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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 November 2013

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ChronoSync 4.4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.4 -- Econ Technologies squashes some bugs for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks with the release of ChronoSync 4.4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.4.4. Both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent provide fixes for a bug that caused a fatal error if a scanned folder lacked read permissions and a crash when processing temporary files with a leading tilde character. The ChronoSync synchronization/backup app also resolves a problem that occurred when moving files to a target’s archive, fixes several instances of crashes caused when the app attempted to report exceptions, and implements more efficient Unicode filename handling. Full release notes for ChronoSync and ChronoAgent are available. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 27.1 MB, 10.6 MB)

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Evernote 5.4.3 -- Updating its eponymous information management app to version 5.4.3, Evernote improves support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks as well as support for the ScanSnap Evernote Edition scanner. The update now enables you to rotate or delete pages from a PDF, add a markup summary page to annotated PDFs, and flip or rotate pages. Evernote 5.4.3 also improves support for dragging images into the app from Web browsers. One known issue with the latest release is the inability for Spotlight to index notes created in Evernote when running Mavericks, but a fix is promised. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 50.6 MB)

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AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2 -- Apple has released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.2 for the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac that were released earlier this year (see “Apple Releases Longer-lasting MacBook Air, Faster AirPort,” 10 June 2013). The update fixes a bug that prevented a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from being recognized as an available disk for Time Machine, resolves a problem that caused intermittent loss in WAN connectivity, and addresses an issue that could result in a network loop. You must update your AirPort base station using AirPort Utility via either your Mac or an iOS device with the free AirPort Utility app installed (the download isn’t available via the Apple Support Web page).

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CloudPull 2.5.3 -- Golden Hill Software has released CloudPull 2.5.3 with a number of improvements and bug fixes. The Google data backup application ensures that your inbox mail folder will be found even if it’s not named “INBOX,” increases the allowed amount of time for a Gmail message to be downloaded, adds error handling improvements when downloading Gmail messages, retrieves a fresh list of calendar events to avoid an issue that prevented Google Calendar from backing up, fixes a problem that incorrectly caused mail messages to be listed as unlabeled, and confirms that all previously backed up files are still present in the backup repository at the start of each backup cycle. ($24.99 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 9.7 MB, release notes)

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Mactracker 7.2.1 -- Ian Page has released Mactracker 7.2, which adds the full slate of recent Mac and iOS releases to the popular encyclopedia of Apple products. In addition to the late 2013 hardware releases (including the MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c), Mactracker adds details from the releases of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X Server 3.0, and iOS 7. Now offering support for running on Mavericks, the update also adds case color details to a number of early Mac models; provides Maximum Battery Cycle Count information to MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models; and adds Intelligent Assistant and Processor Architecture information to iPhone and iPad models. Shortly after version 7.2 was released, Mactracker was updated to version 7.2.1 with details on the latest iOS releases and other minor changes and additions. As of this writing, the Mac App Store version hasn’t yet made the leap to version 7.2.1. (Free, 32.7 MB, release notes)

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iMovie 10.0.1 -- Apple has released iMovie 10.0.1, which now enables the video editing app to be installed on some Macs with older video processing cards. The recently released iMovie 10.0 (see “New Free iLife and iWork Apps Share across Devices and Platforms,” 22 October 2013) required an OpenCL-capable video card when it was launched. iMovie 10.0.1 revises that requirement to include some older video cards — but Apple doesn’t specify which video cards may be compliant. The update also fixes a bug that caused iMovie to quit unexpectedly or stop responding when updating projects and events from previous versions of iMovie. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 1.94 GB)

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1Password 4.0.9 -- AgileBits has released 1Password 4.0.8 with a handy new method of adding or updating software licenses — just drag and drop an app onto the 1Password dock icon. The update also enables you to import Windows-based .1pif files by double-clicking them in the Finder, prompts (via 1Password mini) if the database file is damaged and the latest backup needs to be restored, and improves syncing performance. Shortly after the release of version 4.0.8, AgileBits released 1Password 4.0.9 with fixes for several instances of crashes, including when attempting to edit an item in OS X 10.9 Mavericks and when trying to simultaneously edit and change the current vault. As of this writing, the Mac App Store version remains stalled at version 4.0.8. ($49.99 new, free update, 35.5 MB, release notes)

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Mailplane 3.1 -- Uncomplex has released Mailplane 3.1 with a number of improvements to the Gmail-specific email client. The update now enables you to switch between an unlimited number of Gmail accounts (previously, Mailplane limited you to 10 accounts), adds an option to suppress notifications of unread messages in the menu bar and the Dock (if you don’t need to see the count of unread messages taunting you everywhere you look), automatically hides the Gmail header when printing a message, fixes the Quick Look previews of Office documents in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and fixes a bug with Google’s recently updated sign-in interface. ($24.95 new, free update, 17.2 MB, release notes)

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.9 -- Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.3.9 with several improvements to Outlook. The release now defaults newly configured Yahoo Mail and Outlook.com accounts to IMAP rather than to POP, adds an option for you to decide whether to send a read receipt after it has been requested, improves conversation threading, and fixes a bug that prevented Outlook from connecting to Exchange when certain proxy servers were used. Additionally, the update fixes a crash when opening the Polish localization of Word 2011 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (Free update via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes)

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