Mac Updates: Flash Player 11.8b, MacFamilyTree 7, Sonos 4.1 [u]
What’s new in the world software? This Thursday iteration of the Mac Update report includes fresh features in Flash Player, a big-time MacFamilyTree refresh (iCloud!) and improved playlist support for Sonos.
• Flash Player 11.8b (download)
— Sandboxing enhancements — This feature adds enhancements to the existing sandbox feature by better addressing application launches in protected mode
— Recursive stop on MovieClip — For Flash Player, this feature allows a game developer to effectively pause/stop a running SWF without having to iterate through all of the objects on the DisplayList.
— 4096×4096 texture support — With this feature, a new profile, BASELINE_EXTENDED is introduced in the class flash.display3D.Context3DProfile, which will support a maximum texture size of 4096X4096.
— Rectangle Texture Support — Rectangle Textures are now supported in BASELINE as well as BASELINE_EXTENDED profile. The texture formats supported for Rectangle Textures are BGRA, BGR_PACKED and BGRA_PACKED. Details for usage can be found in the language reference.
— Additional Android and Windows specific features and issues
Initial report erroneously stated 11.8 had been released — it’s actually a beta. Apologies for any confusion.
• MacFamilyTree 7 (download demo)
— New User Interface
— iCloud support
— Rewritten FamilySearch integration
— New Edit Mode
— New Virtual Globe
— New Virtual Tree
— Full release notes
— Available on the Mac App Store ($29.99)
• Sonos 4.1 (download)
— Better Playlist Support
— New Spotify features.
— More alarm options.
— Additional features, tweaks and fixes
— Full release notes
— Sonos iPhone and Sonos iPad updates also available
— App Updates: Twitter More Composed, 1Password Gets Cheap, Rdio Levels Up, Plex Adds Control
— Opera 15: Next Is Fast, Missing Features, Does HTML5
— New in OS X 10.8.4: WiFi Compatibility; FaceTime Fix, 802.11ac, More
— Mac Updates: Flash Player Nips Audio Bug, Evernote Strikes Thrice, Twitter Doubles Down
— Apple Updates: FujiXerox Drivers, New TV Ad, QuickTime for Windows