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Thursday, March 02, 2006

OS X and iTunes updates released

Lifehacker points out that there are 2 updates awaiting Mac users in their Software Update system preference panel. One closes a (somewhat overblown) security hole in OS X and the other is an update for iTunes to 6.0.4.

The security update requires a restart, so plan accordingly.

OS X and iTunes updates released

Apple releases a slew of OS X updates that patch 20 vulnerabilities; and iTunes 6.0.4 is now available for Mac and Windows which also includes security and performance updates.

The OS X updates include measures to stop the much-covered Leap-A "pest," plus other upgrades to Safari, Mail and iChat. Update your Mac from the Software Update pane or download directly from the Apple site. The iTunes update is a free download for Mac and PC.

(Via Lifehacker.)

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At 9:35 AM, Blogger Todd said...

I have found Apple pretty closed about what changes are occuring in iPod patches.
Probably because a lot of them relate to DRM.

The last time I was offered an upgrade on iPod, I was hosed for a week, and had to go to an Apple rep to assist. Pretty gun shy to do this again.

Is there a documentation location where Apple provides a little more info about the install process / changes?


At 10:23 AM, Blogger Douglas said...

I have not experienced any issues with iPod updaters using my old Gen 1 iPod, but some people have been reporting issues.

This update is only for iTunes itself, though, and not a firmware update for the iPod itself.

I loaded this update this morning and have not seen any adverse results at this time. I will let you know if I run into anything, though.

Unfortunately, the documentation provided by Apple for the update is very terse and not very informative.


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