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Topic: iCloud

Apple opens first China data center to comply with country's cybersecurity rules

07/12/2017, 01:07 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the activation of its first data center in China, which is being operated in cooperation with a local internet firm to ensure compliance with the country's strict cybersecurity laws.

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Apple announces location of new $921 million iCloud data center in Denmark

07/10/2017, 08:07 am

Apple has announced plans to build a new $921 million data center in Denmark near the German border, its second in the country.

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

06/28/2017, 09:06 pm

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.

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Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy

06/27/2017, 11:06 am

Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple's Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

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Amazon adds iCloud Calendar compatibility to Alexa ecosystem

05/31/2017, 10:05 am

Amazon has announced that its voice recognition Alexa family of devices can now read from and save changes and additions to Apple's iCloud Calendar.

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Nokia predicted to play an important role in Apple's datacenters after patent dispute settlement

05/23/2017, 10:05 am

In the terms of their new patent dispute resolution, Nokia revealed it will be providing network infrastructure products to Apple -- a partnership that one Wall Street analysts could see Nokia significantly grow its IP router business by supplying Apple's datacenters.

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Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

05/19/2017, 02:05 pm

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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WhatsApp encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs, but may be vulnerable

05/09/2017, 09:05 am

Facebook-owned WhatsApp quietly began encrypting iCloud backups of chat logs in late 2016, a report revealed this week -- though that protection may now be compromised.

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Apple may buy 30K square feet in downtown Reno to link up with upcoming data center

05/08/2017, 03:05 pm

Apple is looking to build a 30,000 square-foot building in downtown Reno, Nev. that would handle purchasing and receiving for a new data center located at the Reno Technology Park, news stations said over the weekend.

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Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

04/22/2017, 03:04 pm

Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

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Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A number of Apple Music and iCloud users reported sudden problems with their subscriptions on Wednesday, including cancellations, or an inability to change plans.

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Apple warns iCloud users some services accidentally reactivated with iOS 10.3 [u]

04/04/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple is alerting an unknown number of iCloud users to a glitch in iOS 10.3 which can cause connections with apps like Mail and Photos to silently turn back on. [Updated with Apple statement]

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It's World Backup Day! Here are the best iCloud alternatives for backing up your Mac

03/31/2017, 06:03 pm

In honor of World Backup Day, we're rounding up the best backup alternatives to Apple's iCloud service to keep your data safe and secure.

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How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

03/28/2017, 09:03 am

One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID account, directly from the top of the Settings menu. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid

03/24/2017, 02:03 am

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.

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Apple responds to hacker claims, says systems not breached

03/23/2017, 12:03 am

Apple in a statement late Wednesday responded to claims that a hacking group is threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads using stolen credentials, saying its own systems have not been compromised.

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Hackers attempt to extort Apple with threat to remotely wipe iPhones, iPads

03/22/2017, 10:03 am

Hackers are allegedly trying to extort Apple by holding its customer's data for ransom, with threats to reset a number of supposedly compromised iCloud accounts and remotely wiping connected iPhones and iPads if they are not paid.

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