Apple to Steal from Microsoft, Include iWork in iOS 7 for Free?

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Apple may be preparing to steal another page from Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows RT playbook by giving its iWork suite of productivity applications to iOS 7 users for free. According to reports originating from iPhone-Ticker, Apple may include all of its iWork suite of applications like Keynote, Pages, and Numbers in iOS7. The publication […]

Will iWork in the Cloud Threaten Google Drive?

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When Apple announced iWork in the Cloud, many people concentrated on the fact that this brought iCloud to Windows. Which it does. Users of Windows machines can fire up their favorite web browser and log into the new service once it launches and do desktop publishing, writing, number crunching or presentations via the cloud on […]

Apple Finally Brings iWork Suite to Windows Via iCloud

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Thanks to the power of the browser and Apple’s iCloud, the Cupertino, California software-maker is now bringing its consumer-friendly Office competitor, called iWork, to Windows PC. iWork consists of three separate apps: Pages, which is the equivalent to Word for documents, Numbers, which is the equivalent of Excel for spreadsheets, and Keynote, the PowerPoint substitute […]

iCloud Keychain: Apple’s 1Password & LastPass Competitor

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Apple just announced iCloud Keychain, a new feature that will help users create smarter passwords that iCloud will remember and sync so it’s easier to login to your favorite websites and services. The iCloud Keychain is a 1Password and LastPass competitor that will arrive with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. In an era of complex passwords […]

iCloud Security Concerns Flare On Heels of 2 Factor Authentication

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Just this past week, Apple rolled out an updated version their web services to help protect a user’s privacy against hackers and evil-doers. However, in its attempt to make it easier to keep user’s data safe via a new two-step authentication process, the company may have compromised the security of millions of Apple IDs. The […]

Apple Tightens iCloud Security with Two-Step Verificiation

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Today Apple added two-step verification to iCloud, giving users a chance to add tougher security to their Apple ID. Users can set up two-step verification by going to the Apple ID website and selecting “password and security” from the left side panel. From there Apple will explain how to set up the security feature which […]

Apple Goes Green for iCloud Power

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Today Apple announced that 75 percent of its corporate facilities across the globe no rely on renewable energy for power instead of fossil fuels, up from 35 percent in 2010. In the company’s Environmental Footprint Report for fiscal 2012, Apple revealed that a number of its facilities operate entirely on renewable energies. Apple’ corporate headquarters […]

iCloud Outage: Apple Bringing Services Back Online

An iCloud outage is no longer as severe, but multiple services remain down.

Apple iCloud services remain partly down on February 28th 2013 after an outage affecting around 11% of iCloud users hit shortly after 4 AM Eastern. Unlike previous outages the problem does not appear to have taken down Apple’s popular iMessage service. The iCloud service is paired with Apple iPhones, iPads and MacBook computers. The service keeps […]

How to Check if iMessage, iCloud and FaceTime Are Down

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Apple’s new system status page makes it easy to see if Apple’s growing list of services are down, cutting users off from iMessage, Facetime and iCloud services. This enhanced status page is important as Apple is the source of a growing number of services that users rely on daily. This page makes it easy to […]

Apple’s iMessage and Facetime Down, No Estimate on Fix (updated)

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Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services are down for some users as of 3PM Pacific Standard Time. The two services went down earlier this afternoon and Apple is not reporting when the services will be restored. FaceTime is Apple’s video calling service that can be used to connect users on iOS mobile devices and Macs running […]

Apple Prepping iWork in the Cloud to Compete With Google Docs, Cloud Office

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There are reports that Apple may be collaborating with VMware to deliver a cloud-based web app of its iWork productivity suite to compete against Google Docs and Microsoft’s cloud-based Office solutions. It’s unclear if Apple intends on charging a subscription or licensing fee to end-users for cloud-based access to the Microsoft Office-replacement iWork suite, or […]

Apple Gives Former MobileMe Subscribers Another Free Year of iCloud

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Apple continues to offer an iCloud deal to former MobileMe subscribers, offering an extra year of 20GB iCloud service free. Apple gave MobileMe users a free year of iCloud when it closed down the old syncing service and created the new less feature-filled version built into new versions of iOS and OS X. Apple gives […]

iMessage Down for iPhone, iPad Users (Updated)

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While Apple says that iMessage is still up and running, it appears that the service may be down at the moment for iPhone and iPad owners who are trying to send out messages. Earlier today, we heard from a number of iPhone owners who were experiencing issues sending out iMessages to fellow iDevice owners. Instead […]

iCloud.com Now Includes Notes And Reminders

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After it announced the iPhone 5 and the release date for iOS 6 Apple quietly updated the iCloud website to include a few features that sync with the service. The updated iCloud.com now includes Notes and Reminders which started out as iOS-only apps, but now sync across most Apple devices. Apple brought both apps to […]

5 Reasons You Should Forcibly Upgrade Your Friends’ iPhones to iOS 5

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Apple released iOS 5 nearly a year ago when the iPhone 4S hit the market, and adoption was swift. But iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users who didn’t upgrade right away are likely still using the outdated version of iOS, and if they just might be costing you money. After listening to complaints about apps that don’t […]

Apple Begins Issuing iCloud.com Email Addresses on iOS 6

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It looks like Apple is beginning to bank on its iCloud trademark in a big way and now the Cupertino, California iOS-maker will also issue its users an email account that ends in iCloud.com. In addition to issuing new users to iOS 6 beta 3, which is still in developer preview at this time and […]

How to Set Up Find My iPhone

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We all have heard the horror stories of a friend who has misplaced their phone or maybe even had it stolen. With banking information, emails and other sensitive data being stored on our mobile devices it is more worrisome than most people realize. Luckily Apple has built a service called Find My iPhone to help assist you […]

Max Payne Mobile for iOS Now Syncs Saved Games with iCloud

Max Payne for Android Finally Launches

Max Payne Mobile, the smartphone and tablet version Rockstar Games’ popular game just received a major update that’s great for gamers who own both and iPhone and iPad. Rockstar Games announced the newest version of Max Payne Mobile for iOS adds iCloud support for loading game saves to the cloud. With the new feature gamers […]

Apple Mountain Lion Video Shows Off Mac and iOS Convergence

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At WWDC Apple gave us a better look at some of the new features in Mountain Lion. A new video demonstrates most of the new features discussed in the keynote, and explains how Mountain Lion will make the Mac work nicer with iOS. Mountain Lion continues the trend that Lion started of bringing iOS features […]