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TidBITS#1257/02-Feb-2015

In this week’s issue of TidBITS, we bring you the details on OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite, iOS 8.1.3, and Apple TV 7.0.3. Apple’s first quarter of 2015 has come and gone, with record-shattering sales and an official timeframe for the Apple Watch’s release. Glenn Fleishman reviews Audio Hijack 3, a major update that completely overhauls the popular audio workflow app. Mariva H. Aviram continues her series on computing for the visually impaired, this time focusing on software solutions to accessibility problems. Last, but far from least, we’re offering the first two chapters of Joe Kissell’s upcoming “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” for all to read. If you like what you see, you can read the remaining chapters as they’re released by becoming a TidBITS member. Notable software releases this week include Remote Desktop 3.8, Alfred 2.6, Downcast 1.1.6, SpamSieve 2.9.19, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.0.1, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.3, Audio Hijack 3.0.1, iTunes 12.1, 1Password 5.1, Carbon Copy Cloner 4.0.5, and Security Update 2015-001 (Mountain Lion and Mavericks).

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“Take Control of Security for Mac Users” Streaming in TidBITS

The modern world brings with it modern worries. If you worry about someone breaking into your email account, reading files on your Mac without your knowledge, or monitoring your Wi-Fi connection, Joe Kissell’s new “Take Control of Security for Mac Users” book has the calm, friendly advice you need to increase your security without turning your Mac into Fort Knox.