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Apple tops list of top 10 websites with safe password practices — Dashlane has released a list of the top ten websites with safe password practices, just in time to help parents navigate online safety risks during the busy back-to-school season. Apple’s website tops the list.

Apple bolsters ‘Project Titan’ self-driving software team with former QNX CEO — Apple has placed Bob Mansfield in charge of the Project Titan car project, and to flesh out the advanced software needed for a self-driving automobile, Apple has reportedly hired talent away from former high-profile rival and now-beleaguered BlackBerry and its QNX division.

Using macros — Macros save you time in several ways. First, you don’t have to stop typing and reach for the mouse to trigger a macro. For another, a macro usually executes much faster than you could type or click. Finally, macros can string together multiple actions to create something that would require multiple time-consuming steps to perform. Check out this guide.

BatchPhoto for Mac OS X great for automating repeated actions — Bits&Coffee’ BatchPhoto is a useful all-in-one photo manipulation program for Mac OS X and PC systems; it lets photographers, web designers, business people, and families enhance photos. It adds an updated visual drag-and-drop zones for the Annotate filters and an enhanced Auto Crop filter to show the original image in the background. BatchPhoto comes in three editions: Home, Pro, and Enterprise priced at US$29.95, US$49.95, and US$129.95, respectively. A demo version is available for download.

3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS — The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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