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May 12, 2012 — Jim Dalrymple, Adam Engst, and Avram Piltch

Jim Dalrymple, Editor in Chief of The Loop, discusses Apple’s recent security updates, and the key issues involving both desktop and mobile computing platforms from Apple and the competition.

Adam Engst, from TidBITS and Take Control Books, offers a detailed discussion of Apple’s approach to Mac security, and how recent updates have the effect of disabling older or unused versions of Flash and Java.

For a fascinating change of pace, Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of Laptop magazine, talks about the “Top 10 Tech Stupidity Taxes You Should Never Pay,” which include rent-to-own stores, extended warranties, and other services that he regards as questionable.

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