TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23 November 2015
Transmit 4.4.10 — Panic has released Transmit 4.4.10, the flexible file transfer program’s first update in over a year, with a short but important list of changes. The update now makes its Transmit Disk feature (which enables you to mount any of your favorites in the Finder) compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and the app now requires a minimum of 10.9 Mavericks. Additionally, Amazon S3 permissions are now done recursively. Note that the Mac App Store edition is still stuck on the previous version (4.4.8) as of this writing. ($34 new, free
update, 30.2 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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Tweetbot 2.2.2 — Tapbots has released Tweetbot 2.2 for the Mac with support for full screen and split screen views in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The Twitter client’s tweet details now display conversations and replies in the same order as Tweetbot 4 for iOS. Tweetbot 2.2 also enables you to Control-click the fav button in order to favorite a tweet from any of your accounts, makes various color changes to match the iOS version of Tweetbot, and adds the capability for muted keywords to optionally mute lists and searches. A followup Tweetbot 2.2.2 release fixes bugs related to Control-Enter adding strange characters, incorrect
quoted tweet colors in replies, scrolling to the top with the up arrow key, and multiple requests for permission to access your location. ($9.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 11.5 MB, 10.10+)
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Fantastical 2.1.3 — Flexibits has issued Fantastical 2.1.3, a maintenance update to the company’s replacement for Apple’s Calendar app on the Mac. In addition to unspecified performance improvements, Fantastical now shows canceled event invitations as notifications, enables you to show contextual menus for events and reminders using VoiceOver, fixes a bug that prevented some new invitations from appearing in the invitations section, resolves a potential hang that occurred when editing recurring events from the mini window, and fixes a couple of bugs related to using a Japanese calendar. Fantastical 2 has a 21-day free
trial and is available from either the Flexibits Store or the Mac App Store. ($39.99 new, free update, 11.8 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.8 — Microsoft has issued version 14.5.8 of its Office 2011 suite with patches for several critical security vulnerabilities, including two memory corruption-related problems that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Additionally, the update fixes a spoofing vulnerability in Outlook for Mac that could enable an attacker to trick a user by redirecting them to a malicious Web site. (Free update from the Microsoft Download Center or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes, 10.5.8+)
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Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 — After excising the popular Import function in the previous round of updates to its professional photo cataloging and editing applications (see “Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1,” 10 October 2015), Adobe has released the standalone Lightroom 6.3 and Lightroom CC 2015.3 (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan) with the previous import functionality returned. The updates also add support for a wide variety of cameras and lens profiles, plus fix a number of bugs, including issues
related to Panorama Merge, rotated photos in full screen mode, and edits made and saved in Photoshop or third party plug-ins (which didn’t appear in the Develop module). Both Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 can be downloaded via Help > Check for Updates. ($9.99 monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, release notes, 10.9+ for standalone Lightroom 6.3, 10.8+ for Lightroom CC 2015.3)
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