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Topic: iCloud

Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process. (Updated with internal letter from Tim Cook.)

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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

01/16/2018, 02:01 pm

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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Apple clarifies only iCloud users in China will see data migration to Chinese server

01/12/2018, 10:01 pm

Earlier this week, Apple notified users living in China that their data would be moved to a Chinese company's servers in compliance with local laws. There was some confusion, however, as a number of customers who currently live outside of China received the same message.

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Apple informs Chinese customers of iCloud service handover in late February

01/10/2018, 08:01 am

Apple will be passing control of its iCloud services covering mainland China to a Chinese company starting from late February, a message to customers in the country reveals, with the shift in operations made to comply with local cybersecurity and data protection laws.

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'Intentional' event redirects cloud traffic from Apple, Google & others through Russia

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Internet traffic coming into and out of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other companies was briefly redirected through a Russian provider on Wednesday, in what appears to have been a deliberate move.

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Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

11/18/2017, 08:11 pm

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

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Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

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Irish court rejects appeal against Apple data center, clearing legal hurdles

11/01/2017, 09:11 am

The Irish High Court has tossed an appeal of a ruling in favor of Apple's Athenry data center, in theory removing the final legal obstacle towards the project's construction.

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Apple ID holders can now switch from third-party email address logins to Apple email domains

10/31/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple ID policy, allowing account holders using third-party email addresses as login credentials to switch to an Apple-provided email address.

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Third man charged in celebrity iCloud, Gmail hacking investigation

10/23/2017, 09:10 pm

An Illinois man was on Monday charged with a felony computer hacking offense for his role in a phishing scheme that targeted more than 550 Apple iCloud and Google Gmail accounts, some of which belonged to prominent Hollywood celebrities.

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Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

10/19/2017, 12:10 pm

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

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Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update

10/13/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand -- the company's simplified music creation tool -- after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

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Apple's $1 billion Athenry, Ireland data center approved after legal challenges squashed

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

The Irish courts have spoken, and Apple is now permitted to go forward after a long battle over environmental and power concerns for its Athenry, Ireland data center.

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Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says

10/06/2017, 05:10 pm

An Apple executive tasked with managing backend infrastructure for the company's iCloud products, including the iCloud Drive cloud storage service, has left the company, potentially signaling a dramatic shift in favor of in-house data centers, according to a report on Friday.

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App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

10/06/2017, 09:10 am

A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.

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Messages in iCloud not implemented at present, coming in a future update to iOS 11

09/20/2017, 01:09 pm

A feature touted for iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC was Messages in iCloud -- but it was removed during the beta process, and will return at some undisclosed point in the future.

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Apple's 'differential privacy' still collects too much specific data, study says

09/15/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's use of "differential privacy" -- a method that inserts random noise into data as it's collected en masse -- doesn't go far enough to protect personal information, a study suggested this week.

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How to free up space on your iPhone in iOS 11 without deleting apps or photos

09/15/2017, 11:09 am

As default capacities have grown on the iPhone over the last year, the immediate pinch of space has been eased somewhat for new iPhone users -- but, over time the digital cruft accumulates and stacks up. Here's how to use the iCloud Photo Library to shunt your valuable pictures to the cloud without deleting any forever, and how to prune down lightly used apps automatically.

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Apple confirms $1.3B Iowa data center, says operations will start in 2020

08/24/2017, 02:08 pm

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which it says will cost $1.3 billion, plus up to $100 million more for a "Public Improvement Fund."

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