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12 Ultra Useful Touch ID Tricks for Mac

Sep 27, 2022 - 2 Comments
Touch ID tricks for Mac

Touch ID for Mac is super useful, and now that basically all modern Mac laptops have Touch ID sensors on their keyboards, and the new Magic Keyboards for Mac have Touch ID, you’re almost certain to encounter the biometric authenticator when using a Mac. We’ll review some handy and interesting Touch ID tricks for the … Read More

How to Hard Lock an iPhone to Prevent Unauthorized Biometric Access

Sep 1, 2022 - 13 Comments
Hard Lock an iPhone

If you’re ever in a situation where you are concerned about unauthorized biometric access to your iPhone, for example, someone holding your iPhone up to your face to unlock it with Face ID, or someone forcing you to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone, you can prevent that unauthorized … Read More

Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Jul 28, 2022 - 5 Comments
Unsecured Wi-Fi Network on Mac

Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login … Read More

How to Disable CenturyLink McAfee Cyber Security Warnings

May 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
CenturyLink warning site could be malicious error McAfee security

Many CenturyLink users have discovered that attempting to visit certain web pages and websites leads to a giant McAfee cyber security “warning” message that says something to the effect of “Warning! (website URL) appears to be risky. This might be because it is new or may not have the latest security.” or “Warning! This site … Read More

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on iPhone & iPad

Mar 11, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on iPhone & iPad

Want to password protect your important Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents, right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to a handy feature in the iWork productivity suite, you can easily encrypt your documents, right from iOS or iPadOS (or Mac), requiring the proper password to be entered before the documents can be opened by anyone.

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on Mac

Mar 9, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on Mac

Do you want to make sure your important documents created in Pages, Keynote, or Numbers are safe and secure? If so, you may want to encrypt them with a secure password, which will protect the document from unauthorized access. If you’re looking to password protect your iWork documents, macOS makes it pretty easy.

How to Hide / Blur Your Home on Google Maps & Apple Maps

Mar 1, 2022 - 4 Comments
Censor a house image on Apple Maps

If you’re creeped out or bothered by the Street View cameras for Google Maps and Apple Maps taking pictures of your house, you can request for Google Maps or Apple Maps to hide, blur, and censor the address. When the request has been approved, the home address gets pixelated or blurred, effectively blocking any identifying … Read More

Safari 15 Bug Leaks Some Browser History & Google Account Info

Jan 17, 2022 - 6 Comments
Indedexdb Safari 15 bug leaks browser data

A significant Safari bug has been disclosed publicly by FingerPrintJS, impacting Safari 15 on MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

Jan 7, 2022 - 6 Comments
How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices … Read More

How to Get an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Oct 18, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Resetting an Apple ID password can be annoying, though it’s made much easier if you have access to a device that you are already signed into. Without another device though, the process of resetting an Apple ID account login can be frustrating, but a Recovery Key makes this situation easier. You can generate a Recovery … Read More

How to Replace a Lost Recovery Key for Apple ID with iPhone or iPad

Sep 20, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Replace Lost Recovery Key on iPhone

Apple reintroduced the Recovery Key security feature in modern iOS and iPadOS versions that may come in handy for resetting your Apple ID password. Recovery Key acts as an extra layer of security for your Apple account just in case you forget your password, and lose access to your trusted device. But what happens if … Read More

How to Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Sep 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Manually Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Do you use Apple’s two-factor authentication system to verify the sign-ins to your Apple account from new devices? In that case, you might be interested in learning another way to get your verification codes, right from your iPhone or iPad.

How to Lock SIM Card with PIN on iPhone

Aug 29, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Lock SIM Card with PIN on iPhone

Almost everybody uses a passcode to secure their iPhones these days, but did you know that you can lock your SIM card with a PIN too? This further prevents other people from using your device by requiring a pin before the device can access a cellular network, including to make calls. If this sounds appealing … Read More

How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

Jul 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Safari Password Monitoring on Mac

Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

How to Automatically Erase Apple Watch After Failed Passcode Attempts

Jun 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Automatically Erase Apple Watch After Failed Passcode Attempts

Did you know that you can set your Apple Watch to automatically erase all its data if someone’s trying to break into it? Fortunately, this is pretty is easy to do and all you need is just a few seconds to enable this optional feature. Much like you can set iPhone to automatically erase on … Read More

How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

May 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Set iPhone to Erase Automatically After Failed Passcode Attempts

Are you worried about someone breaking into your iPhone by guessing passcodes? Or perhaps you’re worried that if you lost your iPhone, someone could eventually guess the passcode and access your data? In that case, you may want to learn how you can set your iPhone to automatically erase all its data after multiple failed … Read More

How to Switch to Four-Digit Passcode on iPhone & iPad

May 22, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Switch to Four Digit Passcode on iPhone

Want to use a shorter 4 digit passcode on your iPhone or iPad again? You can do that, though it’s important to remember that shorter passcodes are not as secure. If you’re a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you probably remember the old days when you were able to use four-digit passcodes. Although Apple defaults … Read More

How to Check for Compromised or Leaked Passwords on iPhone & iPad with Security Recommendations

Feb 5, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Check Password Security Recommendations on iPhone & iPad

Have you ever wondered if the passwords to any of your online accounts have been compromised in a data breach? You’re certainly not the only one in that regard, but now you can now check for breached password security easily right from your iPhone and iPad.

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