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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 February 2015

VMware Fusion 7.1.1 -- VMware has updated its virtualization package VMware Fusion (both standard and Professional editions) to version 7.1.1 with the capability to edit Processors & Memory settings for a restricted virtual machine without entering the restrictions password. Version 7.1.1 also fixes crashes when running the Bloomberg financial application and when running Outlook 2010 in Unity mode, fixes failures with the Command-G keyboard shortcut, and resolves issues with full screen mode on systems with some three-monitor configurations. There are several known issues to be aware of in version 7.1.1, including a failure for a Mac to wake up and repeated messages that some Windows applications were being opened for the first time when running VMware Fusion on OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite or later. Be sure to check the release notes for these known issues and recommended workarounds. ($69.99/149.99 new, $49.99/$79.99 upgrade, 333 MB)

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Coda 2.5.6 -- Panic released Coda 2.5.5 with a number of improvements and fixes for the Web site development tool. The update quickens the speed of Find and Replace (by up to 10 times in some cases), improves cache clearing in Preview, fixes an issue with reporting incorrect file dates, improves Git stability, adds PHP constants and “magic methods” to Autocomplete, improves the reliability of resolving network-based Places that may be unreachable, and makes minor cosmetic improvements. Shortly after this release, Panic updated Coda to version 2.5.6 to fix a possible exception when commenting code below folded code. ($99 new, free update, 84.5 MB, release notes, 10.7.5+)

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Audio Hijack 3.0.2 -- Rogue Amoeba has released Audio Hijack 3.0.2 to fix a critical App Nap-related bug that could produce incomplete or incorrect audio. The audio recording utility also now enables you to tweak recorder settings when a Recorder block is off (regardless of whether the Session is running or not), updates the Instant On component to version 8.0.6 to fix some minor bugs, ensures the Recordings tab reflects file name or title tag changes, changes the text of the Ducking block to add clarity, ensures session windows are remembered when re-opening or launching, and removes the capability to delete in-progress recordings. ($49 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update for version 3.0 licenses, $25 upgrade from older versions, 14.3 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.9 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.9. DEVONagent Pro gets the most attention with the addition of a new Inspectors pane, which unifies several previous panes to provide access to page properties, objects retrieved by scanners, and related pages. The update also improves the See Also algorithm to be more precise and deliver more useful summaries, enables you to remove all search results from a selected domain via a menu command (Data > Delete Domain), and adds support for .webhistory and .webbookmark bookmark files. Both the Pro and Express editions now support importing Safari 8.x history and update the Linked Audio/Video Files scanners to support embedded streams and videos (they’ve also been renamed to Audio/Video Files). All three editions now use HTTPS for all Google plug-ins and provide workarounds for memory management issues. (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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OmniFocus 2.1 -- The Omni Group has released OmniFocus 2.1 with changes to the user interface to more closely match OS X 10.10 Yosemite, including new toolbar icons and “incorporating vibrancy where appropriate.” The Getting Things Done-inspired task management app adds Today and Share extensions (found in the iOS version of OmniFocus for iPad and iPhone), adds support for Find and Replace in actions (in addition to notes), enables you to share text from actions via the toolbar share button, reduces the minimum window width, and attempts to use English relative date names when localized relative date names can’t be parsed. OmniFocus 2.1 also updates its system requirements to a minimum of 10.10 Yosemite, but file format and syncing remain compatible with all previous versions of OmniFocus for Mac and iOS. ($39.99 new for Standard edition and $79.99 for Pro edition from The Omni Group Web site, $39.99 for Standard edition from Mac App Store (with in-app purchase option to upgrade to Pro), 37.7 MB, release notes, 10.9.2+)

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Airfoil 4.8.13 -- Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.8.13, which resolves a rare problem where a sending Mac would fail to transmit audio to a remote speaker. The wireless audio broadcasting app also updates the Instant On component to version 8.0.6 to fix some minor bugs, removes an AppleScript issue with object references introduced in the previous release, and reports when an Apple TV has Device Verification enabled. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 15.1 MB, release notes, 10.7+)

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