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Topic: iCloud

iCloud outage prevents some iMessages from being delivered [u]

06/20/2012, 02:06 pm

Apple's iCloud service experienced an outage on Wednesday that affected some services, including the delivery of iMessages.

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Amazon launches Cloud Player app on iOS App Store

06/12/2012, 10:06 pm

A year after launching its Cloud Player music tool, Amazon has released an iOS app for it, bringing functionality that will compete with Apple's own iCloud and iTunes.

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Final countdown begins with 30 days until Apple shutters MobileMe

06/01/2012, 02:06 pm

MobileMe users now have just 30 days remaining to download their photos and files from iDisk, Gallery and iWeb before Apple's service concludes.

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Apple working with North Carolina to increase local green energy production

05/22/2012, 12:05 am

Apple has revealed that it is working with a nonprofit organization, which was created by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, to augment regional "local renewable energy production" that will supply its data center there with green energy.

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Class-action suit targets Apple for iCloud downtime

05/18/2012, 11:05 am

A new lawsuit accuses Apple of participating in "unfair, unlawful, deceptive, and misleading practices" in promoting the simplicity and reliability of its iCloud service.

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Apple's iCloud data center to use 100% renewable energy by end of year

05/17/2012, 01:05 pm

Apple's main iCloud data center in Maiden, N.C., will be powered entirely by renewable energy by the end of this year with the construction of two solar array installations.

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Users raise questions about Apple's security after iCloud hacks

05/17/2012, 09:05 am

A small number of iCloud accounts reportedly protected by secure, randomly generated passwords have been compromised, prompting speculation by users that a security breach may have occurred on Apple's servers.

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Greenpeace projects giant images onto Apple HQ in protest for cleaner iCloud

05/15/2012, 11:05 am

Greenpeace took its push for a "clean" iCloud to Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus this week, projecting images onto the main building of its corporate headquarters.

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Apple to launch photo sharing functionality in iCloud at WWDC

05/14/2012, 12:05 pm

Apple is expected to upgrade its iCloud service with new photo sharing functionality at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to a new report.

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iCloud beta site suggests Apple will add Notes, Reminders

05/11/2012, 12:05 pm

A beta test page for Apple's iCloud service has suggested Apple is planning to add the ability to access synced Notes and Reminders from the website.

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Apple accidentally reveals iCloud.com banner notifications

05/08/2012, 12:05 pm

A test of a new banner notification feature at Apple's official iCloud website was mistakenly made public on Tuesday, revealing a forthcoming feature for the service.

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Microsoft looks to woo iCloud users with SkyDrive comparison webpage

05/07/2012, 05:05 pm

In its bid for a slice of the growing cloud computing market, Microsoft recently launched a webpage advertising the company's SkyDrive cross-platform document storage and sharing solution by highlighting the advantages it has over Apple's iCloud.

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Apple extends MobileMe subscribers' free 20GB of iCloud storage until September

05/05/2012, 08:05 pm

As Apple gears up to shutter its MobileMe service next month, the company has extended its offer of an additional 20GB of free storage in iCloud until September 30, 2012.

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Google Drive launches with 5GB of free cloud storage

04/24/2012, 01:04 pm

The long-rumored Google Drive service was officially launched on Tuesday, offering users 5 gigabytes of free cloud-based file storage.

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Apple will invest $250M in new Oregon data center

04/20/2012, 03:04 pm

Apple's new green data center in Prineville, Ore., will be a major $250 million investment in 160 acres of land for the company.

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German taxpayers will pay millions to enforce Motorola's patents against Apple

04/20/2012, 02:04 pm

Taxpayers in Germany's federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg are set to pay out "several million euros" to Motorola due to its enforcement of two patents against Apple.

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Apple encouraging iCloud upgrades with free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users

04/19/2012, 01:04 am

In an effort to push customers toward iCloud ahead of shuttering its MobileMe service, Apple has reportedly begun offering free copies of OS X Snow Leopard to MobileMe users still on the older Leopard version.

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iCloud email sees worldwide disruption of service

04/18/2012, 05:04 pm

Apple iCloud users from New York to London are seeing selective outages of service that leave them without access to their iCloud mail accounts, a problem that has persisted for over a day.

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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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