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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 June 2010

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PasswordWallet 4.5.3 -- Selznick Scientific Software has released a minor update to the longstanding password management utility PasswordWallet. Version 4.5.3 offers synchronization speeds that are ten times faster than the previous release, along with improved keyboard support for working with document password dialogs. The update also fixes occasional issues with the Find Duplicates feature, addresses duplication errors with syncing, and resolves a bug related to files remaining locked after quitting the program. The company has also released Password Wallet 4.5.2 for the iPhone with a number of new features and usability tweaks. ($20 new, free update, 5.7 MB)

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MacSpeech Scribe 1.1 -- MacSpeech has released a minor maintenance update to its transcription software MacSpeech Scribe. Version 1.1 fixes a pesky bug that prevented users from closing the File Open window after completing a transcription. The update also adds support for volume licensing. To learn more about MacSpeech Scribe, see Matt Neuburg's recent review, "Transcribe Recordings With MacSpeech Scribe," 19 May 2010. ($149.99 new, free update, 8.8 MB)

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1Password 3.2.1 -- Agile Web Solutions has released a maintenance and compatibility update to the popular password management utility 1Password. Version 3.2.1 adds support for the just-released Safari 5, changes default search settings to always search all items, and improves the process by which Web site icons and page previews are downloaded. Also, several minor issues have been addressed including a problem with the Login password generator, sluggish keyboard scrolling through Login lists, and a bug related to date selection. Full release notes are available on the Agile Web Solutions Web site. ($39.95 new, free update, 15.1 MB)

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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.5 Update -- The Microsoft Office 2008 12.2.5 Update addresses 14 security vulnerabilities, the most serious of which pertain to maliciously crafted Excel files that could enable attackers to run arbitrary code and gain elevated system rights; accounts with administrative rights are at a greater risk than accounts with fewer privileges. The update addresses these issues by changing the way certain Excel files are parsed and by correcting certain installation problems with the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac. Additionally, the update fixes an issue with the custom dictionary that caused it to include words from other languages.

The update is rated Important for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac and requires that you've previously installed the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update. The update is available from Microsoft's Web site and via the Office 2008 version of Microsoft AutoUpdate. (Free, 332.8 MB)

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.9 Update -- The Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.9 Update addresses 14 security vulnerabilities, the most serious of which pertain to maliciously crafted Excel files that could enable attackers to run arbitrary code and gain elevated system rights; accounts with administrative rights are at a greater risk than accounts with fewer privileges. The update addresses these issues by changing the way certain Excel files are parsed and by correcting installation problems with the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

The update is rated Important for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and requires that you've previously installed the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.8 Update. The update is available from Microsoft's Web site and via the Office 2004 version of Microsoft AutoUpdate. (Free, 9.7 MB)

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Cyberduck 3.5 -- Cyberduck 3.5 is a significant update to the popular open-source file transfer client, adding support for Google Docs storage. Files uploaded to Google Docs are converted to Google Docs format, and you can set what format you want downloaded files in. Plus, if you upload images to Google Docs, Cyberduck can perform optical character recognition on the files. The update also adds support for Reduced Redundancy Storage at Amazon S3, custom metadata attributes for S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files, keyboard-interactive authentication using SecureID, the capability to configure access logs for CloudFront streaming distributions, and Romanian and Slovenian localizations. A full list of changes and enhancements is available on Cyberduck's Web site. (Free, 19.2 MB)

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Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 -- Following a lengthy public beta, Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3.0. The latest major version of the company's professional photo cataloging and editing software dramatically improves its capability to reduce noise from high-ISO images, adds support for organizing video files in the library, uploads images to Flickr (and displays comments that other people leave on them at the site), and adds tethered shooting to record photos directly from the camera to Lightroom. A few other new features dance between the analog and digital photo worlds. Notably, a lens correction feature can correct images based on camera model, lens model, and combinations of the two, addressing the quirks of specific sensors and glass. Perspective correction helps remove unwanted distortion. And, at the other end of the spectrum, a new film grain simulation tool brings a customizable analog film look to digital photos. ($299 new, $99 upgrade, 74.9 MB)

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