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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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Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.4 and Express 3.4.3

Maintenance releases provide fixes for some commonly reported problems. ($79 and $45 new, free updates, 159 MB and 51 MB respectively)

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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.4

Updates all three versions of DEVONthink plus DEVONnote to be compatible with Mountain Lion’s features, including Gatekeeper, Notification Center, and sharing services. (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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TextExpander 4.0.1

Maintenance release with a modicum of fixes and improvements. ($34.95 new, free update, 8.5 MB)

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MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update 1.0

Adds Power Nap support for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display when running Mountain Lion. (Free, 530 KB)

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Coda 2.0.2

Maintenance update to the Web site development tool with a list of fixes and improvements that’s Dostoyevskian in its length. ($99 new, $75 upgrade, free update, 48.8 MB)

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Airfoil 4.7.2

Provides fixes for volume control on some third-party hardware, access to Netflix’s full-screen mode on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and more. ($25 new, free update, 9.6 MB)

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.5

Enables audio capture from Safari, QuickTime Player, FaceTime, and Messages on Mountain Lion without use of Instant On component. ($32 new, free update, 5.5 MB)

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TinkerTool 4.9

Adds options for preventing unused apps from quitting and disabling the rubber band scrolling effect. (Free, 1.8 MB)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.8.5

Both releases add compatibility with Mountain Lion and fix an issue where resampling at a lower resolution produced larger file sizes. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 40.7/41 MB)

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Voila 3.2 and Boom 1.5

Both apps are now compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and both add an option to launch at login. ($24.99/$5.99 new, free updates, 5.1/8.3 MB)

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Fantastical 1.3.2

Adds compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and makes several improvements and fixes to the calendar utility’s support for iCal and iOS reminders. ($19.99 new, free update, 11 MB)

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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)