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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 January 2015

Little Snitch 3.5.1 — Objective Development has released Little Snitch 3.5.1 with cosmetic refinements to the configuration user interface to better match the look of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The network monitoring utility also fixes a rare issue that caused the app to hang when attempting to restart a computer after a first-time installation, fixes a bug introduced in version 3.5 that caused Until Quit rules to remain enabled after the process quit, improves compatibility with Xcode Server, and fixes an issue in the Network Monitor that caused the destination to display incorrectly as “0 Servers.” ($34.95 new, free update, 21.2 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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ChronoAgent 1.5 — Econ Technologies has released ChronoAgent 1.5, the synchronization and backup utility that works with Econ’s ChronoSync app to provide direct connectivity to a remote Mac. The update adds the capability to back up or sync over the Internet using the new WAN Access panel, and ChronoAgent can automatically configure the port-mapping functionality of your router. ChronoAgent 1.5 includes a built-in Dynamic DNS client that can connect to several popular services. Additionally, icons and supplemental artwork have been optimized for Retina displays, Notification Center support has been added, and you can limit ChronoAgent’s access to files by approving only specific volumes. Version 1.5 also features a redesigned user interface and now requires a 64-bit Intel processor and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later. Econ Technologies promises to update ChronoSync to version 4.6 in the coming weeks. ($15 new, free update, 9.0 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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