4 Privacy Features Apple Should Add

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Apple has made a good start when it comes to privacy, but there are more private features the company can add. Here are four.

…based on Apple’s marketing focus as of late, which has centered on privacy, it’s reasonable to assume that the company will unveil additional privacy protections for users and their data in its next operating systems. What those privacy protections might be is anyone’s guess–but here are my hopes.

End-to-end encryption for iCloud backups is definitely on my wish list. But it should remain optional, because people who forget their password would be unable to access this kind of backup.

Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748

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Touch Bar & The Terminal

Do you need an elbow connector? You might after listening to this episode! That, after all, is what Cool Stuff Found segments are all about: discovering stuff you didn’t know existed, and now you need! In addition to that, of course, your tips are shared and questions are answered, including some about iCloud Archives, CarPlay, and Watch Notifications. Hosts Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun guide you through all of this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Apple Doesn't Treat Roger Stone Any Differently

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During Robert Mueller’s investigation they discovered Paul Manafort had tampered with witnesses. How was this discovered? Unencrypted WhatsApp messages that were backed up to iCloud. Apple handed over Roger Stone’s iCloud data, and apparently some people are angry. Stephen Silver breaks the issue down and says there is no double standard.

The argument went that Apple had refused to create a backdoor for the iPhone in the case of the one of the San Bernardino shooters following the December 2015 shooting. Yet, they were perfectly willing to easily hand over Manafort’s iCloud data. Why protect the privacy of terrorists, when they won’t do it for everybody?

How to Move Notes Between Accounts

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If you’ve got notes synced through several different accounts (such as through both iCloud and Google), then you might want to organize everything and move it all into one account instead. In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to get messy notes all cleaned up!

How to Use Find My iPhone Without Your Trusted Devices

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Learn how to generate an app-specific password

Once you enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you have to have one of your trusted devices to be able to recover the others, right? Yep. Totally. You’ll be lost without them! We kid, we kid. You can actually still log in to Find My [Device] online without using any verification codes, and we’ll tell you how in today’s Quick Tip! Sorry for scaring you like that.