Adium updated to 1.5.7

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Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, 06:32
Category: News, Software

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Adium, the open source instant message chat client with support for multiple programs (including AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo! Google Talk, Bonjour, etc.) has been updated to version 1.5.7.

The new version, a 22.8 megabyte download adds the following fixes and changes:
– Updated Twitter support. (#16118)

– Retweets (RTs) now properly display the original author.

– t.co links are now expanded.

– Fixed parsing to conform to the standard. (#13947)

– Removed StatusNet support, see ​http://adium.im/blog/2013/07/adium-1-5-7-released.

– Fixed a crash when redrawing the contact list. (#16119)

– Fixed a bug that could cause SSL connections to be closed prematurely. (#15405, #15411, #15741, #16356)

Fixed the following weaknesses in the SSL code:
– Removed all anonymous ciphers from the list Adium tries, these are insecure and would crash Adium.

– Removed SSL_RSA_WITH_NULL_MD5 from the list of ciphers, as it doesn’t use encryption.

– Removed the caching of untrusted certificates, as the implementation would make it easy to replace it with a different certificate when reconnecting.

Adium 1.5.7 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later and an Intel-based Mac to run.

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

OnyX updated to 2.7.1

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Date: Friday, June 28th, 2013, 13:33
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You can’t knock a decent update.

OnyX, Titanium Software’s popular freeware multifunction utility for Mac OS X, has been updated to version 2.7.1. The new version, a 19 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
– Bug corrected in the Utilities > Applications pane.

– Keyboard Viewer in the Utilities > Applications pane.

– The opt folder can be shown/hidden now from the Utilities > Visibility.

– New replacement icon.

OnyX 2.7.1 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.

Apple releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 4.07

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Date: Friday, June 28th, 2013, 07:59
Category: News, Software

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On Friday, Apple posted its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 4.07, an update designed to extend RAW image compatibility for the Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11 applications.

The update, a 6.1 megabyte download, adds support for the following cameras:
– Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6

– Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF6

– Sony Alpha SLT-A58

The update requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later to install and run and is also available via Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature.

If you’ve tried the new Digital Camera RAW update and noticed any changes, please let us know how it went.

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
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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
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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
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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.