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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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1Password 4.3

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AgileBits has issued a “massive update” with the release of 1Password 4.3 for Mac. The password manager improves 1Password mini with a speedier appearance, the capability to search through all fields (from usernames to secure notes), and the addition of keyboard shortcuts — including Command-O to anchor a details view window and Command-E to enter edit mode in the details view. The update also ensures that a change to your Master Password gets synced to other devices, improves how 1Password interacts with Dropbox, enables you to export items to CSV and plain text, adds the capability to move and copy items from one vault to another, adds support for syncing with removable USB drives, and adds full screen support. The release provides a goodly number of other fixes, including for manual text fields created in 1Password 3 not displaying in Web form details, printing of multi-line notes, and several issues related to item syncing when using multiple vaults.

In addition to the Mac version, AgileBits has updated 1Password for iOS to version 4.5 with improvements to Wi-Fi sync, addition of tags, and an improved 1Browser with all logins, identities, and credit cards available under the same button. To celebrate the release of these new versions, AgileBits has cut the price of both 1Password for Mac and 1Password for iOS in half through 27 April 2014, making it $24.99 for the Mac version from AgileBits and the Mac App Store and $8.99 for the universal iOS app from the App Store. (Normally $49.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members when purchased from AgileBits, free update, 38.7 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

Slowed down by entering passwords repeatedly? Learn how to let 1Password do the heavy lifting. With directions for 1Password 4 for the Mac, as well as 1Password for iOS, Windows, and Android, author Joe Kissell makes it easy to generate and use secure passwords, speed up online shopping, and share and sync Web logins and other confidential data.

 

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