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Apple Intros $49 iLife '11

Apple's home application suite, iLife 11, has been launched by Steve Jobs during Apple's "Back To Mac" event and will be available for free on new Apple Macs.

iPhoto '11 gets hot new slideshow themes, facebook and email sharing improvements as well as a new full screen modes that observers have compared to an iPad app.

iMovie '11 brings a "people finder" similar to the one on Google Picasa, which recognises faces in movie clips, support for 24fps video editing and output, compatibility with Facebook and Vimeo as well as an intriguing trailer wizard which will certainly prove to be a major hit.

As for Garageband '11, it gets Flextime, Groove Matching as well as additional guitar and amp effects plus a truckload of minor improvements.

iLife '11 will be available in the US for $49 and in the UK for .... £45 with free delivery (opens in new tab). The family pack license which contains five licences is also available for £69.

Note that the application suite requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later to work and that you can buy iLife '11 with Snow Leopard and iWork for £119.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.