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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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SpamSieve 2.9

Maintenance release improves training for Exchange messages received in Apple Mail, adds support for Growl notifications via GNTP, and more. ($30 new, free update, 9.3 MB)

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Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7

Addresses a vulnerability in Java that can be exploited by the latest variant of the Flashback malware. (Free, 66.6 MB and 79.7 MB)

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App Tamer 1.2.1

Changes the color of the menu bar icon (from pale yellow to bright red) to indicate climbing processor load. ($14.95 new, free update, 3.6 MB)

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.3

Updates Instant On component to fix audio capture from Qt-based programs such as Sibelius and fixes a bug that could create hundreds of files during long recordings. ($32 new, free update, 5.4 MB)

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iPhoto ’11 9.2.3

Fixes an issue that could cause a crash when running on a Mac system with multiple user accounts. ($14.99 new, free update, 256.9 MB)

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Logic Pro 9.1.7 and Logic Express 9.1.7

Brings compatibility to GarageBand for iOS projects for both programs, and resolves issues with downloading and installing content in Logic Pro. (Free updates, 195.66 MB and 139.92 MB respectively)

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iTunes 10.6.1

Fixes a number of issues, including unresponsiveness when syncing an iPod nano or iPod shuffle and correcting the alphabetic order of TV show episodes when viewed from an Apple TV. (Free, 126 MB)

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Airfoil 4.7

Adds new menu bar-only mode, improves compatibility with Last.fm and Sibelius, and fixes bugs. ($25 new, free update, 9.7 MB)

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Safari 5.1.5

Fixes a problem with accessing Web sites when running in 32-bit mode. (Free, 44.69 MB Lion/47.51 MB Snow Leopard)

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CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2

Adds menu bar icon for accessing backup destination status plus new automatic pause options based on battery level and network interface/connection. (Free with 30-day online backup trial, 17.8 MB)

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Skype 5.6.0.143

Adds support for full screen mode in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, automatic software updates, and improved group calling. (Free, 22.7 MB)

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Keyboard Maestro 5.1

The automation utility gains a new action for looping over the items in a variety of collections and signed developer ID to prepare for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper. ($36 new, free update, 16.3 MB)

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Fantastical 1.2.2

Maintenance update for the calendar utility contains a variety of fixes and improvements, plus preparation for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper. ($19.99 new, free update, 8.8 MB)

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Apple Software Installer Update 1.0

Update fixes an issue that prevented Software Update from installing software in Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. (Free, 1.34 MB)

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Aperture 3.2.3

Small maintenance update adds the capability to delete photos from your iCloud Photo Stream. ($79.99 new, free update, 635.54 MB)