iTunes 10.0.1 Update Adds Ping Sidebar, Fixes Bugs

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Apple updated iTunes to version 10.0.1 on Saturday, enhancing the functionality of Ping, its music-focused social network, by adding the ability to Like or Post about music right from your iTunes library. You can now also see the recent Ping activity of a selected artist in your library, or of all artists and friends you follow on Ping using the newly-introduced Ping Sidebar.

The new iTunes Ping Sidebar and in-Library controls


According to Apple, iTunes 10.0.1 also fixes the following bugs: 

  • Addresses an issue where the picture quality of a video changes depending on whether the on-screen controls are visible. 
  • Resolves an issue where iTunes may unexpectedly quit while interacting with album artwork viewed in a separate window. 
  • Fixes a problem that affects the performance of some third-party visualizers. 
  • Addresses an issue where the iTunes library and playlists appear empty. 
  • Resolves an issue that created an incompatibility with some third-party shared libraries.

You can get iTunes 10.0.1 through Software Update or directly from the web.



Ping was designed from the start to be integrated with Facebook…. when the deal did not materialize they went with what they had…. a still born implementation. Apple will get it right eventually, either with or without Facebook starting with a new partner like Twitter or their own software.


iTunes 10.0.1 opens the first time with the Ping sidebar open. If you hide it it’s smart enough to stay hidden.

It’s a good thing.


This up date is a nice improvement,  but still wondering why Apple has no spell check there for when I type posts in Ping, it would seem like the easiest thing to implement ??

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