Apple has released an iTunes update, bringing it to version 11.0.3, with new additions to the mini-player feature that allows users to play music in a compact square from the corner of their screen. Users have full control of their music, and can organize it with the Up Next feature. With the update, the mini-player also gets album artwork and a progress bar.
Speculation is that Apple is preparing to update the core design and key functionality of OS X 10.9, making necessary software enhancements and improvements geared towards “power users.” Amongst those new features are a new version of Safari and improvements on how users multitask on a Mac.
April 28th of this year will mark the iTunes Store 10th Anniversary. And to celebrate a decade of revolutionizing the world of music distribution, Apple has posted a Decade of iTunes micro-page at the iTunes store-front to honor the event. Visitors to iTunes will immediately notice the interactive timeline in front of the iTunes Store, giving fans a quick look at how the music store has matured over the years.
Apple has unveiled their next software update for Mountain Lion, as the OS X 10.8.4 beta has been pushed to developers registered in Apple’s developer program. This developer build is labeled 12E30, and Apple has requested that developers focus on graphics, drivers, Safari, and WiFi.
Apple has released OS X 10.8.3, the latest update for Mountain Lion, which also includes Safari 6.0.3. In addition to bug and security fixes, it includes the ability to scan an iTunes card using your laptop’s camera instead of manually entering the code.
iTunes update v11.0.2 is now available from Apple with a slew of enhancements and bug fixes. The update makes improvements on how iTunes handles large music files, solving the issue of some users whose purchases weren’t showing up in their iTunes library. In addition, iTune v11.0.2 comes with a new Composer view for Music.
TidBITS’ Adam C. Engst highlights an issue that’s frustrated me over my 20-odd years as an Apple user—the company’s abject lack of respect for its customers. This is especially an issue, at least from my subjective perspective, for those of us who use Apple products as tools of our livelihoods.
Apple has released a new developer beta for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3 to registered Mac Dev Center members. The new build was identified as 12D43. Apple has stated the new software contains no known issues and is advising developers to focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, graphics drivers, and Safari.
Apple has updated iTunes v11 to fix a few bugs and bring back duplicate finder functionality. Apple has also made some stability enhancements to their iTunes Music Store. iTunes v11.0.1 will squash a bug that prevented users from seeing their purchased items in iTunes Match subscription service, along with an issue that kept the AirPlay icon from showing up.
Last Week, Apple’s iTunes 11 was finally released to the public, offering new features and a resigned interface. However, many Apple forum users have been voicing concerns about critical software bugs found in the new software. Now, AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg has reported that Apple will soon be launching a software update for iTunes 11.