Redesigned, re-engineered and 64-bit optimized iLife suite now available on iOS and Mac

After showing off the new versions of iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand for the iPhone and iPad at its keynote earlier today, Apple’s made the updated iOS and Mac editions of these apps available for download on the App Store and Mac App Store.

The apps come with a revamped user interface, iOS 7 style app icons and a host of new features and capabilities, including AirDrop sharing and 64-bit support which makes browsing and editing “faster and smoother than ever”. Jump past the fold for the download links and release notes…

New iOS 7 GarageBand and iPhoto icons hint at impending redesign

Redesigned icons for Apple’s iPhoto and Garageband iOS apps popped up last night, suggesting that both are on the verge of receiving iOS 7-style makeovers. The icons are flatter, bringing them more in line with the update.

While Apple updated the look of its stock apps in iOS 7, most of its App Store applications have remained untouched. iBooks, iMovie, the two aforementioned apps, and several others are all still awaiting their UI overhauls…

Apple rolls out updates to iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand ahead of iOS 7

Following this morning’s sending of invitations for a September 10 media event, Apple has posted updates for its entire iLife for iOS app suite. That includes iPhoto, iMovie and of course GarageBand.

Both iPhoto and iMovie updates claim to “addresses compatibility issues,” and there’s a similar note in GarageBand’s change log. But given the timing, the updates likely have something to do with iOS 7…

More proof that Apple’s premium iWork/iLife iOS suite could go free

Apple for years offered iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand iOS apps as a $4.99 download each.

On the Mac, those apps which comprise the iLife suite come bundled with new Mac purchases and Apple’s been very actively advertising them as one of the reasons people switch to the Mac.

As for the iWork productivity suite – comprised of the Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet maker and Keynote presentation creator – users are expected to pay $19.99 each on the Mac side and $9.99 each on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Some watchers think the advent of the free iWork for iCloud web apps with full editing capabilities (currently in beta) may signal Apple’s intention to make the entire iWork suite a free affair, giving people one less reason to consider rival platforms. Today, a German blog has discovered an interesting change in the first-run App Store screen in the latest iOS 7 Beta 3 that surprisingly adds individual iWork/iLife apps as free downloads…

GarageBand for iOS updated with support for inter-app communication via Audiobus

This is pretty interesting. Apple has updated its GarageBand for iOS app today with support for Audiobus—a third party app that allows you to connect multiple audio applications together to create an entire digital studio.

You can use Audiobus to play music from a synthesizer app, and record it live into a looper or multi-track recording app, all from your iPhone or iPad. And now, with today’s update, GarageBand can get in on the fun…

Apple updates iLife, iWork and other iOS utils

With today’s release of iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, Apple has updated its Podcasts app with support for iCloud subscription syncing. Just a few minutes later, updates to Apple’s other apps went live in iTunes, including iLife and iWork apps and utils like Find My Friends, Remote, AirPort Utility and more. With so many third-party apps being updated for iOS 6 support as we speak, you may want to prioritize your downloads. Here’s what’s new in Apple’s own updated apps for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad…

Learn to Play the Guitar on Your iPad With This Awesome Add-on

Looking for a fun, innovative way to learn how to play the guitar? Well if you happen to own an iPad, you might not have to look further than Ion Audio’s new Guitar Apprentice.

The guitar-shaped tablet accessory made its debut last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s been getting a lot of positive feedback. Keep reading for an overview of the Apprentice and a video of it in action…

Fruity Loops Mobile Now Available for iOS

Fruity Loops (FL) is a popular Windows application for creating and producing music. It’s ease of use and generally low cost has made the title a staple for up-and-coming music producers and amateurs alike.

Even with its endless stacks of music-making titles, the iOS community has been calling for a mobile version of the application for quite some time. It looks like FL-lovers can rejoice as Image-Line just announced that Fruity Loops Studio Mobile will be available as of today in the App Store…

Rock Out With Air Guitar Move for the iPhone

Frequent iDB readers know how much we love featuring iPhone-related innovations. Inventors have really pushed the envelope of the device’s capabilities, turning it into anything from a 360-degree video camera, to a remote control for RC airplanes.

This new accessory may not necessarily blow your mind, but it might just blow your ear drums. It’s based on the classic “air guitar” dance and promises to use your iPhone to turn those arm-flailing, head-banging motions into actual music…

Watch this Awesome Music Being Played on an iPad

Isn’t it amazing what you can do nowadays with just an iPad and the GarageBand application? Whether you’re into music or not, you can only agree that this is a match made in heaven.

A couple weeks ago I shared with you this video of a guy shredding at the guitar on his iPad using GarageBand. In the same style, I’d like you to check out this video of a guy playing a cover of the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”…

GarageBand Running on the iPhone 4

Thanks to a new hack for running iPad apps on the iPhone, someone has been able to successfully run GarageBand on the iPhone 4. GarageBand is a relatively new addition to iOS that was introduced alongside the iPad 2.

Although the App Store’s GarageBand is specifically designed for the iPad, it can also be hacked to run on a jailbroken iPhone.

The app seems to function pretty well once ported. The guy says he used OpenSSH to change the app’s underlying metadata so that it would run on the iPhone.

There are some obvious scaling and interface issues, but this is still a cool experiment to check out. You can do this yourself through the magic of OpenSSH on a jailbroken iDevice, you just need the right information.

Apple will probably make GarageBand a universal app in the future. It’s going to be really interesting to see how the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) work on the iPhone through this method.

What do you think of GarageBand running on the iPhone 4? Pretty cool, huh?


iPhone iOS 4.2 improving YouTube & CoreMIDI Support?

Every time there is an update in the iPhone’s operating system the leaks start pouring in when the betas start getting passed out. This time with 4.2 it is no different. An improvement or adjustment I took notice in was the supposed tweaks to the YouTube experience and CoreMIDI support.
iLounge reports that the YouTube additions start and (apparently) end with adding of “Like” and “Dislike” buttons. If this is true it obviously offers no solace to those who’ve fallen in love with jailbreak app, YourTube 2…