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Use VirusBarrier X6 to Find Internet Traffic Paths

Need to find out who owns a domain name, or where your traffic is being routed? VirusBarrier X6 has a number of network monitoring tools, including a built-in Whois search tool, and a Traceroute feature. If you use the latter, you can even display a map after the traceroute has completed, showing exactly where in the world data passes between your Mac and a selected IP address.

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Sandvox 2.2

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Karelia Software has released Sandvox 2.2, a new version of its popular Web site creation software. The update comes with a few new features, starting with support for maps, which can be added to a Web page just by providing a location or address, and several new formatting options, including lists and strikethrough text. The new release also comes with improved connectivity with servers using SFTP and WebDAV, enhanced media handling tools, and better support for HTML 5. ($79.99 new from Karelia or the Mac App Store, free update, 32 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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