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TidBITS Delivery Restarted for iCloud, Yahoo, and AOL Subscribers

If you use iCloud, Yahoo, or AOL and haven’t been receiving TidBITS issues via email for a bit, here’s why, and why delivery has now restarted. Our apologies for the delivery interruption!Show full article

Microsoft Office Comes to the iPhone, and It’s Free

Microsoft has upgraded Office for iOS to include full iPhone support, and it has made core features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint free for non-business users. This isn’t Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft anymore.Show full article

Authy Protects Your Two-Factor Authentication Tokens

Authy makes two-factor authentication more user-friendly, but just a bit riskier. Josh Centers takes a look at the tradeoffs.Show full article

iCloud Drive Is Not a Dropbox Replacement

iOS 8 and Yosemite brought us iCloud Drive, and Apple’s marketing materials might lead you to think it can replace services like Dropbox. Here’s why it probably can’t.Show full article

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

As the recent celebrity photo thefts showed, Apple now faces cloud security challenges that few other companies — even international banks — have had to address so far.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 10 November 2014

Notable software releases this week include BBEdit 11.0.1, CrashPlan 3.6.4, Quicken 2015 for Mac 2.2, Pixelmator 3.3, and ReadKit 2.4.2.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 10 November 2014

In ExtraBITS this week, the EFF announces that Apple leads the pack in mainstream messaging security, a developer tells us what to expect out of Apple Watch apps, Apple quickly shuts down a strain of Chinese malware, Rob Griffiths bids adieu to Mac OS X Hints, and Microsoft Office and Dropbox will soon be fully integrated.Show full article

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