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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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Firmware Updates for iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air

Trio of updates for additional 2010 Macs enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection. (Free, 3 MB)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.4

Long list of new features, bugs, and tweaks highlighted by support for archiving Lion Recovery HD partition and cloning a Lion installation disk image. (Free update, 6.0 MB)

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ChronoSync 4.3 and ChronoAgent 1.3

Refines connections between ChronoSync and ChronoAgent with SSL encryption, plus additional new features. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 29 MB, 8.1 MB)

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.1

Includes latest version of Instant On component for pulling audio from sandboxed application from the Mac App Store. ($32 new, free update, 5.2 MB)

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Sandvox 2.5

Major update to Web site creation software includes new drag-and-drop Slide Show object, improved sharing to social networks, and support for Mac OS X Lion features such as Resume and Auto Save ($79.99 new, free update, 31.5 MB)

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Firmware Updates for Mac mini, MacBook, and 13-inch MacBook Pro

A trio of updates for mid-2010 Macs enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection. (Free update, 3.1 MB)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.7

Update focused on adding support for managing files on iCloud and integrating with the new PDFpen for iPad app. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 41.6 MB)

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Fantastical 1.2

Improves entry of recurring events using natural language and display of events, plus adds language localizations to the calendar utility. ($19.99 new, free update, 8.7 MB)

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Yojimbo 3.0.3

Maintenance update fixes bugs in the desktop software plus synchronization and pairing issues related to the Yojimbo for iPad app. ($38.99 new, free update, 7.2 MB)

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BusyCal 1.6.2

Fixes bugs with syncing to Google, updating meetings in iCloud, and silent alarms in Lion iCal Server. ($49.99 new, free update, 6.7 MB)

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iTunes 10.5.3

Adds support for syncing interactive textbooks with iBooks 2 for the iPad. (Free, 102 MB)

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Typinator 5

Major new release of Ergonisā€™s typing expansion utility brings scripting support to text snippets along with a plethora of new features, enhancements, and fixes. (ā‚¬24.99 new, free update, 4.4 MB)

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QuarkXPress 9.2

Adds new features for easier EPUB ebook and iPad app publishing. ($849 new, free update, 1 GB)

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Default Folder X 4.4.8

Returns contextual menus to all Open and Save dialogs and addresses several compatibility issues. ($34.95 new, free update, 10.5 MB)

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GraphicConverter X 7.6

Adds new image processing and batch functions, and improves Lion compatibility. ($39.95 new, free update, 124 MB)