Apple releases iWeb 3.0.3 update

If you have clicked the software update button anytime in the past few hours, you will have noticed that the latest version of Apple’s iWeb site editor (part of the iLife suite) is available now for download.

According to Apple the iWeb patch contains

“bug fixes and improvements,” including: resolving an issue when using the iSight Movie widget on certain Macs; an issue publishing iWeb sites using FTP; and “improves compatibility with Mac OS X” .

The update weighs in at 186 MB and is available through the software update.


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If you just bought a new Mac then you can get iLife ’11 for $7

So you just spent over 2 grand on a shiny new Mac, only to find out two weeks later Apple releases the super-fabulous iLife ’11, which as you know from the press conference comes with a $49 price tag, so what now?

Well we have some good news for you Apple is letting recent Mac buyers upgrade from the previous version of iLife for $7, so long as they bought the Mac(s) on or after Oct. 1; same deal applies to anyone buying a Mac now or in the future without iLife ’11.

The only downside is that the $7 upgrade is only available online, in other words you’ll have to wait for it in the mail — or wince as you pay for a $49 copy from an Apple Store, if you’re in a hurry to try out all the awesome new features.

.Mac HomePages to be retired!

Many .Mac HomePage owners will be heavy hearted after hearing that the websites they have created with the Apple iTool will no longer be accessible as of November 8.

According to an e-mail received earlier Apple said that it would be “retiring” HomePage and that users would no longer be able to edit the site, earlier though Apple said that “users’ sites would “remain live on the web for as long as you wish.” But now it seems as if “As long as you wish” doesn’t extend past November 8th, since Apple has decided that all sites will be taken offline.

Files hosted on the .Mac homepage won’t go away—users can retrieve them from their iDisks—but Apple is recommending all users switch to either a MobileMe Gallery or to a site published with the company’s iWeb software. Those users looking to migrate their photos or videos from a HomePage to a MobileMe Gallery can refer to a pair of knowledge base documents.

Will Apple release iLife ’11 on August 7th?

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The rumors around iLife keep getting more intense, a few days ago we reported that several books have started circulating in Amazon shops around the world.

French website Mac4Ever has reported that Apple will lift the curtain on the new iLife on August 7th ,while this date is a Saturday, and we doubt Apple will release news about a product as important as iLife, we still think this rumors are interesting.

The new iLife is rumored to include several updates such as:

All applications will be 64-bit

– Improvements in iPhoto faces & places

– Improving the integration of social networks

– iWeb will be totally renewed

– New application (See below!)

– Disappearance of iDVD

– MobileMe gallery in beta (with faces & places)

Many ponder what the new mystery app could be, according to 9to5Mac the application will be more of an upgrade than a new application, iDVD would be redesigned allowing it to create iTunes LP and iTunes Extras packages, “giving consumers a way to share detailed digital albums featuring all manner of multimedia assets.”

It really is time for an update since the previous iLife ’09 was released in January of 2009, with major upgrades to all of its applications, including the Faces and Places features in iPhoto, and the addition of the Precision Editor to iMovie.