Mac Updates: Acorn 4.0.4, Samba 4.0.6, KeyCue 6.5 and Deals
The Fairer Platform Mac update report, which knows how to leave Phototshop behind (Flying Meat!), is an oft daily look at the latest Mac app and software updates from Apple and third-party developers – lock lips with the garden hose.
• Acorn 4.0.4 (download)
— Fixed a bug where applying a filter to a selection wouldn’t work when using the menu item and the layer filters window wasn’t already up.
— Fixed a bug where the layer thumbnail wasn’t showing a moved selection in bitmap layers.
— Layers with the random noise filter added to it now look better when zoomed out.
— Fixed a bug where checking / unchecking the “preserve transparency” option in the random noise filter wouldn’t always update the whole canvas.
— Fixed a bug where merging layers while doing a layer transform would cause your transform to be lost, instead of asking if you wanted to apply or commit it.
— Dozens of other fixes, tweaks and changes
Fly Meat Software’s Acorn 4 is available on the Mac App Store of $29.99, a 40 percent discount off the regular price, through the of May.
• Samba 4.0.6 (download)
— Fixes crash during Win8 sync
— Fixes segfault when loging in with wrong password from w2k8r2
— And, dozens of other bugs squished
Keep your hands on the keyboard and improve your productivity — keyboard shortcuts get the job done faster. Ergonis’ KeyCue is a great way to learn keyboard shortcuts and, though this app isn’t free, it is nonetheless a solid value at $19.99.
• KeyCue 6.5 (download)
— Check for Updates is now accessible via KeyCue’s menu bar icon
— New internal drawing order avoids partially clipped submenu frames
— Avoids beeps when dismissing the shortcut table with the esc key
— Improved diagnostic messages when KeyCue detects applications with incorrect menu structures
— Improves menu scanning of deeply nested bookmarks in Safari
— KeyCue now recognizes the “fn fn” shortcut for “Start Dictation” on Mountain Lion
— Fixes a problem in FileMaker 12, where KeyCue missed some shortcuts after switching between Layout and Browse modes
— Fixes a cosmetic issue where the desktop background was not shown in the Theme tab of KeyCue’s settings
And, here’s a one-two punch to improve the iTunes experience and let’s start with your ears — get a pair of Apple Depot Earbuds With Mic & Remote ($15, was $35) and, while enjoying those, check out Leawo Software Company’s Cleanup Your iTunes w/ Tunes Cleaner For Mac ($7, was $30) — delete the dupes, cleanup the tags and get the right album art.