Dear Apple, is that all you got?
iTunes 9.0, released Wednesday, successfully blocked the hacks used to access the iPhone and iPod Touch in Windows. But 1 day later, myPod Apps is back up and fully functional. Updates to Pod to PC, Pod Photo Transfer, meta-iPod and iPhone Explorer (PC), were all made and these programs now work just fine with iTunes 9 and the new iPhone/iTouch 3.1 firmware.
A Weekend of Updates
While nothing ground-breaking was done this weekend, tons of updates were made: --Pod to PC 3.05 - Several modications enahancing overall program stability were added. Minor UI updates were also made. --Pod to Mac 3.03 - A UI update was made allowing Pod to Mac to now look prettier on computers running Snow Lepoard. --iPhone Explorer Mac and PC - general stability updates were made --meta-iPod - The status of meta-iPod as freeware has now been clarified by hiding the two non-free features.
iPhone Explorer (Mac) 1.11 - major revision
New features include: Image, audio and video auto-previewing. Root directory selection has been added. Bookmarks have been added. A disk capacity indicator has been added. The icon has been slightly modified. Several other bug fixes have been implemented.
iPhone Explorer (PC) 0.94
The icons in the windows version of iPhone Explorer now display the appropriate icon for the file type being shown. Several other bug fixes have been added.
Pod to Mac 3.02
In Pod to Mac 3.02 numerous bugs have been fixed and several features have been added. Highlights include: (1) Automatic disk-mode hijacking, a feature which switches iPods into disk mode as soon as they are connected to the computer so users can avoid the dangerous "Sync" steps in iTunes typically required to enable disk mode. (2) real-time iPod unloading has been added and now lets you swap between multiple iPods without having to restart the program (this feature existed before for iPhones, but now works on all iPods). (3) A bug causing tracks to transfer as read-only has been resolved and now playcounts and more are being recovered 100% of the time (in internal tests). (4) Several other bug fixes have been added.
Good Reader 80% off sale
Good Reader, the iPhone File viewer that integrates with iPhone Explorer, will be on sale for $0.99 (normally it is $4.99) for 72 hours. The App is one of the highest user rated apps in the App Store. You can use it to look at subway or travel maps, eBooks, mp3s, videos, .doc, .xls, huge PDFs, .ppt and many more file types. The sale starts today at 7pm EST.
iPhone Explorer (Mac) 1.10
Version 1.10 reveals many major changes to the program. Changes include adding automatic updates (with Sparkle framework), significant user interface redesign (including file and folder icons), prompts added for deleting and overwriting files, faster folder opening speeds and many other bug fixes.
iPhone Explorer (PC) 0.93
Major updates have been added to the windows version of iPhone Explorer. These updates include improved GUI, directory bookmarking, root-directory selecting and more.
Pod to PC 3.03
A bug preventing iPhone and iTouch total capacity and free space has now been fixed. Track previews will now play the next track in the playlist when the previous track ends allowing continuous playback.
iPhone Explorer (PC) 0.9b
iPhone Explorer 0.9 introduces a file preview feature allowing users to view images, audio and more before the files are transferred. The software now works with foreign characters used in the Russian, Chinese and other alphabets. A capacity bar now indicates how much free space is available on your iPhone. Miscellaneous bug fixes have also been added.