Updates galore: iPhoto 8.1.2 and Quicktime 7.6.6 released

Australian Macworld staff
31 March, 2010
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Following from the iTunes update Apple just let loose, the team at Cupertino has rolled out updates for iPhoto and Quicktime 7.

The 13.6 MB iPhoto 8.1.2 update is mostly a bug fix, with some iPad syncing compatibility thrown in. The update remedies two import issues, including one that occasionally caused iPhoto to quit while connecting to an iPhone 3G. It also resolves a syncing issue that affected iPhoto slideshows with an ampersand in the file name.

Like the recent Aperture update, iPhoto 8.1.2 also adds iPad compatibly, allowing you to sync images in your iPhoto library with your iPad and import images on your iPad into iPhoto. The update is recommended for all iPhoto ’09 users. More information can be found on Apple’s support article here.

QuickTime 7.6.6 is for users of Mac OS X Leopard, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

This update offers two tiny fixes for Leopard and Windows users, respectively. iMovie users can rest easy with the knowledge that QuickTime 7.6.6 offers “general reliability improvements”, while Windows users should see fewer issues involving playback of h.264 content on multi-core PCs.

As for security fixes, QuickTime 7.6.6 has 16 of those, all of which address problems with “maliciously crafted” movies, audio or images that could potentially allow clever ne’er-do-wells to execute arbitrary code or unexpectedly crash QuickTime.

Unfortunately, there is no 7.6.6 patch for Tiger users; looks like it might be time for the Tiger faithful to upgrade.

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