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Dropbox updated to 2.0.22

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Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, 06:05
Category: News, Software

A bug fix ne’er goes unappreciated.

On Friday, Dropbox released version 2.0.22 of its cloud-based storage client for Mac OS X. The new version, a 29.3 megabyte download (via MacUpdate), which adds the following fixes and changes:

– Fixed a bug that might prevent Dropbox from auto-updating.

Dropbox 2.0.22 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.

Apple releases updated FujiXerox printer drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 operating systems

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Date: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, 08:35
Category: News, Software

Never doubt an updated printer driver.

On Tuesday, Apple released its FujiXerox Printers Drivers 2.4 package. The update, a 42.4 megabyte download, adds updated drivers for assorted FujiXerox printers, scanners and multifunction devices.

The update requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later and can also be located, snagged and installed via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.

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

Dropbox updated to 2.0.21

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Date: Friday, May 24th, 2013, 06:54
Category: News, Software

Never doubt a steadily-updated program.

On Friday, Dropbox released version 2.0.21 of its cloud-based storage client for Mac OS X. The new version, a 29.3 megabyte download (via MacUpdate), which adds the following fixes and changes:

Fixed:
– Fix Windows installer sometimes failing to install properly.

New:
– A new tray popup that combines the old tray menu features with a timeline of the most important sharing events in your Dropbox.

– Notifications menu is only enabled on OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and above, and on Windows XP and above.

Dropbox 2.0.21 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.

Google Chrome updated to 27.0.1453.93

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Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 06:21
Category: News, Software

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You can’t knock an application that’s updated this frequently.

On Wednesday, Google released version 27.0.1453.93 of its Chrome web browser. The update, a 49.8 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Web pages load 5% faster on average

– Chrome.syncFileSystem API

– Improved ranking of predictions, improved spell correction, and numerous fundamental improvements for Omnibox predictions. Please see the Help Center for more information on our updated policies.

Security fixes:
– [235638] High CVE-2013-2837: Use-after-free in SVG.

– [235311] Medium CVE-2013-2838: Out-of-bounds read in v8.

– [230176] High CVE-2013-2839: Bad cast in clipboard handling.

– [230117] High CVE-2013-2840: Use-after-free in media loader.

– [227350] High CVE-2013-2841: Use-after-free in Pepper resource handling.

– [226696] High CVE-2013-2842: Use-after-free in widget handling.

– [222000] High CVE-2013-2843: Use-after-free in speech handling.

– [196393] High CVE-2013-2844: Use-after-free in style resolution.

– [188092] [179522] [222136] [188092] High CVE-2013-2845: Memory safety issues in Web Audio.

– [177620] High CVE-2013-2846: Use-after-free in media loader.

– [176692] High CVE-2013-2847: Use-after-free race condition with workers.

– [176137] Medium CVE-2013-2848: Possible data extraction with XSS Auditor.

– [171392] Low CVE-2013-2849: Possible XSS with drag+drop or copy+paste.

Google Chrome 27.0.1453.93 requires an Intel-based Mac with 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.

Delicious Library updated to 3.0.2

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Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 12:07
Category: News, Software

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On Tuesday, software company Delicious Monster released version 3.0.2 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 80.3 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Items without a cover show title and creator on shelf.

– Synopses can be added and edited. Custom synopses imported from Delicious Library 2 now display.

– Many changes to make details more sensible. You can now open the details window and keep it on the right, for behavior like Delicious Library 2.

– “Paste” changes the cover of the selected item.

– Added help manual (also on our website).

– Add “Export To: Delicious Library 3”, to back-up and merge libraries.

– Add two-word cloud charts.

– Bug fixes and other improvements.

Delicious Library 3.0.2 retails for US$40 and requires OS X 10.8 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.

HandBrake updated to 0.9.9

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Date: Monday, May 20th, 2013, 07:48
Category: News, Software

Handbrake, Eric Petit’s incredibly useful open-source DVD ripping/conversion utility, has been updated to version 0.9.9.

The new version, a 9.1 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

General:
– Improved HandBrake pineapple icon by Matt Johnson.

– Improved Retina-resolution icons within the application, by Nik Pawlak (http://nikpawlak.com).

Core:
– Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support.

– Works with Foreign Audio Search.

– Can be Burned-In.

– Can be passed through to MKV (but not MP4).

– Additional video framerates (30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps).

– Double framerate (“bob”) mode for the deinterlace and decomb filters.

– Better audio remix support.

– Additional mixdowns: 6.1, 7.1, 7.1 (5F/2R/LFE).

– CLI users should note 6ch becomes 5point1.

– Better-than-Stereo sources can be upmixed to 5.1.

– Discard one channel from Stereo sources.

– Mono (Left Only), Mono (Right Only).

– Allow the selection of higher audio bitrates where appropriate.

– Allow the selection of lower audio samplerates where appropriate.

– 8, 11.025, 12, 16 kHz.

– Audio dithering (TPDF) when converting to 16-bit FLAC.

– Use libavcodec for DTS audio decoding (instead of libdca).

– DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete support.

– All graphical interfaces: support for x264’s preset, tune and profile options alternative to the Advanced panel (which is still available).

– HandBrake-specific option to ensure compliance with a specific H.264 level.

Updated built-in presets:
– Take advantage of x264 preset/tune/profile support.

– Removed increasingly suboptimal and irrelevant Legacy presets.

– Assorted bug fixes and improvements to the core library (libhb).

Updated libraries:
– x264 r2273-b3065e6.

– Libav v9.6.

– libbluray 0.2.3.

Windows:
– User Interface has been re-written in WPF.

– Includes many small UI enhancements.

– Switched to .NET 4 Client Profile (smaller download for those who don’t have .NET 4 fully installed).

Mac:
– Assorted bug fixes including better support for Retina displays.

– Prevent sleep during encoding and scanning for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

– Drag & Drop files onto the Main window or application icon to scan.

– Nicer progress indication on the dock icon.

– Preview window improvements and bugfixes.

– Updated Growl to 2.0.1.

– Notification Center support (when Growl is not installed).

Linux:
– Assorted bug fixes and improvements.

– Use some system libraries rather than bundling (fontconfig, freetype, libxml2, libass, libogg, libvorbis, libtheora and libsamplerate).

Command Line Interface:
– Audio option (-a) will ignore invalid input tracks and encode with only the valid ones.

– Allow use of hh:mm:ss format when specifying p-to-p start/stop time.

Advanced audio options:
– Enable level normalization when downmixing (disabled by default).

– Disable audio dithering or select a specific algorithm.

HandBrake 0.9.9 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, please let us know in the comments.

OnyX updated to 2.6.9

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Date: Monday, May 20th, 2013, 05:14
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 2.6.9. The new version, a 17.9 megabyte download via MacUpdate, adds the following fixes and changes:
– New option: Delete the saved application states.

– New option: Show/hide interface level switching (Simple/full Finder).

– New option: Turn on/Turn off Rubber-Band Scrolling.

– New version of sqlite3.

– It is no longer necessary to quit all applications in order to check the disk.

– Help improved.

OnyX 2.6.9 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 2.0.12

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Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 08:46
Category: News, Software

If an update reduces the pressure on the CPU, how can you be against it?

On Thursday, Dropbox released version 2.0.12 of its cloud-based storage client for Mac OS X. The new version, a 29.3 megabyte download (via MacUpdate), which adds the following fixes and changes:

– Lower CPU usage when idle.

Dropbox 2.0.12 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.

Skype updated to 6.4.0.833

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Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 06:11
Category: News, Software

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On Thursday, version 6.4.0.833 of the Skype VoIP application was released. The new version, a 40 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

New and Improved:
– Infinite chat scrolling

– Improved find within the chat

– Custom Chat Styles removal

– Improved send and receive contacts

– Improved file transfer

– Support for Simplified Chinese

Resolved:
– [Contact] Easier to add a new number to any existing contact.

– [Contact] Easier to add a contact number from the Contacts list.

– [Generic] Fixed random crash when waking from sleep.

– [Generic] Fixed crashes due to outdated 3rd party plugins

– [File Transfer] File transfer shows correct received size.

– [Preferences] You can switch speakers from Preferences during the incoming call.

– [Profile] You can add “Apply an effect” when editing display picture.

– [Screen sharing] Picture-in-Picture for screen sharing will appear in case switching to the Contacts list.

– [Skype Home] Disabling animated emoticons from Preferences will also take effect in the Skype Home view.

– [Calling] Improved dial pad animation in the calling toolbar.

– [Calling] You can use firewire device for Skype video call.

Known Issues:
– [Conversation] Chat input field does not switch to SMS mode when adding PSTN numbers to new conversation. Fix is in progress for next release.

– [SMS] SMS sending status stays to ‘sending’. Fix is in progress.

Skype 6.4.0.833 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 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.

CrossOver updated to 12.2.1

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Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 13:38
Category: News, Software

You can’t knock improved language support.

CrossOver, the popular virtualization program from CodeWeavers, has been updated to version 12.2.1. The new version, a 78.9 megabyte download, is available as a demo, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Updated Chinese support,

CrossOver 12.2.1 retails for US$59.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.6 and or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

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