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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Apple updates iTunes to 8.0.1

Apple updates iTunes to 8.0.1: "

The recently released iTunes 8.0.1 update applies the obligatory 'improved stability and performance' while also squashing a few nasty bugs. Here's the list of what's included and fixed fresh from Apple:
  • Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist.
  • Improves syncing spoken menus to iPod nano.
  • Addresses an issue of deleting HD TV episodes when downloading.
  • Improves checking for updates from the App Store
  • Improves accessibility with VoiceOver.
  • Addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod.

To update your version of iTunes, launch and initiate your Software Update utility.


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AppleTV just got smarter... Genius!!

AppleTV just got smarter... Genius!!: "

I haven't played with this extensively yet but apparently Apple has released an update for AppleTV that not only addresses a security issue that sits squarely in the ' if' category, but also adds Genius playlist support.

The Genius abilities are accessed by holding down the Play/Pause button on the remote while a song is playing, at which point a menu will appear offering you the opportunity to start Genius.

[ Via TUAW ]


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Apple posts Security Update 2008-007

Apple posts Security Update 2008-007: "There are few things more boring than a security update, so let's get this over with quickly: all at once like ripping off a band-aid.

Apple has issued Security Update 2008-007, addressing vulnerabilities in Apache 2.2.8, Root certificates, ClamAV 0.93.3, ColorSync, Finder, launchd, libxslt, MySQL 5.0.45, Networking, PHP 4.4.8, Postfix, PSNormalizer, QuickLook, rlogin, Script Editor, Single Sign-On, Tomcat, vim and Weblog. If you really want to know all the nastiness that might befall you if you don't apply this update, read here.

To apply Security Update 2008-007, launch Software Update or click the appropriate link below to download and self-medicate:


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October 14th, Apple turns the spotlight on notebooks

October 14th, Apple turns the spotlight on notebooks: "

Those lucky enough to have received an invitation will be filing into Town Hall at 1 Infinite Loop on Tuesday, October 14 for a 10am presentation where Apple will be showing off its new line of notebook computers.

[ Via Engadget ]


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