BadApple, a software plug-in that allegedly adds podcacasting support to Windows versions of Apple’s iTunes may be living up to its name in ways unanticipated by its creators, BadFruit.
As explained by the BadFruit website, “BadApple adds interoperability to view and download podcasts directly within iTunes software. There’s no need to download and learn other software programs because everything happens right in the iTunes software.”
However, feedback in the BadApple forums indicates that the plug-in is anything but good. Forum posters who have installed the plug-in have reported that iTunes was subsequently unable to access the iTunes Music Store. Even after uninstalling the BadApple plug-in these same users found that the iTunes Music Store still didn’t function properly.
Support in the forums has been spotty, with a moderator offering only this advice, “If you throw away the BadApple folder and remove the last line from hosts file in windows/system/etc there’s nothing else to change.”