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Software Watchlist – Mac App Updates

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KeyCue 6.0

Keyboard cheat sheet utility gains user-defined shortcut descriptions, plus canned shortcut descriptions for InDesign and Photoshop. (€19.99 new, free upgrades, 2.0 MB)

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Fetch 5.7

The venerable file transfer software gains numerous small but welcome refinements. ($29 new, free update, 11.3 MB)

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Fantastical 1.1

The calendar utility adds editing and deleting of events, as well as adding and editing notes and support for iCloud calendars. ($19.99 new, free update, 1.1 MB)

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Aperture 3.2

Adds support for iCloud and several new gestures, along with other minor changes and bug fixes. ($79.99 new, free update, 635.76 MB,)

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Lion Recovery Update

Improves Lion Recovery and fixes a problem with Find My Mac when using a firmware password. (Free, 431.91 MB)

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Security Update 2011-006 (Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server)

Addresses numerous security vulnerabilities across the entire operating system. (Free, 136.28 MB for Snow Leopard / 144.91 MB for Snow Leopard Server)

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Safari 5.1.1 (Snow Leopard)

Improves JavaScript performance, addresses excessive memory usage, and fixes a number of bugs. (Free, 47.05 MB)

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iPhoto ’11 9.2

Adds iCloud support, navigation gestures, and a display of previously imported photos. ($14.99 new, free update, 357.18 MB)

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GraphicConverter 7.4

Adds support for numerous new formats, several conversion and browsing features, and a number of new options. ($39.95 new, free update, 100 MB)

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Sparrow 1.4

The new email client gains proper conversation thread ordering, pull-to-refresh, several user interface improvements, and improved performance. ($9.99 new, free update, 12.0 MB)

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5

Adobe’s professional photo manager and camera raw plug-in for Photoshop CS 5 support several new camera models, add profiles for lenses to correct distortion and chromatic aberration, and fix bugs. (Free updates; Lightroom 3.5: 103 MB; Camera Raw 6.5: 93.1 MB)

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Firefox 7.0

Features improved performance in several situations, hides the http:// URL prefix in the address bar, and makes other minor changes. (Free, 28.2 MB)

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PopChar X 5.3

The font utility gains support for the Apple Color Emoji font in Mac OS X Lion, along with improved compatibility with desktop spaces. (€29.99 new, free update, 2.3 MB)

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Teleport 1.1

Abyssoft’s utility for controlling multiple networked Macs with a single keyboard and mouse gains Lion compatibility along with faster file transfers, encrypted file transfers, keyboard shortcuts, and more. (Free update, 706 KB)

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 Jeff Carlson 1 comment

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1

Minor update brings major pro feature additions — such as XML interchange, selective stem export, and Xsan support — to Apple’s professional video editor. A trial version is also now available. (Free, $299.99 new)