Perian 1.2.1 Released

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Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, 05:18
Category: Software

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Late Tuesday, the Perian team released version 1.2.1 of Perian, the open-source QuickTime components effort that allows QuickTime to support and play a variety of additional formats beyond what it would normally be able to handle.

The new version makes the following fixes and changes:
- Added Indeo 5 decoding. [r1271].
- Fixed several bugs in Matroska support (1.2 regression) [r1240, r1243].
- Incomplete AVI files were not fully imported (1.2 regression) [r1242].
- Fixed subtitles crashing in 10.4 [r1240].
- Fixed a rare crash with .mp4 [r1265].
- No error was shown if the installer somehow failed [r1270] Note that it does not try to correct errors, only report them.
- Fixed crash in SSA support [r1250].
- Fixed invisible subtitles sometimes appearing over the first frame [r1275].

Perian is a 3.3 megabyte download and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

Mozilla releases Firefox 3.6.2 update

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Date: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 04:33
Category: Software

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On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released the long-awaited 3.6.2 version of its Firefox web browser.
The new version, an 18.6 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and changes:

- Fixed a critical security issue that could potentially allow remote code execution (see bug 552216).
- Fixed several additional security issues.
- Fixed several stability issues.

Firefox 3.6.2 is available in more than 70 different languages and requires a G3, G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 or later and 128MB of RAM to install and run.

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

TomTom Home Updated to 2.7.3.754

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Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2010, 05:06
Category: Software

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TomTom Home, the company’s free desktop GPS management software, was updated to version 2.7.3.754 Wednesday night. The new version, a 42.5 megabyte download (via VersionTracker), includes the following fixes and changes:

- Fresh look and feel.
- Improved process for installing items to your navigation device.
- HOME now smartly manages internal and external memory on your device and helps you making best use of available space.
- A new Manage my device button now manages content on your device and you computer in one central location.
- Windows 7 compatible.
- Improved stability decreases the chance of error messages.

TomTom Home 2.7.3.754 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

iSync Plugins 7.1.2.7 Released

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Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, 05:45
Category: iPhone, Software

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iSync plugins, nova media’s shareware iSync extension package for Mac OS X and all-around useful utility that provides access to dozens of cell phones and handsets, received a small update over the weekend. Version 7.1.2.7, a 5.4 megabyte download, adds support for the following cell phone models:

- Nokia 5230
- Nokia 6700 slide
- Nokia X6
- Samsung SGH-D900E
- Sony Ericsson Pureness X5

iSync 7.1.2.7 retails for US$9.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 (under Mac OS X 10.4), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (under Mac OS X 10.5) and Mac OS X 10.6.2 (under Mac OS X 10.6) to install and run.

Adobe Reader 9.3.1 Out the Door

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Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 03:27
Category: News, Software

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Late Tuesday, Adobe released version 9.3.1 of Acrobat Reader, the company’s Portable Document Format reader and creation utility.

Adobe Systems has updated Reader to version 9.3.1 and the update is available through the Adobe Updater application or for download through Adobe’s Web site.

The new versions address a number of customer workflow issues, security vulnerabilities, and offer additional stability.

Adobe Reader 9.3.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and is available for free.

Logitech Releases Control Center 3.2 Update

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Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2010, 04:20
Category: Software

Late Friday, Logitech released version 3.2 of its Control Center software. The update, a 17.9 megabyte download (via VersionTracker), offers the following fixes and changes for the driver software:

- Back and Forward have been added to the list of actions that can be assigned to mouse buttons. These actions are supported in web browsers, Finder, iCal, iTunes and iPhoto.

- A warning will appear when the SteerMouse application is detected. When SteerMouse is installed, LCC will not be able to detect most Logitech mice and keyboards, as OS X does not allow devices to be controlled by more than one driver at a time.

Control Center 3.2 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

Roxio Toast Titanium 10.0.6 Update Released

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Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 07:55
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday night, Roxio released version 10.0.6 of its Toast Titanium authoring software. The new version, available here, adds the following fixes and changes:

- Resolves issue where adding VIDEO_TS or Image files may result in error message.
- Resolves issue where dragging EyeTV recordings to content area may result in error message.
- Resolves an issue where some DivX/AVI recordings may have AV sync issues when authored to Blu-ray Disc.
- Resolves an issue that caused SVCD projects to return a -50 error code.
- Resolves issue playing back US TiVo recordings.

Toast 10 Titanium requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and retails for US$99.99.

QuarkXPress 8.1.5 Update Released

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Date: Friday, January 15th, 2010, 07:50
Category: Software

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Late Thursday, software developer Quark released version 8.1.5 of its QuarkXPress design application. The 748 megabyte update, which can be downloaded here, adds the following fixes and changes:

- Fixes an issue that could cause QuarkXPress to unexpectedly quit during activation on some newer Macs.

QuarkXPress 8.1.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4 later to install and run and retails for US$799.00 for the full version.

Roxio Toast Titanium 10.0.5 Update Released

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Date: Friday, December 18th, 2009, 05:27
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday night, Roxio released version 10.0.5 of its Toast Titanium authoring software. The new version, available here, adds the following fixes and changes:

- Resolves issue importing some FLV (Video for Adobe Flash) which is incorrectly authored or contains non-standard metadata.
- Resolves issue where some AVCHD source video experienced AV sync issues after conversion or authoring.
- Improved interoperability with Turbo.264 hardware H.264 encoder.
- Resolves issue burning Sparse Images.
- Use of mouse scroll wheel no longer opens additional dialogs.
- Resolves issue that may cause Disc Utility (Mac OS X v10.6 only) to show burned discs as damaged.

Toast 10 Titanium requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run and retails for US$99.99.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.5.6 Update

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Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 07:13
Category: Software

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On Wednesday, Mozilla.org released version 3.5.6 of its Firefox web browser.
The new version, a 17.6 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and changes:

- Fixed several security issues.
- Fixed several stability issues.

Firefox 3.5.6 is available in more than 70 different languages and requires a G3, G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 or later and 128MB of RAM to install and run.

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