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Topic: iCloud

Apple to wipe iCloudKit data for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas, new iCloud features affected

07/04/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday sent out letters to developers testing the iOS 8 beta and OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview, notifying them of an upcoming server-side wipe of all CloudKit databases scheduled for July 7.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

07/03/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.

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Apple rolls out two-step verification for iCloud.com Web apps

06/30/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.

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Apple updates iWork for iCloud with persistent document settings, keyboard shortcut tips, more

06/24/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for iCloud productivity suite with new functions that make switching between OS X, iOS and the cloud a less jarring experience.

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Microsoft follows Apple's lead, slashes pricing for OneDrive cloud storage

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

The latest shot in the cloud storage wars came on Monday from Microsoft, which announced a restructuring of its OneDrive offering that will more than double users' base storage allowance, as the software giant reacts to recent price cuts from rivals Apple and Google.

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Apple will soon encrypt iCloud emails in transit between service providers

06/13/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Friday said it is working to implement an in-transit encryption solution for its email domains, offering additional protection for iCloud customers sending and receiving messages from people using other providers like Gmail.

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Russian hackers involved in Apple device hijacking and ransom arrested by police

06/10/2014, 06:06 pm

Russian police on Tuesday said they arrested two hackers supposedly responsible for "hijacking" Apple products via Find My iPhone, locking owners out until they pay a ransom to regain access.

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Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:06 am

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

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Apple says iCloud not compromised in Australian ransom scheme

05/28/2014, 03:05 am

Two days following initial reports from iCloud users in Australia who had their accounts breached and devices held for "ransom," Apple issued a statement saying its cloud service was not compromised in the attack.

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Hackers use 'Find My iPhone' to lockout, ransom Mac and iOS device owners in Australia

05/27/2014, 02:05 am

Owners of Macs and iOS devices in Australia woke up on Tuesday to find their machines locked by Find My iPhone, with the nefarious hackers responsible demanding payment via PayPal before they return control.

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Hackers claim to have exploit for iCloud, use vulnerability to disable Activation Lock

05/21/2014, 06:05 pm

A group of hackers calling themselves "Team DoulCi" say that they have figured out a way to execute a man-in-the-middle attack that gives them the ability to intercept users' Apple ID credentials as well as unlock iOS devices that have been made unusable by Activation Lock.

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iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.

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Apple's email service reportedly auto-deleting messages from bulk 'mail mergers'

05/01/2014, 05:05 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple's email service, which includes @icloud.com, @me.com and @mac.com addresses, contains a "glitch" that prevents users from receiving correspondence sent through so-called "mail merge" services.

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NBC's 'Today' offers rare look inside Apple's iCloud data center in feature on environment

04/24/2014, 09:04 pm

During Thursday's edition of NBC News' Today, Apple's push for environmental friendliness was highlighted in a special segment called "A new kind of Apple farm," with a special focus on the company's Maiden, N.C. data center and accompanying solar array.

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Apple buys hydroelectric green energy project near Oregon data center

04/12/2014, 03:04 pm

Apple is expanding its use of clean energy to power its iCloud data centers, with the company's Prineville, Ore., facility now flanked by a small hydroelectric project acquired by the iPhone maker.

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Greenpeace flies blimp over Silicon Valley to praise Apple, others for 'building a greener Internet'

04/03/2014, 04:04 pm

While Greenpeace and Apple have had their clashes in the past, the environmental advocacy group took to the skies to instead praise Apple this week, championing the iPhone maker, along with Facebook and Google, for "building a greener Internet."

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Apple datacenters the most environmentally friendly in tech, says Greenpeace

04/02/2014, 11:04 am

Apple is "the most innovative and most aggressive" company in Silicon Valley when it comes to identifying ways to feed its power-hungry datacenters with renewable energy, according to a new report from environmental watchdog Greenpeace.

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Apple updates iWork for iOS, OS X and iCloud with enhanced usability, graphics tweaks

04/01/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a series of updates to the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, including new iOS and OS X app versions, as the company continues to refine its web-based productivity suite.

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Apple to build second 'tactical datacenter' at Maiden, NC facility

02/20/2014, 06:02 pm

Permit filings discovered on Wednesday reveal Apple is preparing to expand its existing 500,000-square-foot datacenter in Maiden, N.C. with a new, smaller "tactical datacenter" complete with office space, meeting area and breakroom.

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iWork for iCloud gets iOS7-inspired look, new document and security features

01/23/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out another update to its nascent iWork for iCloud web productivity suite that brought a new flat user interface and added key features like password protection and keyboard shortcuts.

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