Security

How to use iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad & Mac

How to use iCloud Keychain on iPhone, iPad & Mac

In this post, I’ll show you how to use iCloud Keychain on your Apple devices.

As explained in my previous post, iCloud Keychain is a good place to start if:

  • you exclusively use Safari for web browsing

  • your online footprint is limited to a few accounts

  • you only need to manage login and credit card information

Overview of 3 password managers for iPhone, iPad & Mac

Overview of 3 password managers for iPhone, iPad & Mac

In this post, I’ll review three password managers that can be used on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Please note that to take advantage of the apps mentioned later on, you'll need at least the following versions of the operating system:

  • iOS 9 on iPhone/iPad

  • OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) on your Mac (preferably 10.10 Yosemite and up)

How to prevent unauthorised access to your Apple account

How to prevent unauthorised access to your Apple account

In this post, I will show you how to strengthen the security of your Apple account with Two-Factor Authentication.

This tip is useful if:

  1. You're not using Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or Two-Step Verification (2SV) yet

  2. You want to prevent anyone from accessing your Apple account even if they guess or acquire your password.

How to make sure that your iPhone is locked as soon as possible

How to make sure that your iPhone is locked as soon as possible

In this post, I will show you how to improve the security of your Apple device by enforcing the need to enter its password immediately after the device has been locked.

Having a login password/passcode is a must, since it prevents anybody who manages to get their hands on your device:

  1. from accessing sensitive information (like messages or files) 

  2. and from impersonating you via e-mail or on social media.

To strengthen the security further, the password/passcode should be required as soon as you stop (even temporarily) using the device.

How to speed up (and protect) your Internet connection on your iPhone

How to speed up (and protect) your Internet connection on your iPhone

In this post, I will share with you a tip at the intersection of productivity and security.

You will learn how to speed up and protect at the same time your internet connection.

This tip is useful if:

  1. your web browsing experience feels sluggish (webpage loading time too long)

  2. you'd like to protect yourself and other family members from most phishing attacks

  3. and, optionally, you'd like to easily and quickly block adult content

How to protect your notes from prying eyes on your iPhone

How to protect your notes from prying eyes on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to add a layer of protection to some of your notes by locking them with a password on your iPhone.

This tip is useful if you store sensitive information in the Notes app (passwords, medical records , …) and want to keep it private when you give someone else access to your device.

Is it safe to still use the iPhone 4 in 2017?

Is it safe to still use the iPhone 4 in 2017?

I have fond memories of the iPhone 4.

In fact, it was my first iPhone ever and was a welcome upgrade to my old Nokia E71.

I’m a technologist but not an early adopter, except for one device: the iPad.

And if you’re wondering, yes, my first generation iPad is still working fine.

But let’s get back to the iPhone 4 which was released in 2010 too.

If you’re still using one as your main phone, not only are you missing out on cool features but you’re putting yourself at risk too.

The reason is simple

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