TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 July 2016
iTunes 12.4.2 — Apple has released iTunes 12.4.2 to address a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in the Up Next queue. That’s all, folks! (Free, 233 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes, 10.8.5+)
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Microsoft Office 2016 15.24 and Office 2011 14.6.6 — Microsoft has issued version 15.24 of its Office 2016 application suite, which resolves vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution and provides a handful of fixes and improvements to the individual apps. Word now makes date pickers, drop-down lists, and other content controls interactive, while Outlook improves performance when opening meeting events with over 1000 recipients and ensures attachments show up for email messages in iOS. Office 365 subscribers can also now see a list of recently shared documents, spreadsheets, and
On the security front, both Office 2016 and Office 2011, which Microsoft has updated to version 14.6.6, resolve yet another memory corruption vulnerability (this time in Excel), which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a maliciously crafted spreadsheet. ($149.99 for one-time purchase, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes, 10.10+)
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Airfoil 5.1.1 — Updating the Instant On component
Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 5.1 with preliminary support for macOS 10.12 Sierra thanks to the updated Instant On component (version 8.3), which Rogue Amoeba also added to the recent update of Audio Hijack (see “Audio Hijack 3.3.1,” 11 July 2016). The wireless audio broadcasting app also ensures the Advanced Speaker Options window reloads correctly, enables you to overwrite a custom EQ preset if you choose the same name, and makes sure that the companion Airfoil Satellite iOS app detects when iTunes changes its AirPlay selector. ($29 new
with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, $15 upgrade, 13.8 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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ClamXav 2.9 — Canimaan Software has issued ClamXav 2.9 with new features and improvements to the virus scanner. The update significantly improves on ClamXav’s capability to remove installed system infections and provides a new engine install/uninstall mechanism that retains any user-defined local/private mirrors and proxy settings. The release also improves disk image scanning, adds a color-coded infection list that helps identify the severity of an infection, enables you to cancel a definitions update in progress, fixes a bug that prevented the Dock icon progress bar from displaying correctly, and improves ClamXav Sentry when
running under multiple users. Because of the numerous changes to ClamXav 2.9, the trial period has been reset, enabling those with expired trial versions to install it again and use ClamXav for 30 days. ($29.95 new, free update, 18.1 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)
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LaunchBar 6.7.1 — Objective Development has released LaunchBar 6.7.1 with improved character icons for custom actions, enabling you to specify the font in which LaunchBar renders the character. The keyboard-based launcher also fixes a number of bugs, including a crash that occurred when an action returned a result item that had a path and icon set, an issue on OS X 10.9 Mavericks that prevented users from opening the Options pane of some indexing rules, and another crash associated with editing the Skip Subfolders or Exclude Items options of a folder indexing rule. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 14.1 MB, release notes, 10.9+)
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