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Apple Issues Urgent Security Updates to OS X and Safari

Apple has issued three security updates for OS X and Safari to address vulnerabilities discovered by the watchdog group Citizen Lab and the security research team Lookout.Show full article

Apple Slapped with €13 Billion Tax Bill, Cook Promises Appeal

Apple has long used Irish loopholes to lower its tax liability, but the European Commission has had enough. However, Tim Cook won’t fork over the funds without a fight, and the Irish government is on Apple’s side.Show full article

T-Mobile Tweaks T-Mobile ONE

In response to complaints about its new T-Mobile ONE plans, the (un)carrier has made some changes.Show full article

Exploring a Loophole in Slack’s Team Privacy

Personal messages in Slack are confidential within Slack, but a team owner or admin can reset access via email or by changing the associated email address. Some other hosted services may have a similar weakness, so you should always be aware of your employer’s policies regarding private communications using company hardware or services.Show full article

macOS Hidden Treasures: 15 Startup Key Combinations

When Mac trouble strikes, these 15 startup key combinations provide access to all sorts of troubleshooting and repair tools that could save your bacon.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 5 September 2016

Notable software releases this week include Alfred 3.1, Default Folder X 5.0.6, Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5, DEVONthink 2.9.4, iFinance 4.1, and EagleFiler 1.7.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 5 September 2016

In ExtraBITS this week, we now know the full scale of the 2012 Dropbox hack, the BitTorrent client Transmission has been infected with malware again, and Walt Mossberg evaluates Tim Cook’s run as Apple’s CEO.Show full article

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