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July 13, 2019
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Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

Tesla has subpoenaed Apple for access to the iCloud data of an engineer who allegedly stole thousands of Autopilot source code files right before leaving to work at XMotors.ai, the U.S. research branch of China’s Xpeng. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 4, 2019
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Comments Off on Almost all iCloud services down for some users including Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, more [U]

Almost all iCloud services down for some users including Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, more [U]

Apple is experiencing issues with most of its iCloud services today. Users are having trouble signing into iCloud and accessing their accounts, along with Photos, Mail, Backup, Find My Friends, Contacts, Calendars, and more seeing downtime. Apple Stores are also … Continue reading

June 11, 2019
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iCloud for Windows now available through the Microsoft Store with iCloud Drive updates, more

In a post on the Windows blog, Apple and Microsoft today announced the availability of a new iCloud for Windows application. The new application is available in the Microsoft Store and allows users to access iCloud features such as iCloud … Continue reading

May 26, 2019
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Former senior iCloud engineer at Apple explains why he joined education company Clever

Back in April, former iCloud engineer Eric Krugler joined the education company Clever. As detailed in an installment of Making the Grade, Clever is a single sign-on service for K-12 students. This week, Krugler sat down with Clever to talk … Continue reading

January 4, 2019
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PSA: iPad owners cannot restore iCloud backups from iPhones running iOS 12.1.2

Here’s an interesting little wriggle: Apple rushed out iOS 12.1.2 for iPhone users at the end of last year. However, it did not release a corresponding update for the iPad. This means that the rush of new iPad owners over … Continue reading

January 1, 2019
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Comments Off on Alleged iCloud spy chips, plus a new iPad Pro, Mac mini & MacBook Air — Apple’s October 2018 in review

Alleged iCloud spy chips, plus a new iPad Pro, Mac mini & MacBook Air — Apple’s October 2018 in review

October 2018 saw Apple host an iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air refresh event — but Bloomberg dropped an iffy China iCloud spy chip bombshell. Plus, Kanye West elected himself as an unofficial Apple spokesman. All this and more, … Continue reading

November 28, 2018
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iCloud for Windows updates to fix critical issues with Windows 10 October update

A fresh version of iCloud for Windows, 7.8.1, is now available from Apple, and appears to solve serious compatibility problems with Microsoft’s October 2018 update for Windows 10. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 20, 2018
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Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company’s iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 14, 2018
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What’s the best photo management solution? Google Photos or iCloud Photos?

I’ve always been a huge fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix back in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I’ve written countless articles about Photo Management and discussed … Continue reading

February 24, 2018
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Apple to move Chinese iCloud keys to China servers, opens door to government data requests

In order to conform with Chinese cybersecurity laws, Apple will for the first time move cryptographic iCloud account keys out of the U.S. and into China when it migrates customer data to a local server farm in late February. AppleInsider … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
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Third person linked to 2014 iCloud hack that exposed explicit images of dozens of celebrities

A third person has been charged in the iCloud and Gmail hack that exposed explicit photos of dozens of celebrities in 2014. According to Deadline, a Chicago man agreed to plead guilty to hacking over 550 computers, most of which … Continue reading

October 7, 2017
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Apple’s head of iCloud infrastructure technology departs the company

A new report from CNBC this evening claims that the Apple executive responsible for the company’s iCloud infrastructure has left the company. Eric Billingsley was Apple’s director of internet services operations, overseeing much of the iCloud backend… more… 9to5Mac

September 6, 2017
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Moleskine’s new Smart Planner syncs handwritten schedules with iCloud and Google Calendar

Personally, I’m a paperless kind of guy, but if you prefer the old-fashioned look & feel of paper schedules, then Moleskine’s new Smart Planner aims to bring you the best of both worlds … more… 9to5Mac

June 29, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple device owners unable to restore from backup as iCloud outage continues

Apple device owners unable to restore from backup as iCloud outage continues

An unspecified service outage that has been ongoing for nearly 36 hours is impacting a small percentage of Apple customers attempting to use iCloud Backup, prohibiting them from creating new backups or restore from previous saves. AppleInsider – Frontpage News