Apple releases iTunes 8.1.1 - HD rentals now available

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By: switchtoamac at: 8:33 PM on April 6, 2009 | Comments (0)
Apple has released an updated version of iTunes today that brings the application up to version 8.1.1.  It adds support for HD movies rentals and several bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone or iPod touch.
Per the description in Mac OS X Software Update
iTunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will enjoy noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.

In addition, iTunes 8.1 provides many other improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Supports syncing with iPod shuffle (3rd generation).
  • Allows friends to request songs for iTunes DJ.
  • Adds Genius sidebar for your Movies and TV Shows.
  • Improves performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs.
  • Provides AutoFill for manually managed iPods.
  • Allows CDs to be imported at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus.
  • Includes many accessibility improvements.
  • Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls

The update is available via Mac OS X Software Update or as a standalone installer for Mac and Windows:

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