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WPA3 Promises Better Wi-Fi Security with Less Effort

The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced WPA3, a replacement for its current local network encryption options. WPA3 both fixes an exploit and increases security for those using open networks, all while reducing the burden on users. But don’t expect it to take over from WPA2 in the near term.Show full article

What to Do If Your iPad Gets Disabled By Too Many Passcode Entries

A built-in security feature can turn your iOS device into a paperweight if someone enters an incorrect passcode too many times. Here’s how to recover from that situation.Show full article

CES 2018: CES Unveiled Gives a Duck

Jeff Porten starts off CES 2018 with the mini-show CES hosts for the media. Read on for the latest in wireless earbuds, mesh Wi-Fi systems, smart corkscrews, electronic scent mixers, and even a robotic duck designed to help kids with cancer.Show full article

CES 2018: PEPCOM Digital Experience

Jeff Porten continues the trek through the CES pre-shows and finds more gadgetry (a 1 TB USB stick, an inexpensive USB-C hub) and technological innovations (a smartwatch that charges from body heat, a dual-screen smartphone).Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 January 2018

Notable software releases this week include Quicken 4.6.8, EagleFiler 1.8.2, and LaunchBar 6.9.4.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 15 January 2018

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is expanding iOS parental controls in response to investor pressure, and the first onscreen appearance of Mickey Mouse could soon be in the public domain.Show full article

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