Microsoft has released a pair of updates, one which is targeted at Vista iPod users, and another routine update to Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac.

The former update stamps out an issue where using Windows' "Safely Remove Hardware" function on an iPod could corrupt the iPod's data. However, even with iTunes 7.1.1, which together with iTunes 7.1 had addressed various incompatibilities with Vista, a couple minor issues remain according to Apple, including Windows contact list syncing issue and a minor interface bug.

The latter update brings Microsoft Office for Mac to version 11.3.5, with "several improvements to enhance security and stability, including fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code."

Related Forums: iPod touch and iPod, Mac Apps