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Chapter 8 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

The place where your Mac most intersects with the outside world is via your Web browser, so Joe Kissell devotes an entire chapter of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” to explaining how you can surf the Web safely.Show full article

Meerkat Broadcasts Your Video to Twitter

Meerkat makes it easy to stream live video to your Twitter followers. Josh Centers explains how it works.Show full article

The Promise (and Limitations) of Apple’s ResearchKit

Apple devoted a segment of its recent “Spring Forward” event to the introduction of ResearchKit, a software framework for collecting medical research data within iOS. Like many 1.0 products, it has both great promise and some growing up to do.Show full article

Formatting Screenplays with Fountain

Aspiring screenwriters have enough on their plates without having to figure out how to make their word processors handle screenplay format, but with Fountain markup they don’t have to.Show full article

Apple Watch: Your Personal Technology Rorschach Test

Will the Apple Watch be the next must-have technology gadget or a complete flop? Is it reasonably priced or expensive beyond any rational calculation? Will it be the sort of device that can be upgraded over time or will it join your old iPod in a drawer in a few years? No one knows the answers to these questions, but Adam Engst suggests that how you answer them says more about you than the Apple Watch itself.Show full article

The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden’s trove of confidential documents shows that the CIA has long been targeting Apple, along with other major technology companies. Security analyst Rich Mogull explains why average users don’t need to worry, and why this news is actually good.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 16 March 2015

Notable software releases this week include Security Update 2015-002 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite), DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.4, iMovie 10.0.7, Evernote 6.0.7, GraphicConverter 9.6, and Mailplane 3.4.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 16 March 2015

In this week’s collection of links, Adam Engst discussed Apple’s latest announcements on The Tech Night Owl podcast, Google revealed a new Chromebook Pixel, we found out if Apple’s switch from MagSafe to USB-C will endanger the 12-inch MacBook, product designer Greg Koenig examined the Apple Watch’s manufacturing process, the Wall Street Journal explained how Apple is taking over your local mall, and Josh Centers spoke about the CIA hacking Apple on The Dan Benjamin Hour.Show full article

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