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PSA: Don't lose your Apple ID recovery key if you are using two-factor authentication

Apple's two-factor authentication may protect you from a hacking attack, but the extra layer of security has one major "gotcha" that could trip you up. As related by The Next Web's Owen Williams, the security feature uses a recovery key that you should never ever lose. If you misplace this key, yo...

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Tim Cook meets with Chinese authorities over iCloud attacks

What do you do when you're the CEO of Apple and hackers are targeting Chinese users of your iCloud service? You set up a meeting with the vice premier of the country, Ma Kai, to discuss what can be done to protect the data of users and how to strengthen communication between your company and the C...

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Macworld runs down everything you need to know about iCloud security

If you've been a bit confused over the various iCloud security tweaks and alterations that have cropped up over the past few months, you're absolutely not alone. Apple's two-factor authentication, the company's recent security tweak that pushes more notifications of account activity to your vari...

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Apple launches tool to check Activation Lock status of an iOS device

Apple today launched a utility on its website that allows anyone to check the activation lock status of an iPhone handset. Users will be required to provide the IMEI or serial number of the device they wish to test. The tool will be useful for customers who are buying a used iPhone, iPad or iPod ...

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Equil Smartpen 2 captures notes, sketches with a real pen

For a lot of people, there's no substitute for taking notes with a pen and piece of paper. You can draw, annotate, write, and organize your information in a real notebook. The problem comes when you want to get some of that information into a computer, at which time you usually have to transcrib...

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Developer claims Apple was warned of iCloud security issue in March

A software developer in London warned Apple of iCloud's vulnerability to a brute-force attack months before the service was implicated in the leaks of hundreds of explicit photos and videos of celebrities. As reported by The Daily Dot, Ibrahim Balic brought the security hole to Apple's attention i...

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Setting up two-step verification for Apple ID and iCloud security

Since you're probably moving to iOS 8 soon -- if not as soon as possible after it goes live -- you might want to start thinking about security as well. In particular, Apple has recently enabled two-step verification for iCloud. What's two-step authentication? As Apple describes it on this web page...

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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards that make it a must-have upgrade for most iPhone owners. If you are upgrading to iOS 8, there is one "gotcha" during the upgrade process that yo...

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Apple is offering existing iCloud users a partial refund after price drop

On the heels of Apple's new pricing for iCloud storage, existing iCloud users have begun receiving emails announcing they have received an upgrade and refunded to put them in line with new customers. Users who were on the 20GB plan saw their cost drop from $40 a year to $11.99. Apple is refunding ...

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Apple's new iCloud pricing: Better, bigger, still not much for free

Apple has announced new iCloud pricing, kind of an important thing when you consider that the company will soon be asking us to take more of our images and documents off of our devices and entrust them to the cloud. The new pricing strategy starts off the same -- a measly 5 GB of storage for free ...

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Apple begins sending alert emails to users when iCloud detects a web-based login

Days after Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that Apple needs to be more vigilant about iCloud security, word comes that Apple has started sending users alert emails whenever iCloud detects a browser-based login. Notably, the enhanced security measure from Apple is enabled by default and requi...

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Apple extending two-factor authentication to iCloud, adding new security alerts

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company was taking additional steps to increase the security of iCloud accounts following the theft of private celebrity photos. These new measures will add new security alerts for account changes, expand the current tw...

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Menote is yet another diary app

Your iPhone or iPad can make remarkably handy devices to chronicle your life with. Diary and note taking apps can make the process easier and perhaps even fun. But not all diary apps are equal. Menote is YADA-Yet Another Diary App. It's free, relatively good looking, but awkward to use and has lim...

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The only way to make your iCloud security questions actually secure

The recent leak of nude photographs from some of America's biggest female celebrities has drawn attention to the security of Apple's iCloud. If there's one takeaway from this incident, other than people who share the private photos of other are scum, it's that sometimes it's the simplest things th...

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Apple: Celebrity photo breach not due to iCloud or Find my iPhone issues

Apple has just released a press statement updating its investigation into the weekend breach of celebrity photos. As noted in the press release, the company says that none of the cases investigated were the result of any breach of Apple's systems including iCloud and Find my iPhone. Apple believes...

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