Thursday 10 October 2019

Announcing BitPerfect v3.2.0

Today we announce the release of BitPerfect v3.2.0 which supports the new Apple Music app that replaces iTunes in macOS Catalina. As always, this is a free update for all existing BitPerfect users.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Privacy, macOS Catalina, and Apple Music

With the new release of macOS Catalina, Apple has dropped iTunes and replaced it with an App called Music.  This means that BitPerfect no longer functions correctly, as it tries to load iTunes and fails because it is no longer there.  We have new version of BitPerfect that fixes this problem and works with Catalina, but it turns out we cannot release it yet because Apple now requires us to have a Privacy Policy on our web page.

So, now we have a Privacy Policy, which you will find on our sidebar, just below the support link.  I do hope you enjoy reading it!  Now that the privacy policy is in place we have re-submitted our new BitPerfect build with Catalina support to the App Store, and will release it as soon as we get approval from Apple.

I will also choose this opportunity to mention a serious issue I encountered with Apple's new Music App.  It automatically inherited my iTunes library when I upgraded to Catalina, but all of my Album Art - yes, all 4,000+ albums' worth - has disappeared.  It's not lost, but the new Music App isn't displaying it.  This is the worst of a number of amateurishly careless errors Apple has made with this Music release, and I expect (hope) it will be corrected in a future update.