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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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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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The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

Security Update 2015-002 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite)

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 7: Fortify Your Mac’s Defenses

Chapter 7 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 6: Improve Your Network Security

Chapter 6 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Keeping Up with the Snoops 8: Snoop Harder

 

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Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 5: Improve Your Passwords

Chapter 5 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 4: Beef Up Your Security Settings

Chapter 4 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 3: Quick Security Fixes

Chapter 3 of “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Available

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 2: Learn Security Basics

Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Chapter 1: Introducing Mac Security

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