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  • That ransomware payment is coming out of your allowance [CARTOON]

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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