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How to generate app-specific passwords for your Apple ID

How to generate app-specific passwords for iCloud on iPhone and iPad.

Beginning on June 15, any third-party apps that use your iCloud account will be required to employ app-specific passwords in order to beef up security around your Apple ID. This includes any mail, contact or calendar services that use your Apple ID login to access your iCloud data, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. On June 15, you will automatically be signed out of any apps that you are signed into with your Apple ID and you will need to create a password specifically for the app in question.

iOS 10.3 randomly reenabling some iCloud services

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On Tuesday Apple sent an email to a small number of iCloud users warning them about a potential iCloud bug in iOS 10.3. The email published by MacRumors, warns that some iCloud services previously disabled by users may have been "inadvertently reenabled." Apple suggests iPhone and iPad owners who have upgdraded to iOS 10.3 check their iCloud settings to make sure they have not been altered.

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Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones, no breach in Apple systems

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A group of hackers claims to have access to a large number of iCloud and Apple email accounts. Allegedly there are hundreds of millions of stolen accounts and passwords in the database, which media outlets have not been able to fully verify. Apple responded by confirming there have been no breaches in any of their systems. So where did the Apple accounts leak from?

How to transfer local iOS notes with iCloud

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There are times when fans of the stock Notes app want to copy their notes between iOS devices. First off, restoring from a backup will copy all notes stored in the backup to a new iPhone. However, setting up an iPhone as a new device (and not using the backup) is a different story. Getting a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch means old notes could potentially be lost. iCloud will automatically sync notes saved to iCloud folders, but locally stored notes can easily be stranded on an older device.

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