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  • Apple Demanded Court Order from Widow to Recover Late Husband’s Password
    site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 22 Jan 2016 Print Comment 4 Apple Demanded Court Order from Widow to Recover Late Husband s Password by Josh Centers Apple s focus on privacy is good but can sometimes carry unfortunate consequences 72 year old Peggy Bush tried to download a game to her iPad but didn t know her late husband s Apple ID password Her daughter dealt with Apple support for two months providing serial numbers and legal documentation before being told that Apple required a court order to resolve the situation In fact according to Apple s terms and conditions accounts are not transferrable upon death and Apple may even terminate the account Fortunately Apple gave Bush access to the account after she reached out to CBC News and Apple CEO Tim Cook This story illustrates why it s important for families to have a plan for sharing key passwords such as 1Password for Teams or at least a copy of 1Password s master password in a safe deposit box follow link Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article Take Control of 1Password Annoyed by having to type hard to remember passwords Let 1Password do the heavy lifting With directions for 1Password 6 for the Mac as well as 1Password for iOS Windows and Android author Joe Kissell shows you how to generate and enter secure passwords speed up your online shopping and share and sync Web logins and other confidential data Don t risk insecure passwords in today s Internet Take Control of Your Passwords Password overload has driven many of us to take dangerous shortcuts If you think ZombieCat12 is a secure password that you can safely reuse a password or that no one would try to steal your password think again Overcome password frustration with expert advice from Joe Kissell and don t miss our Joe of Tech comic Comments about Apple Demanded Court Order from Widow to Recover Late Husband s Password Comments are closed Roger Caldwell 2016 01 22 15 42 Boo hoo In our digital age folks need to include such things when they are getting their affairs in order Whining to the media after the fact is not the answer I could just hear the words from Dr Bones He dead Jim now get your own account Ian Crew 2016 01 22 18 28 LastPass s new emergency access feature is also helpful in cases like this but I will echo the sentiment when my dad died it was so helpful that I knew his passwords as I worked to close out his estate Simon 2016

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16207 (2016-04-24)
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  • Mail in El Capitan and iOS 9 Ignores Named Anchors
    from 2007 so we can hold out a little more hope that Mail will be fixed in the next minor updates to El Capitan and iOS 9 Frankly I find this bug extremely distressing not because it s all that significant you can always just scroll down in the TidBITS issue but because named anchors were described in the 1992 CERN document presumably by Tim Berners Lee that was the very first public documentation of HTML It boggles the mind that Apple s engineers could bungle such a simple behavior that sits at the very core of HTML and had worked properly for many years and then fail to fix it in the two minor updates to El Capitan and iOS 9 released so far While they re fixing basic functionality broken by recent updates Mail s developers could revert to their previously functional code for handling email via POP in iOS lots of iOS 9 users who rely on POP instead of IMAP have been unhappy with Mail s behavior since upgrading As an aside if you ve been reading the plain text edition of TidBITS in email and would prefer the HTML version which includes screenshots and styled text or if you d like to switch between getting the full issue and just an announcement with links to articles on our Web site you can tweak all these settings on your Subscriptions page You will need to log in first Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners Save your business time and money with our easy to use small ScanSnap Scanner line Eliminate paper piles by scanning documents business cards and receipts Visit us at http budurl me sstb Comments about Mail in El Capitan and iOS 9 Ignores Named Anchors Comments are closed ccstone 2016 01 05 11 29 Bungle A very good word Adam Unfortunately many things are bungled in OSX and iOS Apple needs to spend a little more time fixing bugs and refining features than they do on useless and time consuming eye candy ccs Adam Engst 2016 01 05 11 38 Josh gets credit for that word I d originally written biff but that was a bit too slangy William Lisowski 2016 01 05 13 31 It s not you it s Apple Perfect name for a series in either TidBITS or at the rate things are is going in a large and growing Take Control book Copyright it quickly before it gets taken John Cooper 2016 01 05 14 53 It does boggle the mind For so many years Apple set the standard for attention to detail and quality control What is it about becoming the biggest that works against remaining the best Dennis B Swaney 2016 01 12 00 14 Steve Jobs died and there isn t anyone AR enough to replace him Say what you will about his management style he kept an eye on the details Phil 2016 01 05 17 24 Unfortunately this episode simply confirms my reluctance at upgrading to OSX

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16174 (2016-04-24)
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  • How to Move Your Music Off Rdio
    Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Problem Solving 18 Dec 2015 Listen Print Comment 3 How to Move Your Music Off Rdio by Josh Centers In Rdio to Shut Down Assets to Be Acquired by Pandora 17 November 2015 we reported that music streaming service Rdio was coming to an end and it didn t taken long The company shut down its service on 22 December 2015 but there s still time to export your data Thankfully Rdio released an official export tool Just go to that site click Download Collection and you ll receive a zip archive with your favorites downloads playlists and comments in xspf csv txt and json formats What can you do with all of this data Rdio recommends importing those files into Soundiiz or Stamp both of which promise to transfer your data to other services including Apple Music and Spotify After we published this article initially Rdio added a tool to transfer your Rdio stations to Pandora via a Send Stations to Pandora button though it didn t work in our testing However I chose to use the Spotify Rdio Importer instead There are a few reasons I moved my Rdio collection to Spotify Spotify is simpler and more reliable than Apple Music Spotify offers a free tier for those who can t afford a monthly expense Spotify has native clients for both Mac and iOS as well as PlayStation and many smart TVs It s nearly as ubiquitous as Netflix Spotify s importer has been among the most reliable of those we at TidBITS have tried The Spotify Rdio Importer is easy to use Visit the page in your browser and drop the zip file exported by Rdio into the outlined box Next you ll be told what exactly will be imported into your Spotify account and you ll be asked to log in to Spotify After you log in you ll be prompted to connect the Rdio Importer to your account Click Okay to finish the import Open Spotify and you should see your imported stuff there Your Rdio favorites will be in a new playlist called Favorites of YOUR NAME You ll also see a playlist composed of your downloaded Rdio tracks as well as any other playlists you had in Rdio That was good enough for me but it may not be for you Adam Engst discovered an unfortunate oversight in Spotify s Rdio Importer favorite albums in Rdio aren t transferred as saved albums in Spotify just as a list of songs in your Favorites playlist So if your Rdio listening was primarily album based and you wish to replicate that in Spotify you re not done yet Adam worked

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16161 (2016-04-24)
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  • Problem Solving
    back the way you want it by Adam C Engst 30 Nov 2015 Listen 103 comments Apple Investigating Unresponsive iPad Pros A number of iPad Pro users have reported that after charging their tablets stop responding and show only a black screen Apple says that it s investigating the issue but in the meantime the company recommends forcing a restart if your iPad Pro is locked up which you can do by holding the Sleep Wake and Home buttons until you see an Apple logo 23 Nov 2015 1 comment Comment on this link Yahoo Mail Blocking Some AdBlock Plus Users The war between advertisers and ad blockers has escalated Yahoo Mail is reportedly blocking some users of the AdBlock Plus browser extension displaying the following error message Uh oh We are unable to display Yahoo Mail Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail For those who don t wish to disable AdBlock Plus a workaround is to change Yahoo Mail s view from Full Featured to Basic although that may result in an unsatisfactory user experience 20 Nov 2015 2 comments Comment on this link Three Highlights from MacTech Conference 2015 Adam reports on MacTech Conference 2015 focusing on a new external storage solution an application that anyone managing projects should investigate and the trend toward proactive support by Adam C Engst 09 Nov 2015 Listen 6 comments The New Apple TV TidBITS Answers Your Questions Curious about the new fourth generation Apple TV or have one now Take Control of Apple TV author Josh Centers answers your questions by Josh Centers 30 Oct 2015 Listen 48 comments iOS 9 1 Improves Live Photos Apart from an improvement to Live Photos for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users and more emoji iOS 9 1 focuses on bug fixes none of which are particularly notable by Adam C Engst 21 Oct 2015 Listen 1 comment Apple Reportedly Addressing Staingate Although it hasn t announced this publicly MacRumors is saying that Apple has issued an internal notice about MacBook and MacBook Pro display issues that have been colloquially named Staingate If the anti glare coating on your Apple laptop s screen is peeling away Apple will reportedly repair it for free if it happened within 3 years of purchase or 1 year after 16 October 2015 whichever is longer If you ve already paid Apple for such repairs you may be eligible for a refund from AppleCare support 19 Oct 2015 READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to John Bormes Christopher Smith Hans Ulrik Karlen and Tom Overton for their generous support Apple Offers Prorated AppleCare Refunds Over at Macworld Glenn Fleishman reveals that Apple offers prorated refunds for AppleCare In the United States the formula for how much money you ll get back is Original cost pro rated for time remaining less the value of any service used and less a

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/section/support/1/ (2016-04-24)
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  • John Oliver Explains the Battle Over Encryption
    selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016 21 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 15 Mar 2016 Print Comment 2 John Oliver Explains the Battle Over Encryption by Josh Centers Are you struggling to understand the battle between Apple and the FBI over iPhone encryption Or perhaps you re having trouble explaining it to a non technical friend In this 18 minute video HBO s John Oliver lays out the entire case explaining the details and what s at stake Impressively the piece gets everything right at a technical level and even captures the nuance in the positions of both sides It s also pretty funny but be aware that Oliver uses some strong language this is HBO after all Don t miss the fake Apple commercial at the end follow link Comments about John Oliver Explains the Battle Over Encryption To leave a comment click Add a Comment and then enter the text your name and your email address which won t be displayed Your comment will appear after you follow a link in

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16338 (2016-04-24)
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  • “Typosquatters” Targeting Mac Users
    16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles ExtraBITS for 21 March 2016 21 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 15 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 Typosquatters Targeting Mac Users by Josh Centers Threatpost reports that so called typosquatters groups who buy domain names similar to famous ones for nefarious purposes have been attempting to trick Mac users into installing malware disguised as an Adobe Flash update In our testing none of the om domains Threatpost mentions attempted to do this but regardless never install software updates from unknown sites and even if it s a known site check the URL first to ensure that it s authentic Even better don t install Adobe Flash at all if you have to use Flash use the automatically updated copy built into the Google Chrome Web

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16337 (2016-04-24)
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  • ChronoSync 4.6.6 and ChronoAgent 1.6.0
    4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 10 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 ChronoSync 4 6 6 and ChronoAgent 1 6 0 by Agen G N Schmitz Econ Technologies has released ChronoSync 4 6 6 and ChronoAgent 1 6 0 improving the performance of the SmartScan feature an advanced algorithm that analyzes a volume for changes particularly when connected to ChronoAgent Both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent were updated as were the company s ChronoSync Express InterConneX and ChronoMonitor apps in an effort to upgrade the security model employed when establishing secure data communication sessions between each other see this Econ Technologies Tech Note for more details The ChronoSync synchronization and backup app also improves recovery from broken bad network connections improves the efficiency of its Optimal host routing logic fixes automatic exclusions at root level of volumes that weren t working enhances the background scheduler to better deal with system sleep cycles prevents a crash from occurring after closing a sync document window within 1 2 seconds of sync completion and improves compatibility with local iCloud Drive storage In addition to improved security ChronoAgent fixes a bug where user group ID mapping could be disabled temporarily and enhances its compatibility with ChronoSync s Attempt reconnect on drops and Optimal host routing features Free updates for

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16325 (2016-04-24)
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  • Amazon Removes Encryption from Fire OS Then Reverses Course
    1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 07 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 Amazon Removes Encryption from Fire OS Then Reverses Course by Josh Centers As Apple and the FBI butt heads over encryption in the iPhone Amazon quietly removed local data encryption from its consumer Fire devices initially explaining that customers weren t using it After backlash from security conscious Fire users Amazon quickly reversed course promising to bring local data encryption back in an update due this spring Since Amazon has filed an amicus brief supporting Apple in its battle with the FBI it seems most likely that different departments within Amazon weren t communicating Until Fire OS is updated avoid storing confidential information on a Fire device follow link Comments about

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16304 (2016-04-24)
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