Important rule: third-party apps can’t use your regular Apple ID password to connect to services, but use an app-specific password.
You suddenly can’t remember your password, or your Mac won’t accept what you think is your password. What do you do next?
Hackers claim 300 million compromised iCloud accounts, and Wikileaks claims details of techniques being used by CIA to spy on Mac and iOS users. Fact or fake?
Need to share some of your information with others? Have you thought about creating a secondary Apple ID?
Have you ever entered the password for your Mac instead of that for your Apple ID? This should help make it clearer which you need to use.
I knew that creating my grandson an Apple ID for his new iPad Mini would be interesting.