The update to macOS Ventura 13.2 isn’t large, but brings two significant new features: Advanced Data Protection for […]
Contrasts how passwords and passkeys work, and how passkeys can be protected using iCloud, and Apple’s iCloud keychain escrow.
Solving repeated requests for passwords, telling the genuine from the bogus, how passwords can become mismatched, and more.
Signing out of iCloud and signing back in fixed a problem with syncing, but it also turned SIP off in an ‘unknown’ way, something SilentKnight didn’t understand. Updates included for SilentKnight and silnite.
What are keychains? What do they store? Which are essential on Macs, and why do you get prompted to enter your password for access to them? How secure are they in iCloud?
It’s all too easy to lose all previous versions of a document: one false move to another volume, to iCloud, or shared over a network and they’ve gone. How can you preserve them?
Document versions, accessed through Revert To…, are a major part of the protection macOS provides for dealing with errors. How to get the most from them.
Dragging a file to copy/move it from one location to another used to be simple. Now it’s complicated by iCloud, dropbox behaviour in AirDrop and Universal Control, and more.
How to do this using macOS and free tools. Introduces a new version of Dintch which lets you control its speed, particularly on Apple silicon.
Backing up databases stored in iCloud isn’t easy, particularly if you want to be able to restore them. Making archive copies of important contents is more straightforward, though.