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Topic: iCloud

How iCloud helped convict Paul Manafort

09/23/2018, 05:09 pm

The former Trump campaign manager has reached a deal to plead guilty to federal charges, cooperate and avoid a second trial. How the longtime political fixer's misuse of Apple products and services, and poor operational security, helped bring about his downfall.

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How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac

09/20/2018, 04:09 pm

If you've deleted a critical file from iCloud, if you know where to look, you can save your bacon. Only, Apple makes it hard to find on Macs -- and impossible on iOS. AppleInsider lost some files for you.

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What app-specific iCloud passwords are and when Apple forces you to use them

09/10/2018, 01:09 pm

Sometimes, an app wants your iCloud credentials for legitimate reasons, and Apple has app-specific passwords to keep your data safe -- but, there are limits to them that Apple doesn't mention. AppleInsider shows you what they do, plus how and when to use them.

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Spyware maker mSpy exposes iCloud info as part of massive data breach

09/06/2018, 10:09 am

The private data of millions of people -- including iCloud usernames and authentication tokens -- was recently exposed on an mSpy Web database which, until it was taken down, didn't require authentication.

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Hacker involved in 'Celebgate' iCloud intrusion sentenced to prison

08/29/2018, 07:08 pm

Another hacker has been sentenced to prison for their part in a phishing scheme that yielded access to the private iCloud accounts of Hollywood celebrities, an incident referred to as "Celebgate."

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Apple & US carriers partner on 200GB iCloud promo ahead of new iPhones

08/26/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple and the four major U.S. carriers are offering two free months of iCloud's 200-gigabyte tier to some people looking to upgrade their iPhone this fall.

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Apps & developers hit by day-long Apple CloudKit outage

08/24/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple's CloudKit service is in the middle of an extended outage, causing headaches both for developers and people using apps that depend on iCloud for sync and storage.

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Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

08/21/2018, 02:08 pm

Back to My Mac will be no more once macOS Mojave is released this fall. Apple on Tuesday made the discontinuation official by notifying customers of the removal, and sharing a support document outlining the changes.

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New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Apple job listing points to 'new products and initiatives' for iCloud

08/13/2018, 09:08 am

Apple is once again at work on serious improvements to iCloud, a recent job listing may suggest.

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Improving on Apple: alternatives to iCloud's 5GB of free space

07/26/2018, 12:07 pm

Maybe one day Apple will give us more than 5GB space without charging heavily but it's not exactly in a hurry to do so. So in the meantime, here are some AppleInsider-approved alternatives for getting more online storage and (maybe) paying less for it.

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Chinese iCloud data moved to servers operated by state-owned telco

07/18/2018, 04:07 am

Apple's Chinese iCloud partner has struck a deal with China Telecom to migrate all in-country customer data to the state-owned firm's Tianyi Cloud service, a move that seemingly flies in the face of Apple assurances against government snooping.

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Apple paid fine for hazardous material handling at North Carolina data center

07/05/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple last year was cited, and ultimately paid a $40,000 fine, over the handling of potentially hazardous materials at its Maiden, North Carolina, data center, according to a new report detailing the company's dealings in the state.

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Here is all of the data Apple has about you

06/01/2018, 01:06 pm

AppleInsider used Apple's request data form to find out what they've got on one of our staffers, and it's probably worth you doing the same, when you can.

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Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

05/24/2018, 06:05 pm

In a move designed to drive iCloud storage subscription upgrades, Apple is now promoting free month-long trials of 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans to customers currently on the gratis 5GB tier.

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How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

05/23/2018, 10:05 am

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

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Apple's new Data & Privacy portal lets European users download stored personal data

05/23/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has made it easier for its customers to download all of their personal data stored on the company's servers, with a new Data and Privacy portal offering users also offering ways to correct personal information collected by Apple, and to deactivate or delete their account completely.

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$1 billion Apple data center project in Athenry, Ireland cancelled

05/10/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has withdrawn its contentious proposal to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland after years of legal challenges.

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Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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Apple details tools to help developers comply with new EU data regulations

03/30/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday unveiled a set of developer tools designed to keep app makers in line with the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, a set of rules that grants users more control over their digital histories.

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