Secure Your Whole Family with Our Special Family Day Special!

Happy Family Day week, everyone!

photosEvery year around Valentine’s Day we celebrate Family Day here in Canada. It’s a wonderful chance to spend some extra time with our families and harvest maple syrup. ?

And with the turkey hangover from the holidays long gone, it’s a great time to cook up a lovely family feast. After all, it’s important to keep our weight up so we can stay warm during the cold winter ?

No family gathering would be complete without our customers so we wanted to do something special for you and your family. So from our family to yours, we’re having a special 1Password Families celebration!

Special Family Day Special!

double-the-famWe introduced 1Password Families exactly one year ago today and it’s been awesome to see all the families who have signed up.

With 1Password Families, everyone in your entire family gets the security and convenience of 1Password. This includes free upgrades and access to 1Password everywhere, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. And you get all of this for only $5 a month for a family of 5.

I was trying to decide how to make this even more special for our Special Family Day Special and I thought of the perfect thing. While inviting my family over for dinner I realized that 5 people is not always enough.

To celebrate Family Day, everyone who signs up their family this week will get an additional 5 family members for free! You can start by signing up here:

Special Family Day Special

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Oh, and by the way, we’re also throwing in twice the storage! If you like ham and maple syrup as much as I do, you’ll wish your jeans had as much storage space as your 1Password account! ?

What is 1Password Families?

Quite simply, 1Password Families is the best way to protect your entire family. With your membership everyone in your family gets everything they need to stay safe online and preserve their privacy, including:

  • Their own vault for storing their personal items and passwords
  • All the 1Password apps, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android
  • Free upgrades to every new version
  • Item History for restoring accidentally deleted or changed items
  • 1 GB 2 GB of Secure Document storage

And since we take care of everything for you, every account has built-in data loss protection. There’s no need to worry about losing everything to accidental file deletion or leaving your laptop in the oven1.

securely-shareAs great as these benefits are, where 1Password Families really shines is how it allows you to work together as a family. Together your family can:

  • Invite additional family members quickly and easily
  • Create additional vaults to keep things organized
  • Share passwords & documents with each other securely
  • Manage exactly who can see and modify individual vault contents
  • Restore access for locked out family members using Account Recovery

These features allow you to be stronger together, just like any loving family.

As you can see, 1Password Families really is the best way to use 1Password with your entire family. And you don’t all need to live at the same household to enjoy these benefits. As great as having family over can be, it’s also nice to have your own space. ?

To get all these features and start protecting your entire family, sign up here:

Sign Up Now

Oh, and if you’re already using 1Password, you can easily move your existing items into your new 1Password Families account, so there’s no need to worry there.

Whether you celebrate Family Day or not, take care and have a wonderful week with your family. And don’t forget the maple syrup.

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  1. True story. My friend thought the oven was a great place to hide their laptop. It was found after preheating the oven. 

1Password for Mac 6.5.5: Manual update required

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As a result of an expired provisioning profile and format change in the developer certificate, customers who downloaded 1Password for Mac directly from our site will need to manually update to the latest version. Those using 1Password from the Mac App Store are not affected.

For those who are interested, here are the events that conspired against us to make for an interesting Family Day weekend…

Fire at the office

I was out at the gym yesterday when I received a call from my wife. I thought she was calling about our belated Valentine’s dinner we had planned. Instead she rather alarmingly told me that “Sara called and said there is a fire at the office”.

Rushing home, I was expecting to hear that the hammocks and standing desks had gone up in flames. (Happily our servers are all virtual so I wasn’t too concerned). The “fire at the office” turned out to be a fire with 1Password for Mac. Customers were getting an error message when trying to start 1Password!

Unable to start 1Password

I urgently gathered our Mac team who were enjoying their holiday weekend to figure out what happened. We quickly recreated the issue and found this error in the logs: Binary is improperly signed. This seemed very strange to me as this version was released back in 2016.

We knew our developer certificate was going to expire on Saturday, but thought nothing of it because we believed those were only necessary when publishing a new version. Apparently that’s not the case. In reality it had the unexpected side effect of causing macOS to refuse to launch 1Password properly.

New certificate, new format

We renewed our certificate and released 1Password 6.5.4 thinking all would be well. And that’s when the other shoe dropped. When we created the new certificate it had a new format for the Common Name.

While this sounds like an inconsequential change, our built-in installer goes to great lengths to validate that every 1Password update is actually 1Password. Since our installer did not recognize the new certificate format it refused to update.

No problem can’t be solved without yet another build, so we created 1Password 6.5.5 ?

Long story short, 1Password 6.5.5 is now available and solves all these problems. The only catch is it requires you to install it manually.

Moving forward

As you might imagine, we have a whole new level of understanding of the importance of expiring provisioning profiles and certificates. Our new certificate expires in 2022 but I can guarantee you we will be renewing it far before then.

I do apologize for the inconvenience and extra work that this will cause you. I am sure you had better things to do on your long weekend too. If you have any problems with this update please let us know.

I also want to take a quick moment to say “Thank You”. The understanding that I’ve seen from the 1Password community is overwhelming. You never cease to amaze me. It has truly been a humbling experience.

Having spent all Saturday fighting this fire, I still owe Brenda the dinner we were supposed to have had. After missing Valentine’s Day dinners two weeks in a row, I kind of wish the actual office had been on fire ?

Further Reading

This was the first post in a three part series. The story continues here:

Part 2 : Certificates, Provisioning Profiles, and Expiration Dates: The Perfect Storm

Part 3 : PSA for macOS Developers: Renew Your Certificates & Provisioning Profiles

The Today Show ❤️ 1Password 🎉

badge (1)We are having a little party over here at 1Password today, as 2017 has started with an awesome endorsement from The Today Show’s digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong!

In a roundup of the coolest apps to have in 2017, Mario includes us as the first app mentioned. He talks about how he personally uses 1Password to secure his digital life, and goes on to recommend 1Password to TODAY viewers.

The Today Show is the longest running breakfast show in the world and has over 4.3 million viewers a week, so we are really happy that so many people had the chance to find out about 1Password and can begin securing their digital lives!

Mario’s favourite features!

“The 1Password you need to remember”

With 1Password you only ever need to remember… one password.

All your other passwords and important information are protected behind your Master Password, which only you know.

“1Password remembers everything for you”

Don’t forget your passwords. Or your bank account routing number. Or the alarm code for your house. 1Password safely keeps track of them all.

Store everything from online accounts to social security numbers.

“Heavy encryption right here”

Every time you use 1Password, your data is encrypted before a single byte ever leaves your devices. Your encryption keys are protected by your Master Password, so only you have the keys to unlock your secrets.

But wait, there’s more!

Mario mentioned some of his favourite features, but here’s the other things he didn’t have time to mention when he was recommending 1Password on The Today Show:

  • All the apps on all your devices. Whether you use 1Password on Mac, Windows, iOS or Android, we have you covered. Your data is comes everywhere with you, on whichever device you are using.
  • Store everything. 1Password isn’t just for passwords. Use it to securely store your credit cards, passports, important documents – anything at all!
  • Secure the future! 1Password isn’t just about your existing passwords. Our strong password generator means that every new password needed can be super secure, and super easy to access.
  • Restore previous versions of items. If you accidentally changed or deleted an item, you can restore it on 1Password.com..
  • The most secure password manager available. There has never been a more secure way for you to store and access your passwords. Learn more about how 1Password protects your data.
  • Your data is yours. With 1Password, you are always in control. You can always view and export your data at any time.
  • Options for Individuals, Families and Teams. Easily share passwords with your family or team members, create vaults for your mum, dad, kids, gran – even the dog!

Mario wants you to be secure!

Mario uses 1Password to secure his digital life, and so can you! Find the version of 1Password that suits you best and sign up for a 30-day trial at 1Password.com

 

Our Security, Our Rights

Every day it feels like our rights to privacy and security are under attack, and indeed, if you’re keeping up with the news, this is a lot more than just a feeling.

Governments and law enforcement agencies around the world are pushing hard for new powers to keep tabs on their citizens. They argue they require the ability to track your activities and access your private information in order to protect you. And they’re willing to weaken encryption for everyone to do so.

We’ve already seen this happen in the UK with their newly passed laws that grant the government unprecedented surveillance powers, and as James Vincent so eloquently states there, the new laws establish a dangerous new norm where surveillance is seen as the baseline for a peaceful society.

Laws like these in the UK are likely to spread to other countries if citizens don’t take a stand. Indeed these laws could end up appearing tame by future standards if we’re not vigilant.

As tempting as it is to give the government more powers to nab the bad people before crimes have even been committed, history has proven time and again that these broader powers are most often used against law-abiding citizens rather than criminals themselves.

It’s possible laws like these will find their way into Canada as well so I’m asking for your help to send a clear message to our ministers before the ball starts rolling in that direction.

Since September Public Safety Canada has been holding a Consultation on National Security to prompt discussion and debate on future policy changes. Feedback is accepted from all Canadians as well as international readers, so everyone is welcome to contribute.

The set of questions and discussion points is quite broad but the one that’s most important to 1Password users is Investigative Capabilities in a Digital World, particularly this question:

How can law enforcement and national security agencies reduce the effectiveness of encryption for individuals and organizations involved in crime or threats to the security of Canada, yet not limit the beneficial uses of encryption by those not involved in illegal activities?

Or said another way, how can the government institute a backdoor into encryption software that only they can exploit? It sounds simple but in fact it’s simply not possible. As we discussed previously on this blog, back doors are bad for security architecture, and when back doors go bad: mind your Ps and Qs covers an example of a backdoor that went awry along with the math that made it possible.

Please complete the survey and let the Canadian government know you’re not willing to weaken your security or give up your privacy. The opportunity to provide feedback ends on Thursday, December 15th.

I know it’s tempting to give up some freedoms to allow someone else protect you, but whenever I feel that way I remind myself of what Benjamin Franklin would say:

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Please forgive a Canadian for quoting one of America’s founding fathers, but Ben summed things up so well that I couldn’t resist. ?

Thanks for caring about privacy and security as much as we do ❤️

Having fun with Touch ID and the Touch Bar in 1Password

Yesterday was the special Apple event and all activity at AgileBits stopped as our entire team watched the live stream to see what goodies would be coming our way. For me, the most exciting news by far was the announcement of the new MacBook Pro with its amazing Touch Bar and Touch ID.

I remember how excited I was at the Apple developers conference when they first added Touch ID to iOS 8. I rushed back to the hotel, Xcode beta in hand, and added Touch ID to 1Password that very night. The joy of seeing 1Password unlock with just a tap was overwhelming.

Well, here I am again with that exact same feeling ?

Now that the new MacBook Pro’s have Touch ID we can bring that same great feeling you are used to on iPhone to your Mac, and it looks pretty darn cool too. Take a look for yourself and see!

As stunning as it looks in the Xcode simulator on my soon-to-be-obsolete late 2013, 15” 2.3 GHz Retina MacBook Pro, I can’t wait until my new Mac arrives so I can use it for real.

Oh, and then there’s the new Touch Bar. Wow! I was really excited seeing Phil demo this. The Touch Bar introduces a brand new world to the Mac and with it comes some wonderful opportunities to make 1Password even better. Dan, our designer extraordinaire, has begun to explore what the Touch Bar can bring to 1Password and I’d like to share some early designs.

Touch Bar for 1Password

What Dan has come up with is really exciting and I can’t wait to play with it. I think that switching between my work and home vaults with just a tap is going to be the most awesome, albeit sliding my finger across the Touch Bar to generate a strong password comes in a close second.

The possibilities with the Touch Bar are limitless and I am excited to hear how you see yourself using the new Touch Bar with 1Password.

Please share your thoughts in the comments below ❤️

Send in the crowds (to hunt for bugs)

We unequivocally encourage security researchers to poke around 1Password. It is an extremely important part of the process that helps us deliver and maintain a more secure product to everyone. Finding and reporting potential security vulnerabilities is what we should all expect from bug hunters around the world; the hunters and yourself should expect that we address those vulnerabilities promptly.

We have always welcomed security reports that arrive at security@agilebits.com, and over most of the past year we offered a more formal, invitation-only bug bounty program through Bugcrowd. We are pleased to now take that program public: https://bugcrowd.com/agilebits.

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Before I get into what the program offers, I’d like to remind you that there is always room to improve the security of any complicated system, 1Password included. As clever as we may think we are, there will be security issues that we miss and different perspectives help reveal them. Software updates that address security issues are part of a healthy product. This, by the way, is why it is important to always keep your systems and software up to date. Even in the complete (and unlikely) absence of software bugs, threats change over time, and defenses should try to stay ahead of the game.

Some words about Bounty

A bug bounty program offers payouts for different sorts of bugs. The first bug bounty that I recall seeing was Donald Knuth’s for the the TeX typesetting system, though I have since learned that he does this for most of his books and programs. It started out with $2.56 (256 US cents) for the first year, and doubled each year after that, reaching a final limit of $327.68.

Check from Donald Knuth made out to Richard Kinch.

A bounty check from Donald Knuth made out to Richard Kinch

Of course given Donald Knuth’s well-deserved fame and reputation, few people cashed the checks they received. Instead, they framed them.

Anyway, enough about me revealing my age. Let’s talk about today’s bug bounty program. There is a community of people who earn a portion of their income from bounties. (Whether or not it is enough for them to sail off to Tahiti or Pitcairn is not something I know.) Over the years they have developed skills and tools and scripts for examining systems. We want them to apply those skills and efforts testing the security of 1Password. Opening up this bug bounty program brings those people and their skills into the process of making 1Password more secure.

Our bounty

Unlike the example of Donald Knuth’s bug bounty, we are only offering payouts for security issues. Of course all bug reports are welcome, we just aren’t promising bounties for them. And because we are promising to pay for bugs, we’ve had to establish a bunch of rules about what counts. These rules help us draw the attention of researchers to the 1Password.com service, and they help us exclude payouts of things that are already known and documented. We don’t want those rules to discourage anyone from bug hunting; they are there to help focus attention on what should be the most fruitful for everyone.

1Password Security white paper cover

Your homework

We think that finding bugs in 1Password will be challenging — 1Password.com is not your typical web service. Our authentication system, for example, is highly unusual and specifically designed so we are never in a position to learn any of our customers’ secrets. Because we use end-to-end encryption, getting hold of user secrets may require breaking not just authentication but also cryptography. Of course, we’re inviting researchers to try out attacks that we haven’t considered to prove us wrong. I expect that successful bug hunters will need to do their homework, all the same.

Now, all that bragging about how challenging I think it’ll be to find serious issues with 1Password isn’t an attempt to stop people from trying — get out there and try! You can get bounty for it, and a thank-you as well. We’re excited to hear a resounding “challenge accepted!” from the research community.

How we help researchers

If there are security bugs, we want to know about them so we can fix them. (I know I keep repeating that point, but not everyone reading this is familiar with why we might invite people to look for security bugs.) We want to help researchers find bugs, because they’re helping us, and everyone who uses 1Password.

To help researchers understand and navigate 1Password (and reduce the amount of time they may need to reverse engineer protocols) we have set up a special 1Password Team that contains a bunch of goodies: internal documentation on our APIs, some specific challenges, and UUIDs and locations of items involved in some of the challenges. So researchers, please come and leave your mark on our Graffiti Wall. (No, not in this web page or the image below, the wall inside the aforementioned team account.)

Secure Note: "The Researchers vault grants read-only access to researchers. If you figure out how to get around read-only access, please put your name in here ..."

With a natural degree of trepidation, I look forward to what might appear there.

The kindness of strangers

A bug bounty program brings in a new group of researchers. And that’s why we’re launching it. We encourage independent research as well. We’re just as open to reports of security issues outside of the bug bounty program as we have always been.

So without further ado, let’s send in the crowds!

Hello, macOS Sierra!

Once a year, we are graced with the release of a new operating system for our Macs. It’s an exciting time for users as much as developers. This year, there were quite a few changes to Apple’s desktop OS, and the most noticeable one at first glance is the name: It’s now macOS. I’ve been using Macs since I convinced my parents to help me get one for college in 2008, and nothing has been the same. I’ll miss OS X, but I’m excited to spend at least 8 years with macOS.

The first release under this new name is a step in the right direction. I always love attention to detail, and the web team at Apple put a lot into the new macOS page. There’s really nothing like a bit of transform3d with a mountain range I grew up in.

Copy something and paste it on another device

I asked the team what their favorite features in macOS Sierra were, and Universal Clipboard was at the top of their list. Over the years, apps that provide a clipboard across multiple devices have come and gone. It’s great to see Apple implement their own solution right in the OS. With Sierra and iOS 10, copying something on your Mac will also add it to your iPad and iPhone’s clipboards so you can paste it on those devices, and vice versa.

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This can be handy for bits of information, and also for passwords. If you copy a password from 1Password on your Mac, it will be available to paste on your iPhone almost immediately, which makes signing in to the App Store or iTunes spontaneously using your strong password even faster. Now the password can be pasted on your iPhone without opening 1Password on your iPhone.

Since Universal Clipboard requires both devices to use the same iCloud account, security of the clipboard contents comes to mind. Andrew Cunningham and Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica wrote an in-depth review of macOS Sierra and its new features and they explain, “Though both of your devices need to be signed in to the same iCloud account to trust each other, your data never appears to touch Apple’s servers—like Handoff, all communication is local.” It doesn’t require an active internet connection to work, but it does require that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on each device.

Pretty great, eh? Learn how to copy and paste between devices with Universal Clipboard.

Unlock your Mac with Apple Watch

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If you have an Apple Watch, you’re probably wearing it while you read this. Your iPhone can unlock your Watch, but what if your Watch could unlock your Mac? In macOS Sierra, it can. I spend a bit of time in cafes with my MacBook, and because I’m wearing a Watch I follow its orders and stand when I’m told. Since my MacBook is on battery power, it falls asleep and locks. Now my Watch can unlock my Mac automatically when I’m near it and wake it up. Who knew time-of-flight positioning was a byword for magic?

And many other things

If you use Siri often, you’ll be happy to see it on your Mac as well. There’s now a Siri icon in the menu bar and Dock, and clicking it activates the unique personal assistant. It can find files, help you spell things, find out the weather, help manage your calendar, and all sorts of other things.

Apple has a dedicated page to all the new features in macOS Sierra, and as I mentioned earlier, it’s awesome: http://www.apple.com/macos/sierra/

1Password + macOS Sierra = happyDance

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Oh yeah, 1Password loves the new update too. Near the same time macOS Sierra was released, we also published an update to 1Password for Mac, and it’s fully compatible — if you notice any peculiar behavior, let us know.

It’s been a busy summer for me so I didn’t get a chance to try out the betas over the past few months. Yesterday was my first day with macOS Sierra and I’m excited to explore a bit and find some of the hidden features all the reviews I read missed!

If you haven’t upgraded already, now’s a great time! After upgrading be sure to check out the New to Mac welcome pages Apple created. Whether you’re new to Mac or have used it for a while, I think you’ll appreciate the spectacular introduction to its core features. And best of all, 1Password makes a cameo appearance in the App Store section! We’re very honored to be included here as well as selected by Apple in their Our Favorite Mac Apps section of the App Store.

I hope you all enjoy the new macOS! Let us know what your favorite features are in the comments. :)

Introducing our new 1Password subscription service — get 6 months free!

Today is a very exciting day in the world of passwords! We have not one, not two, but three(!) incredible things to announce:

  1. An awesome new state-of-the-art hosted service to protect you and your data
  2. The most affordable way to purchase 1Password on all your devices
  3. A launch special that’s so amazing it’s kinda scary

Read on to see why this is the best time to try 1Password and start protecting yourself online. ?

A new, revolutionary hosted service

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Earlier this year, we released two amazing new services: 1Password Families and 1Password Teams. Both rely on our new hosted platform to bring awesome new features that weren’t possible when 1Password was just a standalone app.

The response has been amazing and many of you asked for a special plan so you could also enjoy these benefits. We now have the perfect answer: our new service made for individuals!

Our new individual hosted service comes with everything you expect from 1Password, along with these new features:

  • Built-in automatic sync across all devices
  • Data loss protection
  • Web access to your data on 1Password.com
  • Item History for restoring deleted or changed items
  • Secure Document storage
  • Brand new multi-factor security model

Using our new service provides the simplest and most feature-packed way to use 1Password. And with our new purchase option, it’s easier than ever to get started.

Our new super-affordable plan

To get the benefits of our new hosted service, you simply need to subscribe to our new plan on 1Password.com.

In addition to all the new features, the biggest benefit of a 1Password subscription is that you get all the 1Password apps for every platform, along with Pro Features, free updates, and free upgrades to every new version of 1Password.

One of the things people love most about our Families and Teams plans is not needing to worry about licenses or paid upgrades. And with our new plan for individuals, everyone can get in on the fun.

At just $2.99 a month, it’s the simplest and most affordable way to start using 1Password. See our pricing page for full details.

Oh, and our subscription service will never lock you in! You can cancel at any time and if your subscription ever lapses, you will still be able to view and export all your data.

An amazing (and scary!) launch special

1Password Accounts launch special

It’s no fun having a launch without having a special launch special so we went looking for one and we found a doozy!

Sign up today and receive your first 6 months free! No ifs, ands, or buts (or ads!). There’s no fine print and no strings attached. You don’t even need to add your credit card to get this amazing deal!

To get in on this incredible deal, all you need to do is sign up for an individual 1Password account before September 21st, 2016.

Sign up for your 1Password account now

Given how excited we are, you might be wondering why this is a little bit scary for us as well. The thing is, we’re a 100% customer-funded company and have refused to accept any venture capital money. As such it’s scary to give away our one and only product.

But we’re more excited than scared as we really want everyone to try out our new service and see how awesome it is. So sign up now, before Fall falls ?

Security and Privacy

Secure Foundation

We built 1Password from the start on a foundation of Security and Privacy, and our new 1Password accounts have once again taken things to the next level.

First and foremost, our end-to-end encryption security model ensures all your information is encrypted before it ever leaves your device. The encryption keys are only accessible to you so we are never able to decrypt any of your data.

Your Master Password (which only you know) is a key player in this encryption, but 1Password accounts also come with a new concept called the Account Key to make our encryption even stronger.

The Account Key is a randomly generated 128-bit key that is used in combination with your Master Password to encrypt your data using tamper-proof, authenticated 256 bit AES encryption.

Only you have your Account Key and like your Master Password it never leaves your devices. Along with your Master Password this ensures that no one but you will be able to access your 1Password data.

See our security page for details and all the things we did beyond just enabling TLS/SSL (we did that, too, by the way ?).

Great for new and long-time users alike

1Password Accounts - great for new and long-time users alike

If you know anyone who’s not practicing safe passwords, now is a great time to introduce them to 1Password!

Simply link your friends to the signup page and gently remind them how important it is to use strong, unique passwords for every site:

Sign up now and get 6 months free

If you are a long-time user but don’t own 1Password for all your devices, haven’t upgraded to the newest version, or if you want to take advantage of the new features in our hosted service, now’s the perfect time to sign up.

After signing up you’ll be able to easily migrate your existing data over to your new 1Password account. We have a great guide along with a video that walks you through the process.

This launch special is too good to leave running for long so I needed to pick a cutoff date. Be sure to sign up before September 21st to get this awesome deal!

I hope you and your friends love our new 1Password hosted service as much as we loved making it for you. ?

We went to Google I/O and it was awesome

Every year, we look forward to I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. We wait with bated breath and fingers crossed, because we know that there isn’t room for everyone and it’s a lucky thing to be chosen to attend. This year, we were fortunate that two of us on the Android developer team got to go and learn about all of the latest improvements coming down the pike for Android.

Google I/O 2016 - Logo

Rather than having the conference at Moscone Center as in previous years, Google decided to do their best Burning Man impression and hold the event outdoors at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The change in venue introduced some new logistical challenges, such as trying to keep cool in 30°C (86ºF) weather while waiting in extremely long lines. Despite that, Gene and I found it to be a very rewarding experience.

Google I/O 2016 - Staying cool

The focus of the conference also shifted this year. Rather than spending lots of time talking about the fantastical and far-off technologies being developed by its Alphabet siblings, Google brought the focus of I/O back to the here and now. Most of the talks were about new and improved technologies for Android and the Web.

Google I/O 2016 - Hello

That’s not to say that there weren’t some pretty exciting announcements. Google Home and the Google Assistant look to be very compelling alternatives to Amazon Echo and whatever Apple might be cooking up. Allo and Duo look to be solid entries in the increasingly competitive messaging and video-calling spaces. And the far-field gesture detection of Soli promises to open up a whole new world of user interactions.

And of course, Android stole the show. There were great demos of Project Tango and Daydream VR in action. Android apps promise to become even more ubiquitous. Not only will Android apps now be first-class citizens on Chromebooks, but they will also be first-class citizens of the web thanks to the magic of Instant Apps. And Google continues to invest in tools such as Android Studio and Firebase, which help us developers build these great apps.

Google I/O 2016 - Until next time!

In summary, Google I/O was awesome! Gene and I had a great time and got to preview a lot of great technologies. The Android platform continues to receive plenty of love from Google and I look forward to seeing which of these improvements will benefit our Android customers.

Made in Canada, Loved Around the World

I can’t even believe that I’m saying this, but 1Password is about to turn 10. Ten years old! These are such exciting days for us, and our birthday present from Apple really couldn’t have come at a better time.

This week, Apple launched their Canadian Made, Internationally Loved promotion, during which they are highlighting 10 awesome apps and games in the Canadian App Store. It would be more obvious if you could see me squeeing right now, but I’m sure you’ve guessed anyway that 1Password is among them!

With over 1.4 million apps in the App Store (as of a year ago, so probably even more now), to be recognized as one of the best the App Store has to offer is a dream come true. Even better, we’re in great company; I especially like Lara Croft GO and Transit App.

Apple Promo 2016 - Canadian Made, Internationally Loved - List of apps

We’re very grateful to Apple for this honour, but we’re even more grateful to you. This may be a Canada-specific promotion, but we know that without the love and support of our customers from all over the world, we would not be enjoying this gift. Thanks so much for keeping us going and for always motivating us to do better.

In the days ahead, we look forward to sharing some personal stories with you about our experience of growing AgileBits over the past 10 years. I would love it if you would get the celebration started today by hugging your favourite Canadian. ? ? #PeaceLoveMapleSyrupEh