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Notable Features in macOS and iOS Betas

My latest column for The Seattle Times looks at what’s just around the corner: a few notable features in the macOS Sierra and iOS 10 betas. I’ve been running both (as well as watchOS 3), and am impressed so far. The features I mention in the column are just a sampling, and I focused on how ...

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Apple and FBI in My Latest Seattle Times Column

In this week’s Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times, I cover the Apple/FBI situation and make the case that the implications for forcing Apple to comply with the FBI’s demand is a dire security situation for everyone. I also include some practical advice for securing data on iOS devices. Apple-FBI fight has big implications ...

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Take Control of 1Password 6

One of my favorite and most-used Mac utilities received a major update this week. I rely on 1Password practically every day on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad to securely store all of my passwords, credit card details, and other essential information. Even better, 1Password 6 for Mac is a free update for owners of versions ...

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Letter to Family about iOS 8

Whenever a significant new Apple update appears for the computers or devices that my family members own, I send out a quick note giving advice on whether they should upgrade or not, and when. With the release of iOS 8 today, I thought I’d share my letter; feel free to copy it and send it ...

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Rich Mogull on Apple Pay

Writing for Macworld, my friend Rich Mogull explains Apple’s new Apple Pay system for making secure digital-wallet transactions. Some choice quotes, but you really need to read the whole thing: Using per-device tokens means that only the bank that issued the card (or its payment network) ever has your card: You don’t have to trust ...

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1Password Watchtower and My Latest Seattle Times Column

My latest Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times looks at what you can do following the Heartbleed vulnerability, with a focus on features in the new version of 1Password: Heartbleed fallout: It’s time to change most passwords. In it I mention Watchtower, a Web site that the developer, AgileBits, created to check if sites ...

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Latest Seattle Times Column Covers Security Update and Screens App

In my latest column in The Seattle Times, I talk about last week’s crucial security updates for OS X and iOS. I also look at Screens, my favorite iOS and OS X app for connecting to another Mac and controlling it. Read it here: You’ll sleep better after this update.