Apple takes aim at music piracy

Thursday, 29 May 2003, 1:13 PM EST

Apple Computer on Tuesday released an update to ITunes, its digital music player software. The new version, 4.0.1, can be downloaded through the Software Update system preference pane. ITunes 4.0.1 gains performance and network enhancements, according to Apple, but one feature has been disabled: Internet-based playlist sharing.

ITunes 4 introduced several enhancements to Apple's popular digital music player, including support for Dolby Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) and the ability to browse and buy music from Apple's ITunes Music Store.

The software also introduced the ability for users to share one another's playlists through Apple's zero-configuration networking technology, Rendezvous.

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