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TidBITS#1112/06-Feb-2012

We have two big pieces of our own news this week: the release of the Bookle EPUB reader for Mac OS X and a 50-percent-off Take Control sale to celebrate. Apple’s news isn’t as good — last week’s release of Mac OS X 10.7.3 and Security Update 2012-001 for Snow Leopard were both marred by significant problems; Apple had to update the security update and pull the delta updater for 10.7.3. More interesting was the release of AirPort Utility 6.0, which provides a whizzy new graphical view of your wireless network, but removes advanced features from the previous version — wireless expert Glenn Fleishman has all the details. Glenn also continues our Macworld | iWorld coverage with a piece about using Find My Friends and a list of our video appearances at the show. Notable software releases this week include Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.1, Sandvox 2.5, Firefox 10.0, and Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3.

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Introducing Bookle, an EPUB Reader for Mac OS X

We’ve branched out from ebooks into software with Bookle, a Mac OS X application for reading DRM-free EPUBs that we developed in collaboration with our friend Peter Lewis of Stairways Software. It’s a straightforward EPUB reader that maintains a library of your EPUBs.

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50%-Off Sale on All Take Control Ebooks

To celebrate the introduction of Bookle, our new EPUB reader for Mac OS X, we’re having a 50-percent-off sale on all ebooks in the Take Control catalog through 15 February 2012. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on EPUBs for reading in Bookle.

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Security Update 2012-001 1.1 No Longer Kills Rosetta Apps

The 1.0 release of Security Update 2012-001 caused PowerPC-based applications running under Rosetta to crash on Open and Save, and printing either failed or produced a crash as well. Although the community banded together with workarounds, Apple hastily pushed out a 1.1 release that fixes the problems.