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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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Airfoil 4.7

Adds new menu bar-only mode, improves compatibility with and Sibelius, and fixes bugs. ($25 new, free update, 9.7 MB)

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Safari 5.1.5

Fixes a problem with accessing Web sites when running in 32-bit mode. (Free, 44.69 MB Lion/47.51 MB Snow Leopard)

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CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO 3.2

Adds menu bar icon for accessing backup destination status plus new automatic pause options based on battery level and network interface/connection. (Free with 30-day online backup trial, 17.8 MB)

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Adds support for full screen mode in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, automatic software updates, and improved group calling. (Free, 22.7 MB)

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Keyboard Maestro 5.1

The automation utility gains a new action for looping over the items in a variety of collections and signed developer ID to prepare for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper. ($36 new, free update, 16.3 MB)

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Fantastical 1.2.2

Maintenance update for the calendar utility contains a variety of fixes and improvements, plus preparation for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper. ($19.99 new, free update, 8.8 MB)

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Apple Software Installer Update 1.0

Update fixes an issue that prevented Software Update from installing software in Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. (Free, 1.34 MB)

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Aperture 3.2.3

Small maintenance update adds the capability to delete photos from your iCloud Photo Stream. ($79.99 new, free update, 635.54 MB)

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Sandvox 2.5.3

Maintenance update for the Web site creation software with a variety of improvements and fixes related to publishing, media previewing, and document handling ($79.99 new, free update, 28.2 MB)

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Firefox 11.0

Adds new add-on synchronization capabilities across multiple computers plus a new CSS stylesheet editor and 3D visualization tools for developers. (Free, 32 MB)

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Safari 5.1.4

Improves overall stability and provides maintenance fixes for both Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard, while also improving JavaScript performance on Lion. (Free, 44.7 MB Lion/47.5 MB Snow Leopard)

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iOS 5.1 Brings Smattering of Features and 4G Confusion

The recently released iOS 5.1 update adds a controversial 4G cellular label to the AT&T-specific iPhone 4S, plus a few new features, including a camera shortcut button on the lock screen.

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iTunes 10.6

Adds support for 1080p movies and TV shows from iTunes, and improves several aspects of iTunes Match. (Free, 126 MB)

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iBooks Author 1.1

Update includes enhancements to take advantage of the third-generation iPad’s Retina display. (Free from the Mac App Store, 184 MB)

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GarageBand ’11 6.0.5

Updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS projects and fixes issues with GarageBand Lesson preview videos and incorrect notes from some software instruments. ($14.99 new, free update, 47.61 MB)