updated 07:45 pm EDT, Wed April 28, 2004
iTunes sharing blocked
Among other additions made to its iTunes software, Apple has that allowed some users to download music from another computer. Apple's iTunes allows Macintosh and PC users to play music stored on other PCs on a network. File-swapping enthusiasts quickly created other programs, such as MyTunes, to capture the songs and allow them to be saved to the computer's hard drive. With the latest iteration--version 4.5--Apple appears to have plugged that hole, reports ZDNet. An Apple representative confirmed that with the new version of iTunes, the company has "strengthened" the music-sharing feature to make sure that song sharing is limited to personal use.