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Stylin' a Word Comment Balloon

If you work with Word's Comment feature, you may find that the comment-balloon text is too small to work with, or you may just want some variety. To modify the style, choose Format > Style. From the List pop-up menu, choose All Styles. Select Balloon Text from the Style list. Modify the style as you like, and then click Apply. I like Arial Narrow, 12 point.

 
 

11 Stupid Backup Strategies

How confident are you in your backup strategy? Confident enough to be certain that your data would be 100 percent recoverable even if a meteorite hit your house? If you find yourself making any of 11 common mistakes when it comes to backing up your Mac, Joe Kissell would like to offer you some advice (and a book).

 
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Chapter 12 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

1Password 5.3

Security Update 2015-004 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Safari 8.0.5, 7.1.5, and 6.2.5

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 11: Keep Personal Data Private

Chapter 11 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

ChronoSync 4.6 and ChronoAgent 1.5.1

How to Say “No Thanks” to Verizon’s Supercookie

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 10: Prevent Data Loss and Theft

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

 

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Backblaze 4.0

Safari 8.0.4, 7.1.4, and 6.2.4

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 9: Manage iCloud Security

Chapter 9 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Security Update 2015-003 (Yosemite)

Macs Not Vulnerable to BadUSB Attack

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 8: Surf the Web Safely

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

International Verify Your Backups Day

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