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Topic: iCloud

How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

In light of Apple's encryption fight, it's been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad -- a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.

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Review body requests more info before approving Apple's Irish data center

02/15/2016, 02:02 pm

A planning organization backed by the Irish government -- An Bord Pleanála -- is reportedly asking Apple to provide more information about a number of issues before it approves the construction of a data center near the small town of Athenry.

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Apple Music passes 11M subscribers as iCloud hits 782M users

02/12/2016, 05:02 pm

During a wide-ranging interview published on Friday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi revealed fresh statistics on the company's various internet services like Apple Music, which now boasts more than 11 million paying subscribers.

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Apple's in-house CDN efforts spell trouble for Akamai as infrastructure biz warns of losses

02/10/2016, 11:02 am

Seminal internet infrastructure provider Akamai has cautioned investors that traffic from its two biggest clients -- Apple and Microsoft -- will decline in the year ahead, thanks to what chief executive Tom Leighton called their "DIY efforts."

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Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

02/06/2016, 01:02 am

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

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Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

02/02/2016, 03:02 pm

Progress on Apple's new €850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project's potential to harm local wildlife.

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement - report [u]

02/02/2016, 11:02 am

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

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Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for own data centers, analyst says

02/01/2016, 07:02 pm

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

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US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe Harbor' agreement on overseas data transfers

02/01/2016, 11:02 am

In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a "Safe Harbor" agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

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Apple files permit to build second data center cluster in Reno

01/05/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple is looking to build out its data center operations in Reno, Nev., with a new project calling for an expansion of existing infrastructure that will bring the company's Reno Technology Park plot to near capacity.

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Tip: Make sure a used iPhone wasn't stolen before you buy it on Craigslist or eBay

12/21/2015, 01:12 pm

Buying a used iOS device online can potentially be a way of saving hundreds of dollars -- to be safe, though, it's wise to try Apple's relatively unknown Activation Lock Status tool to make sure you're getting something legal and functional.

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Deep Swift integration coming to iCloud and OS X, says Apple's Craig Federighi

12/15/2015, 09:12 am

Apple is beginning to bake Swift into some of its core software, instead of simply supporting it in third-party apps, senior VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said in a podcast interview.

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iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent calls when restoring from iCloud

11/16/2015, 01:11 pm

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.

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Find My Friends comes to the Web via Apple's iCloud.com

10/21/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple's Find My Friends service can now be accessed from any mobile device, including a Windows PC, thanks to its debut on the iCloud.com portal.

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Apple takes iWork for iCloud out of beta, adds features

10/15/2015, 06:10 pm

In conjunction with Thursday's iWork app updates for iOS and Mac, Apple has removed the beta tag previously adorning the icons of Pages, Numbers and Keynote in iCloud, while adding a number of new features like the ability to preview documents in mobile Safari and Android.

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Apple, Inc. massively expanding its iCloud data centers in Nevada, Oregon

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple is rapidly building out large new cluster buildings its iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada, about four hours east of Silicon Valley. At the same time, the company has also bought another nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon to continue parallel iCloud capacity expansion at that site.

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Apple buys nearly 200 acres of land for Oregon data center expansion

09/29/2015, 05:09 pm

In line with rumors earlier this year, Apple last Friday closed on a $3.6 million purchase of nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., a land grab that could double the size of existing iCloud data center operations in the region.

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Apple switches on revamped iCloud subscription options, pushes 500GB users to 1TB

09/17/2015, 02:09 am

Apple on Wednesday made its updated iCloud storage plans active, improving some tiers while eliminating another and leaving the free default plan unchanged.

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Apple working to boost cloud services with new, consolidated platform - report

09/15/2015, 12:09 pm

Apple has reportedly embarked upon a long-term internal project to unify the infrastructure that powers cloud offerings like Siri and Apple Maps, a sign that the company has begun to view services as a strategic lynchpin moving forward.

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Apple begins storing Russian iCloud data within country, complying with new law - report

09/11/2015, 10:09 am

Apple is said to have partnered with a Russian data center to host iCloud data for users in that country, responding to a new law that went into effect on Sept. 1.

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