App.net might be quickly turning into the recumbent bicycle of internet services, frequented only by anorak-wearing beardoes, but a new ADN client has a feature so neat that it should be included in any app which logs into a third-party service.
It’s called Riposte, and when you log in for the first time, it has a button that will send you straight off to 1Password.
So, it’s finally here — Google released an official Google Maps app for the iPhone, and we love it. Not only is it back with a brand new look, it also has new features, and of course, the accurate data we’ve all been missing since Apple released iOS 6. Also in our roundup is a brand new 1Password app from AgileBits, a new Flickr app from Yahoo!, and more.
1Password goes head-to-head with a password cracker and shows why complex passwords are important.
1Password by AgileBits is a an incredible tool for keeping your data safe. More than just a password manager, 1Password allows you to encrypt and organize a wide range of data (website passwords, non-web digital accounts, credit/debit card numbers and financial account details, software licenses, and files containing confidential information.
Those features are all well and good, but the biggest feature is 1Password’s ability to keep all that data secure in the face of brute force attacks – the kind of attacks where a piece of software simply tries combination after combination of possible passwords. Password cracking software that rely on such attacks can easily try thousands of potential passwords each second.
To find out whether or not 1Password can withstand such attacks, AgileBits tested one 1Password against John the Ripper, one of the most well-known password cracking tools.
1Password for Mac, now with 3.5 million more pixels.
AgileBits has updated its 1Password app with Retina graphics in the Mac App Store. Version 3.9.6 of the password manager is available now as a free update for existing customers in the Mac App Store, and version 3.8.20 is also available from the AgileBits website. The Mac App Store version plays by Apple’s sandboxing rules, while the web version does not. 1Password is sold for $50 in the Mac App Store and $70 on the web.
1Password will also be ready to run on Mountain Lion when Apple ships the OS later this month.