Cocktail updated to 7.0 (Mavericks Edition) released

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Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 23:51
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Not all the hefty updates came from Apple today.

On Tuesday, shareware developer Maintain released version 7.0 of CocktailCocktail, the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests. The new version, a 2.5 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:

– Added OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility.

Cocktail 7.0 retails for a US$19.00 shareware registration fee and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.9 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Apple releases iTunes 11.1.2 update

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Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 23:08
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An updated iTunes, of course, came out in the midst of everything.

On Tuesday, Apple released version 11.1.2 of its iTunes multimedia/jukebox application. The new version, a 231 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Optimized for OS X Mavericks.

– Adds support for Arabic and Hebrew.

– Improves performance and stability.

iTunes 11.1.2 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

Apple releases iPhoto 9.5 update

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Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 23:45
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Pretty much everything got an update today, iPhoto being part of that “everything”.

On Tuesday, Apple released its iPhoto 9.5 update. The update, a 1.15 gigabyte download from the Mac App Store, adds the following fixes and changes:
– 64-bit support.

– The Places feature now uses Apple maps to display photo locations.

– Adds support for iCloud Photo Sharing, including the ability to post videos to shared photo streams and the ability to have multiple subscribers contribute to a shared stream.

– Adds support for iOS 7 camera filters applied to photos imported from iOS devices.

– Includes a new, streamlined interface for printing.

– Replaces the Create menu with an updated Share menu providing access to all sharing options, including print products such as books, cards and calendars.

– Fixes an issue that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when sharing an edited photo from a MacBook Pro with Retina display.

– Addresses an issue that could cause iPhoto to show incorrect file type and size information for imported TIFF and PSD files.

– Comment sheet now appears correctly when sharing multiple photos to a new or existing photo stream.

– Fixes an issue that caused photos with specific color profiles to display incorrectly on iOS devices after being shared via iCloud.

– Captions instead of version names are now synced between iPhoto and Facebook for newly-created albums.

– Privacy settings can now be managed when sharing photos from iPhoto to a Facebook Timeline.

– Videos up to three minutes long can now be shared to Flickr.

– Addresses an issue that could cause photos synced to iPhoto from Flickr to appear rotated incorrectly.

– Fixes an issue that could cause photos synced to iPhoto from Facebook or Flickr to be duplicated and reposted.

– URLs in the photo comments field can now be clicked to open the corresponding links.

– Improves reliability when working with custom locations in the Places feature.

– Improves reliability when copying and pasting photos to a new event.

– When a single photo is selected in an album, clicking the Trash button in the contextual menu now removes the photo from the album rather than from the library.

– Includes stability and performance improvements.

iPhoto 9.4.3 retails for US$14.99 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.9 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the update and noticed any changes, please let us know.

SpamSieve updated to 2.9.10

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Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 23:51
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SpamSieve got a boost today.

Michael Tsai’s must-have shareware program, SpamSieve, has just been updated to version 2.9.10. The new version, a 10.8 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– SpamSieve is now compatible with the updated GM build of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It is recommended that you update to SpamSieve 2.9.10 before installing Mavericks. If you’ve updated to Mavericks first, and you don’t see the SpamSieve commands in Apple Mail’s Message menu, be sure to choose Install Apple Mail Plug-In from the SpamSieve menu.

– The How can I hide SpamSieve’s Dock icon? section of the manual has been updated for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

– Improved various other parts of the manual and Read Me.

– Tried to work around a problem where the Outlook installer received an error from the system when the Mac was running in French.

SpamSieve 2.9.10 retails for US$30.00 and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 update, addresses accelerometer, security, assorted issues

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Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, 23:37
Category: iOS, News, Software

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You’ve been hankering for this fix.

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 7.0.3, an updated new version of its operating system for its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The new operating system, which weighs in as a 59.1 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices.

– Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts.

– Updates lock screen to delay display of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use.

– Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search.

– Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users.

– Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating.

– Improves system stability when using iWork apps.

– Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue.

– Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice.

– Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.

– Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation.

– Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive.

– Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text.

– Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software.

iOS 7.0.3 is available via iTunes or Over-The-Air updating and requires an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, iPad 2, third or fourth-gen iPad, iPod Touch 4th Gen or iPad Mini to install and run.

If you’ve tried the updates and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.