TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27 April 2015
Nicecast 1.11.4 — Rogue Amoeba has released Nicecast 1.11.4, which reduces audio pipeline latency and updates Instant On to version 8.0.7. The Internet radio broadcasting app also adds title track capture support for djay Pro 1.1 and later, improves title track capture with the latest versions of Megaseg, and resolves an issue with Icecast servers that didn’t receive track titles. ($59 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 8.6 MB, release notes, 10.7+)
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iMovie 10.0.8 — Apple has released iMovie 10.0.8 with a fix for a bug introduced with the previous version (see “iMovie 10.0.7,” 14 March 2015) that caused the video editing app to crash on launch (as reported in several Apple Support Communities discussions, such as this one). The release also updates compatibility with sharing to YouTube when using the built-in share sheet export option. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free
update, 2.0 GB, 10.10.2+)
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OmniFocus 2.1.3 — Bringing more stability to its Getting Things Done-inspired task management app, The Omni Group has released OmniFocus 2.1.3 with a fix for the most common crash in version 2.1.2, as well as fixes for crashes that occurred if OmniFocus was running at midnight and when closing About OmniFocus. The update also improves responsiveness when switching to OmniFocus from another app, prevents Future from disappearing in Forecast, and resolves a problem with displaying multiple selections in the outline. Note that as of this writing, the Mac App Store version of OmniFocus was stalled at version 2.1.2.
($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, 10.10+)
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iMac Graphics Update 1.0 — Apple has released iMac Graphics Update 1.0 to address an issue for specific iMac models released since September 2013. In particular, this update resolves a bug that could cause the system to stop responding, display a black screen, or restart when opening very large JPEG images. The Apple support page notes that this update is for 21.5- and 27-inch models released in late 2013, plus the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display released in late 2014. The list does not include the entry-level iMac introduced last year (see “Apple Introduces Entry-Level
iMac for $1,099,” 18 June 2014). This graphics update is available via Software Update or via direct download from Apple’s Support Downloads Web site. (Free, 772 KB, release notes, 10.10.3+)
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Fantastical 2.0.3 — Flexibits has issued Fantastical 2.0.3 with a number of improvements and fixes for the recently updated calendar app (see “Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar,” 27 March 2015). The release adds a Manage Delegates button for Google accounts, enables you to snooze events until the start time, prevents duplicate alarm notifications from appearing occasionally, reduces CPU usage when syncing large calendars, improves how the mini window appears on small screens, fixes compatibility with certain CalDAV servers, resolves an issue with Exchange
events not snoozing correctly, and ensures that password-protected subscriptions prompt for the password. Fantastical 2 has a 14-day free trial, and currently costs $39.99 from either the Flexibits Store or the Mac App Store; the price will go up to $49.99 after an introductory discount period. ($39.99 new, free update, 12.2 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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KeyCue 7.5 — Ergonis has released KeyCue 7.5, which now enables you to omit certain keyboard shortcuts from the shortcut table — a handy feature that can reduce its displayed size. You can have KeyCue omit shortcuts for specific applications or system-wide shortcuts for all applications (so you aren’t reminded of shortcuts for standards like Cut, Copy, and Paste). The keyboard shortcut utility also improves update checking, fixes an issue where the Return key was shown with a color emoji character in some themes, and improves handling of the custom shortcuts for KeyCue’s Settings and Find Shortcuts. (€19.99
new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 3.4 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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BusyCal 2.6.6 — BusyMac has released BusyCal 2.6.6 with a number of improvements and fixes for the calendar app. The update adds a Copy BusyCal Event URL to Clipboard command, as well as Smart Filter predicates for “is set” and “is not set.” It also adds support for matching tags in the Attendee and Contact fields from BusyContacts and auto-filling field members (requires the just-released BusyContacts 1.0.3). BusyCal 2.6.6 improves Quick Entry, improves speed when dismissing hundreds of notifications, fixes an issue that prevented alarms from going off when snoozed past
midnight, and adds a Simplified Chinese localization. ($49.99 new from BusyMac or the Mac App Store (version 2.6.6 available soon), free update, 10.3 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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BusyContacts 1.0.3 — BusyMac has released BusyContacts 1.0.3 with several helpful additions to the new contact manager app (see “BusyContacts Turbo Charges Mac Contact Management,” 17 March 2015). The update adds support for a tag extension that auto-fills the Attendee and Contact fields in BusyCal (requires the just-released BusyCal 2.6.6), adds a menu command for copying a contact’s
busycontacts:// URL, and adds envelope printing capabilities. BusyContacts 1.0.3 also improves the URL
handler to support creation of new contacts, switches Facebook and LinkedIn syncing to the AddressBook framework (due to the upcoming shutdown of the two social network APIs; see this BusyMac blog post for more details), improves background syncing and auto-linking, and displays a confirmation dialog when filtering by tag and deleting a contact. ($49.99 new from BusyMac or the Mac App Store (version 1.0.3 available soon), free update, 5.4 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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