This particular maintenance release, weighing a not insubstantial 84MB, arrives with fixes for a half dozen issues, as well as at least one requested Ping feature. Traipse inside for what’s new and newly functional in iTunes.
Last night Apple released iTunes 10.0.1 (iTunes 10.0.1 for Windows (64 bit)), in addition to some changes to how Ping works, which rolls a number of bug fixes, though it doesn’t address the headline issues discovered by users and the media over the last three-plus weeks. For example, there’s no mention of the vexing Automator and AppleScript incompatibilities introduced by iTunes 10.
- Fixes include:
• Addresses an issue where the picture quality of a video changes depending on whether the on-screen controls are visible
• Resolves an issue where iTunes may unexpectedly quit while interacting with album artwork viewed in a separate window
• Fixes a problem that affects the performance of some third-party visualizers
• Addresses an issue where the iTunes library and playlists appear empty
• Resolves an issue that created an incompatibility with some third-party shared libraries
Now even Ping-ee-er!
There are two major changes vis-a-vis how Ping works. First, you can now like and discuss items in your iTunes Music Library. Second, iTunes 10.0.1 builds out the Ping Sidebar, which now appears when you’re in your own library. Therein you can see your friends’ and followed artists’ recent activity.
And, no, there’s still no Facebook-integration in Ping. Also, Apple has pulled references and links for iTunes 10.0.0, at least the top-level stuff, while referring to this release generically as “iTunes 10″ — a neat bit o’ revisionism.
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