Celebrate World Password Day!

Celebrate World Password Day!

You’re probably familiar with World Backup Day, which occurs every March 31 as a reminder to people around the world to back up their data regularly. Today is May 2nd, and it’s World Password Day. This day is set aside to make computer users think about those words, phrases, or strings of alphanumeric characters that keep our information locked away and in many cases, encrypted. Computer security company Symantec notes that personal data points like full names, credit cards, and Social Security numbers were the most common items lost to data breaches in 2018. Here are some tips to make sure that your personal info stays under your control.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Correcting iPhone and iPad Photo Orientation

Apple World Today Video Tip: Correcting iPhone and iPad Photo Orientation

Despite your best efforts, sometimes your iPhone or iPad photos may come out upside down or oriented 90° from vertical. While that makes your photos worthless for posting on social media, fortunately the problem is easy to fix.

In today's Apple World Today Video Tip, we show you how to use the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad to rotate those images back to something that looks a lot better.

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Get PDFelement 6 At 40% Off and Learn How To Create a Fillable PDF Form

 Get PDFelement 6 At 40% Off and Learn How To Create a Fillable PDF Form

Chances are excellent that you have worked with a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in the past few days. This format, which produces documents that can be read on any device, has become the world standard for distributing formatted text, contracts and other legal documents, and fillable forms. PDFelement for Mac from Wondershare is the top macOS app for creating, editing, and transforming PDF documents. Today we’ll demonstrate how PDFelement can be used to create a fillable PDF form, show you how to try the app for free and also give you a 40% discount on PDFelement 6!

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Format a Flash or Hard Drive for Mac and PC Compatibility

Apple World Today Video Tip: Format a Flash or Hard Drive for Mac and PC Compatibility

One of our most popular old posts by Dennis Sellers shows how to use the macOS Disk Utility to set up a flash drive or hard drive so that it can transfer information between a Mac and a Windows PC. Currently, if you format a flash or hard drive in Apple’s APFS file system, copy data to it, and try to open it on a Windows 10 PC, you won’t be able to see the data. In this video, we show you how to use an older set of disk formats that can be used by both macOS and Windows 10 to format a transfer disk for compatibility.

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Apple World Today Video: How To Install OWC RAM Upgrades In The 2019 27-inch iMac

Apple World Today Video: How To Install OWC RAM Upgrades In The 2019 27-inch iMac

Have a new 2019 27-inch Retina 5K iMac? If you do -- or if you're thinking about getting one -- you can save a lot of money by purchasing the iMac with minimum installed memory (RAM), then upgrading it yourself.

It's extremely easy to do with RAM that you purchase from OWC (MacSales.com), and in this short video Apple World Today contributing editor Dennis Sellers shows you how it's done.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Save and Print Web Articles Without The Mess

Apple World Today Video Tip: Save and Print Web Articles Without The Mess

Have you ever tried to print an article from a website, then found that all of the ads and other non-essentials show up as well? In this quick video tip, and with apologies to our advertisers, we’ll show you how to save and print web articles without the mess.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: How to create an annotated bookmark list in Notes

Apple World Today Video Tip: How to create an annotated bookmark list in Notes

Safari bookmarks are helpful, but they don’t offer any context as to why you added a bookmark for a particular website. There’s a better way to bookmark sites if you want that context, and that is to make an annotated bookmark list in the Notes app for Mac and iOS.

In this short video, we show you how easy it is to make an annotated bookmark list in Notes, perfect for research or just giving yourself a good reminder of why a certain web page is important to you.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Typing To Siri In macOS and iOS

Apple World Today Video Tip: Typing To Siri In macOS and iOS

When most people think about interacting with Apple’s Siri intelligent assistant, they think about speaking a command or question. But did you know it’s possible to type commands to Siri? This is perfect for those situations where you might be in an office or library and don’t want others to hear your conversation. In this short video we show you how to start typing your questions to Siri on Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

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Apple World Today Video Tip: Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive Files

Apple World Today Video Tip: Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive Files

In today's Apple World Today Video Tip, we show you how you can recover deleted files from iCloud Drive, which is especially useful if you accidentally delete them from your Mac desktop or documents folder. This trick also works for files you may have inadvertently deleted from iCloud Drive on your iPhone or iPad.

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