Thursday, 8 March 2012

iPhoto and iMovie

Can you guess which one of these two photos (left) has been tweaked by Apple's new iPad app, iPhoto?

Might be a bit obvious because of all the blury bits but it is photo 1 that I've edited. Earlier today I took a photo of my hamster and attempted to remove her shadow using iPhoto which came out on 7th March 2012 with the 'New iPad'. The app has lots of easy features to use such as the multi-touch editing, a massive supply of effects and 'Photo Journals' where you can put photos into a journal and share them on iCloud.
The features may be easy to use however there are lots of them and sometimes the buttons become a little confusing, especially if you are like me and like to understand things straight away. But I'm sure after a little practise, I will finally get the hang of this app.
I don't know if this app is available on iPod Touch however it is available for iPad and iPhone.

I remember before Christmas I was waiting for a iPad so I would be able to experience iMovie however after paying £2.99 I must admit that I was very disappointed however with the recent update, it works quite well. I don't know exactly what's changed however it works considerably better than the old version.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


On the 7th March 2012 the new Apple TV and the 'New iPad' was announced.
Apple TV
The new £99 Apple TV, available from the 16 March, has an easy to use user interface, iTunes and iCloud. iCould means that the Apple TV can sync all of the photos, videos and music from your iPod or iPhone to the Apple TV.
New iPad
This has a 5X prosessor which is apparently more than double as fast than the A5 chip currently in the iPhone 4S. It's new retina display is 2048 x 1536 with over 3.1million pixels and 264 pixels per inch. The New iPad also has a new 'iSight' camera which is the same as the one on the iPhone 4S so it is 5MP with auto-focus and auto-exposure. Amazingly despite all of this change, the New iPad will remain the same price of £399 and is available from March 16. Unfortunately the battery life of the new iPad remains the same (10 hours), also it is slightly thicker and slightly heavier than the iPad 2.
iOS 5.1
Apple also announced iOS 5.1. The upgrade will bring Siri, the personal assistant, to Japan and Australia (UK unknown yet), and is apparently available today.
Many of the apps currently made by Apple are getting revamped so they can take advantage of the new iPad HD display. Garage-band is also getting a new 'Jam Session' feature where multiple instruments can be played together. Apple has also announced iPhoto for iPad which is being described as a sophisticated photo editor with multi-touch editing. It also uses iCloud in a new way to help you share your photos.