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.
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.
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.
Maybe you’ve just forgotten the password, or perhaps the owner/user of the Mac is no longer able to enter it. How to restore access to different models.
The first version of its predecessor, NetInfo, also handled DNS lookups. When they failed, users found they were locked out of everything else. This has improved!
So you want to try a 3rd party password manager, but use Safari as your browser. How do you import its stash of passwords, or keep an independent record of them?
Dealing with protected PDFs in macOS: fully encrypted, and those with controls such as no printing or copying. Oh dear.
Don’t rush to upgrade if you rely on Extensions, which might be disabled. There’s also a vulnerability in running old versions of plugins like Flash.