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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26 July 2010

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1Password 3.3 -- Agile Web Solutions has released a substantial update to the popular password management utility 1Password. Version 3.3 improves integration with Dropbox, adds support for beta versions of Firefox 4, and adds support for Camino 2.0.3. 1PasswordAnywhere gains search and copy capabilities, and can now be set to lock after 1 minute of idle time. The update also fixes an issue that prevented initial clicks on the Firefox 1Password toolbar buttons from registering, and another issue that would cause the 1Password menu to open and close when pressing modifier keys. Full release notes noting all 28 changes are available on the Agile Web Solutions Web site. ($39.95 new, free update, 15.1 MB)

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Wiki Server Update 1.0 -- Apple's Wiki Server Update 1.0 (part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server) is a minor maintenance update that addresses a handful of general reliability issues. Issues addressed include authenticating users with high-bit characters (such as accent marks) in full user names, enabling wiki group calendar access from iCal, enabling wikis and blogs to remain accessible after a migration from Leopard Server, starting wiki services after a page was modified by a user using their full name, and displaying private blogs that have been accessed by their owner. The update, whose changes are also included in the just-released 1.1 update to Snow Leopard Server 10.6.4 (delta and combo), is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free, 26.3 MB)

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Firefox 3.6.7 -- Mozilla's Firefox 3.6.7 is a minor maintenance update that addresses a handful of security vulnerabilities and a long list of stability bugs. The 126 stability issues addressed in this update are minor and/or exceedingly technical, though if you'd like to peruse the list it's available on Mozilla's Web site. The critical security vulnerabilities addressed could result in the standard threats of arbitrary code execution and attacker-controlled memory. More specific security notes are available. (Free, 19 MB)

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iTunes 9.2.1 -- Apple has released iTunes 9.2.1 to fix a number of bugs, addressing some minor unspecified issues with drag-and-drop, disabling some older incompatible third-party plug-ins, resolving performance problems that can occur on the first sync of a new device with iTunes 9.2, and fixing a bug triggered by upgrading an iPhone or iPod touch to iOS 4 with encrypted backups. Finally, the update addresses a critical security vulnerability. iTunes 9.2.1 is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free, 101.82 MB)

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