Starting applications (or your OS) in Safe Mode prevents additional applications and add-ons from loading. In the case of starting iTunes in Safe Mode, all those extra visualizers and device plug-ins will be disabled, allowing for a more thorough troubleshooting session.
To load iTunes 9 in Safe Mode, simply press and hold (Command + Option) and click to open iTunes 9. Continue holding the Command and Option keys until you see the iTunes Safe Mode warning:
For more on iTunes tips and troubleshooting, check out these MacFixIt articles:
Dek: When Samsung released the Note 7 last year, it was given positive reviews. But then it started bursting into flames. Here's what really happened.
by Andrew Altmanby Jason Pepper
Namecheap dumps Daily Stormer; Xbox One X preorders begin
In today's tech news, neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer is taken down by its latest web host. Microsoft starts preorders for the Xbox One X and two limited-edition versions. Millions in the US will get to see a total solar eclipse today.