Macworld columnist and contributing editor Andy Ihnatko will have two new books published this summer.

In £19.99 'The iLife Book' – co-authored by Tony Bove – Ihnatko delivers a fun and informative full-colour guide that shows Mac users everywhere how to make the most of Apple's iLife digital-media suite.

Ihnatko's 'The iPhoto Book' delivers a fun guide to Apple's photo-editing and organizing iLife application. It will also cost £19.99.

See Andy at the UK Macworld Conference In the entertaining style that he is famous for via his back-page column in Macworld, Ihnatko will also be presenting on Mac OS X Panther and AppleScript at the Macworld Conference 2004 (London, May 17/18).

Aimed at intermediate and expert users this day covers a more in-depth look at the OS X environment, including AppleScript. It is aimed at helping conference goers maximize the potential of Mac OS X Panther by increasing the productivity and power of the Mac. Other speakers on Mac OS X at the Conference include Oren Ziv, Director of Software Product Marketing at Apple; Dave Cartwright, freelance writer and IT consultant; Stuart Wilkes, Consultant at Iscentia; and Matt Wynne, a trainer at Corps Business.

The Macworld Conference will be broken down into sessions throughout the two days. There are four streams, and you can mix and match from each stream, or choose to spend all your time at just one stream. The streams are: Graphics, image capture, editing and layout; Mac OS X and Xserve; Video and special effects; and, Web design and delivery.

Conference passes for one day or both days are available. For more details, see the Macworld Conference 2004 Web site.

Other big-name speakers at the Macworld Conference include: Photoshop guru Deke McClelland; Ross R. Allen, the former manager of the Color Imaging & Printing Technologies Department of Hewlett-Packard; Macworld contributor and digital photographer Ben Long; Rick Young, founder of the UK Final Cut User Group; Jason Snell, Editor-in-Chief of the US edition of Macworld; and Jon Harris of Macromedia.