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Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz is a freelance writer and editor with a lot of Amazon time under his belt. Since leaving Amazon in 2003 (as senior editor for the Electronics and Camera & Photo stores), Agen has continued to work within the Amazon eco-sphere to help vendors bring clarity to their marketing content. He lives in Seattle with his wife and son, and is always dreaming of Iceland.

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iBooks Author 1.1

Update includes enhancements to take advantage of the third-generation iPad’s Retina display. (Free from the Mac App Store, 184 MB)

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GarageBand ’11 6.0.5

Updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS projects and fixes issues with GarageBand Lesson preview videos and incorrect notes from some software instruments. ($14.99 new, free update, 47.61 MB)

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iPhoto ’11 9.2.2

Update enables you to delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream. ($14.99 new, free update, 256.9 MB)

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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.1.2

Maintenance update brings an SEC search plug-in to all three editions of the search tool, along with several version-specific additions to the Express and Pro editions. ($49.99/$4.99/Free, free updates, 3.2 to 26.3 MB)

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Adobe Lightroom 4.0

Major new release comes out of public beta with new book creation, geotag management, and video editing tools. ($149 new, $79 upgrade, $79 student and teacher edition, 384 MB)

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Parallels Desktop 7.0.15055

Adds experimental support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview and Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview. ($79.99 new, $49.99 upgrade, $39.99 student edition, free update, 304 MB)

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Hazel 3.0.1

New release of the file cleanup utility includes a revamped rule engine that responds more quickly to folder changes and uses fewer system resources. ($25 new, $10 upgrade, 4.7 MB)

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GraphicConverter 7.6.2

Adds a number of few format-specific and user interface-related features, and fixes a number of bugs. ($39.95 new, free update, 124 MB)

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DEVONthink Personal, Pro, and Pro Office 2.3.3

Update to all three editions of information assistant adds support for Adium chatlogs and Google Chrome bookmarks, and improves indexing of Safari Web archives. The Pro and Pro Office editions improve display of news feed unread items and add a contextual menu item for deleting databases. ($49.95/$79.95/$149.95 new, free updates, 17.7 to 28.6 MB)

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Firmware Update for MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008 Models)

Resolves a graphics issue that may cause the internal display to flicker. (Free, 1.8 MB)

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HandBrake 0.9.6

Adds new video and audio encoders and improves support for Mac OS X Lion, plus provides a link to download the correct VLC library for DVD decrypting. (Free, 7.1 MB)

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Fetch 5.7.1

Maintenance release for venerable file transfer software that’s full of fixes and corrections. ($29 new, free update, 11.3 MB)

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TextExpander 3.4.1

Update adds official Smile developer ID used by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper plus a variety of small fixes. ($34.95 new, free update, 5.9 MB)

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iMac Wi-Fi Update 1.0

Resolves an issue for iMacs running Mac OS X 10.7.3 that can prevent automatic connection to a Wi-Fi network after waking from sleep. (Free, 25.81 MB)

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System Change Highlights in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

While much of the chatter over the upcoming release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has focused on the Gatekeeper security feature and unifying the Mac and iOS experience, Macworld’s Serenity Caldwell delves into ten less-heralded system changes, including multi-disk Time Machine backup, draggable files in screen sharing, and a Dashboard overhaul.