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Chapter 10 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

In this week’s installment, Joe Kissell moves from looking at the various ways you can keep people out of your Mac to how you can prevent loss and theft of your data while it’s stored on your Mac.Show full article

Inconsistent Support Bedevils MacBook Pros Suffering from “Staingate”

The anti-glare coating on some MacBook Pro displays is peeling off under normal use, but Apple is being inconsistent with how it approaches the problem. Topher Kessler of MacIssues offers advice for those with affected Macs.Show full article

Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived

Twitter has unveiled its own entry in the online video broadcasting race, and it’s already taking the world by storm. Josh Centers explains what differentiates it from Meerkat.Show full article

Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock

After months in App Store purgatory, Launcher by Cromulent Labs returns to the App Store, letting you invoke apps and actions from iOS 8’s Notification Center.Show full article

Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar, read on, because some of Fantastical’s features might change your mind.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 30 March 2015

Notable software releases this week include BusyContacts 1.0.2, Napkin 1.5, Backblaze 4.0, and PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 30 March 2015

In our latest ExtraBITS roundup, Apple CEO Tim Cook makes a political statement in the Washington Post, Pixar releases RenderMan for free, Apple Store employees prepare to offer fashion advice, a Mac Plus gets on the Web, and Amazon reveals future updates for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.Show full article

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