GarageBand 10.1.1 — Apple has released GarageBand 10.1.1, updating compatibility with GarageBand for iOS and Live Loops projects (which enable you to create music by triggering instrument loops and DJ-style effects in real time using Multi-Touch gestures). The release also adds support for opening Music Memos projects and using Logic Remote for iPhone and iPad Pro, adds over 2600 new Apple Loops and sounds, improves reliability when downloading additional content, and adds multiple enhancements to Accessibility. ($4.99 new from the
Mac App Store, free update, 938 MB, 10.9+)
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Pixelmator 3.4.4 — The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.4.4 with improved Intel HD 3000 graphics card support in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The image editing app quickens the pace of moving layers in Transform mode, fixes a crash that occurred when applying effects that add noise (such as Noise, Vintage, Snow, and Rain), corrects an issue with missing metadata when sharing images to the Photos app, fixes a memory leak that occurred when exporting PDFs, ensure that PDFs are exported with transparency in El Capitan, and rectifies a problem that would cause the canvas to disappear when editing images with a large number of
layers. ($29.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 46.7 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)
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1Password 6.2.1 — AgileBits has released 1Password 6.2 for Mac (dubbed The New Tricks Edition) with better accuracy when filling in login forms and a simpler import workflow to make it easier to transition from competitor LastPass. The update adds support for restoring from iCloud when running the AgileBits Store version of 1Password for the first time, improves the accuracy of filling in Credit Card and Identity items, speeds up search in 1Password mini, fixes a bug that failed to properly limit the list of Logins when filling on certain sites, improves how 1Password deals with multiple active Chrome profiles, and
requires you to give 1Password permission to decrypt Documents. After the release of 1Password 6.2, AgileBits followed up with a quick 6.2.1 update to fix a few bugs in the Mac App Store release and add support for Apple’s Safari Tech Preview. ($49.99 new from AgileBits and the Mac App Store with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members when purchased from AgileBits, free update, 44.4 MB, release notes, 10.10+)
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