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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Without your Recovery Key, your Apple ID could be lost forever

Do you know where your Apple ID Recovery Key is? Keeping track of it could save your digital life.

Private I: Choosing whether to sync your passwords

Not all passwords are created equal, and password generators like 1Password, LastPass, and iCloud Keychain are your best bet against hacking.

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Photo Stream how-to: Delete once, remove all copies

A reader wonders why you have to delete the same image on five separate devices. The short answer: You don't. Chris Breen explains.

Handoff and Continuity: What if they don't 'just work'?

When gee-whiz features don't work, it's an exercise in frustration, and Apple should do more to help users troubleshoot their issues.

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How to keep iCloud Keychain from adding old email accounts

Why, oh why, are old email accounts appearing in your recently updated Mac? Chris Breen explains.

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How to simplify overlapping cloud storage services

You don't really need 18 cloud accounts.

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iCloud Drive is backing up files you haven't saved yet

It's a feature, not a bug, but Glenn Fleishman thinks Apple should at least give users a choice.

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How to make the best use of Mail Drop

A reader needs a bit more information about the workings of Mail Drop. For the most part it's entirely seamless, but Chris Breen explains the few gotchas.

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What to do when iCloud Keychain fails to sync

A reader has updated to Yosemite but his iCloud Keychain passwords are missing from Safari. Chris Breen provides a solution.