Feeds

Apple adds Ping kill switch to iTunes

But has Jobs done a deal with Macca?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Apple pushed out an update for its iTunes music service on Friday that, among other things, allows customers to switch off its unloved Ping social network.

Ping rocked up in September and was immediately greeted with indifference by fanbois and gals, some of whom complained that it had been bolted onto iTunes without Apple providing an opt-out button for the service.

That changed last week with the release of iTunes 10.1, when Macworld spotted that the update added the ability to disable Ping and hide it from the iTunes sidebar.

Apple also added support for AirPlay to the update, which will eventually enable videos to be streamed to the Jobsian outfit’s Apple TV. Moreover, it should also allow audio and video streaming from any iOS gadget.

That feature will only be switched on once Apple finally kicks its iOS 4.2 update out the door at some point this month.

Meanwhile, Apple is being a big tease about its music service today, after it posted the following adspeak on the company's website:

"Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes."

We at Vulture Central can only wildly and feverishly speculate that Apple has finally signed a deal to get the surviving Beatles to release a new album with Yoko Ono exclusively through iTunes. Or something like that.

Yoko tweet

Does Yoko's latest tweet offer any hints?

®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.