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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In conjunction with Thursday's iWork app updates for iOS and Mac, Apple has removed the beta tag previously adorning the icons of Pages, Numbers and Keynote in iCloud, while adding a number of new features like the ability to preview documents in mobile Safari and Android.
Apple is rapidly building out large new cluster buildings its iCloud data center near Reno, Nevada, about four hours east of Silicon Valley. At the same time, the company has also bought another nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Oregon to continue parallel iCloud capacity expansion at that site.
In line with rumors earlier this year, Apple last Friday closed on a $3.6 million purchase of nearly 200 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., a land grab that could double the size of existing iCloud data center operations in the region.