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View Extra Audio Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, Option-clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar displays a list of sound input and output devices. Choose one to switch to it; it's much easier than using the Sound preference pane. Also, hold Shift and click the icon to set the system volume, which is separate from the general output volume.

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Airfoil 4.8.8

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Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.8.8, a small but important update to the audio transmission utility. The release addresses several changes that Apple made to its Gatekeeper system and restores compatibility for those running (the as-yet-unreleased) OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks and later. Additionally, update improves how it filters its background processes for the Source pop-up menu, restores the capability to capture Text to Speech audio, and provides relevant track titles to Nicecast when using Airfoil Speakers. ($25 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 14.9 MB, release notes, 10.7+)


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Alan Forkosh  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-08-12 00:29
Rogue Amoeba has also updated at least some of their other software. On my computers, I found updates for Airfoil Speakers and Audio Hijack Pro.
Agen Schmitz  2014-08-12 08:03
Yes, those were released at the end of July:
Alan Forkosh  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2014-08-12 17:09
They got bumped again (Audio Hijack Pro is now 2.11.1).