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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 January 2013

by TidBITS Staff

Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.2 -- Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.2 [1] with a change in notification support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users, shifting from Growl to Notification Center. (Mike Bombich details the reasons [2] for the switch and offers a workaround to generate Growl notifications before or after scheduled backups.) The update improves handling MacFUSE filesystems, displays a “bread crumb”-style indicator of the path to the folder selected as a source or destination, improves how Carbon Copy Cloner prevents a system from going to sleep during a backup, and fixes an issue with the OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update that prevented a backup from taking place. Additionally, the system requirements for a remote Mac are now the same as those for your Mac running Carbon Copy Cloner — notably, backing up to a PowerPC-based Mac won’t work anymore. ($39.95 new, free update, 10.7 MB, release notes [3])

Read/post comments [4] about Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.2.

Airfoil 4.7.5 -- Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.7.5 [5], which restricts searches to your local network to prevent possible issues with Back to My Mac and iCloud. The update also fixes an issue with failing to open a DVD in Airfoil Video Player, prevents a crash if the Transmit button gets pressed exactly as an output disappears, and provides some small improvements for Retina displays (a full Retina display update is yet to come). ($25 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members [6], free update, 10.6 MB, release notes)

Read/post comments [7] about Airfoil 4.7.5.

SpamSieve 2.9.6 -- C-Command Software has released SpamSieve 2.9.6 [8] with a fix for a bug that slowed down spam-filtering operations in Postbox when running OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. The update now understands that @icloud.com, @me.com, and @mac.com addresses are equivalent for training purposes in Apple Mail, and SpamSieve also offers to load addresses from Microsoft Outlook directly rather than use the less-than-reliable Sync Services to perform that task. The release also removes flags from a message trained as good in Apple Mail, improves handling of invalid data received from a mail program, and improves interaction between SpamSieve and server-based spam mailboxes to prevent a trained spam message from ending up in the local spam mailbox. ($30 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members [9], free update, 10.4 MB, release notes [10])

Read/post comments [11] about SpamSieve 2.9.6.

BusyCal 2.0.2 -- BusyMac has released BusyCal 2.0.2 [12], a minor update that puts paid to several bugs. The update fixes some unspecified Google Calendar syncing bugs, a bug that prevented past due to-do items from showing in the To Do List, bootstrapping bugs with Daylite and Zimbra CalDAV Servers, and a bug that occurred when entering start times between 0001-0059 in 24-hour time. It also adds an option to print multiple months/weeks when viewing a custom number of weeks/days. ($49.99 new, but currently selling for $29.99 solely via the Mac App Store [13], free update, 8.3 MB, release notes [14])

Read/post comments [15] about BusyCal 2.0.2.

Typinator 5.4 -- With the release of Typinator 5.4 [16], Ergonis’s typing expansion utility now enables you to export abbreviation sets using either tab-delimited text format or comma-separated value (CSV) format. The update also improves imports from TextExpander with conversion of date/time calculations, special keys, and input fields. The release also avoids a delay after opening the Typinator window for the first time, fixes an issue with Default Folder X, and provides improved compatibility with Photoshop CS6 droplets. (€24.99 new with a 25-percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 5.0 MB, release notes [17])

Read/post comments [18] about Typinator 5.4.

BBEdit 10.5.1 -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 10.5.1 [19], a maintenance release devoted exclusively to fixes after the recent release of 10.5 (see “BBEdit 10.5 Adds Versions and Brings Web Sites into Projects [20],” 4 December 2012). Amongst the voluminous bug squashes listed in the often humorous release notes [21], the update ensures the Markup menu’s H1 through H6 commands render the correct heading level, fixes a bug that would reinstall command line tools if they were already present and up to date, adjusts behavior for the clippings system to avoid a crash at startup, corrects line spacing for printed documents, and fixes a bug in which attributes couldn’t be removed from existing markup by using the Markup Builder panel. ($49.99 new from Bare Bones or the Mac App Store [22], free update, $39.99 upgrade from pre-10 versions, 12.6 MB)

Read/post comments [23] about BBEdit 10.5.1.

[1]: http://www.bombich.com/
[2]: http://help.bombich.com/discussions/questions/19631-ccc-352-growl-support-removed-for-mountain-lion-users
[3]: http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.2_a.html
[4]: http://tidbits.com/article/13482#comments
[5]: http://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/
[6]: http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html
[7]: http://tidbits.com/article/13481#comments
[8]: http://c-command.com/spamsieve/
[9]: http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html
[10]: http://c-command.com/forums/showthread.php/3683-SpamSieve-2-9-6
[11]: http://tidbits.com/article/13480#comments
[12]: http://www.busymac.com/busycal/
[13]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busycal-2/id567245998
[14]: http://www.busymac.com/busycal/releasenotes.html
[15]: http://tidbits.com/article/13479#comments
[16]: http://www.ergonis.com/products/typinator/
[17]: http://www.ergonis.com/products/typinator/history.html
[18]: http://tidbits.com/article/13478#comments
[19]: http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/
[20]: http://tidbits.com/article/13433
[21]: http://www.barebones.com/support/bbedit/arch_bbedit1051.html
[22]: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbedit/id404009241?mt=12&at=10l5PW
[23]: http://tidbits.com/article/13477#comments