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Topic: iCloud

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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How to check an iPhone's Activation Lock status online

03/08/2017, 09:03 pm

Apple scrubbed its iCloud Activation Lock status check tool from its website earlier this year, but a newly discovered workaround promises an alternative online resource for buyers in the market for a secondhand iOS device.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

02/23/2017, 12:02 pm

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your digital identity. If you ever need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, AppleInsider shows you how.

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Apple buys iCloud.net domain, shuts down associated Asian social network

02/21/2017, 09:02 pm

As part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, Apple recently purchased iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.

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Apple plans $51M expansion of Reno iCloud data center, codenamed 'Project Isabel'

02/21/2017, 11:02 am

Apple's data center operations in Reno, Nev., continue to expand, with the company now pursuing an additional 375,000 square feet of space to power its iCloud services, AppleInsider has learned.

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Researchers find iCloud storing Safari history & Google search data for years, Apple now deletes data older than 2 weeks

02/09/2017, 11:02 am

iCloud-stored Safari browser history was discovered to be stored on iCloud and accessible by an update to a newly-updated forensics data gathering suite for over a year even after deletion -- but Apple has already taken steps to rectify the problem.

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Removal of Apple's iCloud Activation Lock check page may be linked to hacks relying on stolen serial numbers

01/30/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple's removal of the iCloud Activation Lock status page last week was likely connected to hacks letting people bypass the Activation Lock system, a report noted on Monday.

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Apple removes iCloud Activation Lock status tool from website

01/28/2017, 09:01 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has taken down the iCloud Activation Lock status page on its website, which used to offer a convenient method of determining whether a used iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple Watch was stolen.

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Second hacker who targeted celebrity Apple accounts sentenced to 9 months in prison

01/26/2017, 09:01 pm

A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to hacking into the Apple email and cloud storage accounts of multiple celebrities in 2014 was on Thursday sentenced to nine months behind bars.

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Apple deploys updated Photos iCloud app with Sierra-like album browsing

12/22/2016, 11:12 am

Apple on Thursday officially rolled out a new version of its Photos Web app for iCloud, introducing an interface similar to macOS Sierra.

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Apple activates iCloud.com Calendar spam reporting feature

12/12/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Sunday instituted a new junk content reporting feature on its iCloud.com web portal, the first step in what appears to be an activation of countermeasures against iCloud Calendar spam invites users began to receive in volume last month.

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Apple iCloud account sign-in, web apps suffer hours-long outage [u]

12/05/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's iCloud was hit with an hours-long downtime on Monday, leaving an unknown number of subscribers without access to account sign-in services and certain web apps normally available through iCloud.com.

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Apple adds basic support for Touch Bar in beta Web-based iCloud Photo Library

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

Very recently, Apple updated its beta iCloud site with support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro -- but the support is bug-laden, and not fully implemented.

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Oppenheimer: Apple 'lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation'

12/02/2016, 11:12 am

Oppenheimer analysts have issued an unusually scathing Apple investor memo, charging that the company is headed in the wrong direction and poised for a "decade-long malaise" as a result.

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Apple investigating iCloud Calendar spam solution

11/30/2016, 06:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a statement regarding a recent spate of spam iCloud Calendar invitations, saying it is working to address the issue by identifying and blocking suspicious invite senders.

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Apple automatically uploading iPhone call logs to iCloud, forensics firm says [u]

11/17/2016, 09:11 am

Any iPhone user with iCloud Drive enabled is having their call logs automatically uploaded to Apple servers -- without their consent, and whether or not they have backups enabled, a Russian security firm said on Thursday. [Updated with statement from Apple]

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New Chinese cybersecurity law will force Apple to keep data on local servers, aid gov't. searches

11/07/2016, 12:11 pm

The Chinese parliament has officially approved new electronic security legislation, due to go into effect in June 2017, which could force companies like Apple to make changes to how they handle their data infrastructure -- particularly if they're concerned about privacy.

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Revenue from Apple Music, Apple Pay & other Apple services jumps 24 percent in Q4

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

Despite posting year-over-year drops in Mac and iPhone revenue, and flat iPad numbers, there was one bright spot in Apple's September-quarter sales results: a 24 percent increase from services.

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Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.

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