Apple launched iLife ’11 and FaceTime for Mac Beta

By on Oct 21, 2010 in Software, Technology, United States, World Comments

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs launched iLife ’11 and Facetime for Mac users during a press event on Wednesday, and are now available for download.

This latest Apple event entitled Back to the Mac was held at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, wherein tech enthusiasts and some media made a liveblog as they are covering the said event.

Apple’s iLife’11 was said to be a major upgrade that allows Mac users to create and share photos, movies and music.

Having a whole new look, it adds a a full-screen mode and enhancement on Facebook, and new slideshows, as Steve Jobs announced.

With iMovie’11, Mac users has an easier way to edit videos and transform them immediately into fun theatrical trailers for online posting.

In addition, GarageBand ’11 has also new ways to improve your playing and create great sounding songs and includes fixing the timing and rhythm of music through Flex Time and Groove Matching.

According to Steve Jobs, this iLife ’11 is now available at Apple’s website for free download. Existing users however, can avail an upgraded version for $49.

Meanwhile, a Beta version of Facetime for Mac is also now available for download via Apple’s website, as announced also by Apple.

Facetime, which was recently launched to iPhone and Ipod, is also now available for Mac users to make video calls to iPhone 4, the new iPod touch, as well as to another Mac.

Facetime for Mac also allows users to expand to full screen; as well as to turn the display so a landscape shot auto-rotates.

During the event, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs was reportedly seen making a call to Phil Schiller using this latest technology, who was then using an iPhone 4.

“This is so simple; there’s nothing to set up, there’s nothing to configure,” Steve Jobs was quoted as saying.

“Now the 10s of millions of Mac users are going to be able to FaceTime with iPhone 4‘s and iPod touches. And I think people are going to like this based on the requests we’ve got.” Jobs added.



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