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Topic: iCloud

Apple rejects Greenpeace data center estimate as inaccurate

04/17/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has taken issue with the consumption estimates for its Maiden, N.C. data center included in a just-published "How Clean is Your Cloud?" report by Greenpeace, noting that renewable energy will provide 50 percent more of the center's power needs than the environmental advocacy group projected.

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Greenpeace slams Apple's iCloud for relying 'heavily on dirty energy'

04/17/2012, 10:04 am

A new report from Greenpeace accuses Apple of lagging behind other technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, in utilizing environmentally friendly power for its cloud-based services.

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Mac, iOS-compatible Google Drive said to debut next week

04/16/2012, 06:04 pm

Google's rumored cloud storage and syncing service, Google Drive, will reportedly launch sometime next week, and new information points to Mac and iOS compatibility.

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German court upholds ban on Apple's iCloud push e-mail services

04/13/2012, 08:04 am

Apple will not be able to immediately reactivate push e-mail for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany, as a local court has upheld a ban on the service in that country.

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Universal Pictures now available to re-download on Apple's iCloud

04/08/2012, 07:04 pm

Movies from Universal Pictures purchased on iTunes can now be re-downloaded through the iCloud service, leaving just one major studio, Fox, that is not a part of iCloud.

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Apple retains master decryption key for iCloud

04/03/2012, 10:04 pm

A new analysis of Apple's iCloud service has revealed that the company holds a master decryption key and retains the right to screen for "objectionable" content or hand over information to legal authorities.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Reminders app adds geofence location alerts

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

The new Reminders app in OS X Mountain Lion, borrowed from iOS 5, will also bring "geofence," location-based reminders to the desktop using opt-in location tracking.

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iTunes, iCloud error currently obstructing some content downloads

03/22/2012, 09:03 pm

Apple confirmed on Thursday an ongoing error with iTunes in the Cloud where some users are unable to download or stream content.

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Data stored in Apple's iCloud deemed 'safe' for most users

03/22/2012, 02:03 pm

Unless you're sharing or storing information of importance to national security, information saved on Apple's servers through iCloud should be secure enough for the average person's needs, a new analysis has found.

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Motorola injunction against Apple push services upheld in Germany

03/16/2012, 05:03 pm

German iOS device owners will be without push notifications for an extended period of time as a German court denied Apple's appeal to halt a Motorola ban on the service used by iCloud and MobileMe.

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First look: Apple's new third-generation iPad with Retina display

03/16/2012, 12:03 pm

With Apple's new iPad officially available, users on Friday are getting their first look at the new high-definition Retina display that is the defining feature of the third-generation tablet.

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HBO agrees to allow Universal, Fox movies on Apple's iCloud

03/12/2012, 10:03 am

Premium cable network HBO has agreed to relax its terms from contracts with Universal and Fox and allow the studios to make their movies available for download on Apple's iCloud.

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Apple will close iWork.com and delete user documents on July 31, 2012

03/09/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple's new iCloud suite will officially replace iWork.com on July 31, 2012, at which point users will no longer be able to access their documents from the site.

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iCloud now supports downloads of "most" iTunes movies, apart from Fox, Universal

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's iTunes support for downloading previous purchases from iCloud has expanded into movies, although two studios, Fox and Universal, are still working to resolve an exclusive contractual obligation with HBO.

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Apple adds ability to redownload movies, 1080p TV episodes from iCloud

03/07/2012, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud functionality in iCloud, giving users the ability to re-download movies, and also adding availability of 1080p high-definition TV show episodes.

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Apple's solar farm will have high-efficiency panels, to open as soon as October

03/07/2012, 02:03 am

A regulatory filing shows that Apple's solar farm for powering its server farm in Maiden, N.C., will utilize high-efficiency panels from SunPower and could begin operation as early as October.

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Apple looking to build out iCloud engineering team with a dozen openings

03/02/2012, 11:03 pm

Apple on Friday posted a dozen job listings for iCloud-related engineering positions as it continues to place an emphasis on cloud services as a major component of the company's strategy.

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Bloom Energy believed to be behind Apple's 5MW fuel cell farm

03/02/2012, 12:03 pm

Bloom Energy, maker of the much-hyped "Bloom Box" energy server, is believed to be the supplier behind Apple's planned 5-megawatt fuel cell farm in North Carolina.

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Apple rumored to be developing new audio format designed for iCloud streaming

02/28/2012, 09:02 am

Apple is said to be working on a new audio file format that would help to bolster its iCloud service by focusing on "adaptive streaming" for users on the go.

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Motorola forces Apple to halt iCloud push services in Germany

02/24/2012, 03:02 am

Apple announced on Friday that it had shut down iCloud push services in Germany, explaining that the move was the direct result of a successful Motorola bid for an injunction against the cloud syncing service over data pushing technology.

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