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Apple’s Cook has a reason

Apple’s Cook has a reason for breaking silence on cars: opinion Apple is typically hush-hush. Last July, when every form of life on Earth knew Apple was six weeks away from releasing a new iPhone, Cook wouldn't acknowledge it. 
"I don't want to talk about phones that aren't announced,” he told a stock analyst. Mind you, Apple Inc had unveiled overhauled iPhones in September or October in each of the previous five years.  
That's Apple. Many companies are secretive, but Apple’s air of mystery is more mysterious than most. 
That's why it was so odd to hear Cook tell Emily Chang that his company is working on technology that could power self-driving cars or other things. And yes, that wasn't a secret. You've been reading on Bloomberg about Apple's automotive ambitions for a while now, and the company had to apply for public permits from regulators to test-drive its autonomous car prototypes. 
Still, it was unusual for Cook personally to give more tha…

Two-factor Authentication

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked — and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security is to enable two-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification or 2FA, the process gives web services a secondary access to the account owner (you!) in order to verify a login attempt. Typically, this involves phone number and / or an email address.
While 2FA doesn’t totally cloak you from potential hackers, it is an important step in preventing your account from being accessed by unauthorized users. Here’s how to enable 2FA on your accounts across the web.
Apple 2FA is currently offered to Apple users on iOS 9 or Mac OS X El Capitan or later. We don’t make the rules!
iOS The steps are minorly different depending on how updated your iOS software is. For those using iOS 10.3 or later, you can enable 2FA on your Apple ID by going to “Settings” > [Your Name] > “Passwo…