Apple Releases iTunes, Apple TV Updates - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
10/3/2008
01:16 PM
50%
50%

Apple Releases iTunes, Apple TV Updates

The software updates address security issues and better syncing with iPods, and include improved Genius playlists.

Apple this week released software updates for Apple TV and iTunes that the company said will address security and improve functionality.

For Apple TV, the 2.2 update addresses three security issues found in previous versions regarding malicious content. The flaws involved maliciously crafted video files or PICT image files that could lead to unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

With the update, Apple TV users can now purchase and download high-definition TV shows from the iTunes Store directly to the device. The updated software also adjusts the user interface in the photo slideshow and YouTube player, and offers an improved standby mode.

In September, Apple rolled out a Genius playlist feature that creates a playlist similar to any music track chosen from the user's library. The 2.2 firmware brings this feature to the Apple TV, although the device must first be synced with a Genius-enabled iTunes library.

The 2.2 update is available now and can be obtained through the "General" settings menu of the Apple TV.

Apple also released an 8.0.1 update for iTunes, and it's meant to address overall stability and improve application performance. The latest firmware should address the bug in Vista machines that leads to the "blue screen of death" when connecting an iPod. Additionally, this update should fix a bug that leads to some HDTV shows getting deleted during downloads.

The firmware should also improve syncing and functionality of Genius playlists, as well as provide more reliable connections to the App Store. The 59-MB update is available now and can be had through the automatic update, or it can be downloaded on Apple's iTunes update Web site.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/20/2020
News
IT Spending Forecast: Unfortunately, It's Going to Hurt
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/15/2020
Commentary
Helping Developers and Enterprises Answer the Skills Dilemma
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  5/19/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Key to Cloud Success: The Right Management
This IT Trend highlights some of the steps IT teams can take to keep their cloud environments running in a safe, efficient manner.
Slideshows
Flash Poll