GraphicConverter 9.3 -- Lemkesoft has released with several newly added features. The venerable graphic conversion and editing utility now has support for recording mouse clicks, exporting keyword palette entries as a text file, applying a browser extension filter to folders, and exporting a lossy PNG file. Other additions include the Lens Correction, Gradient Intensity, and Edges effects. GraphicConverter 9.3 also improves the speed of the browser, adds alpha channel support to multicrop, improves the Save for Web dialog, ensures the browser info pane remembers the last selected tab, and fixes several instances of possible crashes. Note that the  edition is still stuck on version 9.2.1 as of this writing. ($39.95 new, free update, 239 MB, , 10.7+)
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Mactracker 7.3.3 -- Ian Page has released, which adds recent releases for the MacBook Pro (see “ ,” 29 July 2014) and 21.5-inch iMac (see “ ,” 18 June 2014). The popular encyclopedia of Apple products gains details about the latest OS X and iOS releases, the 16 GB configuration of the iPod touch (5th generation), and the Apple Lisa and Apple Lisa 2. It also updates Support Status for Apple’s latest Vintage and Obsolete products. (Free from Mactracker Web site or , 34.6 MB, )
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Airfoil 4.8.8 -- Rogue Amoeba has released TidBITS members, free update, 14.9 MB, , 10.7+), 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
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iTunes 11.3.1 -- Apple has released with a couple of podcast-related fixes. The update squashes a bug that prevented subscribed podcasts from updating with new episodes and rectifies an issue that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while browsing podcast episodes in List view. iTunes 11.3.1 is available as a direct download from Apple’s  or via Software Update. (Free, 229 MB, 10.6.8+)
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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.6 -- Bombich Software has released, a small maintenance release for the backup utility. The update improves the implementation of a bug fix that was introduced in version 3.5.5 related to handling corrupted Access Control List entries, fixes a Drobo-related issue that resulted in the backup task being aborted prematurely, improves filtering of errors caused by a Synology NAS file sharing server’s inability to serve up Synology-proprietary extended attributes, prohibits copying a source volume with ownership disabled directly to the startup disk, and withdraws a configuration change that did not improve detection of dropped connections to a remote Macintosh. ($39.95 new, free update, 10.8 MB, , 10.6+)
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Hider 2.1 -- MacPaw has released version 2.1 of its app, which enables you to hide and encrypt private data on your Mac (see Nick Mediati’s review, “ ,” 8 May 2014). The update restructures the vault database for improved handling of unforeseen interruptions and adds advanced secure erase options added that make traces of hidden files unrecoverable. Hider 2.1 also introduces the capability to select a custom primary vault location on your drive, improves the workflow for external drives, adds a user interface state preservation, improves compatibility with FAT and ExFAT external drives, and adds drag-and-drop support for the Hider menu bar icon. A free 15-day trial is available at the MacPaw Web site, and Hider 2.1 is available via the . ($19.99 new, free update, 5.7 MB, , 10.8+)
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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.7.7 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of release notes; 25 percent discount for  on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.7.5+) (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and  to version 2.7.7, adding recognition of source code files from Apple’s new Swift programming language (for more on Swift, see Michael Cohen’s “ ,” 12 June 2014). The three editions of the DEVONthink document and information manager also improve the speed and reliability of importing and indexing files; retain more metadata in exported documents; pre-fill the Save panel with tags (when running OS X 10.9 Mavericks); ensure that scroll position, insertion mark position, and selection are retained when toggling views; scale images in new formatted notes or notes imported from Evernote; and work around unspecified issues with the Yosemite Public Beta. All editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote now require 10.7.5 Lion at minimum if purchased from the DEVONtechnologies Web site. If you purchased  or  from the Mac App Store, 10.8.3 Mountain Lion or later is required. Note, however, that both of those Mac App Store titles have yet to be updated to version 2.7.7 as of this writing. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, ; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, ; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, ; DEVONnote, $24.95 new,
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