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Apple: iOS update to require user permission for apps to access contacts

After folks discovered numerous apps were uploading address book data without permission, Apple tells Macworld that a forthcoming iOS update will require such apps seek explicit user approval before accessing such data.

Weekly Wrap: iPad 3, Mission Control tips, and more

Each week, we round up our most significant stories from the past seven days, mostly because the powers that be refuse to let us write about the biggest news from the week ahead. This week, we covered App Store drama, iPad 3 rumors, and a typical slew of Mac advice.

Remains of the Day: ARM wrestling

Apple continues to try and port OS X to every chip, up to and including those delicious chocolate tortilla ones, Siri keeps bugging Wolfram Alpha for information, and it looks like your used music files will clutter your iTunes library until the end of time.

Snow Leopard update breaks Rosetta, third party offers fix

Security Update 2012-001 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 can cause crashes, printing problems, and other issues with Rosetta applications; you can attempt to restore support with a patch created by a group of sysadmins at a Nebraska high school.

Forensic software can retrieve FileVault password in some cases

The encryption keys for Apple's FileVault 2 full-disk encryption used with OS X Lion can be recovered in under an hour, according to security researchers, as long as the computer is on, running, and locally accessible.

Organize files in the Finder with Arrange By

The Arrange By menu in the OS X Lion's Finder is a great tool for organizing, managing, and navigating through your files and folders. Here's how it works and how to make the most of it.

Some 10.7.3 users encounter nasty bug; fix available

Mac OS X 10.7.3 arrived Wednesday. Some users are encountering serious crashing bugs after installing the update. There is a fix.

Updates for Snow Leopard security, Remote Desktop now available

Apple on Wednesday rolled out a security update for Snow Leopard and a bugfix update to Remote Desktop.

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.3

Apple pushed out a minor update to Lion on Wednesday, addressing issues with Wi-Fi, iMac displays, and more.

The state of Apple

From the Macworld | iWorld show floor, Jason Snell talks with Daring Fireball's John Gruber and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Andy Ihnatko about Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era.

Expo Notes: Brevity is the soul of wit at Rapid Fire session

Mac luminaries had just five minutes to impart some knowledge on the crowd at the Thursday night Rapid Fire session at Macworld | iWorld. Here's a rundown of some of the highlights from that event.

MacBook, Mac mini get firmware updates

The firmware updates for the mid-2010 models of the MacBook and Mac mini enable Lion Recovery from an Internet connection.

Researcher: Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011

New Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011, but still remain far below that of Windows PCs, according to a posting by F-Secure Labs.

The best way to run Windows on your Mac

When it comes to running Windows on a Mac, there are two main players: Parallels Desktop 7 and VMware Fusion 4. Which is right for you? Rob Griffiths runs through the comparison.

First Look: OnLive Desktop

New services lets you stream a copy of Windows to your iPad and run Windows Office apps.