Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iLife '09 Available for purchase

At MacWorld 2009, Apple introduced the new iWork and iLife suites for Mac OS X. iWork has been available for more than a week now. iLife was just released yesterday. Apple stores started to carry it yesterday and Best Buy stores started to carry it the day before that.

New features

The iLife '09 suite includes iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, iDVD, and iWeb. All of these applications have been updated since last year's iLife '08. Here are some of the new features seen in each of the applications:

iPhoto -Facebook and Flickr support
-Faces feature
-New travel-themed photo books

iMovie -New transitions
-New editor
-Video stabilization

Garageband -Learn to play guitar tutorials
-Record new guitar amps

iDVD -Animated menus
-Combine videos and photos in one big slideshow

iWeb -Manage more than one website at a time
-Easily upload YouTube videos
-Link your iWeb site to Facebook
-built-in FTP publishing with any web-hosting service

Purchase iLife

iLife '09 is available today at on the Online Apple store, Apple stores, or authorized Apple resellers. You can purchase it for $79.


  1. on iWeb you forgot that now he has FTP !

  2. I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know!

    -Alex Bates

  3. is there a calendar capability in iphoto?

  4. About the calendar: iPhoto keeps track of and organizes your pictures by when all they were added to the library. A new feature with iPhoto '09 is that it can tell the date that a picture was taken on an iPhone by using the built-in calendar. An iPhoto can also tell you where a picture was taken now if you are using an iPhone or other camera with a GPS.

    For everyone that is leaving a comment, select "Name/URL" under "Comment as". I have found that it is the easiest way to comment where people know who you are. Feel free to ask an questions.

  5. thank you for that comment on calendar. One thing that I couldn't find in iphot 08, and it looks like its missing in 09 was a simple calendar where I could pick a day and it would filter all the photos to just those taken on that date or similarly I could select several days/weeks/months and it will show just those photos...I know I can use a smart folder but that is a very painful and poor substitute.

    The face recognition is almost enough to upgrade, but I really was hoping for the calendar.