Mac News Briefs: Berbie Software releases Trail Runner 2.0

On Tuesday, Berbie Software released Trail Runner 2.0, an update to its route-planning and journaling software designed to work with Garmin GPS or Nike+ devices.

The new version incorporates a number of additions, including a new routing service based on the openStreetMap trail network, automatic loading of elevation data from over the Net, a rewritten route editor for routes based on the personal track network, and improved route exchange with running portal GPSies.com, including hiking, running, and biking filters. There’s also a new route management tool.

TrailRunner 2.0 is free to download, but a €25 payment is requested. The software requires Mac OS X 10.5.—DAN MOREN

1Password improves Wi-Fi syncing

Agile Web Solutions released 1Password 2.9.16 on Friday, bringing a redesigned Wi-Fi syncing feature to the popular password storage utility.

Syncing between the desktop and iPhone/iPod touch version of 1Password is now faster and more reliable, adding custom preferences and tools for dealing with potential data conflicts. Use of these features will require the forthcoming 1Password touch 2.0, soon to come to the App Store.

1Password 2.9.16 is a free upgrade for all current paid users; the full version runs $40. The software requires Mac OS 10.4 or 10.5.—DM

LaCie intros Core4, Core7 USB hubs

Hardware maker LaCie has released two new USB 2.0 hubs, created by LaCie Little Disk designer Sam Hecht.

The LaCie $10 Core4 and $20 Core7 offer four and seven USB 2.0 ports, respectively. The Core4 features a matchbox design; comes in your choice of grey, orange, or blue; and comes with built in standard and mini USB cables. The Core7 has a staid appearance, includes the same built-in cables, and comes with an external power supply.

Both require OS X 10.3.5 or later, and are compatible with Windows systems as well.—JONATHAN SEFF

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