Items tagged with iLife

We've seen some rather diminutive PCs come across our news desk, but this one has to take the cake for its trim dimensions. iLife, which is a Chinese PC OEM, recently pulled the wraps off its MP8 Micro PC, and its most definitely lives up to the name.  Although we don't have the dimensions presented right in front of us, the iLife MP8 Micro PC appears to roughly the size of a 3-inch cube, yet still manages to pack in quite a bit of functionality. The device itself is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processor (Gemini Lake) paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. Believe it or not, iLife was able to even find room inside for a fan to keep everything inside cool. With regards... Read more...
Nintendo has been fighting a legal battle in Texas against a company called iLife since 2013. The patent infringement case brought forth by iLife involves Nintendo's use of its patented technology in the Wii controller. When iLife originally filed a patent on the tech, the company had no thought of using the technology in video games. iLife originally devised its technology to detect when the elderly people had fallen and to monitor babies to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The suit sought a massive $144 million in damages, working out to $4 for every Wii game system sold. Nintendo sold about 36 million Wiis. iLife also wanted an injunction that would prevent Nintendo from using its... Read more...
Not content simply to launch a new iPad today, Apple announced various other new, slightly less exciting but certainly noteworthy items, as well. First off, Siri now speaks more languages; with iOS 5.1, she now supports English, French, German, and Japanese. The upgrade is available stateside today and will roll out to Japan in the coming weeks. Apple TV has a simpler, icon- based interface and now includes support for 1080p HD content from all your favorite sources, including iTunes, Netflix, and Vimeo. With iCloud as a hub and with AirPlay integration, it’s easy to acquire and stream content to and from Apple TV and iOS devices and computers. The latest Apple TV will be available on March... Read more...
Think Apple has left loyal Mac owners by the wayside while paying more attention to mobile users? Think again. Apple's "Back to the Mac" event was largely based around new software innovations, with FaceTime for Mac and OS X 10.7 Lion reveled. But there's something else: iLife '11. This is a brand new revision of Apple's lifestyle software suite, and it's one of the most significant revisions ever. iLife '11 ships with iMovie '11, GarageBand '11, and iPhoto '11, and all three are majorly different than the existing builds. iMovie '11 adds a lot of new audio editing options, face recognition for movies, sharing features for Facebook and Vimeo and lots of trailer building options as well. GarageBand... Read more...
One of the changes to iPhone '09 was Faces, facial recognition to assist in tagging photos. While Apple said this would only work on the faces of people, it appears that some have managed to prove that it does indeed work on felines, at least. Yes, the folks at Mac|Life have spent way more time than we would have, using pictures of their own cats to prove that given enough sample images, the iPhoto facial recognition feature can indeed be trained to spot specific cats. That's how the feature works on people, after all. You have to train it to recognize someone. However, it seems like the feature is easier to train on people (which makes sense); in comments the writer indicated it took 10 photos... Read more...