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Animate to your heart's desire with Hype 3 and Hype Pro

I'm not a big fan of WSIWYG editors for the web. But Hype is something special.

Tumult's Hype — an HTML5 WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web and animation editor — is approaching its four-year anniversary in May, and what a way it has chosen to celebrate: The company is releasing a major update for its professional and prosumer users in the form of Hype Pro, packaged inside the all-new Hype 3 as a $49.99 upgrade.

I've had so much fun testing Hype Pro over the last few months: It's an excellent upgrade for longtime Hype users, and I suspect it may draw in quite a few new pro users, as well.

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Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra authentication options.

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Apple releases new public, developer beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released a new build of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. The build is available both for developers, as well as for those enrolled in the AppleSeed beta program.

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Third beta for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite now available for developers

Apple has released the third beta of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite to registered developers.

This update includes developer APIs for the new Force Touch trackpad that is a part of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and the upcoming new version of the MacBook.

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Apple issues OS X security update with fix for 'FREAK attack'

Apple has issued a number of new security updates for OS X. The issues addressed in the update include iCloud Keychain and the recent "FREAK attack" SSL/TLS vulnerability.

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How to keep your Mac safe for your kids

How to keep your kids safe while on the Mac with Parental Controls in OS X Yosemite

Keeping your kids safe while using the computer is paramount in many parents' minds. Fortunately Apple gives you the resources you need to keep your Mac safe for little ones. So today I'm going to give you some tips on the parental control features that are available to you in OS X Yosemite.

If you have questions about how to get Parental Controls working on iOS, make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide.

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Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Is Photos for Mac ready for its public closeup? Pretty close — but don't go in without a backup.

Apple released its first public beta of OS X 10.10.3 on Monday, and with it also comes the first public crack at Photos for Mac. The temptation to upgrade for people enrolled in Apple's public beta program is great, especially for those using iCloud Photo Library on your iOS device, but should you?

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Apple to patch 'FREAK Attack' vulnerability in iOS, OS X next week

"FREAK Attack" is an SSL/TLS vulnerability disclosed by researchers on March 3, 2015 that can be exploited to force browsers into a weaker encryption state.

Attackers can theoretically use FREAK Attack to intercept what should be a secure HTTPS connection — the one with the lock icon in the address bar — and downgrade the encryption to "export-grade", which is much easier to crack. Safari, both on OS X and iOS, among other browsers, can be susceptible to FREAK Attacks, but Apple is aware of the exploit and moving swiftly to patch it:

"We have a fix in iOS and OS X," an Apple spokesperson told iMore, "that will be available in software updates next week."

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Apple releases first public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple has released the first public beta of OS X 10.10.3. This update contains stability and security fixes, as well as the new Photos app for Mac.

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No, OS X is NOT the 'most vulnerable OS' despite shoddy reporting

Security, as we take great pains to repeatedly point out, is something that deeply affects people. It affects their stress and trust levels when dealing with technology. When it's misreported it turns what should be an empowering experience into one of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And it's far too frequently done just to get the worst kind of attention. The latest case in point is a — I don't want to call it a report — from GFI which claims OS X and iOS were the "most vulnerable operating systems of 2014. And, frankly, it's bullshit.

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