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Pausing the Parental Controls timer

You say your grandkids have walked away from a Mac that continues to count down the remaining time they can continue using it? Chris Breen details how to put the timer on hold.

Remains of the Day: The letter two

Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat.

Understanding iOS passcode security

Despite frequent news to the contrary, passcodes are an excellent way to keep the data on your iOS devices safe with minimal fuss. Here's a bit (or two) on how they work.

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Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

This latest vulnerability report follows a week after the same company reported two other holes in Oracle's plug-in

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Evernote pushes security awareness-raising software updates after hack attack

Evernote has released software updates designed to streamline the password-changing process in the wake of a security breach.

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App Spotlight: TigerText promises to keep text messages private and secure

If you're trading in sensitive information, you'll want to install this app on all your workers' devices.

Remains of the Day: International affairs

Apple aims for India adoption, breaks new ground down under, and gets super in the UK.

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NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

NBC said it was working to clear up the issues, which also affected some of its other websites.

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Remains of the Day: Do not pass go

One forum posts some iPictures of iSlabs of iAluminum, Apple plans to lock down an iOS bug, and Greenlight has a catchy proposal for Apple shareholders.

How to disable Java on your Mac

Given the recent hacks at Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, it's time for drastic action: removing or disabling Java on your Mac. Rich Mogull explains why and how.