If your email address is managed by Apple, AOL, or Yahoo, this may be the first issue of TidBITS you’ve received in a while — sorry! Those services were incorrectly blocking us as spam, and Adam Engst explains what he’s done to address the current situation. Microsoft has now brought Office to the iPhone, and opened up more free features for both iPad and iPhone users. Julio Ojeda-Zapata looks at what’s new in the mobile Office apps, and what’s coming down the pike. In a pair of security-related articles, Josh Centers reviews the Authy two-factor authentication app, and Rich Mogull explains why Apple’s biggest security challenge is… you. Finally, Michael Cohen answers a frequent reader question: can iCloud Drive take the place of Dropbox? 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.
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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.
Authy makes two-factor authentication more user-friendly, but just a bit riskier. Josh Centers takes a look at the tradeoffs.
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.
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.
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.
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.