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TidBITS#876/23-Apr-07

Security news has overtaken us once again, with a $10,000 challenge to break Mac OS X’s security that looks like it will be collected, Apple’s release of Security Update 2007-004, and a DealBITS drawing in which you could win a copy of the DoorStop X Security Suite by Open Door Networks. But those are all short bits, so for more thoughtful coverage this week, we talk with a group of TidBITS readers about how they provide Mac tech support for their families. Then, we turn to Michael E. Cohen for a detailed review of Mark/Space’s new SyncTogether, which provides many of the same features as .Mac syncing, but for multiple users and without an annual subscription fee.

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Money Meets Mouth on Mac Exploits

Two hackers were able to meet a challenge at CanSecWest by gaining access to one of two fully patched MacBook Pros (one 15-inch, one 17-inch). The computers were updated with the latest security release from Apple (Security Update 2007-004, released 2007-04-19)

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Take Control News/23-Apr-07

.Mac Ebook Update Covers Latest in .Mac Webmail Access -- We just released version 1.2 of our comprehensive guide to Apple's .Mac service, "Take Control of .Mac." Written by Joe Kissell, the 204-page ebook provides everything .Mac users need to know to get the most of their $100-per-year subscriptions

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/23-Apr-07

iRemote -- An Apple patent filing indicates that the iPhone (or other mobile phone) can be used to control software such as iTunes. Hmmm... (1 message) Apple Store Traffic -- If you're still undecided about Apple's retail store experiment, go hang out at an Apple Store for a while; boxes seem to exit at a brisk clip, according to readers