I’ve spent the last 90 minutes or so exploring iLife ’06 from Apple. It’s new this week and boasts loads of features. iPhoto runs smoother, the apps are even more integrated but the most intriguing pieces are iWeb and the Podcast Studio of Garageband.
Here’s a flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/72057594047315870/
I was able to record a podcast in about 25 minutes and mix it down for iWeb to post at my .mac account. You can see the podcast blog and hear the podcast here:
There is a learning curve for Garageband but it’s not bad at all once you get a few things in place. The podcast includes a graphic and its in MPEG 4 format. I’m interested in how useful this might be.
The iWeb software creates a front page of my podcast blog that includes a SUBSCRIBE button that automaticcally adds the podcast to iTunes. Wowza.
And here’s the easy as pie VIDEOCAST!
Finally! I met some fellows who were able to test Tiger’s new multiple person video chat feature. Meikel (Michael) is in Germany and Dino is in London! Note that the video is not as crisp as one to one chats and the reflections of participants on the smooth surface of the virtual conference table.
We will test again and hope to soon use an application such as this for virtual meetings with my LIS colleagues from all over the world! (So everyone buy a Mac!)
Anyone around to test three way video chat? I’m aching to try it!
my iChat name: mstephens7mac
Displaying entries from today’s TTW posts….
WOW! I just installed Tiger for Mac and it is cool… more to come…
I made a book in the new version of Apple’s iLife 05 iPhoto app of our October 2004 trip to England for Internet Librarian International. The page pictured above opens the book with a photo by my chum Rob Coers of me and my laptop at the keynote.
Take a look… it’s incredible what this software and Apple’s printers/binders can do!
Christmas Eve, my 2 year old Apple Cinema Display gave up the ghost!
I’m off for repairs with it and the G5 on Monday!
Take a look at this post over at my iPod page:
George Masters has made a homegrown commercial that could be right up there with Apple’s stuff. I hope Apple approves! Goodness, how many products get this kind of promotion?