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iCloud Flaw Not Source of Celebrity Photo Theft

A reported Find My iPhone security flaw wasn’t responsible for the recent theft of celebrity photos, according to Apple, but iCloud may still have been the source of the images.Show full article

Tim Cook Promises Improved iCloud Security

After the celebrity photo thefts from iCloud, Tim Cook spoke with The Wall Street Journal, promising better iCloud security. But with a high-profile product launch around the corner, is Apple doing enough to regain the trust of users?Show full article

Prepare for Yosemite Now with Take Control Books

With the clock ticking on the official release of OS X Yosemite, we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite” to help you get ready, and pre-order discounts on other forthcoming books.Show full article

Chapter 14 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

In the final streamed chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server,” Charles Edge shares server maintenance tips and points readers to additional resources for OS X Server sysadmins.Show full article

DeTune Extracts Your Media from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

With his wife’s music library locked up in a rusty iPod touch, Josh Centers had to find a way to rescue it. Luckily, he found DeTune, which can copy media from an iOS device that can’t be accessed normally via iTunes.Show full article

FunBITS: Hosting Backyard Movie Night

A MacBook Air, an iPod Hi-Fi, a projector, and a projection screen become the ingredients for two backyard movie nights attended by dozens of little “Frozen” fanatics. Follow along and you could host your own event!Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 September 2014

Notable software releases this week include VMware Fusion 7.0 and Mailplane 3.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 8 September 2014

This week in ExtraBITS, we have details on how to watch Apple’s September 9th product announcement, along with information about your personal Apple support page and a list of mistakes that cause iOS apps to be rejected. In other news, Twitpic is shutting down after 6 years, and Verizon is settling with the FCC over privacy violations.Show full article

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