5 Things to Know About iTunes 10.1

The final version of iTunes 10.1 for both Windows and Mac has just been released, which now supports iOS 4.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Well, this software version is however come along with fixing over performance and stability that plagued the previous versions of the iTunes application, but along with that it supports AirPlay as a bonus which allows users to stream Apple TV directly over wireless communications.

iTunes 10.1 Features

Well, Let’s have a look at some of the new stuff in iTunes 10.1 -

  • iOS 4.2 Compatibility -

iTunes 10.1 adds iOS 4.2 compatibility. Well, you can now run iTunes 10.1 on your iOS 4.2 devices. (The iOS 4.2 final version has not been released yet)

  • ) Ping can now be hidden, or disabled entirely

Ping may be an interesting concept for those who enjoy social networking or finding new music through friends. But for those who dones’t want ping feature on their iTunes, they can now hide or disable it.

Hide Ping: iTunes>Preferences>General>Show and uncheck Ping

Hide Ping iTunesDisable Ping: iTunes>Preferences>Parental Controls. There, you will find a menu with options to disable certain services. Check off Ping to disable it completely

Disable Ping iTunes

  • Ping Update in Terms of Service

The new agreement for iTunes mentions that iTunes will “send information to Apple about the content you select in your iTunes library” in order to provide you with Ping personal recommendations.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PING.  We have changed the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions to provide you notice that if you have opted in to the Ping social network and use the new Ping Sidebar, iTunes will send information to Apple about the content you select in your iTunes library in order to provide you with Ping personal recommendations.  By using Ping, you agree to Apple’s use of such information.  If you do not want iTunes to send this information to Apple for Ping, you may hide the Ping Sidebar or opt out of Ping.

  • Ping Adds Twitter Integration

This  allows you to automatically Tweet messages from Ping, such as music you like, dislike, review, etc. You can also click on a user’s Ping tweet and have a playable song or album show up on the sidebar on your Twitter page.

We tested it out for ourselves:

Ping Twitter Integration

  • AirPlay

AirPlay is an updated feature of iTunes 10.1. AirPlay allows you to stream content between iOS devices as well as, allow users to stream Apple TV directly over wireless communications.

iTunes AirPlay

Download iTunes 10.1

If you were hoping that the new upgrade would add color, you can click here for download.

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