Links In SMS – You Need To Stop Clicking Them

Scams or variations of old scams offering you the world through an SMS link or that passwords need to be reset should be avoided at all costs. Do not click that link. In fact do not click SMS links in general that may take you to third party sites such as banking SMS links that say there is an issue with your account. Banks will not use this and if you believe there is an issue with your account – phone the bank and if you believe there maybe an issue with your Apple ID , logon to check your Apple ID at Apple to check. These scams are designed to get your personal details , passwords etc

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Do You Know How To Manage Your Apple ID

Apple make it very easy to manage your Apple ID and it is something you should know how to logon onto in case you have to: Change any of your details Change your email address Add 2 factor authentication ( you really should do this )  Know how many and what devices you are logged into  Your Apple ID is the email address you gave Apple and the password that accompanied it , and you log onto at Manage Your Apple ID .Apple also give you a way to recover your ID and password should you have forgotten it. More information on the Apple ID can be found here :Manage Your Apple ID

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Format Your Mac & Reinstall The Operating System

A clean install is a great thing to do to your mac computer , especially if you have just installed / updated one operating system on top of another , such as a move to Yosemite  First backup by using Time Machine : Time Machine Guide  Make sure you can access your backup ! Collect your programs if you need to reinstall them Make sure you know your Apple ID and password Erase the hard drive and reinstall the operating system : Format Guide  Check for updates at the App store ( sign in ) Open Migration Assistant from Utilities and recover your system : Recover Guide

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Know Your Apple ID – To Keep It All In Sync

Your Apple ID is required for a number of things. Your Mac or computer , your iOS device ( iPhone , iPad )  That is then used on your apps and software iTunes ( computer and device ) Music ( on your iOS device ) iMessage iCloud Check your device and make sure you are signed into these apps. Along with your Apple ID you need to know your password Don’t know your password or if you need to change it , here is where you can manage your it. Manage Your Apple ID This all works well with the latest operating system on your mac , Mavericks. Where you may run into issues , such as syncing is when you have an older operating system on your mac , such as Lion , Leopard , Snow Leopard. Check if you can make the move to Mavericks     

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