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    • 6 out of 10
    • Cake
    • Pressure Chief, Cake's latest album, didn't immediately grab me. In fact, it took perhaps half a dozen listens before I started truly enjoying it. Any

  • De Nova

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Redwalls
    • Wow! Perhaps my 5-star rating is simply because the Redwalls are not only new and fresh (none of them older than 22!), or perhaps its because -- despite their ages -- they are able to totally capture
  • War of the Worlds

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    • Jeff Wayne
    • With the new movie adaptation of H.G Wells' classic Sci Fi invasion tale, War of the Worlds, currently on theater screens everywhere, there's new interest in Jeff Wayne's rock opera version, and it is
  • Live at the Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

    • 6 out of 10
    • Supersuckers
    • Man, there's nothing like good, old fashioned, rock and roll... add a bit of industry resentment to that with a double-shot of cynicism, and you get one of the best "new" rock bands going. This album
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    • Jesus Jones
    • When you think of Jesus Jones, chances are you can't remember them at all, or you vaguely remember "Right Here, Right Now" because it has been use

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Apple Releases iTunes 4.9 With Podcasting Features (UPDATE)

Apple Computer released early Tuesday iTunes 4.9, the latest version of its music sharing and managment software with built-in support for downloading of Podcasts.

The new version includes a Podcasting feature to browse, download and listen to radio-shows over the Internet. The software also transfers Podcasts to any iPod digital media device and allows for automatic downloading of a selected program.

The Podcast Directory, which is part of the iTunes Music Store (iTMS), features over 3,000 free audio programs, "making it one of the largest Podcast directories in the world," the company said.

The addition of Podcasting was revealed by Apple co-founder CEO Steve Jobs at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference last month.

Version 4.9 requires Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later and a 400MHz G3 processor or better. 256 megabytes of memory is recommended. The latest version can be downloaded manually, or via the Software Update tool.

Apple's also included an option for program producers to upload links to their own shows. "Then iTunes will automatically deliver periodic episodes to people who have subscribed," the company explained. The company also released a free "Chapter Tool" so producers can include pictures and Web links within podcasts.

Editor's Note: Apple officially announced version 4.9 later Tuesday morning in a press release.

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