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Lemony Apple iTunes already hacked

a few hours after it went online
Fri Sep 15 2006, 08:42
APPLE'S new iTunes version 7, which is already been dubbed as buggy bloatware by users, has been hacked.

A few hours after iTunes version 7 update hit the web, a program designed to strip it of its DRM abilities was also upgraded.

QTFairUse6 2.3 converts enables each song downloaded from iTunes to be stripped of its DRM so it can be saved to a disk.

The move will be annoying to Apple who released the new version of iTunes in a bid to stop this sort of thing happening.

Meanwhile we have had letters from readers who claim that iTunes version 7 is a vampire draining their PCs of resources.

One says that it can take up to 180Mb of resources when it uses the 3d browsing feature, and keeps it open even when you leave the category.

If you open a game or other intensive program at the same time, any glitches you get in the sound will continue until you reboot.

"Excellent features Apple, but you need to whip your programmers for letting it get this bloated," one reader said.

More here. µ

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