Update Rundown for April 14th, 2014

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Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 08:31
Category: Apps, Mac, Microsoft, Software

software-updateEvery so often we like to post info on updates of some of our favorite software along with some high profile apps that are pretty essential to anyone on a Mac. This information is brought to you by updates I get from developers, but mostly by MacUpdate, although not officially, because that is what I use to keep all my apps up to date. I also like to add some value by throwing in some extra notes from my experiences. So let’s get to it!

TaskTime4 5.1.5

This app for tracking your time and printing invoices has been my goto for my freelance work for years. It’s inexpensive ($20) and the developer is very responsive.

  • Interface tweaks
  • improved functioning of Category popup menu
  • fixed sorting project reports by clients
  • fixed pause button size problem with autopause enabled
  • fixed stop button issue (moved timing buttons to toolbar)
  • fixed reports bug

 

Spotify 0.9.8.296

Replaced Pandora for me some time ago for listening to new music online.

  • No release notes available

Flavours 1.1.10

If you remember the early days of OS 9, you might remember apps like Kaleidoscope which allowed you to change the appearance of windows, buttons, and many more UI elements. Flavours is a modern take on that for OS X. Not only can you download themes, you can create your own and upload them for others to use. Someone has even created a BeOS theme. Now that takes me back.

  • New Ability to switch Final/Beta update channels on Preferences
  • Improved Disk Mounter is now themed
  • Improved Additional check/fix on /usr/local permissions
  • Improved Theming window bottom bar on additional apps (Parallels, Ecoute for Mac, and others)
  • Fix Fixed no tab title drawn on Google Chrome v34+
  • Fix Fix incorrect window corners on layer-backed windows on Retina displays (Safari, Calendar, and others) (10.8+)
  • Fix Theme iTunes traffic lights when window background excluded (but not traffic lights)
  • Fix Make iTunes background images smaller to prevent bad drawing (caused when .rsrc file size exceds limit)
  • Fix Prevent Vox app from being themed
  • Fix Other bug fixes and improvements

Xcode 5.1.1

Apple’s developer tool.

  • Fixes an issue that would reposition the Interface Builder canvas unexpectedly.
  • Improves the reliability of Quick Look within the debugger.
  • Fixes an issue where test cases would report as failed when in fact they had passed.
  • Fixes a rare code generation issue in the LLVM compiler.
  • Includes additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

iMovie 10.0.3

  • Option to sort events in the sidebar by date
  • Change the font, size, and color of new titles introduced in iMovie version 10
  • Double-click a transition in the timeline to adjust its duration
  • Crop and rotate clips in events
  • Add speed effects using the Adjustments Bar
  • Option to smoothly transition in and out of speed effects
  • Fixes issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
  • Resolves issues that could cause sharing to fail
  • Improves reliability of search when using partial or multiple search terms
  • General usability improvements on computers using certain languages

Videobox 4.0.6

I’ve tried quite a few video downloaders, but so far this is the only one that hasn’t failed me. Lots of options and also has a Safari plug-in.

  • [NEW] Videobox will now detect all youtube embedded videos.
  • [NEW] If you call videobox that has more than one embedded YouTube video, Videobox will now add all of them to the queue.
  • [NEW] Added new sites (Flixxy.com-like).
  • [FIX] Solved problem where Videobos wouldn’t register its license after trial was expired (for some users).
  • [UPDATE] Updated fast downloaders for the ever changing YouTube, Vimeo etc. APIs.

Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.1

When will they stop naming Office with the year it comes out?

  • Security fixes

Adobe Lightroom 5.4

Competitor to Apple’s Aperture. More expensive, but has a number of professional options Aperture doesn’t have, but if Adobe continues to change apps to a subscription model I will find it less appealing.

  • Support for Lightroom mobile, a new service to access, organize, edit and share your images from mobile devices
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5
  • Camera support for many new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4s, and DJI Phantom quadcopter

 

 

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