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Energy consumption concerns loom over Apple's proposed Irish data center

05/25/2016, 06:05 pm

In a hearing in Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, Apple fielded concerns from locals regarding a planned data center that is shaping up to be the country's largest consumer of electricity, with some estimates placing usage rates surpassing Dublin's entire daily supply.

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Apple's iCloud Mail & Notes services hit by sudden outage [u]

05/13/2016, 10:05 am

Two iCloud services, Mail and Notes, suffered server-side problems on Friday morning, leaving some people unable to send or receive email, or create and sync any notes online. [Updated]

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iCloud team reportedly plagued by infighting as Apple struggles to build new cloud infrastructure

04/21/2016, 10:04 am

Apple is working on a new internal structure for its cloud services, but the teams under the umbrella of iCloud have been involved in a political power struggle that has hampered development, according to a new report.

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China's Inspur rumored to be joining Apple server supply chain

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

A Chinese server vendor, Inspur, has allegedly joined Apple's datacenter supply chain, as the iPhone maker continues to work toward bringing more of its cloud services in-house.

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Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears - report

03/23/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

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Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'

03/17/2016, 07:03 pm

A day after reports linked Apple to a massive cloud services deal with Google Cloud Platform, sources have come forward with information of a comprehensive in-house data center initiative dubbed "Project McQueen."

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Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

03/16/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud's data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google's belt as the company builds out its cloud product.

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Apple again rumored to goose iCloud security amid iPhone encryption flap

03/15/2016, 10:03 pm

In a move sure to complicate the ongoing Apple vs. FBI court case, Apple is reportedly developing stronger iCloud encryption methods that would prevent even it from accessing and extracting user data protected by a passcode.

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Man pleads guilty in celebrity iCloud hacking case, admits to phishing scheme

03/15/2016, 05:03 pm

A Pennsylvania man on Tuesday was charged in the hacking of iCloud and Google cloud storage accounts belonging to more than 100 individuals -- notably dozens of celebrities -- and stealing personal, sometimes compromising pictures and video.

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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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