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iWork and iLife are Now Free - And Collaborative!

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Appleā€™s September announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c brought welcome news for users wishing for new productivity applications along with their enhanced devices: free copies of the popular iWork and iLife apps. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, are staples for any professional interfacing with Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat files, Open Office formats, and the options even include saving certain Pages documents as iBooks files.  iLife includes applications like iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie

Today, Apple expanded the generosity in multiple ways. In addition to introducing the new iPad Air, the updated MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers, the company announced that iWork and iLife will now come free on any new iOS or OS X device purchased.



Flipping Tip: Crossing the digital divide

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"Technology alone is not enough..." Steve Jobs

I love that quote because it reminds me that imagination and common sense are two of our most important problem solving skills. Perhaps we can use them to help resolve the issues Chelsea Clinton describes in America's Dangerous Tech Gaps?



Pocket-lint GarageBand experiment - May the Force be with you!!

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I had to share this with the iPhoneLife group, since several of our blog team (including myself) are musicians. Seems some of the team over at Pocket-lint.com decided to attempt to recreate the music score (or part of it) from Star Wars, specifically the cantina scene track using only GarageBand on their devices in jam mode. Listening to the final result, I couldn't help but smile and think that this is exactly what Steve Jobs was going for... Of course, the rendition they created might be considered a loose interpretation, but hey, it's a jam after all! Even an experienced musician knows that the spirit of the thing is the point, not necessarily the execution. You can check it out at the link above, and get the full back story (which is also a handy startup for GB noobs). I included an embed of the final rendition below. In case anyone wants to know, Han shot first, and good for him! 



10 Apps That Shine on the iPad 2

Push your iPad to the limit!

iMovieIn addition to being faster and thinner, the iPad 2 includes a gyroscope, and not one but two cameras. With this in mind, we looked for apps that leverage these improvements. The obvious ones are Apple's own Photo Booth and FaceTime (both built-in) as well as GarageBand ($4.99, app2.me/3798) and iMovie ($4.99, app2.me/2551). This article focuses on third-party apps that you might want to take a look at.


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