“On Thursday, programmer James Speth released a hastily written piece of software called 401(ok) that restores Net-wide music streaming to iTunes. ‘I really liked the ability to access my music from anywhere, and I didn’t like that the 4.0.1 update removed that feature,'” Speth wrote. In the software’s Read Me file, Speth writes that the software is ‘inefficient, ugly and poorly written. If anyone really uses this thing, I’ll work on making it better,'” reports Leander Kahney for Wired News.
“The hack makes it fairly easy to restore Net-wide music streaming to iTunes. A more complicated, but more powerful hack exists in Andromeda, a software application that makes use of Mac OS X’s built-in Web technologies, the Apache Web server and the PHP scripting language. Although Andromeda requires a complex setup, it even streams copy-protected music bought at the iTunes Music Store. Neither iTunes, nor 401(ok), will stream music bought from the store, which is restricted to three Macs pre-designated by the user,” Kahney writes.
Kahney continues, “However, Jim Heid, a contributing editor at Macworld magazine, had the simplest solution to keep streaming in iTunes: Drag the iTunes application into a new folder before installing the update. By changing the application’s location, it won’t be overwritten when the new version is installed. ‘Keep both versions,’ Heid writes, ‘they’ll coexist on your hard drive. When you want Internet sharing, simply launch version 4.0.'”
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