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How to use multiple Apple IDs in iOS 7

If you have been used to using different Apple IDs for different apps in iOS 6, you can still do that in iOS 7, but some of the details have changed. One of the first complaints that came in was about Find My iPhone, with several people writing in worried that Apple had done away with the ability...

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Daily Update for September 12, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Set up a new Mac on your birthday for a cupcake

Steve Jobs once said that Apple aims to "surprise and delight" its customers. Here's a cute example of just that. David Chartier at Finer Things in Tech shares a photo he received from Dan Cameron. Apparently, when you register a new Mac on your birthday, the Apple ID set-up process produces a...

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Macworld looks at the trouble with Apple IDs

Kirk McElhearn over at Macworld has an excellent piece summarizing the ways Apple IDs present all kinds of headaches and troubles for their users. It's nothing others haven't said before, indeed -- we've written about it many times on TUAW, but the issue is so important, it's worth repeating as...

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Daily Update for March 22, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Apple adds two-factor authentication to your Apple ID

Apple is beefing up the security of its Apple ID by adding two-factor authentication to the account login process. Customers concerned about unauthorized access to their Apple ID can login to their account at Apple's My Apple ID webpage and turn on the feature as described below: Go to My...

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Apple on the verge of rolling out two-step verification for iCloud, Apple ID

According to a report on 9to5 Mac, Apple has begun training support personnel in advance of rolling out two-step authentication for iCloud and Apple ID. This is a significant step towards enhanced security for Apple accounts as it requires both a trusted device and an extra security code in...

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Merging Apple IDs still not possible. Now what?

TUAW reader Glenn Thorpe wrote about Apple ID problems: "I recently upgraded to iOS 6 as recommended and I am now faced with some challenges when using FaceTime and Messages. "My Apple ID account which I use to download apps cannot be used for FaceTime nor Messages. I had to create new...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me sort iTunes Music by Apple ID

Dear Aunt TUAW, Ah, the problems of modern romance. Since I broke up with "her" (and yes, I know you were saying she wasn't right for me) getting rid of all the remants of the relationship has not been easy, especially "her" digital footprint. She loved her music. So she would bring her iPod...

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Fake Apple billing email is circulating

Not surprisingly, scammers are targeting Apple customers with a fake phishing email asking them to update their account billing information. People who are new to Apple and probably received their first Mac or iOS device during the holiday season are particularly vulnerable to this scam. This...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me iMessage my wife

Dear Aunt TUAW, One iMessage "feature" is that messaging can be started on one device and picked up from another device, like from iPhone to iPad. My wife and I share an iTunes account so that we don't have to pay for apps twice, or worry about signing into different accounts. Will sharing an...

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Security oversight reduces complexity of Apple ID passwords

One of our readers pointed out a hiccup on Apple's security settings for Apple ID passwords. While Apple ID passwords usually require a mix of capital and lowercase letters, this issue removes that condition. Earlier this year Apple changed the password requirements for Apple ID, the...

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Apple ID account/device limits gain attention

Trevor Sheridan sent us a note earlier today, asking if we'd look at his blog post about encountering Apple ID limits with iOS devices. Although Trevor just now encountered this issue, the policy actually went into effect a couple of months ago, back in June. When you use Apple's new...

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Customers with multiple Apple IDs frustrated by Apple's "no consolidation" policy

Since Apple's iCloud announcement, we have received a steady stream of messages from people with the same problem: multiple Apple IDs. Some readers have been managing two Apple IDs on purpose and are now frustrated about the fact that Apple is restricting logins for automatic downloads. Others...

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Automatic Downloads now live for iOS devices

WWDC has just kicked off for 2011, but you can get a little bit of the Apple iCloud newness right now in the form of automatic Application, Music and Book downloads. Launch Settings on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, scroll down to Store and wait for the new options to load (you'll need to...

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