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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 July 2014

by TidBITS Staff

LaunchBar 6.0.2 -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 6.0.2 [1] with a smattering of new features, improvements, and fixes. The keyboard-based launcher and shortcut utility adds support for Safari history indexing for the upcoming OS X Yosemite, enables you to use Option-Escape to end sub-searching without closing the item list, and adds Encode to Base64 and Decode as Base64 string transformation actions. It also adds support for using rebeccapurple [2] with the Enter Color action in honor of Rebecca Meyer, daughter of author Eric Meyer. The update now displays additional mixed-case conversion suggestions during Enter/Edit Text, improves uppercase/lowercase case conversion titles, automatically sorts the ~/Downloads folder by Date Added, ensures the default Desktop indexing rule didn’t index any subfolders, and fixes Random Order playback for albums. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members [3], free update, 10 MB, release notes [4], 10.9+)

Read/post comments [5] about LaunchBar 6.0.2.

ScreenFlow 4.5.2 -- Telestream has released ScreenFlow 4.5.2 [6], which squashes a bug introduced in the previous maintenance release (see “ScreenFlow 4.5.1 [7],” 28 May 2014) that prevented default export filenames from matching document names. The screencast recording app fixes a hang that occurred when opening documents with a high zoom factor, improves performance when opening documents with zoomed up timelines and many clips with audio waveforms, and fixes a memory leak related to modifying the speed of a clip with an audio waveform. For a complete rundown of the new features, read the PDF release notes from Telestream’s support page [8]. Note that as of this writing, the Mac App Store [9] version of ScreenFlow remains at version 4.5. ($99 new from the Telestream Web site or $99.99 from the Mac App Store, 39.1 MB, 10.7+)

Read/post comments [10] about ScreenFlow 4.5.2.

Security Update 2014-003 (Mountain Lion and Lion) -- Apple has released Security Update 2014-002 for 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, and 10.7 Lion Server, with many of the same security fixes applied to the recently released OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks (see “OS X 10.9.4 Includes Wi-Fi, Wake from Sleep Fixes [11],” 30 June 2014). All three releases receive updates to the certificate trust policy, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities in maliciously crafted ZIP files, cURL re-using NTLM connections, and the Dock’s handling of messages from applications. The Mountain Lion Security Update also patches vulnerabilities related to a kernel memory issue with graphics drivers, a validation issue in the handling of OpenCL API calls, and array indexing with IOAcceleratorFamily (see the full list [12] of patched vulnerabilities). (All updates are free. For 10.8 Mountain Lion [13], 139.3 MB; for 10.7 Lion [14], 134 MB; for 10.7 Lion Server [15], 184.3 MB.)

Read/post comments [16] about Security Update 2014-003 (Mountain Lion and Lion).

[1]: http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/
[2]: http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2014/06/19/rebeccapurple/
[3]: http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html
[4]: http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/releasenotes.html
[5]: http://tidbits.com/article/14896#comments
[6]: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/overview.htm
[7]: http://tidbits.com/article/14795
[8]: http://www.telestream.net/telestream-support/screen-flow/help.htm
[9]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/screenflow-4/id573279886?mt=12&at=10l5PW
[10]: http://tidbits.com/article/14893#comments
[11]: http://tidbits.com/article/14881
[12]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6296
[13]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1753
[14]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1751
[15]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1752
[16]: http://tidbits.com/article/14891#comments