iTunes and iPhoto updated!

Following hot on the heels of the 10.6.3 update, Apple has released updates to both iTunes and iPhoto ’09. In case you hadn’t heard, there’s some sort of new device being released on Saturday that just happens to work with iTunes, so you can be pretty sure that’s the main impetus behind that update.

Apple managed to slip something nice into this update for those who are happy with the iDevices we’ve got: the ability to “rename, rearrange, or remove Genius Mixes.” This is actually a pretty big deal for those with exceedingly large, diverse music collections: we had to sedate OWC Michael, just to keep him from running home to play with this new feature.

The iPhoto update seems to be related to the release, as well. Officially, the update “addresses minor issues in the area of import and syncing to iPhone, iPod or Apple TV.” Of course, there’s no mention of that new device, but… well… you know…

Bonus for those not playing in the Snow.

For those who haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard (either because you have a PPC Mac, have software that doesn’t work in 10.6,  or just because you haven’t gotten around to it), there’s an added bonus to this round of updates, in the form of QuickTime 7.6.6. All we seem to be getting with this is a somewhat vague “general reliability improvements for iMovie” and possibly some security fixes, so it’s probably a good idea to update this, too.

You can find all these updates by selecting  Software Update from your Apple Menu.


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