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Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz

Agen Schmitz has worked within the Apple eco-sphere since helping manage conference speaker content for Thunder Lizard Productions in the mid-90s. After spending time at Amazon in the early 2000s (as senior editor for the Electronics, specializing in PDAs and MP3 players—he still has his original pre-release iPod), he has continued to focus on e-commerce content and works with a variety of brands across the e-retail landscape. Agen lives in Seattle with his wife and son (who, sadly, has moved onto Windows for gaming), loves making monthly music mixes, and is always dreaming of Iceland.

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SMC Firmware Updates for MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina, and MacBook Air

Addresses battery-related issues that could cause Apple laptops to hang or stop recognizing the battery altogether. (Free, 703 KB to 1.09 MB)

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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update

Fixes a couple of sleep-related bugs, plus a FaceTime HD problem on mid-2013 MacBook Air models. (Free update, 18.7 MB)

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iTunes 11.1.1

Fixes bugs with iTunes Extras and deleted podcasts. (Free, 215 MB)

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Dropbox 2.4.1

Saves screenshots directly to Dropbox and adds a new iPhoto importer, along with the option to get up to 3 GB of free space for using it. (Free, 30.6 MB)

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Pixelmator 2.2.1

Adds a new file format with faster opening and saving of images, plus makes many improvements to effects. ($14.99 new, free update, 41.6 MB)

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Typinator 5.7

Adds the capability to begin expansions with optional default values. (€24.99 new, free update, 5.5 MB)

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TextExpander 4.1

Maintenance release with lengthy laundry list of improvements and fixes, plus added support for 10.9 Mavericks. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.6 MB)

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ReadKit 2.3.1

Improves sync speed and overall performance while squashing a number of bugs. ($4.99 new, free update, 3.9 MB)

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Apple Configurator 1.4

Updates Apple’s tool for configuring and deploying software to multiple iOS devices with support for iOS 7. (Free, 23.2 MB)

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.7

Maintenance release with a variety of bug fixes, plus a security update that closes a vulnerability in Excel. (Free update, 13 MB)

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SpamSieve 2.9.8

Improves filtering accuracy and is updated for 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. ($30 new, free update, 10.8 MB)

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Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.5 and Express 3.4.4

Fixes a large number of niggling issues while adding a few minor enhancements. ($79 and $45 new, free updates, 178 MB and 51 MB respectively)

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VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional

Major new release with support for 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8.1, with Professional edition adding more IT-friendly features ($59.99/129.99 new, $49.99/$69.99 upgrade, free updates for purchases after 1 August 2013, 511 MB)

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BusyCal 2.5.1

Maintenance release with a few bug fixes related to the recently added support for Microsoft Exchange. ($29.99 new, free update, 9.9 MB)

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Mailplane 3.0.2

Adds some handy user interface changes to the Gmail-specific email client, plus paves the way for 10.9 Mavericks. ($24.95 new, free update, 15 MB MB)