Apple Macs are so much more than a computer… they are the ultimate entrainment Centre (except for there rather pants speakers). With an Apple machine you can download countless amazing, fun, creative, useful, thought provoking applications. So you really can turn a computer shell into your personal one stop entertainment spot.
On top of having preinstalled apps to organise and store your countless photos, music tracks, ebooks and movie collection and apps that provide fun traditional games to spend hours completing, you can even use Apples amazing applications to create your very ‘own’ movies and compose and record your own music singles.
These fab apps can be access in an instant via your Mac doc, Applications Folder or your handy Launchpad feature.
Here’s a little introduction into some of Apple coolest and most creative preinstalled apps…. lets get those juices flowing!
Believe it or not, but many professionals use the iMove application. It is brilliant for creating your own mini blockbusters and home movies. You can easily download footage from your video camera or smartphone and cut and edit it into a mini cinematic masterpieces. iMove has loads of fun features you can add to your films to give them an edge including transitions between scenes, text, music, voice overs and even some special effects.
I think most of us spent a bit of our youth jamming with friends and making a racket in our parents garage. Well now you don’t need a garage to jam, in fact you don’t even need band members as you can do it all by yourself from the convince and comfort of your Mac computer.
Anyone who wishes to create there own single, in whatever genre, will love Apples Garageband. Inside this groovy application you can experiment with a wide range of pre-set loops that can be used to build up a track. You can also select different instruments to make an appearance in your single from 80s techno synthesizing keyboards to classical guitars.
If you are a movie boffin and like to watch them on your laptop you are no doubt familiar with apple iDVD app. In the past however this handy little app didn’t just play your DVD it also allowed you to create artistic presentations from your own home movies. Unfortunately that function has now been discontinued, but you can easily get your mitts on other DVD-creation application from the app store.
I love this app, many a free hour I have spend trawling through the colourful array of addictive games. Your Mac Games Center app (with the backup of an Apple ID) gives you access to an environment where you can not only play your favourite games and download more from the App Store, but it also enables you to compare your scores and achievements against other Apple Game Center players. Amazingly you can even put you game face on and battle head to head with another member in the multi-player games.