iCloud Keychain: Ultimate guide

iCloud Keychain: Ultimate guide

iCloud Keychain is Apple’s attempt to make a basic level of password management available to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and credit cards numbers can be stored in iCloud, and synced across all iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks devices that are logged in under the same Apple ID. In conjunction with Safari, it can also generate new, unique passwords, and autofill them when and as needed. All with 256-bit AES encryption. So, Apple has made it easier than ever to manage your passwords, but not necessarily simpler. There’s still a lot to understand, and that’s where iMore comes in. Here’s how it all works!


How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

There are some pros and cons to using iCloud Keychain. For example, it doesn’t have a separate master password option, so once you unlock your device, anyone you hand it to can access all your passwords and credit cards. Also, the passwords it generates aren’t particularly strong. It is, however, easy and far, far, better than nothing. Apple will ask you if you want to use it when you first setup your iOS device, but if you change your mind, or if you want to switch back or switch away, you can quickly enable it – or disable it – in Settings.

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is meant to be an easy way to manage passwords on your Apple devices. When password management is easier, using stronger passwords is easier. Since it can be tough to come up with strong, unique passwords, good password managers will generate them for you, and iCloud Keychain in iOS 7 is no exception. Unfortunately, the passwords generated by iCloud Keychain aren’t exceptionally strong, but they are better than using the same password for every site. That makes them an okay starting point for people who want a little more security, but don’t want full-fledged password manager from the App Store.

How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords on iOS 7

How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords with iOS 7

iCloud Keychain will generate and store all your iOS 7 Safari-based passwords and autofill them for you where and as needed. However, there may be times when a website doesn’t allow autofill (for example, at public terminal), or you want to use a password outside Safari (for example, in another app), and then you’ll need to find it, copy it, and paste it in manually. Luckily, you can do just that via the Settings apps. Here’s how!

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to force all websites to let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain

Whether it’s for security or privacy reasons, or just some technical failing, but not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. That can be annoying, to say the least, when you’re trying to sync your login info across all your Apple devices. Luckily, Safari can often let you save passwords even if the website itself tries to stop you. Here’s how to do it in iOS 7.

How to delete saved passwords from iCloud Keychain in iOS 7

How to delete saved passwords from iCloud Keychain

One of the side-effects of an easy-to-use system like iCloud Keychain is that sometimes you accidentally end up saving a password you didn’t intend to. That, or you simply stop using a certain site and no longer need its password saved, or some glitch comes up and it’s not working properly, and you just want to start over. Regardless of the reason, iOS 7 makes it easy, if not immediately obvious…

How to manually add your credit card information to iCloud Keychain for iOS 7

How to manually store your credit card information to iCloud Keychain with iOS 7

iCloud Keychain lets you easily store not only your passwords, but your credit card information as well. Any time you pay with a card in Safari, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it for you. However, you can also add cards to iCloud Keychain any time you wish. That way, you can do it when it’s most convenient, and avoid having to run for your wallet when it’s not. If an ounce of prevention now saving you a pound of effort later sounds good, here’s how to do it!

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

Like with iOS, iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks is a mixed blessing. You get easy password management, but no master password, and the passwords generated aren’t very strong. But, again, way, way better than nothing. Apple will ask you if you want to use it when you first setup your Mac, but if you change your mind, or if you want to switch back or switch away, you can quickly enable it – or disable it – in System Preferences.

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. Check off iCloud Keychain.
  4. Enter your iCloud Password.

To disable iCloud Keychain, repeat the above step but uncheck iCloud Keychain.

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and OS X Mavericks

iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks, just like in iOS 7, is meant to make password management easy enough that most people will start creating and using stronger, more unique passwords. While the passwords generated by iCloud Keychain aren’t as strong as we’d like, they’re lightyears ahead of duplicate passwords, or the simple type of passwords that are all to common. A full-fledged password manager from the Mac App Store is really the way to go, but if you’re just getting started and you want the easiest thing possible – and absolutely something better than nothing – iCloud Keychain is here for you.

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

How to force all websites to let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

Not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. Whether for privacy or security reasons, or simple technical misconfiguration, sometimes your best efforts to stay in sync across your Apple devices will be stymied… at least at first. Luckily, Safari can often let you save passwords even if the website itself tries to stop you. Here’s how to do it in OS X Mavericks.

How to manually add your credit card to iCloud Keychain for OS X Mavericks

How to manually store your credit card to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

If you’re using iCloud Keychain in order to store your passwords, you can also use it to store your credit card information and sync it across all your iPhone, iPads, and Macs. Any time you pay with a credit card on your Mac, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it. However, you can also add a card manually any time it’s convenient. That can save you a mad dash to your wallet in the middle of the night.

How to get more help with iOS 7

If you have additional questions, or need some more help with iCloud Keychain, or iOS 7, check out the following resources!


    







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David Beckham Greets Fans at Book Signing

The soccer star signs copies of his new book in London! Plus, check out more pics of your favorite stars on the scene!

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LG unveils 21-inch all-in-one Chromebase desktop

Chromebase

New Chrome-powered desktop will debut at CES 2014

LG has taken the wraps off their latest project, and announced the Chromebase. It's a 21-inch desktop with a twist. This all-in-one runs ChromeOS instead of a more traditional desktop operating system.

Inside the HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display, you'll find basically the same internals as the existing Samsung Chromebox. The 16GB SSD, 2 GB of RAM and Intel CPU provide more than enough power to run Chrome, and should offer the user a decent experience.

LG is bullish on the public acceptance, and head of the business division at LG Hyoung-sei Park says:

Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and great design. LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops, expected to be widely adopted not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers and other business settings.

No pricing or release dates were announced, but LG says the Chromebase will be at CES next month. We'll be sure to have a good look at it then. Skip past the break for the full press release.

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Kate Upton & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reportedly Call it Quits

Shortly after going public with their steamy romance, reports state that Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are calling it quits.

A source told Us Weekly, “They are really good friends still and speak all the time, but their schedules just made it too difficult and it fell apart. [Chmerkovskiy] has a lot of respect for her, but it just wasn’t working anymore.”

The pair started dating in June and finally went public with their romance in September, after stepping out hand-in-hand during their Big Apple stroll.

Maksim gushed about his lovely lady during an October event and said, “She’s an amazing person. We have an incredible time together, and, you know, I definitely didn’t see that coming and I think neither did she. We enjoy each other’s company very much and like I said, she’s a great girl that I never thought anything romantic like this could have happened.”

Stay tuned to GossipCenter for more on the couple’s split.

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Who the Heck Makes the Fireplace Videos on Netflix?

If you’re hosting a holiday themed gathering of some kind this year, there’s a chance you’re going to play Netflix’s "Fireplace For Your Home" on your television in the background. Why will you do this? It’s hopelessly tacky. And yet, it will feel totally right; a bit like eating fruitcake and decorating with poinsettias. But who the hell makes these videos in the first place?

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Nexus 7 Folio case hits Google Play for $49

Nexus 7 Folio

New colors of Nexus 7 Sleeve, Nexus 7 Case now shipping as well

Just when you thought two new devices and a white version of the Nexus 7 was enough Google Play news for one day, Google has just made available new Nexus 7 cases as well. The Folio case is designed for just the Nexus 7 (2013), and offers an open-back bumper style along with a dual-fold cover on top. Just like many other cases of the style, the screen cover can fold up on the side to prop up your tablet at one of two angles. Buying the Folio will set you back $49.99 plus shipping, which ranges from $3.99 for 5-10 day to $15.99 for overnight. 

Google has also begun selling two new colors of the previously-released Nexus 7 Sleeve (which works with both Nexus 7 generations), yellow and grey — both will set you back $29.99, and are a pretty solid value even at that price. Additionally, the hardcover Nexus 7 Case is also now for sale in white/red, grey/blue and grey/red color combos for $49.99 as well.

You can pick up the new Folio at the Play Store link above, and the new colors of the previously announced cases at the links below.


    







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Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Go Shopping in Paris!

The actress and her husband keep each other warm in the city of love! Check out more pics of Hollywood’s tightest twosomes!

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Switched On: Banishing Bing

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Much like George Orwell’s classic 1984, wars continue in the technology industry without seeming regard for who the enemy is or who it once was. Take, for example, Nokia’s embrace of Windows Phone and Microsoft’s subsequent embrace of Nokia. The once global smartphone leader initially championed Symbian as a countermeasure to the threat of phone domination by Microsoft. However, Nokia ultimately joined Microsoft in a bid to prevent the same from happening with Android.

The competitor you’re fighting now may not be the one you need to be prepared for tomorrow.

The comparison is helpful in understanding reactions to recent suggestions that Microsoft sell off its investment-heavy Bing and Xbox divisions — the competitor you’re fighting now may not be the one you need to be prepared for tomorrow. Xbox and Bing certainly seem to fit in with Microsoft’s mission to become a “devices and services” company, but their relative value is in flux as ecosystem rivals, Apple and Google, undergo their own transformations.

Bing and its companion services, including image search, local search, mapping and translation, were conceived as direct rivals for Google. Google, which has been so synonymous with search that it is often used as a verb for the act of web searching, remains dominant in understanding the web and, increasingly, the physical world. This is due in no small part to its omnipresent Android probes capturing information about the physical world and the behaviors of those who inhabit it.

But if one looks at the kind of company Microsoft is trying to become, the model is clearly closer to Apple than Google. One might look at Apple and say that a strong presence in search and attendant information services is not a requirement for a strong ecosystem. However, while Apple was able to use Google’s services during its mobile ascent, it has more recently needed to seek alternatives. For mapping, it has struck out on its own and felt many growing pains along the way. For searching with Siri, Microsoft has already benefitted by having Bing available as an alternative. Apple still feeds a competitor, albeit a weaker one, by supporting Bing. And in emerging information services, Apple is trying to blaze its own way in better understanding indoor mapping via its recent acquisition of original Kinect enabler PrimeSense. This is clearly a technology Microsoft has invested in with its own next-generation Kinect.

Apple still feeds a competitor, albeit a weaker one, by supporting Bing.

Without question, Bing provides strategic value, but does Microsoft need to own it? Microsoft would be a natural customer for an independent Bing. And Apple and other companies with a competitive Microsoft relationship would also be more comfortable supporting it were it not beholden to Redmond prerogatives. But an independent Bing would at least partially return Microsoft to the situation it was in before Bing started, a scenario in which it has no central web portal and set of information services over which it has complete control, a liability that Apple certainly feels these days. It is a classic case of improving shareholder value in the short term versus investing for the long term. Without Bing, Microsoft doesn’t have much of a services message in the consumer space.

The next Switched On will evaluate the strategic value of Microsoft’s Xbox franchise, how its competitive environment and contribution differ from Bing’s and when might be the right time to sell it off.




Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a research and advisory firm focusing on consumer technology adoption. He shares commentary at Techspressive and on Twitter at@rossrubin.

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Share your life with friends in real time with Spin

Share your life with friends in real time with Spin

Spin is a iOS-only Skype alternative that allows you to share photos and videos with friends. Spin uses HD video and and 44kHz audio to provide the highest-quality experience that they can. The app places an emphasis on shared experiences for up to ten people, and allows you to create events for you and your friends to participate in together.

Adding people to a conversation is easy. Tap the people tab will bring down a list of your contacts. Select the person or people you want to add, then drag them over to your video window to contact them. You can leave a conversation by dragging your video window out of the group window. To create an event simply tap the Gatherings square that says “Plan Something”. There you can give it a name, set the time, add a photo, and invite people.

Spin allows you to share media like photos from Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also share videos from Facebook as well. You can manipulate photos in a number of ways, including applying a number of effects to them. Group Remix lets you go through your friends’ favorite photos and control playback on their videos. Spin also gives you control over what you share so your friends only see what you want them to see. You can also send media to your TV via AirPlay.

Spin is a free, universal app, now available on the App Store.


    







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Hayden Panettiere: Ravishing for (RED)

Helping in the fight against AIDS, Hayden Panettiere attended the (RED) Auction Celebrating Masterworks Of Design and Innovation in New York City on Saturday (November 23).

The “Nashville” star was smokin’ in a sleeveless black dress with a semi-sheer front and cutout in the back as she posed for pics on the red carpet.

Entertainment at the star-studded event included Bono of U2 and Chris Martin of Coldplay, who teamed up for a memorable performance.

On Sunday, Hayden will join music’s hottest artists to present at the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

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