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Lex Friedman

Lex Friedman

Lex Friedman's Internet career has included significant roles at Intermix and Demand Media. He co-founded The Daily Plate, a diet-tracking Web site, which is now part of Beyond his professional Internet work, Lex also writes. He publishes the Lex, Briefly blog, co-authored humor book The Snuggie Sutra and contributes frequently to Macworld. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lauren, his two daughters, and too many iOS devices to count. He also tweets too much.

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Lex Leaves for Macworld

Lex Friedman is leaving TidBITS after accepting a full-time staff job at Macworld.

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iTunes 10.2.2

Corrects syncing issues and fixes video previews. (Free, 75.59 MB)

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP1 (14.1)

Corrects serious security issues, resolves numerous crashes, and includes improvements for all of the software in the suite. (Free update, 246 MB)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.4

Includes AppleScript improvements and a fix for Correct Text. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 41 MB)

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PopChar X 5.2

Introduces a font size slider, improves memory usage, and resolves compatibility issues. (€29.99 new, free update, 2.3 MB)

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Apple Previews Final Cut Pro X: New, Faster, and Cheaper

Apple previewed Final Cut Pro X at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, showing off new features and promising a $299 price through the Mac App Store for when it ships in June.

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GraphicConverter 7.2

Adds a slew of new features, including WebP import and export, along with numerous bug fixes. (Free update, $39.95 new, 100 MB)

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Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011)

Corrects issues with shutdown, along with Japanese and Korean keyboards when booting into Windows 7. (Free, 21.55 MB)

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ChronoSync 4.2/ChronoAgent 1.2

Enhances Trial Sync, scheduling, and ChronoAgent with new options. ($40 new for ChronoSync, $10 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; 21 MB, 3.2 MB)

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Dropbox 1.0.28

Fixes a rare crash and includes a few small tweaks. (Free, 21.6 MB)

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Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010)

Resolves an issue that makes recent models of the MacBook Air unresponsive when using iTunes. (Free update, 461 KB)

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GarageBand 6.0.2

Introduces the capability to open files from GarageBand for iPad. ($14.99 new on the Mac App Store, free update, 47.44 MB)

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Things 1.4.5

Adds support for Things URIs, improves AppleScript support, and fixes numerous bugs. ($49.95 new, free update, 8.0 MB)

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Restores the ability to see the current speaker on group calls and fixes several bugs. (Free, 20.2 MB)

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NoteBook 3.0.9

Fixes many bugs in the note-taking software, including a pair of crashers. ($49.95 new, free update, free trial available)