MobileMe Users Bumped to 5GB of iCloud Storage After Grace Period Ends

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Today is the first day that former MobileMe subscribers will have to begin paying for more cloud storage if they want it. When Apple’s iCloud launched back in 2011, this meant that MobileMe would be dissolved, but Apple decided to grace those with paying subscriptions with two free years of iCloud storage equivalent to what […]

How To Transfer Your Contacts from iCloud to Google Contacts

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Does all the talk about the iPhone 5s and iOS 7 have you down? Maybe you were expecting more out of the new iPhone and now wish you could switch to Android? Part of making the switch to Android is making sure all of your contacts arrive in one piece. It is extremely easy to […]

iWork for iCloud Beta Open to All: Free Pages, Numbers & KeyNote

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Apple has finally opened up its Beta for iWork for iCloud, a collection of web enabled applications that allows users to create and edit documents from their web browser. Users looking to edit files created in Apple’s desktop iCloud suite of apps, only have to head to iCloud.com, the same site that allows them to […]

How To Transfer Contacts to a New iPhone

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Migrating from one phone to another used to be a major pain. Backing up contacts was nearly impossible, and inputting them into a new phone involved pressing each individual number on the number pad repeatedly. With iOS 6, and a new iPhone, getting contacts on the device couldn’t be easier. Here is how to do […]

iWork for iCloud Beta Brings Pages, Keynote & Numbers To The Cloud

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At WWDC Apple announced that it will bring its iWork suite of apps including Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the web, and some users can already access beta versions of those web apps now. Apple recently started sending out invites for the new iWork for iCloud service, letting some users access the three web apps […]

How to Sync Documents to iCloud with Pages

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With all the buzz being about “the cloud” today, many users do not know what this is and how it can help them. Syncing documents between your iPhone by using iCloud is one of many examples of how useful the cloud can be. While there are other ways to get documents back and forth (such as emailing […]

How to Set Up iCloud & Photo Stream on Windows 8

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Setting up iCloud for Windows 8 will allow users to automatically download Photo Stream photos to a Windows 8 computer without the need to connect  an iPhone or iPad. The iPhone and iPad make it easy to automatically backup and share photos with Photo Stream on iOS 5 and iOS 6. This means most iPhone […]

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

iCloud Keychain will remember your credit cards.

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 […]