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Thunderstrike Proof-of-Concept Attack Serious, but Limited

The recently demonstrated Thunderstrike proof-of-concept attack could infiltrate a Mac at the hardware level, but few users need to worry about it given its need for physical access.Show full article

AT&T Offers Rollover Data While Defending Throttling

AT&T announced that its Mobile Share customers will automatically roll over unused data from each previous month to the next. Meanwhile, the company defends the indefensible with throttling.Show full article

Workflow Is the Next Step for iOS Automation

Workflow is a new iOS automation app that uses iOS 8’s Extensibility to bring Automator-like capabilities to your mobile devices.Show full article

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 1

In the first part of our series on computing for the visually impaired, Mariva H. Aviram discusses working around her own temporary visual impairments, as well as the challenges faced by those she knows.Show full article

FunBITS: Trivia Crack Simultaneously Attracts and Repels

Despite its many annoyances, Trivia Crack is a fun trivia game to play with your friends.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 12 January 2015

Notable software releases this week include Little Snitch 3.5.1 and ChronoAgent 1.5.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 12 January 2015

In this week’s heaping helping of ExtraBITS: bank holding company Capital One has bought the Level One budgeting app, we take a look at how gadgets are having to adapt to the existence of smartphones, and manufacturers show off the (sorry) state of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework. Plus, Philip Michaels pokes fun at CES at Six Colors, blogger David Sparks explains why he’s quitting Family Sharing, and Peter Cohen of iMore explains how to try out Windows 10 for free.Show full article

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