Apple releases iTunes 8.0.1; Apple TV 2.2

Summary:Apple released iTunes 8.0.1 yesterday. The 58.5MB update includes the following:• Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist.

Apple releases iTunes 8.0.1; Apple TV 2.2
Apple released iTunes 8.0.1 yesterday. The 58.5MB update includes the following:

• 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.

iTunes is available from the Apple download page or by launching Software Update if you already have it installed.

Apple releases iTunes 8.0.1; Apple TV 2.2

In other software news Apple also released an Apple TV software update (version 2.2) that adds the new Genius playlist feature from iTunes 8 and the last round of iPod to Apple TV. To use it, hold down the play/pause button while playing a song and you'll see a dialog to "Start Genius," or add to an on-the-go playlist (pictured).

Apple TV 2.2 also fixes a vulnerability that could allow a "maliciously crafted movie file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution." You can get the Apple TV 2.2 update from Settings > Update Software or just by waiting for the weekly software update check.

Have you found any new features in the updates?

(Apple TV picture: TUAW)

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Mobility

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