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Topic: iCloud

Apple offering existing iCloud storage customers grandfathered capacities, cheaper rates

09/10/2014, 10:09 pm

As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep "legacy" plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday.


Apple adds iCloud Drive and Settings to beta webpage

09/10/2014, 09:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday added two new assets to its beta webpage ahead of its upcoming public debut, bringing iCloud Drive access and a new dedicated Settings page to the Web portal.


Apple rolls out new iCloud storage pricing plans, tops out at 1TB for $20 per month

09/10/2014, 07:09 pm

Following the unveiling of official pricing tiers for its iCloud storage plans, Apple on Wednesday took the new plans live, offering users up to one terabyte of space for $20 per month.


Apple announces official iCloud price tiers ranging from free to $20 per month

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Following a massive announcement regarding new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware, Apple on Tuesday updated its dedicated iCloud webpage to reflect finalized pricing on storage plans, which now go up to 1TB for a $20 monthly fee.


Apple now emails users whenever their iCloud account is accessed through a Web browser

09/08/2014, 11:09 am

As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser.


Cook says Apple will roll out new iCloud security alerts, expand 2-step authentication after celebrity photo flap

09/04/2014, 10:09 pm

In response to a recently leaked cache of nude photos apparently stolen from celebrities' iCloud accounts, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company plans to activate new security measures designed to thwart future attacks.


Apple issues first iCloud for Windows beta with iCloud Drive support

09/02/2014, 05:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent AppleSeed program members invitations to download and test a new beta version of iCloud for Windows that includes access to the company's upcoming iCloud Drive feature.


Apple says iCloud is safe and secure, stolen celebrity pics were targeted accounts

09/02/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday put out a strong statement in support of the security of its iCloud services, saying that a collection of stolen pictures from celebrity phones was as a result of targeted attacks based on user names, passwords and security questions.


Apple 'actively investigating' celebrity photo leaks for possible iCloud connection

09/01/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed in a short statement that it is in the process of determining whether or not security breaches in its online services were responsible for the outing of hundreds of racy photos of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton, over the weekend.


Apple to restrict CloudKit services to latest iOS 8, OS X Yosemite betas ahead of launch

08/25/2014, 09:08 pm

In an email sent out on Monday, Apple informed developers that upcoming iCloud-based features like iCloud Drive, Mail Drop and more will require iOS 8 beta 5 or OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 or later to operate.


Apple reportedly expanding global data center presence with new facility in Curacao

08/16/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple's latest data center project may be on the small southern Caribbean island of Curacao, as local media suggests the iCloud operator may be taking over a facility where construction is nearly complete.


Apple now storing local China iCloud data in China Telecom datacenters

08/15/2014, 07:08 am

The official website of the city of Fuzhou, in the People's Republic of China, on Thursday posted a now-retracted statement saying that Apple had completed the transfer of iCloud data to a Jiangxi Province datacenter owned by China Telecom. Apple on Friday then confirmed that it is in fact using China Telecom data centers to store iCloud user data locally.


Apple set to expand Reno datacenter with two additional data clusters

08/08/2014, 12:08 pm

The infrastructure that backs Apple's now-massive cloud services -- including iTunes and iCloud -- continues to grow, as the company has reportedly filed building permit applications that detail its plan to bring two new data clusters online at its Nevada facility.


Apple to again wipe CloudKit database for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas [u]

07/21/2014, 05:07 pm

As Apple heads into the next stage of software testing for its upcoming mobile and desktop operating systems, the company announced a second wipe of the CloudKit database serving iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite betas will take place on July 22.


Apple implements transit encryption for iCloud email to prevent snooping

07/16/2014, 11:07 am

Apple appears to have completed an initiative designed to increase the security of its iCloud email service by adding end-to-end encryption for messages sent from and, according to new data from Google's Gmail.


Apple Maps launch on the web in new Find my iPhone beta, displacing Google

07/08/2014, 11:07 am

Apple's in-house mapping service has made the jump to the web some two years after its debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, supplanting Google Maps in the newest preview of the web-based Find my iPhone application.


Apple buys 100 acres of land for third North Carolina solar farm

07/08/2014, 12:07 am

Apple on Monday reached a deal with the city council of Claremont, N.C. to annex 100 acres of land for a new 17.5 megawatt solar farm, the construction of which is expected to cost some $55 million.


Apple to wipe iCloudKit data for iOS 8 and Yosemite betas, new iCloud features affected

07/04/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple on Friday sent out letters to developers testing the iOS 8 beta and OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview, notifying them of an upcoming server-side wipe of all CloudKit databases scheduled for July 7.


Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

07/03/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.


Apple rolls out two-step verification for Web apps

06/30/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps.