Learn four easy ways to secure your Mac in Macworld’s February Digital Edition — Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. The Digital Edition (since the print magazine disappeared last year) comes in two forms: Enhanced and PDF. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s, along with interactive features, videos, and slideshows — customised for consumption on iPad. The PDF Edition is designed for your mobile device’s touchscreen to allow pinch and zoom. It’s available as single editions or as a year’s subscription.
Taking a page from Apple’s book, Microsoft to make Windows 10 a free upgrade — Microsoft has announced that Windows 10, its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system, will be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.
Apple’s fifth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 continues focus on WiFi, Mail & Bluetooth — Apple has provided yet another pre-release version of its forthcoming update for OS X Yosemite to developers, asking testers to continue focusing on problem areas including Wi-Fi, Mail, VoiceOver, and Bluetooth.
How to verify a Time Machine backup — How do you verify a Time Machine backup? After all, you‘ve gone to all the trouble to create such a backup, it would be nice to know if it works. Macworld explains.
Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support — Apple’s digital audio solution Logic Pro X has just received a massive new update which introduces new drum and synth effects, plug-ins, and support for Apple’s AirDrop and MailDrop features. (I posted the full list of additions yesterday; here’s TUAW’s report.)
Hold off on New Samsung T1 Flash SSD — Samsung announced what appears to be an exceptional new storage product, a tiny USB 3 external Flash drive, essentially a portable Flash SSD, called the T1. But initial testing suggest Mac owners should defer a decision on this new product until more details are sorted out.