the drives being able to read certain sectors of the media, at least for a standard installation of the drive.
If you are affected … Read more