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What You Need to Know About the Thunderstrike 2 Worm

Researchers will demonstrate a new proof-of-concept worm that attacks Mac firmware at this week’s Black Hat security conference. It’s fascinating research, but not something average users should worry about.Show full article

Eight Apple Watch Stands That Stand Out

Julio Ojeda-Zapata checked out an assortment of Apple Watch charging stands, which vary wildly in design and pricing. He found a few gems. But technology changes by Apple will soon trigger a flood of new watch-stand designs.Show full article

Dark Sky 5 Offers Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts for iOS

To set itself apart from the many other weather apps for the iPhone, Dark Sky provides accurate precipitation forecasts for your exact location for the next hour. It couples that with customizable alerts for upcoming weather events and an excellent interface for the traditional 7-day forecast.Show full article

FunBITS: Do Computers Dream of Psychedelic Bears?

Google’s DeepDream does truly bizarre things to images. Josh Centers explains its origins, and how to try it out on your Mac. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 August 2015

Notable software releases this week include OmniOutliner 4.3 and Postbox 4.0.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 10 August 2015

Verizon is dropping smartphone subsidies and contracts, a university IT department literally took 36 iMac boxes for a spin, the author of “The Martian” explains how his Comcast email was hacked, and Apple has dismissed rumors that it will become a cellular carrier.Show full article

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