With Apple’s iLife applications—iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, and GarageBand—you can do almost anything you want with your video clips, photos, and music. In the new version of this suite, iLife ’05, you’ll find fantastic new themes; a new Media Browser that lets you tie your audio, photos, and video together; and tons of improvements that make these fun-to-play-with apps even easier to use. But they provide more than enjoyment: this is Apple’s most ambitious iLife release, with some nearly pro-level features. So the suite provides lots of growing room for people just starting out with their digital media collections. Best of all, the suite costs only $79. But as you’ll see in these reviews, the updated iLife apps aren’t without their oddities. You can find a full review of iTunes 4 in our
July 2003 issue.