I have not used QT in a while, I'll check it out
As if the iTunes Minispy wasn't enough proof that Apple is sick of being better than everyone else, now Quicktime, the software I love to hate, has gotten into the act.
Quicktime 7.0.4, which was released the same day as iTunes Spystore 6.0.2 ( Coincidence? I think not.), has a feature that Apple is sure we'll all like. It's called advertising.
Well, it's not really called advertising. I shouldn't say that. It's called the ''Content Guide''. If we don't use bad words there wont be any bad things. Steve told me that.
I promise I wont say anything negative for the rest of the post.
If you look on the Quicktime page they don't talk about it, because they're modest I guess, but you can tell how excited they are about it by the way they describe the new Quicktime experience.
Just launch QuickTime Player, and there?s no telling where you?re likely to land. The Player may whisk you to the Moon or perhaps to an exotic location on this planet.
They're right too, because just now mine took me to the famous SpyTunes Billboard, and I didn't even have to wait in line!
Here's the part you'll find really cool. If you accidently turn it off (cause who would want to?), it will turn itself back on again! All you have to do is try and open a movie that Quicktime doesn't know how to play, and instead, it turns on the Content Guide!
What? Ahh ... OK. Sorry.
I should have said, a movie that it knows how to play, but thinks you'll like the adver I mean Content Guide more. Of course it knows how to play it, I've got 3 pieces of freeware that play it just fine, and Quicktime is much better than Freeware, because I paid for it.
Freeware opens movies that you won't like, and doesn't take you cool places like the SpyTunes Billboard, and doesn't correct your mistakes by turning stuff back on for you either. Besides, you don't get to pay for freeware.
Here's another cool feature.
Apple knows what a drag it is using an old computer when they've gone to all that trouble to make new ones, so Quicktime 7 will remind you of how old your computer is. When the computer is new, everything works and you wont notice this feature, but as it gets older, Quicktime will turn features off that used to work, just as a friendly reminder that they made you a new computer, but you've forgotten to buy it.
How cool is that!
Oh, and there's just one more thing.
Apple didn't stop with just Quicktime. They've made the Crash Reporter easier to use too!
Remember how it used to ask if you wanted to send a crash report, and ask if you wanted to see it - save it - print it first? Well Apple heard your complaints about to much disclosure, and they did something about it!
Twice today, Little Snitch let me know that the Crash Reporter wanted to phone home, and take care of the whole messy business without even bothering me!
It takes a special kind of mind to make so many improvements in such a short period of time. It would take most people their whole lives and they still wouldn't have made those changes. I know I never would have!
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Ah, to bell with it!