• How to share documents with iCloud

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 7:30 am

    The new dream in computing is keeping all of your files in "the cloud," on remote servers that you can access from anywhere at any time. Apple's cloud-based syncing and storage service, iCloud, debuted in June 2011. Still, only since the release of OS X Mountain Lion that enough applications have started to support iCloud document syncing for this feature to be useful. Working with iCloud is fairly simple, but you need to know the ground rules if you plan to start storing your documents in the cloud.
  • Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    If you had a MobileMe account for online storage, Apple has good news for you: The complimentary extension of storage services that was supposed to end on September 30, 2012 has been extended by one year, according to an Apple KnowledgeBase document.
  • How to free up iCloud storage space

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:15 am

    When Apple introduced iCloud in 2011, it announced that every customer with an Apple ID would receive 5GB of iCloud storage space for free. You can add more storage at a rate of $2 per gigabyte per year, in 10GB, 20GB, or 50GB increments. But if you're not interested in ponying up extra cash for iCloud storage, that 5GB can quickly get tight.
  • Exploring iCloud Backup

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    Now that we've settled into Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, and iOS 6, it's time we devoted several minutes to a feature that's common to all of them--iCloud syncing and backup. I'm joined in that devotion by staff writer Lex Friedman who recently penned How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space, available right here on Macworld.com.
  • Apparent iCloud glitch has Apple offering users free 25GB storage until 2050

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Either Apple's iCloud accounting system is suffering a glitch or the company has suddenly become quite generous.
  • MobileMe users to see bonus iCloud storage end Sunday

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:49 am

    Former MobileMe customers got a pretty sweet deal with Apple closed down that cloud storage service and replaced it with iCloud: a transitional period with 20GB of free, extra iCloud data storage, which would cost other users up to $40 a year. But that deal--as promised--is now coming to an end.
  • Weekly wrap: iCloud woes, Mountain Lion tips, and more

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    This week, we covered Twitter's new crackdown, the intricacies of iCloud, and a slew of software and hardware news. Let's dive deep with another edition of the Weekly Wrap.
  • When documents in the cloud aren't

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    Reader Gordon Arbuthnot has discovered an interesting chink in iCloud’s armor. He writes:
  • The cloud versus the taxi cab

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 9:44 am

    The simple fact is that almost everybody is going to lose a computer-like gadget at some point. That includes you.
  • How did Apple allow hackers to access iCloud account?

    Posted August 5, 2012 - 10:09 am

    The Internet was abuzz this weekend as a result of the Gizmodo Twitter account getting hijacked. That incident was traced back to the hack of an Apple iCloud account--allegedly accomplished through social engineering.
  • Up close with Mountain Lion: iCloud

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:45 am

    When Apple introduced iCloud at 2011’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company touted the online service's ability to seamlessly sync your contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, images, documents, and other data, along with a free mail account, remote access to other iCloud-enabled computers, and a locator for lost portable devices.
  • Review

    Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Google's Chrome browser for iOS is well made and a pleasure to use, particularly if you're deeply entrenched in Google's ecosystem. But owing to a few unfortunate limitations--many of them outside of Google's control--it's tough to recommend that anyone rely on Chrome as their main iOS Web browser.
  • Mountain Lion features you may have missed

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Apple first previewed Mountain Lion back in February, so developers and tech journalists have had plenty of time to get familiar with the OS update. However, at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced a few previously undisclosed features coming in Mountain Lion, such as dictation support, Power Nap, and Safari improvements.
  • Manually configuring an iCloud email account

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:24 am

    Reader Matthew Hansman and his iCloud account need to come to a more mutually satisfactory understanding. He writes:
  • iCloud user tracks down iPhone thief using photo stream

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Because the iPhone was hooked up to Apple’s iCloud, photos taken with the device are being streamed to Katy McCaffrey’s account.
  • Apple: MobileMe mail will still be available without iCloud

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    At the end of June, MobileMe floats away to the great cloud-service graveyard in the sky, replaced by iCloud. But not every MobileMe customer can use iCloud just yet--specifically, those who chose to stick with Snow Leopard, rather than upgrade to Lion.
  • iCloud storage upgrade extended for MobileMe users

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    MobileMe users are getting three extra months of free iCloud storage upgrades as they make the transition to the newer service. In its FAQ explaining the transition, Apple quietly extended the deadline to September 30. The change was first reported by Japanese blog Macotakara.
  • Remotely transfer iPhoto images to iPhone

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Reader Robert Zavod would like greater access to his photos from his iPhone. He writes:
  • Microsoft pitches SkyDrive over iCloud to Mac Office users

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Microsoft is pitching its SkyDrive online storage service to Office for Mac users, calling Apple's iCloud offering "not enough" for collaboration, file sharing and anywhere-access to documents.
  • Ask the iTunes Guy: more iTunes Match questions

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]
  • Review

    Review: Quickoffice Connect is a poor iCloud clone

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Stick with the original Quickoffice HD app and either Dropbox or Box instead for a more reliable, cheaper alternative
  • Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:00 am

    The roster sort of sounds like Santa's reindeer roll-call: On Dropbox, on SkyDrive, on iCloud, on Google! And now, Amazon becomes the latest company/sleigh-puller to dive into the Desktop Cloud Storage Wars of 2012.
  • Apple offers free OS X upgrade to prep for switch to iCloud

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Apple is offering Mac users a free upgrade to OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, in an attempt to prep them for the June switch from MobileMe to the newer iCloud online sync and backup service.
  • Apple loses iCloud patent battle

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 7:19 am

    The latest decision backs the decision of the German court back in February, which upheld a ban imposed on push notifications used by iOS devices in Germany. Apple made a bid to restore push email services, but this bid has now failed. As a result, the Mannheim regional court will force Apple to pay damages to Motorola Mobility. Apple plans to appeal the ruling.
  • No. 10 tech story of 2011: The cloud rises

    Posted December 23, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    It was a year of growth and consolidation in the cloud industry, security concerns be damned.
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