Apple re-introduced two-factor authentication to iCloud earlier today, after pulling it in the wake of last month’s leaked cache of celebrity nudes. This time, it covers the device backups many of those photos were stolen from.
iCloud Drive, the cloud storage service announced by Apple(s appl) at WWDC, looks like a Dropbox killer in its ability to share files…
While Touch ID will help increase the number of iPhones that will use the passcode lock, iCloud Keychain may just increase the strength of passwords used by more people.
Apple has resumed its push email services in Germany, having won an interim court decision allowing it to do so. In early 2012, Motorola won and enforced an injunction against Apple’s push email services, based on patent infringement.
Songs you once thought were stored safely in your iTunes Match music library may have been automatically removed by Apple. If a contract between Apple and a record label expires or if songs are somehow modified, they can disappear from your iCloud library.
Apple’s iCloud service is causing trouble for a pocket of users, affecting iMessage, Photo Stream and backup capabilities.
Tuesday morning’s outage is the second multi-hour problem Apple iCloud and online services users have experienced in the last two weeks.
Apple’s status page showed that earlier this morning there was a problem with all of its iCloud-based services. As of this posting only Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud and iCloud backup are still affected.
It may seem small, but this tool is a good step. Apple realizes and is taking seriously how its web services and their status are crucial to their users’ experience — iCloud, Siri, Mail, iMessage have all had major service disruptions in the last few months.
Apple doesn’t often make a formal appearance at trade shows or conferences outside of its own. But it looks like getting engineers for its iCloud may have preempted that policy since the device maker has a sleek presence at the Surge Conference in Baltimore.
Knowing family members’ schedules is useful, but it’s also a way to stay connected. There is more than one way to keep an entire family up to date with the various events in our lives. Here are three techniques an iCloud-using family can use.
Not everyone is enamored of the notion of cloud computing. Count Apple co-founder and tech icon Steve Wozniak among the skeptics. Woz worries that consumers putting their information into the cloud sign away their rights to it. “I want to own things,” he said.
Apple is building another smaller data center, next to its massive iCloud data center, in Maiden, North Carolina, according to local reports. The new planned 21,030 square-foot data center will store clusters of servers; for comparison the current data center onsite is 500,000 square feet.
Apple is reportedly going to integrate iTunes with iCloud, which makes sense: iCloud is said to be a core strategy. But it’s clear that Apple doesn’t really have a choice. It has to move iTunes into the cloud to more fully embrace its post-PC worldview.
If your family owns multiple Apple devices and has many Apple IDs, it can be overwhelming or even maddening figuring out where your content is. It doesn’t have to be that way: Here’s a guide to finding the best Apple account management solution for you.
This is a victory for Motorola: Not only did the judge agree that an earlier injunction granted against Apple’s cloud e-mail services should be upheld, Apple was also ordered to pay Motorola unspecified damages, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCloud, there has never been an easier — or more confusing — time to buy music. Avowed music geek Dan Kantor of exfm tells you everything you need to know about how (and where) you should buy your music online.
Apple told a German court Friday that if it granted a temporary ban on some Apple products in the country for infringing a Motorola email syncing patent, $2.7 billion is the amount of money Apple could potentially lose. The judge was reportedly skeptical about the amount.
On Monday, Apple made iTunes Match available to any U.S. iTunes account holder for $24.99 per year. On the surface, having your entire iTunes library stored in and accessible from the cloud is great, but getting from Match subscription to usable library isn’t exactly easy.
Apple announced at its iPhone 4S event that iTunes Match would launch by “late October,” but that self-imposed deadline has come and gone, and consumers have yet to gain access to the service. The cloud music storage service has been available to developers since August.
In addition to the iOS 5 updates, Apple has released the latest version of OS X 10.7, which allows users to access iCloud on the desktop. The update adds an iCloud System Preferences pane, and prompts you to sign up for the service immediately upon install.
One part of Apple’s iCloud service that went live originally back in June is “iTunes in the Cloud,” which let U.S. users download past music purchases to any device associated with your iTunes account. Now, international customers can join in the fun, too.
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Apple officially abandoned DRM for its iTunes music store more than two years ago. However, users who re-download any of their past copy-protected purchases as part of Apple’s new iCloud offering once again get files with DRM. Is the company punishing its most loyal customers?
The iTunes 10.3 beta is now available for download for any and all from Apple’s official site. The iTunes build brings support for some basic iCloud functionality. Specifically, you’ll be able to view and download any past purchases you’ve made through the iTunes store.
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What will be the name of Apple’s cloud-based music service? No one knows. However, a tipster of mine says that it could be iCloud, indicating rumors that Apple has just purchased the iCloud.com domain name from Seattle-based desktop-as-a-service company, Xcerion.