DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.8.3. The updates bring native support for the DuckDuckGo search engine to all three editions (to learn more about this up-and-coming search engine, see “Search in Private with DuckDuckGo,” 20 August 2014). The Express and Pro editions also add an option to stop a search as soon as you open a result, update the Macintosh News search sets and Facebook Profiles plug-in, improve handling of HTML and HTTP dates, and make termination of frozen background tasks more reliable. (All updates are free. DEVONagent Lite, free, release notes; DEVONagent Express, $4.95 new, release notes; DEVONagent Pro, $49.95 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, release notes. 10.7.5+)
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- Search in Private with DuckDuckGo (20 Aug 14)