Apple Fixes iTunes HDTV, Genius Problems With 8.0.1 Release

In case you haven't opened up your iTunes in the last few hours, Apple's released v.8.0.1 to fix several 8.0.0 issues with HDTV episodes, the Genius auto-playlist feature and software update checks. For instance, iTunes will no longer accidentally overwrite HD versions of your TV episodes with their standard… » 10/02/08 10:55pm 10/02/08 10:55pm

iTunes 8 Windows Vista BSoD Quietly Fixed by Apple

Apple's posted the solution » 9/12/08 12:27pm 9/12/08 12:27pm for when they connect an iPod to iTunes 8: Uninstall iTunes and Mobile Device Support, restart, and then re-download. Wha? It looks like a crappy driver , so they've silently replaced it with an older version from iTunes 7.7 that won't kill your system. Try it, let us know if it works. []

Did Apple Actually Bow to NBC to Get 30 Rock Back on iTunes?

One of the smaller, but still significant announcements yesterday was that NBC was coming back to iTunes and that they'd be one of the channels offering TV shows in high-def—for $2.99. Buried in that, even, is that they'll sell a bunch of older shows for just 99 cents an ep, and offer discounts to Season Pass buyers. … » 9/10/08 9:00pm 9/10/08 9:00pm

How to Get the Real Magnetosphere Visualizer in iTunes

Apple may have absorbed the super-neato Magnetosphere visualizer » 9/10/08 8:54pm 9/10/08 8:54pm into iTunes, but they did make some tweaks in their Borging process. Just like those Picard-obsessed skinjobs, the iTunes version is obsessed with planets and launching millions of photon torpedoes into them. The original, , has more sparklies and…

Giz Explains: Why HD Video Downloads Aren't Very High Def

Yesterday Apple introduced HD TV downloads » 9/10/08 2:20pm 9/10/08 2:20pm to the iTunes store, meaning you can watch Peter be emo on Heroes at a crispy 720p resolution. That's a higher resolution than DVD, and technically, yup, that's HD. There's a catch though. Like every other video download service touting HD videos, it's all actually lower…

iTunes 8 Disables Disabling Store Links, Here's the Fix

Freedom isn't free, my friends, so sooner or later you knew that you'd be paying for iTunes. In iTunes 8 » 9/10/08 9:00am 9/10/08 9:00am, Apple has disabled the option to turn off those little arrow links that point your music tracks to the iTunes Store. Upon upgrading, one of our readers suddenly found himself inundated with arrows, lost in a sea…

iTunes 8 Causing Huge Problems, BSOD for Vista Users

Looks like iTunes 8 is really not playing so well with Windows. Users of both 32-bit and 64-bit Vista are reporting » 9/10/08 2:57am 9/10/08 2:57am getting the blue screen of death whenever they plug in an iPod or iPhone. Downgrading back down to 7.7 appears to solve the problem, but not without some weird, but easily fixable, app-erasing hijinks.…

iTunes 8 is Here, Bringing Genius Playlists and More

As expected, El Jobso just revealed the new iTunes 8 on stage at the "Let Us Rock" event. It's a sizable upgrade for iTunes, so let's take a look at the new features, shall we? Genius Playlists » 9/09/08 1:07pm 9/09/08 1:07pm Yep, just like . These go through your music, analyzes its structure and sound, and creates playlists on the fly that it…

iTunes Store Finally Gets TV Downloads in Glorious HD, NBC Returns

After eons of offering only movies in HD, the iTunes store is at last selling TV shows the way they're meant to be watched. Starting today, you can buy HD episodes of TV shows for $2.99. NBC and Apple have kissed and made up as well—Monk, The Office, Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock, Heroes are all back, and yes, you… » 9/09/08 1:03pm 9/09/08 1:03pm

Apple Accidentally Leaks, Unleaks iTunes 8 (It's a Hoax)

At least one person » 9/08/08 9:30am 9/08/08 9:30am says he was able to download a release candidate of iTunes 8 last night, after a mysterious, out-of-place "Download Now" button appeared in the middle of the iTunes webpage last night. It's not inconceivable—iPhone 2.0 before it officially launched. We've got support docs that reference iTunes 8…

Ars Technica: iTunes 8 Not Slated for September 9

While Kevin "Father of Digg" Rose may believe » 9/05/08 3:30pm 9/05/08 3:30pm that iTunes 8 is hitting during the Apple event, Ars "Probably More Reliable" Technica says that Rose has the date wrong. Gizmodo "We Wish We Were More Than One Word So This Middle Name Motif Worked Better" doesn't really mind either way, as long as John "" Mayer shows…

Rumor: New iTunes Visualizer will be the Stunning Magnetosphere

According to rumors » 9/05/08 10:00am 9/05/08 10:00am, the new iTunes 8 presumably coming next week at the will come with some beautiful new visualizations. Now, new rumors say that the new visualizations will actually be Magnetosphere, a formerly-available plugin by artist Robert Hodgin. After seeing the gorgeous video above, I hope rumor ends up…

Rumor: iTunes 8 Brings 'Genius', A Smart Music Grouping and…

It appears that some of Kevin Rose's predictions about iTunes 8 » 9/03/08 2:00pm 9/03/08 2:00pm have been corroborated by other tipsters to MacRumors, which says that there's going to be a "Genius" feature that generates playlists containing songs that have similar qualities to other songs. MacRumors calls this unconfirmed because they didn't…