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Tangerine! and Voice Candy Updated

Tangerine! just got a minor update but for some it could be a big deal. That's because it is now localized to Japanese and that includes even the online documentation. Our Japanese distributor, ACT2, have been a great help with these.

Voice Candy had been localized to Japanese for a while but it now includes the translated online documentation as well.

If you are Japanese and bought the software untranslated, thank you. I'm so sorry that it took so long. ごめんなさい!

Tangerine! MacUpdate Promo

Until midnight Eastern Standard Time tonight, Tangerine! goes on sale at MacUpdate for just $14.95. If you have been holding out on Tangerine! because of the price, don't miss this opportunity to snag a copy since chances like this won't come often.

If you leave a comment at the MacUpdate promo site, you'll be entered automatically to receive a free license being raffled out.

Link to MacUpdate Promo

Tangerine! 1.2.2 Released

About 3 hours after my "oh no! the sky has fallen on me again" blog post, Tangerine! has been updated to work with the new QuickTime 7.2. You might want to hold back on the QT upgrade since there are still those other problems people are reporting, but at least Tangerine! won't hold you back any longer.

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QuickTime 7.2 Problems with Tangerine!

If you are a Tangerine! user, please do NOT upgrade to QuickTime 7.2 yet.

If you do, you will not be able to analyze non-DRMed songs. Ironically, DRM protected songs are safe because QuickTime isn't used to get sound samples from them.

It seems like Tangerine! isn't the only thing affected by QuickTime 7.2 either as you can see here, here, and here. That last link has instructions on how to downgrade to QuickTime 7.1.6 if you already upgraded and can't live without Tangerine! for a week or two.

I am getting really tired of having my blood pressure shoot up whenever there's a system software update. I thought the last two iTunes updates were bad, but this seems like the worst yet.

Tangerine! 1.2 Released

After much testing and development, Tangerine! 1.2 is finally out the door. As mentioned in the previous post, the big new feature is its ability to analyze DRMed files from the iTunes Store.

While I am giddy like a schoolgirl that the iTunes Store is finally offering DRM free songs, the irony of the timing has not escaped me. However, I am sure that a lot of you Tangerine! users out there will still have DRMed songs in your library for a while yet, so this should be a welcome feature.

A new minor change with this version is better sorting of songs. I'm not sure if many of you know this, but iTunes ignores the word "The" when it sorts songs by album, artist, or title. It's these small, almost invisible details that make the Mac platform shine. We really should have had this in Tangerine! from day 1, but it's better late than never. As a bonus, when you sort by album, Tangerine! will now sort the songs in the same album by disc and track number as well, just like iTunes.