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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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Parallels Desktop 9.0.23140

Improves compatibility with 10.9 Mavericks, including support for multiple displays and Finder tags. ($79.99 new, free update, 356 MB)

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Alfred 2.1

Adds compatibility with Mavericks and improves iTunes integration for Powerpack users. (£15 new, free update, 2.8 MB)

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SpamSieve 2.9.10

Ensures compatibility with the release version of Mavericks. ($30 new, free update, 10.8 MB)

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ChronoSync 4.4.2 and ChronoAgent 1.4.3

Ensures compatibility with Mavericks and improves both sync and refresh performance in ChronoSync. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 27.2 MB, 10.6 MB)

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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.1

Maintenance release addresses a couple of bugs introduced in previous version, plus tackles a couple other glitches. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new; DEVONnote, $24.95 new)

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Safari 6.1

Brings many of the new features in Safari 7.0 for Mavericks to Lion and Mountain Lion. (Free)

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Pixelmator 3.0

Improves speed with new image editing engine and adds support for Mavericks. ($29.99 new, free update, 35.9 MB)

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BusyCal 2.5.3

Maintenance release with a number of fixes, including some for a variety of Mavericks-related bugs. ($29.99 new, free update, 9.9 MB)

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iMac SMC Firmware Update 1.1

Ensures a quiet Power Nap on new late 2013 iMac models with flash storage. (Free, 921 KB)

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Software Update 1.0

Addresses an issue with a missing license agreement for Chinese OS X users. (Free, 5 MB)

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iMac 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 1.0

Fixes two bugs on iMacs released in late 2013 with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics processors. (Free update, 17.1 MB)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.5.3

Adds support for Mavericks and advice about enabling full disk encryption. ($39.95 new, free update, 10.9 MB)

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Scrivener 2.5

Adds support for tags in Mavericks and bundles a Java runtime environment for document conversion. ($45 new, free update, 76 MB)

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Hazel 3.2

Improves how the file cleanup utility handles tags in Mavericks. ($28 new, free update, 7.8 MB)

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Voila 3.6

Improves performance when running Mavericks. ($29.99 new, free update, 20.7 MB)