Delicious Library updated to 3.1

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Date: Friday, June 28th, 2013, 07:09
Category: News, Software

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On Tuesday, software company Delicious Monster released version 3.1 of the shareware favorite, Delicious Library. Delicious Monster allows Macs with webcams to scan the bar codes of any book, movie, music CD or video game, then creates an archive based on background information from the Internet. Additional features help keep the library organized and reseller’s tools allow for items to be quickly posted for sale online.

The new version, an 80.7 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Localizations for: Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.

– Added support for Amazon China.

– Table view size is controlled by the slider in the “View” menu.

– Significant performance improvements for collections with thousands of items and many of smart shelf rules.

– Search is *much* faster and more responsive.

– Delicious Library supports custom user templates for printing and publishing.

– Other improvements and bug fixes.

Delicious Library 3.1 retails for US$40 and requires OS X 10.8 or later to install and run.

Skype for iOS updated to 4.9, adds free video messaging, other improvements

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Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 08:28
Category: iOS, News, Software

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It’s one of those days for marquee iOS app updates.

Per iMore, Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad have been updated to version 4.9. The new version, a 29.6 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
– Video messaging is now free and unlimited.

– Audio and video call stability improvements.

– Share photos more readily.

– Improved accessibility for video messaging.

– General fixes and improvements.

Video clips can be up to three minutes long, and the fact that all users can now send as many as they like has lots of positive implications for continued use of the service. A call is not always convienient, but there’s something a lot more personal about seeing someone as they’re speaking to you. Like they really, actually do want to talk to you.

Skype 4.9 requires and iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new versions of Skype for iOS and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

Google Earth updated to 7.1.1 for iOS, Android

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Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 06:33
Category: iOS, News, Software

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This could come in handy.

Per Google Lat Long, Google has just released version 7.1.1 of Google Earth for Android and iOS.

The new version, a 29 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Google Street View.

– Improved directions and search.

– Improved user interface.

Google Earth 7.1.1 requires an iOS device running iOS 4.3 or later to install and run and can be snagged via the iTunes Store.

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

Cocktail updated to 6.4.1

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Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, 07:15
Category: News, Software

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On Wednesday, shareware developer Maintain released version 6.4.1 of CocktailCocktail (Mountain Lion Edition), the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests. The new version, a 5.5 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:
– Updated network optimization presets.

– Improvements on the clear DNS cache procedure.

– Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to restart Core Audio daemon.

– Addresses minor compatibility issues with OS X 10.8.4 and Safari 6.0.5.

– Updated Automator actions.

– Updated Help files.

Cocktail 6.4.1 retails for a US$19.00 shareware registration fee and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.8 or later to install and run.

Firefox updated to 22.0

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Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 08:57
Category: News, Software

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Sit back, grab a refreshing drink and watch the Firefox version numbers soar…

On Tuesday, Mozilla.org released version 22.0 of its Firefox web browser. The new version, a 42.6 megabyte download via MacUpdate, adds the following fixes and changes:

New:
– Mac OS X: Download progress in Dock application icon.

– HTML5 audio/video playback rate can now be changed.

– Social services management implemented in Add-ons Manager.

– asm.js optimizations (OdinMonkey) enabled for major performance improvements.

Changed:
– Improved WebGL rendering performance through asynchronous canvas updates.

– Plain text files displayed within Firefox will now word-wrap.

– For user security, the |Components| object is no longer accessible from web content.

– Improved memory usage and display time when rendering images.

– Pointer Lock API can now be used outside of fullscreen.

Developer:
– CSS3 Flexbox implemented and enabled by default.

– New Web Notifications API implemented.

– Added clipboardData API for JavaScript access to a user’s clipboard.

– New built-in font inspector.

HTML5:
– New HTML5 data and time elements.

Fixed:
– Scrolling using some high-resolution-scroll aware touchpads feels slow (829952).

Firefox 22.0 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 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.

Skype updated to 6.5.0.443

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Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 06:25
Category: News, Software

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On Tuesday, version 6.5.0.443 of the Skype VoIP application was released. The new version, a 40 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
– [Contact] Scroll bar is displayed when sending multiple contacts.

– [Contact] User cannot drag & drop contacts who are already existing participants in the conversation.

– [Calling] Call toolbar + button contextual menu items will is not disabled after sending contact.

– [Calling] Call duration info in history is correctly displayed.

– [Conversation] Chat input field switches to SMS mode when adding PSTN numbers to new conversation.

– [Conversation] ‘Check Spelling While Typing’ setting is saved.

– [Generic] Detached conversation window is opened automatically after restarting Skype.

– [File Transfer] Received file is saved in download folder when custom download folder no longer exists.

– [File Transfer] File transfer control buttons are presented after reconnection.

– [Preferences] Skype does not freeze when switching the ringing output to all devices from USB headset.

Skype 6.5.0.443 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 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.

OnyX updated to 2.7.0

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Date: Monday, June 24th, 2013, 06:46
Category: News, Software

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An update’s an update.

OnyX, Titanium Software’s popular freeware multifunction utility for Mac OS X, has been updated to version 2.7.0. The new version, a 19 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Deleting the Internet Cache improved.

– Deleting the Fonts Cache improved.

– Deleting the logs improved.

– New version of sqlite3.

– The details listed in the Info pane are now selectable.

– New replacement icon.

– Some bugs corrected.

OnyX 2.7.0 requires an Intel-based processor and OS X 10.8 or later to install and run.

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

Dropbox updated to 2.2.8

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Date: Monday, June 24th, 2013, 06:47
Category: News, Software

Don’t look a pretty decent bug fix in the mouth.

On Friday, Dropbox released version 2.2.8 of its cloud-based storage client for Mac OS X. The new version, a 23.6 megabyte download (via MacUpdate), which adds the following fixes and changes:
– New notifications badge.

– Refactoring of core sync engine.

– Improved memory usage.

– Startup performance improvements.

– Finder icon overlay improvements.

– Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate folders to be created when non-ascii characters are in the folder name.

– Fixed an issue that caused endless syncing when encountering permissions issues.

– Other minor fixes.

Dropbox 2.2.8 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

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

VirtualBox updated to 4.2.14

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Date: Monday, June 24th, 2013, 06:21
Category: News, Software

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Never knock a steadily updated app.

VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualization project available for free has just hit version 4.2.14. The new version, a 150 megabyte download, features the following fixes and changes:
– VMM: another TLB invalidation fix for non-present pages.

– VMM: fixed a performance regression (4.2.8 regression; bug #11674).

– GUI: fixed a crash on shutdown.

– GUI: prevent stuck keys under certain conditions on Windows hosts (bugs #2613, #6171).

– VRDP: fixed a rare crash on the guest screen resize.

– VRDP: allow to change VRDP parameters (including enabling/disabling the server) if the VM is paused.

– USB: fixed passing through devices on Mac OS X host to a VM with 2 or more virtual CPUs (bug #7462).

– USB: fixed hang during isochronous transfer with certain devices (4.1 regression; Windows hosts only; bug #11839).

– USB: properly handle orphaned URBs (bug #11207).

– BIOS: fixed function for returning the PCI interrupt routing table (fixes NetWare 6.x guests).

– BIOS: don’t use the ENTER / LEAVE instructions in the BIOS as these don’t work in the real mode as set up by certain guests (e.g. Plan 9 and QNX 4).

– DMI: allow to configure DmiChassisType (bug #11832).

– Storage: fixed lost writes if iSCSI is used with snapshots and asynchronous I/O (bug #11479).

– Storage: fixed accessing certain VHDX images created by Windows 8 (bug #11502).

– Storage: fixed hang when creating a snapshot using Parallels disk images (bug #9617).

– 3D: seamless + 3D fixes (bug #11723).

– 3D: version 4.2.12 was not able to read saved states of older versions under certain conditions (bug #11718).

– Main/Properties: don’t create a guest property for non-running VMs if the property does not exist and is about to be removed (bug #11765).

– Main/Properties: don’t forget to make new guest properties persistent after the VM was terminated (bug #11719).

– Main/Display: don’t lose seamless regions during screen resize.

– Main/OVF: don’t crash during import if the client forgot to call Appliance::interpret() (bug #10845).

– Main/OVF: don’t create invalid appliances by stripping the file name if the VM name is very long (bug #11814).

– Main/OVF: don’t fail if the appliance contains multiple file references (bug #10689).

– Main/Metrics: fixed Solaris file descriptor leak.

– Settings: limit depth of snapshot tree to 250 levels, as more will lead to decreased performance and may trigger crashes.

– VBoxManage: fixed setting the parent UUID on diff images using sethdparentuuid.

– Linux hosts: work around for not crashing as a result of automatic NUMA balancing which was introduced in Linux 3.8 (bug #11610).

– Windows installer: force the installation of the public certificate in background (i.e. completely prevent user interaction) if the –silent command line option is specified.

– Windows Additions: fixed problems with partial install in the unattended case
Windows Additions: fixed display glitch with the Start button in seamless mode for some themes.

– Windows Additions: Seamless mode and auto-resize fixes.

– Windows Additions: fixed trying to to retrieve new auto-logon credentials if current ones were not processed yet.

– Windows Additions installer: added the /with_wddm switch to select the experimental WDDM driver by default.

– Linux Additions: fixed setting own timed out and aborted texts in information label of the lightdm greeter.

– Linux Additions: fixed compilation against Linux 3.2.0 Ubuntu kernels (4.2.12 regression as a side effect of the Debian kernel build fix; bug #11709).

– X11 Additions: reduced the CPU load of VBoxClient in drag’and’drop mode.

– OS/2 Additions: made the mouse wheel work (bug #6793).

– Guest Additions: fixed problems copying and pasting between two guests on an X11 host (bug #11792).

VirtualBox 4.2.14 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

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

Apple TV update offers HBO Go, ESPN, Sky News, other changes

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Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2013, 06:18
Category: Apple TV, News, Software

The new Apple TV update is in.

And it offers some nifty stuff.

Per The Mac Observer, Apple expanded its content lineup for Apple TV on Wednesday when it announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are both available directly through the home entertainment device. Along with HBO and ESPN, Apple also added Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello to the Apple TV lineup.

Adding the new stations to Apple TV requires a software update that will install automatically as part of the weekly update check cycle, or you can force the update to install now by navigating to Settings > General > Update Software on your Apple TV.

Earlier this year CW announced that it will be bringing its shows to Apple TV as well. At the time, CEO Mark Pedowitz said viewers won’t need a paid subscription to watch the network’s shows, although he didn’t say exactly when they’ll be available.

HBO GO and WatchESPN require cable TV subscriptions just like other premium channels, so be sure to check with your cable provider and set up a login and password as needed.

If you’ve tried the new update and have any feedback, let us know what you think over in the comments.