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Hi, I'm Dave Hyndman. I am a senior IT consultant providing CIO-level advice to small & medium businesses, non-profits and government departments and agencies.​

GarageBand ... rocks !!

Lots of buzz today about Apple's iPod-mini, but for my money the highlight from yesterday was GarageBand. Great product and a great demo from Jobs and John Mayer (who I'm only luke warm on but he gave the demo some legitimacy). This is the kind of app that makes people shift platforms. I'm a mediocre-to-bad acoustic guitar player, but I'd still love to tool around with GarageBand. The other MacWorld item that looked good, though overdue, was the update to iPhoto that apparently allows it to overcome it's 600-or-so photos/library limitation. Apple is saying it handles 25,000 with speed. When I switched for a while last year, iPhoto's basic shortcomings in this regard were a significant source of disappointment with OS X.