Apple Is Improving Its iCloud Keychain With iOS 14 – Will Alert Users Of Data Breach And Other Security Issues

The upcoming release of iOS 14 has lots in store for Apple users. With all the new features, redesigns and updates, Apple is bringing a major enhancement to iCloud Keychain in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. iClod Keychain is similar to 1Password and LastPass, which stores and syncs the user’s credit card details and passwords from different websites and apps in an encrypted format, disallowing anyone, including Apple from reading the information. This allows one-touch login next time you visit the website or app. The iCloud Keychain can be accessed from an iPhone or an iPad through the Passwords menu in the Settings. Apple has made improvements to the iCloud Keychain password manager to allow users to receive more helpful information about their passwords. Read More

New iCloud Users Will Now Have The First Month For Free

Apple is making big changes and the recent one being the offering of free cloud storage space for new iCloud users. They will be able to use the backup/storage service for free for a month and can pay to continue with the service, which is actually good. Previously, the users were allotted very less storage which would get used up with just iPhone video and photo backups. Read More

Where’s That Setting In iOS 8?

iOS 8It’s been three months since iOS 8 was released and we have all had time to play with the new operating system. While it has brought with it exciting new features, there are some settings which seem to have either disappeared or need additional set-up to work. If you have been unable to find an existing setting or make a new feature work then worry not, TheAppleGoogle is here to help. Read More

Apple To Activate Two-Step Verification For Third-Party Apps For iCloud Security

Two-Step Verification

For third-party Apps that access iCloud, Apple is offering App-specific passwords that would allow users to generate unique one-time passwords to sign into iCloud securely. This will be applicable from October 1 and will help in two-step verification process.

If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you’re using doesn’t support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn’t collected or stored by any third party apps you might use.

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Apple Encrypting iCloud Emails Sent Between Providers

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Following a recent NPR report that shared security flaws in major email services with Apple, Apple had confirmed that it would soon begin encrypting iCloud emails. Initially Apple only encrypted emails that were sent between its own iCloud customers. With this new change it will encrypt all emails between iCloud and third-party services for me.com and mac.com email addresses.  Read More