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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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Coda 2.0.1

Follow-up to recent major release squashes a whole mess of bugs and improves stability under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. ($99 new, $75 upgrade, 46.1 MB)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.8.3

Maintenance release fixes several issues of crashing and hanging. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 43.5/44.2 MB)

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Firefox 13.0

Adds option to display a grid of frequently visited Web pages when opening a new tab plus support for the SPDY network protocol. (Free, 30.7 MB)

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QuarkXPress 9.3

Adds direct export to Amazon’s Kindle format plus refinements in publishing to EPUB format. ($849 new, free update, 1.1 GB)

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OmniFocus 1.10.2

Removes direct support for syncing through MobileMe and improves Inbox workflow in the task management tool. ($79.99 new, free update, 22 MB)

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App Tamer 1.3

The CPU-saving utility adds the capability to trigger AutoStop feature only at a specified battery charge level, plus new AppleScript commands. ($14.95 new, free update, 3.8 MB)

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Fantastical 1.3

Adds support for reminders in both both iCal and the iOS Reminders app. ($19.99 new, free update, 9.0 MB)

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Typinator 5.1

Adds interactive input fields that can insert dynamic content into text expansions. (€24.99 new, free update, 4.7 MB)

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Aperture 3.2.4

Maintenance update improves stability of the photo management program on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. ($79.99 new, free update, 635.54 MB)

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Coda 2.0

Major new release of Web site development tool with revamped user interface, support for syncing Web sites using iCloud, and introduction of Diet Coda iOS app for remote editing and using your iPad as a dedicated preview screen. ($99 new, $75 upgrade, 41.8 MB)

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Screenflow 3.0.6

Maintenance release jam-packed with minor fixes that addresses a wide variety of glitches and annoyances in the screencasting software. ($99 new, free update, 14.1 MB)

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Keyboard Maestro 5.3

The automation utility gains a number of image manipulation and mouse click actions. ($36 new, free update, 17.5 MB)

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GraphicConverter 8.0

Major new release adds support for 64-bit Intel-based Macs and image files larger than 16 megapixels. ($39.95 new, free update, 136 MB)

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TextWrangler 4.0.1

A heaping helping of fixes to squash bugs and improve stability in the free text editor. (Free, 5.2 MB)

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Apple Releases Security Updates for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Two Leopard-specific security releases from Apple bring a Flashback malware removal tool and protection from exposure to vulnerabilities in older versions of Adobe Flash.