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The Week in Mac Apps: All together now

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a way to make cut-and-paste smarter, an app that keeps your personal bits secure, and one that helps you organize them like a pro.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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Hold the foam: Starbucks releases iOS app update in response to security reports

The popular coffee chain has quickly released an update to its iOS app, after security researchers pointed out it stored unencrypted user details.

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5 resolutions for a better digital life

This year, resolve to keep these five key resolutions. Do so and your data is safer, creeps won't use your credit cards, and you won't be a jerk.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Eye for an eye: Researchers foil camera indicator light on some MacBooks

Just when you thought that computers couldn't possibly get any creepier, two American researchers have figured out a way to record video from a Mac's camera without causing the indicator light to come on.

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New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.

iPads in schools: The right way to do it

The Los Angeles public school district's troubled iPad rollout has been billed as a security fail, but experienced educators say that locking down iPads isn't the answer.