updated 03:05 pm EDT, Mon April 6, 2009
iTunes 8.1.1 update
Apple has posted iTunes 8.1.1, a minor update to its music and video jukebox software. The patch does however enable desktop HD movie rentals, which were previously restricted to owners of the Apple TV. The change may make computers such as the Mac mini more viable as media center systems.
Also delivered in the update are miscellaneous bugfixes, such as a remedy to sync issues with the iPhone and iPod touch. Owners of the third-generation iPod shuffle should meanwhile find problems with VoiceOver speech synthesis resolved. Version 8.1.1 is a 66MB download.