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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 11-May-09

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Fireworks CS4 10.0.3 Updater from Adobe is a maintenance update to the powerful vector and bitmap graphics editor. Changes include improved general stability under both Mac and Windows, a fix for a bug that caused text to shift, and a handful of bug fixes addressing issues related to pasting text from Microsoft Office into Fireworks. The update is available for download via the Adobe Update Manager and from Adobe's Web site. Also available for download from Adobe's Web site is a PDF version of the update's full release notes. ($299 new, free update, 46.6 MB)

Xserve LOM Firmware Update 1.2 from Apple updates the Lights-Out Management environment for the Xserve (Early 2008). The update addresses "issues that cause frequent power supply and fan notifications to be sent." More information regarding the update, including installation steps, is available via Apple's Web site. The update is available via Software Update and can also be downloaded from Apple's Support Downloads page. (Free update, 719 KB)

BBEdit 9.2 from Bare Bones Software is the latest version of the powerful text editor. New features include a Sleep command that helps restore the application's current state at its next launch, full support for the LassoScript language, and Growl support for select functions. Other features receiving enhancements include BBEdit's expert preferences interface, FTP and SFTP clients, integration with Terminal, and command line tools. Full release notes are available via Bare Bones's Web site. ($125 new, free update, 15.4 MB).

OmniFocus 1.6.1 from The Omni Group is a minor maintenance update to the task-management utility. Changes include enhanced compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4, improved syncing performance, and updated localizations. Two attachment-related bugs have also been fixed. A full list of changes is available on The Omni Group Web site. ($79.95 new, free update, 17.2 MB)

SousChef 1.2 from Acacia Tree Software is significant update to the cooking and recipe management software. Changes include support for the metric system, the capability to import large MacGourmet databases, paginated search results, an enhanced grocery list feature, and more accurate ingredient parsing. A handful of bugs related to slow quit times, crashing, and dialog cancellations have also been fixed. ($30 new, free update, 8.7 MB)

iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4 from Apple fixes "intermittent system freeze issues for iMac computers with ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics and fixes wake-from-sleep issues in Boot Camp." Installation steps are available, and the update can be downloaded from Apple's Support Downloads page. (Free update, 1.7 MB)

Tweetie 1.1 from Atebits is a quick update to the recently released Mac Twitter client. Changes include per-account notification settings, support for Growl, the capability to save searches, a new Mark All As Read command, and auto-updates for Trends. Also, error handling has been improved, the tweet display has been tweaked, the direct message display interface has been enhanced, and users can now opt to disable menu items. ($19.95 registered/free with ads, free update, 1.7 MB)


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