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  • Apple warns developers ahead of iTunes Match launch

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:41 am

    This time, for real. In an email to developers, obtained by Macworld, Apple says that the iCloud libraries of testers will be erased this weekend in preparation for iTunes Match's public launch.
  • iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:30 am

    There are notable differences between what gets synced using iCloud and Wi-Fi Sync. Here's a quick summary of the types of data handled by each, as well as when each type of data is copied or synced.
  • Apple moves to lock up top talent

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    In a bid to ensure stability following the death last month of co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple has awarded $60 million in restricted stock to six of its top executives.
  • Cloud storage rivals innovate to meet iCloud challenge

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Last week Apple made the cloud cool with the launch of iCloud. Apple's iCloud is certainly not the first cloud syncing and storage service, but the Apple stamp of approval moves the concept from cutting edge fringe into the tech mainstream. Cloud storage rivals are ready to take advantage of the spotlight on cloud syncing and storage, and go head to head with iCloud with new offers and services of their own.
  • How CIOs can benefit from Apple iOS 5, iCloud

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Apple enterprise expert Aaron Freimark discusses email and iCloud sandboxing for iPhone and iPads running iOS 5.
  • Apple iOS 5 cleans out stored files

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    Apple's new iCloud backup keeps your iPhone from getting clogged with files by moving them to the cloud. But now, files tucked away to stay local for offline use are getting "cleaned," meaning deleted.
  • Did iOS 5 delete your apps, music, and data? Here's help

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 7:13 pm

    Apple's iOS 5 is supposed to take the hassle out of updates and backups by handling it all automatically through iCloud. But to get iOS 5, you've still got to go through iTunes, and if something goes wrong, the update may erase your apps and data in the process.
  • iCloud: Syncing

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    Once you have iCloud set up on your devices, you can take advantage of the service's syncing capabilities. You'll be able to access your contacts, calendars, mail, documents, photos, and more across all your devices and on the Web. The syncing process on iCloud, however, is different than the iTunes syncing process Apple users have become familiar with. With iCloud, your data is seamlessly pushed across all of your devices; you won't actively have to choose when you want to sync your device. Instead, your data is automatically stored onto iCloud, and your iOS devices and computers collectively sync to and pull information from this central server on a regular basis, keeping everything up to date.
  • iCloud: Purchases and iTunes match

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Within Apple's new iCloud service, you can sync, back up your devices, and locate friends--but if you want to manage your music and purchases, look to the service's iTunes in the Cloud initiative: For free, you can automatically download any new purchases across all your devices, and access any past purchases (still available on iTunes); pay an extra $25 a year, and you can store and stream your music online with iTunes Match. Here's how these all work.
  • iCloud: Backup

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    With portable devices, there's always a risk of losing or damaging your hardware when you're out and about. As such, it makes sense to make regular backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but in the past, that process has been easier said than done. With iCloud Backup, however, you can back up your iOS device's data automatically, even when you're not using it.
  • Getting started with iCloud, Apple's new sync service

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Over the past few years, consumers have become obsessed with the notion of having their documents and data instantly available wherever they are, on whichever device they happen to be using at the time. In the past, Apple experimented with this by offering limited sync services; with iCloud, the company is charging head-first into the digital-sync sphere.
  • Apple launches iCloud ahead of iOS 5 debut

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    Apple today launched iCloud, the free online synchronization and backup service that replaces MobileMe.
  • Apple preps for iOS 5, iCloud with iTunes update

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Apple today prepared iOS, Mac and Windows users for tomorrow's launch of iOS 5 and iCloud by shipping iTunes 10.5.
  • Apple preps OS X Lion for iCloud debut

    Posted October 5, 2011 - 2:40 pm

    Apple appears on track to release a Mac OS X Lion update by Oct. 12, when the company will roll out iCloud, its new online synchronization and backup service.
  • Apple opens iCloud to Developers

    Posted August 8, 2011 - 11:37 am

    People enrolled in Apple’s Developer Program can now transfer their MobileMe accounts to its hyped, yet-to-be-released iCloud service.
  • Apple iCloud: A visual tour

    Posted July 21, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Apple's new Web storage system will sync your music, pictures, and more.
  • Apple shares soar on record quarterly earnings

    Posted July 19, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Shares of Apple soared in after-hours trading Tuesday after the consumer electronics company posted stellar fiscal third-quarter earnings.
  • iCloud: What's in, what's out for MobileMe users

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Apple said it would pull MobileMe's plug in 2012, months after it is to be replaced by iCloud. We answer some questions about what parts would shift to iCloud and what would be ditched.
  • iCloud: Blame it on the rain

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    Who's all wet now?
  • Breakfast links: Apple's all-American iCloud

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 8:32 am

    Plus: Wanna see the inside of a ChromeBook?
  • Apple plays customer loyalty, anti-Google cards with iCloud, say analysts

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    Apple's iCloud strategy isn't about making money, analysts said today. It's about using the free service to keep customers and battle Google for smartphone and tablet supremacy.
  • What does iCloud mean for MobileMe subscribers?

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:59 am

    When Apple introduced its iCloud wireless data sync service Monday, many MobileMe subscribers were left scratching their heads, wondering what it would all mean for them.
  • iCloud: What you need to know

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:58 am

    On Monday, Apple introduced its iCloud wireless data sync service at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
  • Video

    Steve Jobs previews Apple's iCloud

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage on Monday to launch Apple's upcoming and anticipated iCloud service. iCloud will let users store documents, calendars, contacts, photos and music online and distribute them to other devices, including Macs, iPads, iPhones and Windows PCs.
  • iCloud looks great as far as it goes, which is all the way to about 2006

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Apple has built and delivered an excellent next-generation version of its iTunes music and media service. Unfortunately it is selling it as iCloud, which could have been so much more.
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