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Weekly Wrap: Fix Mountain Lion bugs, avoid scary hacks

Don't look now, but summer's kind of winding down. Now's the time to go outside with your laptop or iOS device, and catch up on both the sun's rays and Macworld's biggest stories from the past week.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Valve expands Steam delivery platform beyond games

Hoping to break out from the confines of the gaming community, computer game distributor Valve will start hosting non-gaming programs on its Steam network.

Google building stronger Flash sandbox in Chrome

Google says it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser.

Remains of the Day: Just a little bit

Apple may be doing a little bit of shopping, a California Apple Store is having a little bit of work done, and Macs helped just a little bit with the latest Mars rover.

Apple will not include YouTube app in iOS 6

Apple will not include a native YouTube client in iOS 6. Google will instead provide an app via the App Store.

TechHive: Lost Photos unearths the images buried in your emails

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This new Windows and Mac app digs through your email archive and picks out all the images you ever sent or received, freeing you from the daunting task of tackling your disorderly mail archives.

Dropbox blames employee account breach for spam attack

Dropbox said one of its employee's accounts was compromised, leading to a raft of spam last month that irritated users of the cloud-storage service.

TechHive: Amazon enhances Cloud Player, takes on iTunes Match

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Amazon has made some sweeping changes to its Cloud Player service, and in the process taken direct aim at Appleā€™s iTunes Match.

Bing lets you ask your Facebook friends as you search

Microsoft announced Monday that when users do a search, they can tag their Facebook friends by name and get their recommendations on the search.

Hulu Plus now available on Apple TV

Apple quietly added support for Hulu Plus to the Apple TV on Tuesday, bringing the TV- and movie-watching service to paid subscribers.

Yahoo's Levinsohn leaves, as expected, after Mayer gets top job

Ross Levinsohn, who served as Yahoo's interim CEO for about two months until the company hired former Google executive Marissa Mayer on July 16, will leave the company Tuesday.

Google upgrades Gmail video chat with Hangouts

Google will begin replacing Gmail's existing video chat system with a new, better one based on the Hangouts feature from its Google+ social networking.

Fraudsters tempt Olympic fans with bogus streaming websites

The Olympic Games in London have sparked interest from fraudsters, with a raft of sites supposedly offering live video streams of events, according to a security vendor.

Weekly Wrap: All of Macworld's Mountain Lion coverage

Apple released Mountain Lion. And we covered every morsel of it.