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Mac 911iCloud Keychain relies on a special method of ensuring you’re who you claim to be that can be bewildering when formerly owned hardware pops up. Mac 911Some readers find Apple won’t let them reuse a number across Apple ID accounts. Google Voice can help. Mac 911If lost, you're sunk, but you may have opted to store it in iCloud.
Mac 911Apple’s Digital Legacy system requires preparation. But there’s a last-resort device unlock option with the right paperwork. Mac 911If something goes wrong with your Mac accounts, you may still be able to gain access with the Recovery Key. How-ToHere's what to do if you need to get rid of a Mac virus, check for and remove malware, and tips to avoid being infected. Mac 911Someone’s passing could leave their data and devices locked up forever. But there are some preparations and techniques you could try. How-ToWe show how to track and find a lost (or stolen) Apple device using Find My iPhone, and protect your data even if the battery has died or the iPhone is offline. Mac 911Our data is vulnerable to hardware failure and lapses in trust. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself. How-ToRecent updates to Apple’s operating systems let you use hardware security keys to protect your Apple ID login instead of code-based authentication. Mac 911If you aren't sure you entered your Apple ID and password when setting up Screen Time on your own device, reset it this moment. Mac 911Apple keeps layering support for holding more of your secrets securely. Let's look through them all. How-ToNeed to erase your MacBook? Want to wipe a Mac and reinstall macOS before selling? Here's how to erase a Mac – including the methods for new and old Macs. Mac 911You can use an Apple tool to find and replace your weakest passwords, along with those found in security breaches or that you reuse across sites. How-ToHere's how to stop your iPhone Calendar being over run by fake appointments and how to remove iPhone Calendar spam. How-ToThink your iPhone may have a virus? Here's how to check and what to do if you find one Mac 911The revised way to have your trusted friends, family, and colleagues help out has a new name and a vastly enlarged data set. How-TomacOS does a pretty good job of stopping malware from attacking your Mac. But there are steps you can take to further protect yourself including scanning your Mac for viruses. Mac 911The keychain is Apple’s catch-all term for different kinds of things on each platform.
How-ToJust got hold of an old Mac, but don't know the password? Need to erase a Mac, but don't have a password? Here's what to do.