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Software Watchlist – Mac App Updates

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27-inch iMac EFI FW Update 1.0

Addresses two bugs related to processor loads and the display backlight. (Free, 2.1 MB)

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MacBook Pro Software Update 1.3

Improves high-end graphics performance in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros. (Free, 258.32 MB)

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MobileMe Backup 3.2

Improves overall stability in restoring backups and makes better use of destination disk space. (Free, 6.73 MB)

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The Missing Sync for Android 1.3

Adds wireless syncing, notes syncing, a ringtone editor, and the capability to archive text messages. ($39.95, $29.95 crossgrade, free update)

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KeyCue 5.0

Adds an open interface for third party developers, improves the update and installation processes, and brings other minor refinements. (€19.99 new, free update for purchases made within the last 2 years, 1.3 MB)

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Photoshop Lightroom 2.7

Adds raw camera support for nine new cameras, expands the cache limit, and coincides with release of Photoshop Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7. ($299 new, free updates for existing Lightroom and Photoshop users, 75.8/51.8/47.7 MB)

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PDF Enhancer 3.5

Improves performance, reliability, and font and color handling. ($349 (Professional)/$1,999 (Advanced Server) new, upgrade prices vary)

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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.2.4 Update

Addresses several security weaknesses that could enable attackers to gain user rights by running arbitrary code, and fixes several performance issues with Excel. (Free, 221.5 MB)

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.8 Update

Addresses several security weaknesses that could enable attackers to run arbitrary code. (Free, 9.7 MB)

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Firefox 3.6.3

Fixes a critical security issue that could result in arbitrary code execution. (Free, 19 MB)

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iPhoto ’09 8.1.2

Adds support for syncing photos to and from the iPad, fixes a number of tricky bugs. (Free update, 13.30 MB)

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AirPort Utility 5.5.1

Fixes bugs related to importing configurations and propagating MAC address control lists. (Free, 10.24 MB)

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PDFpen 4.6.1 and PDFpenPro 4.6.1

Improves OCR accuracy, enhances compatibility with certain scanners, and resolves a text-annotation drawing issue. ($49.95/$99.95 new, free updates, 45.9 MB/46.1 MB)

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QuickTime 7.6.6 for Leopard

Provides general reliability improvements for iMovie and fixes numerous security vulnerabilities. (Free, 68.63 MB)

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Keyboard Maestro 4.2

Improves macro functionality, adds MIDI triggers and actions, and fixes several minor bugs. ($36 new, free update, 9 MB)