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Mac: NETsettings NowPod 1.2b5 Released

NowPod is an application that transfers contact information from Now Contact 4.x to an Apple iPod. Your iPod must be upgraded with iPod Software v1.1

Mac: iTunes 4.0.1 Released

iTunes 4 features superior sound quality including support for MPEG-4 AAC audio. iTunes 4.0.1 includes a number of performance and network access enhancements, and only allows music sharing between computers using iTunes 4.0.1 or later on a local network (in the same subnet). If you have an Apple SuperDrive, you can archive your song files to a DVD disc as well as burn playlists to standard audio CDs to play in your car or home stereo.

Mac: MP3-Info CMM 1.2

MP3-Info CMM has been updated to include support for AAC files.

“MP3-Info CMM is a Contextual Menu Module designed for Mac OS X (version 10.2 or newer). That is essentially an extension to the Finder.

It displays information about MP3 files, such as their duration, the bitrate, and also some important MP3-Tags, such as the artist, the title of the song, and some more, all directly inside the Finder, without the need to open any application to get this information! That can save you a lot of time when have to manage MP3 files often. It also shows these information for AAC files created by iTunes 4, and WAV, and AIFF files.”

Doug’s AppleScripts Updated for iTunes 4

Over at Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes, “power correspondents” are posting updates to AppleScripts for functionality with iTunes 4 and iPod firmware 1.3

The popular iTunes Library Manager has been updated to make it compatible with iTunes 4. The download also contains an Updater utility for users of earlier versions of iTLM which will update your backed-up iTunes 3 Libraries so they can work with iTunes 4.

Import Selected iPod Tracks to iTunes has been updated to make it compatible with iTunes 4. And to allow transfer of m4a (AAC) files from the iPod to iTunes.

Mac:  iTunes-BPM Inspector -  0.9.1

iTunes 4 comes with BPM tagging ability; use iTunes BPM Inspector to determine BPMs. A suggested use for this utility might be to have an aid in making smart playlists based on tempo.

“iTunes-BPM adds a simple floating window to iTunes that allows you to set the beats-per-minute value for the currently playing song by tapping along to the music.”

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