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Briefly: iMovie for Mac updated, iTunes change handles web referrals

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Tue July 1, 2014

Mac video editor update fixes crashing bug, improves stability

On Tuesday, Apple issued a minor update to the OS X version of iMovie, bringing it to v10.0.4. The new version sports only a single bug fix, along with the usual "stability improvements" tweaking. The update addresses an issue that would occasionally cause iMovie to crash or quit unexpectedly. It's not clear if the fix is related to a previous minor update that also addressed a crashing bug. Current iMovie owners can update through Software Update; new users can buy the OS X version of the app for $15 (a version for iOS is also available).

Web-based iTunes Preview pages now offer slicker transition to store

The transition potential buyers go through when moving from the browser-based iTunes Preview service to the actual store is now much smoother, thanks to a change rolled out by Apple in how the redirect is handled. Previously, users looking at a preview of a OS X or iOS app page using a browser were abruptly redirected to an interstitial "Loading" page that would often load in a new tab or browser window, simply to tell users it was "connecting to" the iTunes or Mac App Store as needed.



First noticed by AppleInsider, the web preview page now simply moves down to accommodate a new "opening" box, which then triggers iTunes on Macs or PCs, or the Mac App Store if appropriate. Should the application not be found in its normal place, the "opening" dialog box now correctly directs PC users to their desktop iTunes icon (rather than the task bar) or for Mac users asks them to open iTunes from their Dock if it is not automatically triggered.





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