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How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer

Mon, 2020-01-27 08:15

Apple uses an Apple ID across its whole ecosystem to identify you for syncing, purchases, and more. What happens when you sell or give away a Mac and think you’ve wiped all traces of your identity, but the Mac keeps prompting the new user or owner with your Apple ID account email and asking for its password?

If that’s happening, it’s likely you or the new possessor didn’t wipe the machine completely. I recommend that you perform a complete wipe when handing off a computer. 

You can then use a Time Machine or clone of the drive to restore purchases that you are transferring the licenses for along with the machine, software that is free to use without a license or doesn’t require a transfer, and any documents, photos, and other files you’re including.

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iOS 14 Wishlist: 10 ways Apple can take the iPhone to the next level

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:30

Last year, after the debut of iOS 12, I put together a list of features I hoped to see in iOS 13. And Apple listened!

Okay, it’s not likely that anybody at Apple read my article and altered a single plan based on it, but the company did give several of the things I’ve been asking for.

There’s still a lot left on the table, though. So many more features and significant changes that seem easy to identify (if not easy to develop) that would make iPhones more useful.

I want about a million things for iOS 14 (multiple timers, for example) but many are small tweaks not worth getting worked up about. Here’s a list of the ten biggest and most far-reaching features I hope to see in iOS 14.

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Amazon Echo Studio review: Not quite the best smart speaker, but a fantastic value

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:00
The more-expensive Google Home Max delivers higher fidelity, and Sonos has the better multi-room ecosystem, but Amazon’s best Echo shouldn’t be overlooked.

Roborock S5 Max review: Precision water control sets this robot vacuum/mop hybrid apart

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:00
New mopping options--and powerful suction--make this a complete cleaner.