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MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

QTIP: What to do with updates clutter

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

What’s with those app update installer icons on your computer? Do you really want them? When we first download or update Chrome or Firefox browsers, Java, Skype, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and other apps their installers usually go to the ...

Apple: Identify and report phishing emails and other suspicious messages

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Apple Support posted April 19, 2017 Use these tips to avoid phishing scams and learn what to do if you think your Apple ID has been compromised. Scammers use phishing and other types of social engineering to try to trick you into sharing pe...

NYTIMES Tech Tip: Does This USB Drive Look FAT?

Posted on March 21st, 2017

From The New York Times, by J. D. BIERSDORFER MARCH 21, 2017 Q. I have a PC and put many photos on a USB drive for use in a digital picture frame. Can someone add pictures to this USB drive if they have a Mac or does it need to be formatted diffe...

Microsoft: Phishers unleash simple but effective social engineering techniques using PDF attachments

Posted on January 26th, 2017

From Microsoft | TechNet Microsoft Malware Protection Blog posted January 26, 2017 The Gmail phishing attack is reportedly so effective that it tricks even technical users, but it may be just the tip of the iceberg. We’re seeing similarly simple ...

Apple: Using app-specific passwords

Posted on December 6th, 2016

App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, or two-factor authent...