Apple seems to hit a rough spot in the road with their latest patches.
iTunesAccusations of the software's main new feature calling home with track and artist names of the files you play. Now of course that's needed to show related albums for you to buy, but there are a number of questions remaining open. Till then, perhaps it's better not to have the call home feature if you value privacy or just have too many mp3s ...
QuickTimeI have the original upgrade myself and no problem so far, but aparantly Apple has recalled it. And they also seem to have published it again. Bottom line: I'm confused. Take care with not updating QuickTime to 7.0.4. as it did patch 8 vulnerabilities. Perhaps that silly joke movie can wait a little longer than getting exploited.
Of course if you produce movies quicktime's functionality might be more important than the security of your browser on the Internet and your risks might be different.
Before some think I love Apple for all they do: I don't, but that's another story.
Jan 14th 2006
1 decade ago