Tag Archive: Unlock


How to Unlock Mac with Apple Watch

Mac users with an Apple Watch can unlock their Mac by simply wearing their watch, thereby bypassing the need to enter a password at the boot and login screens. This great feature makes logging onto and unlocking a Mac remarkably easy and quite fast for Apple Watch wearers, but you’ll have to enable it first. … Read More

How to Unlock an iPhone 7 from AT&T

If you have bought an iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 for AT&T, you’ll find the device does not come unlocked. Fortunately, if you paid in full for the iPhone 7 you can easily unlock it with AT&T by using a simple iTunes process. The best time to attempt to unlock an iPhone on AT&T … Read More

iOS 10: Where’s Slide to Unlock? How to Disable “Press Home to Unlock” in iOS 10

What happened to Slide-to-Unlock in iOS 10? If you’ve updated to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed one of the most immediately noticeable changes; slide to unlock no longer works. Instead if you slide right on the lock screen of iOS 10 you end up in the widgets screen. Replacing that … Read More

Legislators closer to forcing Apple to help unlock iPhones

A bill that would force companies to help law enforcers decrypt private communication is one step closer to becoming a reality, after a draft was published this week. Called the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, the bill would stop companies including Apple refusing to help organizations like the FBI, provided that proper court […]

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How to unlock your Mac with an iPhone or Apple Watch

There aren’t a lot of apps I use regularly on my Apple Watch. The ones that I do use regularly consist of utilities that make my life easier, or apps that help me track things, like water intake or how many tasks I have left for the day. One of my favorite utilizes is MacID, […]

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FBI will help unlock another iPhone in Arkansas murder trial

Having reportedly gained access to the iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case, the FBI has agreed to use its newfound hacking abilities to aid an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers who stand accused of murdering a couple. According to Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody […]

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Unlock the music box with a 6-month subscription to Pandora One [Deals]

Pandora basically invented a whole new way of listening to music when it unveiled its brand of personalized internet radio. While many of us use the freebie version of Pandora’s service, with limited functionality and regular ads, right now you can get a great deal on a 6-month subscription to Pandora One, their top tier […]

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Unlock iOS 9’s multitasking potential with Lucidchart’s new diagramming app

This post is brought to you by Lucid Software, maker of Lucidchart. Visual diagrams are one of the best ways of conveying complex ideas to audiences and collaborators. Making them is also an invitation to get frustrated by how little diagramming software has apparently advanced in recent years (people still use Visio?). We live in […]

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How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any time to have their iCloud ID as their login for OS X too. While this is undoubtedly a helpful feature and it … Read More

You can now use your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac

Remember Knock? Released last year, it was an iPhone app that allowed you to unlock your Mac without entering a password, just by tapping on your smartphone’s screen. Now, though, you don’t even need your iPhone handy to use Knock:… Read more ›