iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication

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Given that so many of the details of our digital lives are either with us (on our smartphones) or easily accessible (via the web), you should be doing everything you can to protect that information and data. On iPhones and iPads, data is largely kept in a vault, sealed behind strong encryption and (hopefully) a strong password. Even if the device is lost or stolen, chances are good that encryption will keep data safe. (That vault is secure enough to frustrate even the FBI.)

Although iOS devices are designed and built to be secure, data is also stored and accessible online. With security breaches occurring routinely, your data is vulnerable to anyone…
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How to fix iCloud error 2343 in Windows 10


iCloud is one one of the most used cloud services worldwide, solely because of the fact that there are a lot of iOS users. Don’t get us wrong, iCloud is a great cloud service, but it’s known for issues with the Windows desktop client. One of the most common errors that occur with iCloud in […]

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Article: Inside the betas: tvOS 11 adds auto Dark Mode, iCloud Home Screen Sync


Apple had very little to say about the Apple TV during the WWDC 2017 Keynote earlier this week — mention of it was limited primarily to the announcement of Amazon Prime, and there wasn’t even any specific mention of a tvOS update at all. Of course, with iOS, watchOS, and macOS all getting updates, it was a safe assumption that tvOS would be included, so it wasn’t a surprise that the first beta of tvOS 11 appeared alongside the other… …
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App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them


In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail messages.

If you don’t migrate to app-specific passwords by the June 15 deadline, then those apps will stop working. Luckily, it’s easy to fix: read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make app-specific passw…

Apple Confirms iCloud Subscription Tier Cancelation Emails Were Sent in Error


Apple on Saturday emailed some iCloud users to apologize for a bug that caused them to receive an email earlier this week stating their paid storage subscription plan had been canceled.

The emails went out to predominantly 50GB iCloud subscribers on Wednesday, causing some MacRumors readers to speculate that Apple was discontinuing the storage tier completely. Options to purchase some of the plans through macOS and iOS were also reportedly affected.

However, as predicted, the emails w…
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iCloud secretly stores your deleted Safari history for years


iCloud has been caught storing “deleted” browser history from Safari for well over a year. Even after users clear their data, it can be found in iCloud using software that’s readily available to anyone. But has Apple been quickly trying to clear its tracks? Vladimir Katalov, CEO of Russian software company ElcomSoft, stumbled across his own […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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