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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 25 January 2016

iMovie 10.1.1 -- Apple has released iMovie 10.1.1, fixing a bug with YouTube sharing that could prevent sign-in for users with multiple accounts. The update also resolves a problem that could prevent White Balance adjustments from being applied to clips, ensures that Sony XAVC S clips captured at 100 fps or 120 fps play correctly, fixes a bug that could lead to incorrect display of still images, and now properly copies clips dragged from the Project Media container to events in the Library list. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 2.02 GB, 10.10.5+)

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Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 -- Parallels has released Parallels Desktop version 11.1.1 (build 32312), sorting out an issue with Boot Camp virtual machines not booting and fixing a problem that prevented NTFS drives from mounting. The virtualization software also resolved a bug with Microsoft Outlook crashing in Windows after opening an Outlook file from OS X, another crash that occurred after quitting a virtual machine in Full Screen mode while another virtual machine is running, and a bug that caused the mouse cursor to look corrupted when Retina settings were applied to an external display.

Shortly after this update was issued, Parallels Desktop was updated to version 11.1.2 (build 32408) to resolve an issue with connecting USB devices to virtual machines after upgrading to OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan, fix a bug that prevented a virtual machine from waking from sleep, sort out a problem with virtual machines not recognizing additional displays when using all displays in Full Screen mode, and prevent a black screen from appearing after installing Parallels Tools on 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion virtual machines. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, $49.99 upgrade, free update for version 11 licenses, 293 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)

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Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.3 -- Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.3 with a number of bug fixes for the venerable word processor. The update resolves an issue that could cause Nisus Writer to ignore the autosave delay preference, improves the CPU performance of the LibreOffice-based file converter when it should be idle in the background, fixes a crash caused by documents with certain kinds of automatic numbers, and fixes a problem with macros that failed to function correctly on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. ($79 new from Nisus Software and the Mac App Store, free update, 221 MB, release notes, 10.8.5+)

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ClamXav 2.8.9 -- Canimaan Software has issued ClamXav 2.8.9 with improved reliability of virus definition updates and the addition of a Quarantine toolbar button to the default toolbar. The virus scanner now checks proxy settings every time definition updates are checked, ensures that the Command-Delete keyboard shortcut deletes a selected file (rather than simply removing it from the infection list), improves reliability of scanning from the Finder Services/contextual menu item, and fixes a bug that prevented items added to the source list from getting properly selected. ($29.95 new, free update, 23.3 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)

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Security Update 2016-001 (Mavericks and Yosemite) -- Apple has issued Security Update 2016-001 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite with a single patch that affects the older California-themed OS releases. (The rest of the listed security fixes apply only to the concurrently released OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan; see “OS X 10.11.3 and iOS 9.2.1 Bring Bug Fixes,” 19 January 2016.) The update improves memory handling with libxslt (the library used to perform XSL transformations on XML documents) to avoid a type confusion that could allow a maliciously crafted to execute arbitrary code. The security updates are available via Software Update or via direct download from Apple’s Support Downloads Web site. (Free. For 10.9.5 Mavericks, 288.3 MB; for 10.10.5 Yosemite, 369 MB)

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