iLife for MavericksFor what seemed like an eternity to users of iLife, a recent update to the suite of software applications that include iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand is finally available. All updated versions of the above applications are available for free with the purchase of any Mac or iOS related device. Each application has been updated to 64-bit capabilities and have been integrated with iCloud.

What does this update mean for the user iPhoto? Well, with the upgrade to 64-bit, doing something as simple as browsing photos is guaranteed faster and looks cleaner and sharper. You will also be able to share photos through custom user-made slide shows, as well as enjoy the ability to pause, rewind, and fastforward through Gestures.

iMovie, too, has gotten a significant boost in features. Users will see a noticeable increase in usability and speed among other things, as well as simpler methods in browsing and sharing videos (desktop users get a ton more options). On your iOS, it’s as easy as selecting a clip and hitting share. No more creating a project or editing footage.

And for fans of Garageband, your time has come. In addition a solid new look and feel, support for 16 separate tracks (32 for users of the new iPhone 5S or a new iPad with a 64-bit processor), some new features were added like Drummer and Smart Controls, as well updates to the sound library. Further, users will also be able to start editing on their iOS 7 device, store it in iCloud, then finishing it on their Mac.

Again, the update is free with any Mac purchase. If you are already running Mavericks, you can update your apps through the Mac App Store. They are also free for anyone running the iOS 7, where they are available as updates.

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