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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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Transmit 4.2

Adds support for Mountain Lion’s Notification Center, plus fixes graphics for Retina displays. ($34 new, free update, 27.8 MB)

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CloudPull 2.1.3

Improves error handling and retry logic to prevent backup failures, plus adds Retina display support. ($24.99 new, free update, 8.3 MB)

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VMware Fusion 5 and Fusion 5 Professional

Major new release supports Windows 8 and is optimized for Mountain Lion, including AirPlay Mirroring. Fusion 5 is now split into two apps, with the Professional version providing enhanced deployment and support features. ($49.99/99.99 new, 203 MB)

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OS X 10.8.1 Targets Bugs, Improved Battery Life

Mountain Lion gets its first maintenance update, which provides a small number of targeted fixes as well as a fix for a battery drainage issue experienced by many MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners.

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OmniFocus 1.10.3

Resolves compatibility issues with Mountain Lion, including integration with Apple Mail. ($79.99 new, free update, 22.4 MB)

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ClamXav 2.3.2

Fixes an issue that prevented ClamXav Sentry from launching at login when running Mountain Lion. (Free, 16.9 MB)

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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.3

Updates all three editions to support Mountain Lion, plus improves Google Scholar plug-in. Additionally, all three apps now require Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. (Free/$4.95/$49.95, free updates, 3.2 to 26.3 MB)

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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)