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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 06-Apr-09

iTunes 8.1.1 from Apple “adds support for renting HD movies and provides a number of bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone or iPod touch.” (Free, 68 MB)

Default Folder X 4.2 from St. Clair Software is a maintenance and stability update to the Open and Save dialog-enhancement utility. Changes include support for OpenMeta tags in the Spotlight window below Save As dialogs and in the Info window below Open dialogs, a new AppleScript command that clears the list of recently used folders from the currently active folder set, added compatibility with the development builds of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and a number of minor bug fixes. A full list of changes is available from St. Clair Software’s Web site. ($34.95 new, free update, 10.2 MB)

VMware Fusion 2.0.3 from VMware is a maintenance update to the popular Windows virtualization software. The latest version reinstates support for driverless printer sharing, a feature that had stopped working for users who had installed Security Update 2009-001 while running Mac OS X 10.5.6. Plus, the update provides experimental support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server as a guest operating system. ($79.99, free update, 284 MB)

Camino 1.6.7 from The Camino Project is a security and stability update to the Mac-focused, Gecko-based Web browser. Changes include the addition of the latest Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which brings with it critical security and stability fixes, improved ad blocking, and a bug fix that stops cookies without valid names from preventing the display of stored cookies. Also fixed are two crashing bugs, one related to quitting Camino while the pop-up blocker is visible and the other to selecting an item from a context menu after its window has closed. (Free, 15.3 MB for English-only or 18.7 MB for multilingual)

NeoOffice 3.0 from NeoOffice updates the open-source productivity suite with features aimed at better mimicking the functionality of, the program on which NeoOffice is based. The latest version now includes almost all of’s features (with the exception of Mac OS X Universal Access support), as well as some additional ones such as support for the Media Browser, trackpad gesture support, image import capabilities for scanners and cameras, floating tool windows, and grammar checking under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. A full list of new features is available on the NeoOffice Web
. (Free update, 160 MB)

Fetch 5.3.1 from Fetch Softworks is a minor update to the longstanding file transfer software. According to the company’s Web site, “This is a minor update that fixes a few bugs in the check for update and purchasing code.” Fetch Softworks has also reduced the price for upgrading from Fetch 4 to Fetch 5. The upgrade is now $10, down from $15. ($25 new, free update, 16 MB)

WireTap Studio 1.0.9 from Ambrosia Software is a maintenance update to the tool for recording and editing audio on your Mac. The update fixes issues with LivePreview playback performance, Editor playback controls such as playback needle-tracking and file management, and settings being lost during recording. AAC recording stability has also been enhanced. ($69 new, free update, 30.8 MB)

Panorama 5.5.2 from ProVUE is a minor update to the company’s flagship database application, fixing a number of undisclosed minor bugs. In addition to the update, ProVUE has also developed a new credit card gateway for use from directly within the application. The gateway collects credit card information within Panorama and securely transmits it to Authorize.Net, and can be set up as an automated or button-activated process. ($299 new, updates from $89.99, 17.2 MB)

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