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How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

Apple is reportedly implementing two-factor authentication for some new iCloud services. If you haven't set up that security system already, here's how to do so.

How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

Apple is reportedly going to require two-factor verification for some new iCloud services. Here's how to set it up.

How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Increasingly, online services are requiring two-factor authentication instead of simple old passwords. Too bad that authentication can be such a hassle. Here's how to make it easier.

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How to selectively delete browser history

Remove individual sites or pages from your history rather than all of it. We'll show you how in this video tip.

on pcworld.com

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Build a custom lock screen to save your iPhone, your iPad, or even your life

This week's video tip shows you how to quickly and easily make a custom lock-screen image for your iOS devices that contains contact and emergency information.

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How I manage spam on my mobile devices

Taking care of spam wasn't a problem on his home Mac. But Rob Griffiths wanted a way to deal with it from his iPhone or laptop, too. Here's the system he devised.

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Fix a plug-in-related PDF printing issue in Safari

Having trouble printing to PDFs from Safari since installing Mavericks? Dan Moren has a potential workaround for plug-in woes.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.

iPads in schools: The right way to do it

The Los Angeles public school district's troubled iPad rollout has been billed as a security fail, but experienced educators say that locking down iPads isn't the answer.

Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

on techhive.com

Keep your PayPal account safer with two-factor authentication

Adding extra security to your PayPal account is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do it.

on techhive.com

How to use iCloud Keychain

Tired of reentering passwords and usernames on multiple devices? Mavericks' new password utility can help you keep all this information synchronized across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

on techhive.com