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No TidBITS Issue on 22 November 2010

As is our custom this time of year, we’re taking the next issue, 22 November 2010, off to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.Show full article

First Office 2011 for Mac Update Fixes Crashers

Fixes for an email security vulnerability and a number of crashing bugs highlight this first update to Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2011.Show full article

Two New Ebooks Explore Networking and Security

“Take Control of iPhone and iPod touch Networking & Security, iOS 4 Edition,” an ebook written by networking expert Glenn Fleishman, sheds light on the geeky secrets of safe iPhone and iPod touch networking. Also new is version 1.7 of our longstanding “Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security.”Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save up to 50% on Simon 3.0

See who won copies of Simon 3.0 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save up to 50 percent on Dejal’s server monitoring software. Show full article

Mac OS X 10.6.5 Continues to Squash Bugs

As Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard matures, Apple focuses on an incredibly specific set of bugs and addresses over 50 security vulnerabilities as well.Show full article

Whole Disk Encryption, and Why Mac OS X 10.6.5 Broke PGP WDE

Encrypting an entire hard drive is a great way to protect your data, but as users of PGP WDE learned when they upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6.5, whole disk encryption also brings its own risks.Show full article

Attack of the Zombie Input Managers

Your Mac may be crashing unnecessarily, thanks to input managers left over from before Snow Leopard that are still inserting themselves into running applications. Read on to see if you need to clear out an infestation of zombie input managers.Show full article

Apple Battery Charger and the Secret of NiMH

You won’t be caught powerless with Apple’s new battery charger and batteries—but how they behave may surprise you.Show full article

Palm Your iPad with a Hand-e-holder

If you’ve worried about your iPad slipping out of your hands, check out the new Hand-e-holder, a clever accessory that makes it easy to attach your iPad (or other hard-to-hold object) to your hand or to connect it to a variety of stands and clip-on mounts.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 November 2010

Notable software releases this week include iTunes 10.1, BBEdit 9.6.1, Security Update 2010-007 (Leopard and Leopard Server), 1Password 3.5.0, Coda 1.7, HP Printer Drivers v.2.5.2, and Carbon Copy Cloner 3.3.6.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 November 2010

Just two worthwhile links for you this week—news that Apple and Oracle will be collaborating to ensure that Java remains available for Mac OS X and an Apple-acknowledged bug in iOS 4.1 that messes up repeating alarms.Show full article

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