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Apple Fixes QuickTime, Releases iTunes 7.5

Apple has released a new update to its QuickTime player for Mac, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The new version is 7.3 which fixes about seven security vulnerabilities within the QuickTime player.

QuickTime for Java had one serious flaw that could allow applets to obtain higher access privaledges. The new fix addresses the concerns making QuickTime for Java no longer accessible to untrusted applets.

iTunes has updated to version 7.5 that includes the ability to activate iPhones where activation is available, now has support for Phase, a new interactive music game designed exclusively for iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod fifth generation. This release also includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance. The new iPhone features are just in time for it’s debut in the U.K. and Germany this Friday.

Mac users can get the latest QuickTime updates through the system’s built-in Software Update feature. Windows users can update and patch their system by using the Apple Software Update program that comes bundled with both iTunes and QuickTime.

While there is new iPod support for interactive music gaming, the actual firmware is expected to be released Tuesday. Apple wasn’t specific with “Phase” during this bug fix announcement.