Both of these apps will hit the iTunes store on March 11 for $4.99.
New features include new full screen modes, Facebook enhancements, new slideshows, and new ways to email photos and print cards, including new custom letterpress cards (!) and postcards. Cool new maps let you see geo-tagged pics, and enhancements to the Faces feature recognizes faces even better. Additionally, you can customize books even further, add text, and move pics around with ease, then see all of your custom books in a bookshelf (just like in the iBookstore).
Hear about the rest of the iLife '11 features, including iMovie, Garageband, availability, and pricing after the jump.
San Francisco is alive with the sounds of Macworld, and the new learn to play feature for Garageband wants to add even more beautiful music. Check out my quick video of it, with the lovely Sara Bareilles giving a piano lesson.
I for one, cannot wait to get my hands on this; I've got a 10-year-old guitar sitting unplayed in my closet. I just need a little Apple prodding, and I'll be giving it my all!
Apple's Macworld announcements keep rollin' in! Continuing with my earlier coverage, I'm picking up with Phil Schiller's keynote, centering around iLife; so far he's mentioned that new features of iPhoto and iMovie, and now he's moving on to Garageband.
Garageband can now teach you to play an instrument! With the "Learn to play" feature, you can get lessons from artists like Sting and Fall Out Boy on the piano or guitar.
The new iLife is supposed to be available later this month, and ships free on all Macs, but for upgrades will be $79, or $99 for a family pack that can be used on five computers.
To hear about Schiller's other announcements for Mac, read more
Although I've showed you several ways to make your own ringtones previously using some pretty cool applications, and you can make almost any song a ringtone in iTunes for a fee, why not use some of the music you already have and create custom ringtones on the fly? This is especially for you Mac users, since it uses the apps you already have stocked in your machine.
All you need is the latest version of Garageband (4.1.1), iTunes (7.5 or later), and some music, and you're good to go!
Check out my slideshow for a step by step guide to making your own ringtones. . . for free!