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Single Time Machine Backups

Tired of Time Machine running all the time? You can turn it off in the Time Machine preference pane, but still initiate a single backup by choosing Back Up Now from Time Machine's menu bar icon. Of course, your backup is much less likely to be up to date, but Time Machine won't be taking any resources while you're trying to work.

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iOS Security Fixes Released for Serious Vulnerabilities

Apple has shipped iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad and 4.0.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch to fix two extremely serious exploits that could allow an attacker to control your iOS device.Show full article

Wrangle Your Fonts with "Take Control of Fonts in Snow Leopard"

Whether you wish you understood fonts better overall or you have questions about installation, organization, loading order, or typing special characters, Sharon Zardetto's new "Take Control of Fonts in Snow Leopard" has you covered.Show full article

Recover from Changed Wi-Fi Network Passwords in iOS

iOS devices, once connected to a WEP, WPA, or WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi network, retain the network's password even if it's changed. To enter a new password, forget the network and then reconnect.Show full article

Secured iOS Backups Reduce Security, but Not by Much

The folks at password-cracking software firm Elcomsoft have updated a tool meant for testing and recovering passwords for iTunes backups of iOS devices. Oddly enough, password-protected backups turn out to be less secure for iOS devices than password-free backups.Show full article

Legacy TidBITS Issue Formats Moved

If you still download the setext- or HTML-formatted versions of our weekly issues as static files, read on for their new locations.Show full article

Five Essential Safari Extensions

There are hundreds of Safari Extensions now. But which ones are the must-haves?Show full article

Apple's iOS Security Challenges and Advantages

The iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are completely disrupting the mobile device landscape, and while Apple faces some security challenges with the iOS devices, the company also enjoys a number of advantages over other systems.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 August 2010

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 3.1.1, Things 1.3.5, and Office 2004/2008 Security Updates.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 August 2010

Just two quick bits for you this week - a hearty congratulations to the inimitable Nitrozac and Snaggy for the 10th anniversary of their Joy of Tech comic and a link to an academic paper showing that smartphone passwords could be hacked by virtue of screen smudges.Show full article

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