ClamXav 2.8.1 — Mark Allan has issued ClamXav 2.8.1 with a big change for the Mac virus scanner — it’s no longer free. Now released through Canimaan Software Ltd. (of which Allan is the owner and lead developer), ClamXav costs $29.95 (though it’s discounted by 25 percent to $22.46 for a limited time). Allan notes that “by charging for ClamXav I will finally have the resources to devote to it and give it the attention it deserves,” including regular updates and fast turnaround of bug fixes. Version 2.8 brings Yosemite-inspired Retina toolbar icons, ensures ClamXav and Sentry correctly exclude the quarantine folder from scanning, updates the ClamAV engine to version 0.98.7, fixes a bug with the animated Dock icon that caused inordinate amounts of CPU usage, correctly honors the exclusion settings in ClamXav’s preferences, and improves stability (particularly for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard). ($29.95 new, free update, 20.9 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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Toast 14 Titanium and Toast 14 Pro — Roxio has released Toast 14 Titanium, a major release for the venerable digital media suite. Version 14 brings with it the new Toast Audio Assistant, which enables you to import audio from external sources (such as microphones, tapes, and LPs) as well as streamed audio, and then either burn to CD or send it to iTunes. It also adds the Toast MyDVD video burning software, which can burn multimedia disc projects using themed templates to DVD and AVCHD. The release also adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6. Roxio also offers Toast 14 Pro with the same new features, as well as six additional software titles — Corel AfterShot 2, FaceFilter3 Standard, HDR Express 3, iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner, and BD Plug-in for Toast 14 and MyDVD. Toast 14 Titanium is priced at $99.99, while Toast 14 Pro is available for $149.99. Previous owners of Roxio Toast, Popcorn, and Easy VHS to DVD for Mac qualify for upgrade pricing of $59.99 for the Titanium edition and $99.99 for the Pro edition. ($99.99/$149.99 new, $59.99/$99.99 upgrade, 10.7+)
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iMovie 10.0.9 — Apple has released iMovie 10.0.9 with resolution for a compatibility issue with video clips exported from GoPro Studio using the CineForm codec. The video editing app also fixes a bug that caused iMovie to crash when sharing movies to YouTube. ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 2.0 GB, 10.10.2+)
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