updated 06:05 pm EDT, Mon September 17, 2007
iTunes 7.4.2 update
Apple on Monday released an update to the software for its online media store and music/video management for iPods. iTunes 7.4.2, available via the Software Update preference panel as a 38.5MB download, addresses an issue with creating ringtones using iTunes Plus song purchases and includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance, according Apple's documentation. The iTunes 7.4.1 update, released less than 10 days ago, appeared to address hacks by users that enabled them to create ringtones for free; however, users later found a modified method that allowed them to create custom ringtones without using iTunes ringtone service, which not only charges $0.99, but is also limited to a small set of songs from Apple's entire catalog.