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Topic: iCloud

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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Briefly: Upgrade reminder emails sent to MobileMe users, Firmware updates

02/23/2012, 11:02 pm

Apple on Thursday sent a batch of emails to remaining MobileMe users reminding them to upgrade to iCloud before the migration deadline, while EFI firmware updates rolled out for 2011 iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini models.

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Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud service in Japan

02/21/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has continued the international expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud service, allowing iOS users in Japan to automatically download iTunes song purchases on their devices.

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Microsoft to challenge iCloud with SkyDrive OS X client

02/20/2012, 07:02 pm

Microsoft is readying a significant update to SkyDrive in Windows 8, and reportedly leaked screenshots of the revamped file syncing and cloud storage service show that a Mac OS X client could be poised to compete with Apple's iCloud.

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Apple's North Carolina solar, fuel cell plants will be largest of their kind

02/20/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's solar farm in North Carolina will be a 20-megawatt, 100-acre facility that is the largest end-user-owned onsite solar array in the country. It and a previously undisclosed fuel cell installation will power a data center that is the only in its class to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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Mountain Lion brings new iOS-like file handling, iCloud App Library features

02/16/2012, 04:02 pm

OS X Mountain Lion brings a new document handling experience to the Mac platform that offers an iOS-like, iCloud-based alternative to the conventional file system.

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Apple CEO hints at no ARM-based MacBook Air as iPad to "soon satisfy" that niche

02/03/2012, 06:02 pm

After meeting with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and chief financial officer Peter Openheimer, Citi analysts noted a strong iPad outlook leaving little likelihood of an ARM-based MacBook Air, vast growth potential in China, an indistinct future role for Apple TV, and the strength and importance of iCloud.

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Motorola wins German injunction against Apple push services

02/03/2012, 07:02 am

German iCloud users may soon be denied access to one of iCloud's most important features, as Motorola has won a permanent injunction against Apple's data pushing services and devices from the country's Mannheim Regional Court.

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New Motorola suit seeks injunction against Apple's iPhone 4S, iCloud

01/25/2012, 03:01 pm

Motorola Mobility has filed a new U.S. lawsuit, presumably with approval from Google, against Apple, seeking an injunction against the newly released iPhone 4S as well as the iCloud service.

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iCloud nets 85M subscribers as sign-ups outpace device sales

01/25/2012, 06:01 am

During Tuesday's earning conference call, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook referred to iCloud as an integral part of the company's future after the cloud storage and syncing service saw an almost overwhelming adoption rate of over 85 million users.

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Senior VP Eddy Cue portrayed as Apple's "dealmaker" in new book

01/17/2012, 11:01 pm

A soon-to-be-released book promising an inside look at Apple has characterized Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue as a "dealmaker" crucial to the company's negotiations with carriers, record companies and movie studios.

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CES: Acer announces new cloud service, copies Apple's iCloud presentation

01/09/2012, 01:01 pm

In promoting its new AcerCloud service, Acer chose to mimic not only Apple's iCloud, but also directly lifted a slide Apple used to introduce iCloud in a keynote presentation last year.

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Inside Apple's 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud

12/30/2011, 06:12 pm

This year, Apple hit a new milestone of 250 million iOS devices while shipping its fifth reference release of its mobile platform that now offers a library of half of a million apps that have seen 18 billion downloads, now automated via iCloud.

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Apple explains iTunes Match with video, FAQ

12/26/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple has posted several resources, including an instructional video and answers to frequently asked questions, on its website to clarify its iTunes Match music service.

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Apple looking to expand iCloud with new applications

12/21/2011, 03:12 pm

Though Apple just launched its new iCloud service, the company is already looking to improve the suite with new applications for the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple accounts for three of Google's top ten 2011 searches

12/15/2011, 07:12 pm

Three Apple-related search terms were included in Google's Zeitgeist 2011, with Steve Jobs, the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 all ranking as one of the top ten fastest-rising global queries recorded by the internet search giant.

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