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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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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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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

April 23, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple acknowledges earlier iCloud subscription errors, says everything has been resolved

Apple acknowledges earlier iCloud subscription errors, says everything has been resolved

Earlier this week, some iCloud users noticed that the $ 0.99/mo 50 GB and $ 2.99/mo 200 GB iCloud plans had seemingly disappeared. Furthermore, some users received emails informing them that their 50GB or 100GB plan had been discontinued. While … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
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Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid

A hacker group attempting to hold Apple ransom with claims it has hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials in its possession recently sent a batch of 54 UK-based accounts for testing, all of which were deemed legitimate. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
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Apple denies allegations a hacker group is holding 600M iCloud accounts for ransom

Apple has responded to claims that a hacker group obtained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to Fortune, Apple said that there have not been any breaches to its systems and that its user data … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon says human error caused outage that affected iCloud, other Internet services

Amazon says human error caused outage that affected iCloud, other Internet services

Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services suffered from a significant outage, bringing down a number of online services and plaguing Apple’s own iCloud platform. While not much was known about what caused the lengthy outage at the time, Amazon has published a … Continue reading