Apple has released software updates for both iTunes and Apple TV today, addressing performance issues with the former and security issues with the latter. Specifically, iTunes 8.0.1 fixes the bug in Vista machines that leads to the "blue screen of death" when connecting an iPod and another bug that leads to some HDTV shows getting deleted during downloads.

The company also released Apple TV firmware version 2.2, which addresses three security issues involving maliciously crafted video files or PICT image files that could lead to arbitrary code execution. In terms of new features, the new firmware brings Genius and On-The-Go playlist support for Apple TV and an improved standby mode. It also enables users to purchase and download HD television shows directly from the media hub.

As usual, you can find the latest iTunes version at our download section. Apple TV users can apply the updated firmware by choosing the "Update Software" option in the Settings menu.