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Apple Updates Bash for the Shellshock Vulnerability

Apple has released patches for the Shellshock Bash vulnerability, and although they’re not available in Software Update, you can download and install them manually for Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks.Show full article

How to Test Bash for Shellshock Vulnerabilities

If you’ve been looking for a comprehensive set of tests to determine whether a given installation of Bash — on OS X or another Unix-based system — is vulnerable to Shellshock, here are the tests we’ve settled on.Show full article

1Password 5 Touches New Heights in iOS 8

The new 1Password 5 app puts password security at your fingertip in iOS 8 through extensions and Touch ID integration. Glenn Fleishman walks you through the new features and explains how to take advantage of them, something that’s not always obvious.Show full article

Quicken 2015: Close, But Not Yet Acceptable

The long-awaited update to the full version of Quicken for Mac is not terrible, which is almost a recommendation. Its still-missing features keep Glenn Fleishman from switching, but Intuit has been surprisingly frank about its plans to improve this release.Show full article

FunBITS: Goat Simulator Keeps Gaming Weird

How has a strange, glitchy indie game become a smash hit? Josh Centers tries to figure it out.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 6 October 2014

Notable software releases this week include Photoshop Elements 13, StuffIt Deluxe 16, and Default Folder X 4.6.9.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 6 October 2014

As Apple pushes into the fashion world with the Apple Watch, Vogue profiles Jony Ive, and smartwatch pioneer Pebble rethinks its strategy. We learn the secret origin of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, Consumer Reports sees if the iPhone 6 will bend, and an iCloud Drive bug could delete your data.Show full article

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