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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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Firefox 14.0.1

Adds a number of security and privacy features, including default HTTPS Google searches, an option to block automated display of plug-ins, and an improved display of a Web site’s verified identity icon. (Free, 31 MB)

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Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.3 and Express 3.4.2

Long list of improvements and fixes, highlighted by compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper security feature and fixes for PDF creating and printing. Both word processors now require Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. (Free updates, 137 MB and 37.7 MB respectively)

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SuperDuper 2.7

Adds support for Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper security feature plus the latest version of Growl (which also provides support for Notification Center). (Free, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 3.2 MB)

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Yojimbo 3.0.4

Maintenance update with stability improvements and elimination of mechanics related to MobileMe synchronization. ($38.99 new, free update, 5.6 MB)

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LaunchBar 5.3

Improves compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, plus improves access to 1Password bookmarks, tags, and folders. ($35 new, free update, 2.3 MB)

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Scrivener 2.3.1

Provides additional support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion features, including improved access to Twitter and access to Notification Center. ($45 new, free update, 30.4 MB)

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MacBook Air SMC Updates 1.5 and 1.6

Adds Power Nap support for 2011 and 2012 MacBook Air models running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Free, 698 KB/663 KB)

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BusyCal 1.6.4

Adds support for Gatekeeper, fixes a few bugs, and provides compatibility with the Daylite CalDAV server. ($49.99 new, free update, 6.7 MB)

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Aperture 3.3.2

Adds compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, along with a smattering of improvements. ($79.99 new, free update, 530 MB)

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iPhoto ’11 9.3.2

Adds new sharing options for Twitter and the new Messages app in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ($14.99 new, free update, 637 MB)

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iMovie ’11 9.0.7

Includes fixes that should improve overall stability. ($14.99 new, free update, 1.08 GB)

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Apple Updates iWork Suite for Mountain Lion

Apple updates Keynote, Numbers, and Pages to take advantage of Mountain Lion’s Documents in the Cloud and Dictation features, plus adds support for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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Quicksilver β69

Maintenance release for the keyboard launcher adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and includes a plethora of fixes. (Free, 3.3 MB)

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GraphicConverter 8.2

Laundry list of feature additions in the graphics utility, including support for both Flickr and Google+ as well as Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. ($39.95 new, free update, 125 MB)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5

Major new release transitions the venerable disk cloning and backup utility from donationware to a paid app, plus adds compatibility with the Gatekeeper security feature in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ($39.95 new, 8.6 MB)