• How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

    Posted July 7, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    You may have heard that Apple is implementing two-factor authentication for some new iCloud services. Here's how to set that up.
  • That ransomware payment is coming out of your allowance [CARTOON]

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Advances in technology just keep making parenting more expensive
  • iCloud vs. iTunes backups: The crucial differences that affect your data

    Posted May 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    They don't back up the same way. Choose carefully to save the data that matters most to you.
  • iCloud backup tricks for the iPhone and iPad

    Posted December 12, 2013 - 4:36 pm

    iCould has its limits, namely the measly 5GB of free storage you get to cover all devices associated with your Apple ID. You might find yourself running out of space, especially if you have more than one iOS device and use iCloud for email and document storage. Here are some tips for optimizing your iPhone and iPad backups.
  • Turn on iCloud backups on iOS devices

    Posted December 12, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    iCloud can be a great tool to back up your iOS device. Here's how you can enable it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
  • Can't trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    When it comes to Apple, I'm a pretty trusting guy. I trust that Apple will protect my data the best that it can. I trust that Apple will continue to release new iPhones, iPads, and Macs every year. But in day-to-day practical terms, there are several important ways in which I don't trust Apple.
  • Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 7:10 pm

    On Thursday Apple added some new features to its iWork for iCloud beta Web apps, focusing on collaboration, printing, and organizing.
  • Apple fixes iCloud bug that 'Barbie-ized' OS X, iOS calendars

    Posted October 16, 2013 - 4:16 pm

    Eight days after users squawked about forced color changes, Apple corrects irritating glitch.
  • Five iCloud email tricks you probably missed

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 4:12 pm

    It's easy to work with your iCloud email from Apple's Mail, on the Mac, or on an iOS device. Still, you may not know about the many extra options and features available if you log into iCloud on the Web.
  • Apple trickles out more iWork for iCloud invites

    Posted August 7, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    Apple has continued to send out invitations to users of its iCloud backup and sync service to try the beta of iWork for iCloud, the online word processing, spreadsheet and presentation-making apps slated to release to everyone later in the year.
  • Apple to shrink some iCloud accounts by 20GB

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    Apple has warned some long-time users of its iCloud online storage and syncing service that the free 20GB of storage given them two years ago will disappear at the end of September.
  • Apple looks to pick off engineers from Amazon, OpenStack to build out iCloud

    Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Apple is on the hunt for cloud infrastructure engineers familiar with building large-scale deployments like those at Amazon Web Services and OpenStack companies, according to a job posting.
  • Review

    Collaboration is the missing ingredient of iWork for iCloud

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    Perhaps the most surprising announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week was also the most underwhelming. After not releasing any substantial updates to its iWork productivity suite since iPhone versions in 2011, Apple announced that it would be bringing the office apps to yet another platform: the Web.
  • IT will have a love-hate relationship with iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and iCloud

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Consumers and business users alike will find things to love about OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, says columnist Ryan Faas. But for enterprise IT pros, this week's announcements are a mixed bag.
  • Microsoft's ambivalence about Office on the Web gives Apple shot with iWork on iCloud

    Posted June 12, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.
  • How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 1:22 pm

    If your computer is stolen or otherwise liberated from your possession, don't despair: If you've remembered to enable Find My Mac, you can track it, remotely lock it, and even send messages to your Mac's screen.
  • The sync conundrum: Rethinking Apple's cloud services

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 11:09 am

    For many developers the relationship with iCloud has become increasingly stormy, and that frustration is finally beginning to strike users.
  • The Weekly Hash - March 29, 2013

    Posted March 29, 2013 - 11:29 am

    Having some fun at the expense of this week’s top tech newsmakers, this week featuring astronauts having a quick rendezvous, a Google exec having a midlife crisis and one teenager having a very good week
  • Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 8:51 pm

    Apple on Thursday unveiled two-step authentication for Apple and iCloud IDs. As first reported by 9to5 Mac, you can now add the extra level of security to your accounts by heading to Apple's website.
  • Silent email filtering makes iCloud an unreliable option

    Posted March 1, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    These days, so much important communication is conducted by email that we expect it to be rock solid. So when emails don't arrive--or even worse, we don't know that they didn't arrive--it can be worrisome.
  • The lazy geek's guide to building a home media center

    Posted February 23, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Anything less than a DIY digital home entertainment project means making the most of Apple TV
  • Reminders: how to quickly schedule tasks on your Mac

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:05 am

    I've written about--and even made videos about--the Reminders app before. While the app, built-in to both iOS and Mountain Lion, isn't as feature-rich as many third-party to-do list apps, I appreciate its simple iCloud syncing, Siri integration, and cross-device ubiquity.
  • How to set up iCloud

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

    If you recently picked up a new Mac, iPhone, iPod, or iPad, you may have seen mention of something called iCloud when setting up your device. If you don't already know, iCloud is a free syncing and backup service from Apple that aims to keep all of your devices--mobile devices running iOS 5 or later and desktop computers running OS X Lion or later, or Windows Vista or later--on the same page, with the same data, no matter which one you're using at any given moment.
  • Live tweeting the Apple iPad mini announcement

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Apple announced a whole bunch of new (some of it smaller) stuff for you to spend your hard earned money on today. I tweeted about it as it happened. Here's how it went.
  • iCloud: Sharing done wrong

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Despite the prominent addition of sharing features in iOS 6 and Mountain Lion, the company's concept of "sharing" is actually a narrow one. And in an increasingly interconnected era—when people are spending more and more time sharing words, images, files, and more with other people and among a variety of devices—that's a problem.
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