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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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ClamXav 2.3.1

Updates the free virus-checking software to the latest version of the open-source ClamAV antivirus engine and adds a Developer ID for use with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper security feature. (Free, 16.5 MB)

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CloudPull 2.1.1

Fixes a critical bug that prevented the app from backing up a small number of Gmail messages and from reporting the failure. ($24.99 new, free update, 7.6 MB)

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KeyCue 6.2

Adds new hands-free mode to the keyboard shortcut reminder utility that enables you to keep a shortcut table open without having to keep pressing a key. (€19.99 new, free update, 2.2 MB)

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TextExpander 4.0

Major update to the typing shortcut utility with several new features for automating longer texts such as form letters, plus adds Snippet Creation Assistant to help new users create snippets. Due to sandboxing restrictions, this latest version is no longer available from the Mac App Store. ($34.95 new, $15 upgrade, 8.5 MB)

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Review Revue

The new MacBook Pro with Retina Display (say that 10 times fast!) is garnering positive reviews from most quarters for its centerpiece feature as well as its speedy responsiveness.

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Skype 5.8.0.865

Improves several user interface elements and adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. (Free, 23.3 MB)

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Bento 4.1.1

Adds compatibility with updated Bento 4 for iPad app. ($49.99 new with limited-time $29.99 discount, free update, 98.6 MB)

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MacBook Air (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0

Includes fixes to improve graphics stability, external display support, and flash memory performance. (Free, 1.06 GB)

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iMovie ’11 9.0.6

Enhanced for the higher resolution of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. ($14.99 new, free update, 1.26 GB)

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MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0

Includes fixes to improve graphics stability, external display support, and USB 3.0 device support. (Free, 1.06 GB)

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MacBook Pro (Retina) Trackpad Update 1.0

Fixes an issue where the trackpad didn’t respond to input consistently. (Free, 1.26 MB)

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Java for OS X Lion 2012-004 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 9

Improves security and deactivates Java plug-in if no applets have been running for an extended time. (Free, 64.07 MB and 76.34 MB)

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iPhoto ’11 9.3

Adds tighter integration between iPhoto and Aperture via a unified library, plus adds support for AVCHD video. ($14.99 new, free update, 630.4 MB)

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Aperture 3.3

Enables Aperture and iPhoto ’11 to share a unified library, plus optimizes resolution for the new MacBook Pro’s Retina display. ($79.99 new, free update, 528 MB)

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iTunes 10.6.3

Adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and fixes several sync-related bugs. (Free, 176.9 MB)