How is Ventura looking now? Is it fully baked yet, and ready for release? Includes links to articles to help you decide and prepare for next weeks’ macOS upgrade.
Solving repeated requests for passwords, telling the genuine from the bogus, how passwords can become mismatched, and more.
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?
What is and isn’t expected to change in Ventura, and what impact that has on its potential for incompatibility. Upgrading from Monterey is unlikely to result in problems, provided you’re properly prepared.
How important is Touch ID and other biometric authentication to Passkeys, and wouldn’t it be better to run both passwords and Passkeys side-by-side?
What you need to use Passkeys in Monterey and Ventura, how they work, and how to set them up, as your primary access and for 2FA.
Among the fancy Emoji and extended language support, Ventura brings four major changes that will affect our Macs deeply for years to come, and are good reasons to upgrade early.