Microsoft Blinked — iPod Sees Vista

Among several Windows Vista patches released yesterday, Microsoft included one that lets iPods be disconnected without getting corrupted (see “Microsoft trying to make Vista iPod-friendly” by Ina Fried, CNET News.com). As I reported here and in my other blog (see … Continue reading

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Apple TV Smokes the Competition

Apple TV is a hardware node of the iTunes platform, but it is capable of much more than its current features — Apple can extend the feature set pretty easily through updates to
the onboard software. Apple TV works with PCs and Macs transparently, taking advantage of whatever broadband connection you have — and giving it an edge over traditional VOD services and the XBox 360.

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iTunes 7.1.1 Fixes Wobble

iTunes version 7.1.1 addresses stability issues and minor compatibility problems. Must have been that wobble in one of the wheels. Some Windows Vista problems have been fixed, but not all. See my overview of iTunes version 7.1.1. features for a blow-by-blow description of cover browsing, managing multiple libraries, and using other new features of iTunes 7.1.1.

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iTunes 7: Getting Better All the Time

Apple this week released iTunes 7.1 for Mac and Windows. Besides providing support for the new Apple TV product, it now offers a new full screen Cover Flow and improved sorting options to let you decide how iTunes should sort your favorite artists, albums, and songs. Apple also released QuickTime 7.1.5 which delivers numerous bug fixes and addresses critical security issues.

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