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Note: Here's how to enable 2-step authentication for your Apple ID. It's been a rough day Down Under; several iOS and Mac users have found their devices held "ransom" by a hacker leveraging Apple's Find My iPhone and Find My Mac services. Australia's The Age reports information acquired by recent...

May 27th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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I knew something was wrong when I booted my 2012 MacBook Pro, walked away to get coffee and returned to find the computer had turned off. When I booted again, the grey screen appeared and the MacBook Pro booted part way before powering down. An attempt to boot into Safe Mode revealed that the CPU wa...

March 7th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Be careful out there! Over the past several days, TUAW has received a number of emails from readers noting that there is a phishing scam going around. In case you're not familiar with phishing, it's a way for devious types to get access to your user ID and password for an account -- in this parti...

January 17th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After I recently wrote about how I often set up new Macs from scratch rather than taking advantage of migration, many people asked me to share my action logs. While I can't do that specifically because (1) my logs are extremely long and cryptic and (2) they contain tons of personal activation keys...

November 28th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: David Bernard figured out why this wasn't working as written. He writes, "Once you sign back in, you need to go to the account page and click the 'reset warnings' button. I wrote it up on my blog." He tried it and it works now. Thanks David! App developers often share promo codes with...

June 6th 2011 at 11:05am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Do you know an app that streams music from Mac to iOS? I hear that Apple's iCloud is going to do this but I don't want to pay $25 a year. Your loving nephew, Ivo

June 3rd 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, There's nothing I love better than to put on a nice long multi-hour playlist while I'm working, but sometimes reality intrudes. I get a call, and I need to pause the tunes. If I'm visiting the iTunes store on my Macintosh, then the iTunes application totally loses my place in...

April 28th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Apple's rumored policy is to not give away the $29 bumpers to consumers, and DIY bumpers may not suit your style. So, how do you get the golden ticket, in this case the free bumper? It seems that documenting your case carefully and showing that you've performed all of the recommended fixes in advan...

July 2nd 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's "Apple Camp" is a series of workshops at retail stores intended for younger kids - aged 8 to 12 years - and their families. The schedule for 2007 has been made available, and all sessions will take place in July. Topics to be covered include making a podcast, iWeb and iPhoto, working with di...

May 18th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments