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PocketMac announced on Tuesday the release of RingtoneStudio 2.0, an update to its software for creating and editing iPhone ringtones. Included in version 2.0 are visual sound editing, which lets you view the actual waveforms in realtime with a zoom of up to 16x, volume control for sound clips, and the ability to add fade-ins or fade-outs to any ringtone.

RingtoneStudio 2.0 costs $30 for a new license, or $10 to upgrade from version 1.0; it requires Mac OS X 10.5 and supports any model of iPhone.—Dan Moren

Sonar adds Leopard, Snow Leopard compatibility

Matterform media has released Sonar 2.0, an update to the real-time security monitor for the Mac. It's now compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Sonar displays realtime info about changes made to your hard drive; it's helpful for debugging apps that write too frequently to the hard disk and for monitoring untrusted apps downloaded from the Internet. Sonar costs $18.—Peter Cohen

SharewarePublisher fixes several bugs

SharewarePublisher 1.1 is an improved version of Ergonis Software's shareware submission tool and assistant for Mac OS X. The software assists shareware software developers with submitting information about their products to software listing sites and repositories, and works with more than 100 Web sites. The latest update adds a function to extract a category from a Web page and store it in the database, fixes drag and drop in Snow Leopard, and more.

SharewarePublisher requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and costs €70.—PC

Freeway extends CSS menu creation tool

Softpress Systems has updated Freeway to version 5.4. The new release of the Web page design software features an extended Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) menu creation tool and AddThis social bookmarking capabilities, among other new features and bug fixes.

Freeway 5.4 is a free update for registered owners; it comes in Pro and Express versions for $249 and $79 respectively.—PC

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