In This Chapter
Doing things the hub way
Digitizing your life
Making your digital devices work together
If you’re old enough to recall postage stamp–sized video, 256-color photos, and scratchy mono sound, you’re old enough to remember the beginnings of computer digital media. Apple’s success spanning the past decade has been due in large part to the Mac hardware and software revolution that brought professional-quality digital media within the reach of the home Mac owner.
And that recipe for digital success continues today. Using tightly integrated hardware and software (where everything works smoothly together), Apple gives you the capability to easily organize and produce your own multimedia with the iLife suite of digital tools, which includes iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iTunes. That same software also provides fantastic editing capabilities. Finally (and this is very important), to paraphrase Will Smith in the movie Men in Black, “Apple makes these programs look good.”
In today’s overloaded world of personal electronic devices, people may be juggling as many as five or six electronic wonders. ...