Security Update 2015-002 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite) — Apple has released Security Update 2015-002 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, and 10.10 Yosemite. Most noteworthy is the fix for the FREAK vulnerability (short for Factoring RSA Export Keys), which could enable an attacker to intercept SSL/TLS-encrypted traffic and then access or alter communications between the client and server. Security Update 2015-002 also addresses a vulnerability in IOAcceleratorFamily and IOSurface’s handling of serialized objects for all three operating systems. For Yosemite, the Security Update patches leaking
kernel addresses and heap permutation values from the mach_port_kobject kernel interface and improves bounds checking for iCloud Keychain to contain multiple buffer overflows. Security Update 2015-002 is available via Software Update or via direct download from Apple’s Support Downloads Web site. Note that there are two updates available for 10.10 Yosemite — one for Early 2015 Macs (i.e., those announced last week; see “New 12-inch MacBook Joins Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro,” 9 March 2015) and one for older Macs. (Free. For 10.8 Mountain Lion, 177.3 MB; for 10.9 Mavericks, 62.3
MB; for 10.10.2 Yosemite, 5.4 MB; and for Yosemite on Early 2015 Macs, 5 MB)
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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.4 — DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.8.4. The three editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote simplify how files and folders are moved into databases from the Finder by adding the capability to drag items while pressing the Command key. This action imports the files and sends the originals to the Trash. The four apps also add new date-related smart group conditions, improve compatibility with OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite (resolving
glitches in the group selector and the Groups & Tags panel, plus page up/down keyboard handling of PDF views), add support for
.webbookmark bookmark files, retain tags of documents after splitting them, and improve the French localization. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.7.5+)
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iMovie 10.0.7 — Apple has released iMovie 10.0.7 with support for browsing and adding content from Moments, Collections, Favorites, and Albums in the new Photos for OS X app (currently available only as a beta version; see Jason Snell’s “Initial Impressions of Photos for OS X Beta,” 9 February 2015). iMovie now always displays Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons below the Viewer for easier navigation, and makes the Record Voiceover button available below the Viewer for easier access when adding narration. The update also adds support for the Sony XAVC-S format
and addresses unspecified stability and compatibility issues. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 2.0 GB, 10.10+)
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Evernote 6.0.7 — Evernote has released version 6.0.7 of its eponymous information management app to try to tame high CPU usage and improve general note editing sluggishness, though a larger fix is promised for the next version to resolve these issues fully. The update ensures that the Attachments button shows all shared notes and notebooks in a Work Chat, enables you to customize the toolbar to meet your needs, fixes an issue with dragging and dropping an image in a note (and now always appends attachments to the end of a note), fixes an issue with pasting URLs containing
? characters on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and fixes a bug with searching PDFs. As of this writing, the Mac App Store edition was still stuck at version 6.0.6. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 64.6 MB, release notes, 10.7.5+)
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GraphicConverter 9.6 — Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 9.6 with a variety of new features and improvements for the venerable graphic conversion and editing utility. The update adds support for Photoshop Pattern file import, a batch SVG-to-PDF (vector) conversion, support for pressure-sensitive pens by the Brush tool, an automatic Red Eye feature, the capability to shift channels left and right, and support for importing and exporting BPG (Better Portable Graphics) image files. It also improves MIME decoding, shows a marker in the Open Street Map display, ensures that corrupt GPS data will no
longer report that a file has any GPS data, and updates the Norwegian localization. ($39.95 new from Lemkesoft or the Mac App Store, free update, 234 MB, release notes, 10.7+)
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Mailplane 3.4.1 — Uncomplex has released Mailplane 3.4.1, which solves a longstanding crash associated with the Streak customer relationship management plug-in. The Gmail-specific email client also now enables you to set how Mailplane handles image conversion, adds support for using the two-finger slide gesture to go back or forward in the browsing history, enables you to define hotkeys for Compose Note to Self and Toggle Do Not Disturb (via Preferences > Shortcuts), and notifies you (with an “M” in the status bar) if there are errors or connection issues. ($24.95 new, free update, 34.3 MB, release notes, 10.7+)
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