Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week we have updates for hardware monitoring and management utilities, as well as significant updates to drive and system maintenance utilities.
Apple has released two software updates today. One is for the pro application suite that includes Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, Compressor, and Cinema Tools, and the other is for the latest printer drivers from Canon.
A weekly list of the Mac troubleshooting utilities that have been updated, along with a mini review for NTFS-3G.
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Adobe has released a security bulletin recommending all users of Adobe Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat update their programs immediately to secure critical vulnerabilities that could cause the applications to crash, leaving them open to attacks.
Many Mac users have installed Windows to secondary partitions using Bootcamp, and in doing so can have important files on both their Mac and Windows partitions. This can make backing up rather cumbersome, especially if you are interested in being able
Staff Pick: WhatSize WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disk
Utilities Updates: CPU Speed Accelerator 3.6; IPNetMonitorX 2.1; Virex 7 DAT 070228; Symantec NAV/SAV virus def Feb 28; more
Utilities Updates: FontNuke 1.0.8; IceClean 1.6.3; ChkRootKit_MacOSX 0.47.3; iFind 4.1; more
Aperture 1.5.2 released: "overall reliability and performance" enhancements