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Open Recent Office 2008 Docs by Date

Office 2008 applications like Word and Excel now list recently opened documents on a File > Open Recent submenu. Choose More from that menu, and you'll get a multifunction Project Gallery dialog. Click the Recent button at the top and then select a date range in the Dates list to find files that were last opened today, yesterday, earlier in the week, last week, and so forth. (The Settings pane in the Project Gallery dialog lets you set how many recently opened files show in the File > Open Recent submenu.)

 
 

Thwarting Twitter’s Upcoming Data Collection

Twitter’s recent announcement that it will scan and analyze your installed iOS apps may explain the mystery of why the company has turned against third-party developers. Josh Centers explains how to keep your app information from Twitter’s prying eyes.

 
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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.3

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SpamSieve 2.9.18

Apple Releases OS X 10.10.1, iOS 8.1.1, and Apple TV 7.0.2

Little Snitch 3.5

CrashPlan 3.6.4

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
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Authy Protects Your Two-Factor Authentication Tokens

CloudPull 2.6.1

1Password 5.0.2

Security Update 2014-005 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

SpamSieve 2.9.17

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.2

SuperDuper 2.7.3

1Password 5.0

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Backblaze 3.0

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>