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Why Apple shows a strange location for a two-factor login confirmation

2017-09-29T03:05:09+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Erich Riehl uses Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system with his iCloud account. This is the system that Apple released in September 2015, and which replaces the older two-step system entirely in iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. (If you’re using two-step and upgrade to either of those, Apple converts you to 2FA.)The first step [...]

You can mount HFS+ volumes with High Sierra and APFS

2017-09-29T03:05:07+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

macOS High Sierra introduces a new file system call Apple File System, or APFS. APFS replaces the old file system, called HFS+. APFS has a lot of inherent advantages beyond just being modernized that improve reliability and speed. Chances are, however, that you have external hard drives and thumb drives formatted using HFS+.Reader Ted Tenny [...]

How to safely clean iMovie files from your iPhone or iPad

2017-09-28T03:04:43+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

In an attempt to reclaim some space on my iPhone, I discovered that iMovie was one of the biggest data hogs. (You can see how your iPhone’s storage is being allocated by checking Settings > General > iPhone Storage.)No wonder: all of Apple’s current iPhone models capture up to 4K resolution, which occupies approximately 350MB [...]

Apple’s two-step verification goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

2017-09-28T03:04:41+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method of protecting an online account. The two factors—things that identify you—in 2FA: Something you yourself know, like a password; and something you have that can receive a token to confirm who you are, such as a smartphone.Apple’s original two-step system relied on its Apple ID site for set up [...]

How to install macOS High Sierra

2017-09-27T03:04:30+00:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Apple has released macOS High Sierra, which offers new features such as Apple File System, new features in the Photos app, improved video playback, and more. You can get these new features—and the entire operating system—for free.Before you install High Sierra, you should back up your Mac. Run Time Machine or your online backup service [...]

macOS High Sierra: How to turn off website tracking in Safari 11

2017-09-26T03:04:38+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Ever do something on the web, like shop for shoes, and then notice that every other website you visit has ads for shoes? That’s the result of website tracking. It’s a little creepy, the idea that you’re essentially being followed on the web, targeted with advertising. (And yes, Macworld.com is guilty as charged.)Apple’s Safari uses [...]

macOS High Sierra: How to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11

2017-09-26T03:04:37+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: |

Autoplay video: The bane of the web. You either hate them, or are completely disgusted by them. Fortunately, with Safari 11 in macOS High Sierra (Safari 11 is also available for macOS Sierra), you can easily disable autoplay video and surf the web in relative peace.Here’s how to stop autoplay videos in Safari 11.Editor's note: [...]