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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 February 2015

Hazel 3.3.4 -- Noodlesoft has released Hazel 3.3.4 with a number of fixes and improvements for the file cleanup utility. The update fixes a crash when editing a time recurrence, adds decimal value conditions to a number of fields, makes it so the Passes JavaScript condition works, resolves an issue that prevented Hazel from not waking to delete oversized files in the trash, and fixes a bug that made it possible to delete the last condition or action if you clicked fast enough. ($29 new, free update, 8.9 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.8 -- Microsoft has updated Office 2011 to version 14.4.8, fixing a frustrating bug in Outlook that caused repeated password prompts for Office 365 Exchange Online accounts. The update also addresses an issue in PowerPoint that prevented text boxes from being manipulated using a keyboard if different input methods were utilized, and it fixes a problem in Outlook that caused messages to be displayed incorrectly when certain .pst files with Rich Text Format (RTF) encoding were imported. (Free update from the Microsoft Download Center or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 114 MB, release notes, 10.5.8+)

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BusyCal 2.6.4 -- BusyMac has released BusyCal 2.6.4, which adds integration with the company’s just-released BusyContacts contact management app. BusyCal also fixes several unspecified CalDAV and Exchange syncing bugs, fixes a Google 409 error when modifying a repeating event, adds support for iCloud symbolic calendar colors, fixes a custom date format crash on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, discards snooze alarms if a conflict with the server occurs, and adds black to the calendar and tag colors. ($49.99 new from BusyMac or the Mac App Store, free update, 10.3 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.0.2 -- Smile has released version 7.0.2 of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, a small maintenance update for the recently upgraded PDF editing apps (see “Smile Releases PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7,” 16 January 2015). Both editions add a Share button to the default toolbar, fix an issue where signatures were compressed when a PDF was resized, fix several crashes, ensure that changes to OCR sound preferences persist across application relaunches, and update French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish translations. Note that as of this writing, the Mac App Store editions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro were still stuck at version 7.0. ($74.95/$124.95 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, $30 upgrade from version 6 from Smile Web site, free updates from version 7.0, 51.6/52.2 MB, release notes, 10.7+)

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