How to Check if iMessage, iCloud and FaceTime Are Down

iMessage Down Check

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


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


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)


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 […] Now Includes Notes And Reminders

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 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 Email Addresses on iOS 6


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 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 […]

Safari With TabView Syncing and More in Mountain Lion

Safari TabView

At WWDC 2012 Apple introduced a new Safari version that will ship with Mountain Lion. The latest version of OS X will be available in the Mac App Store in July for only $19.95. Apple’s latest Web browser offers faster JavaScript performance, iCould Tabs and TabView. TabView looks like the biggest new feature in the next Safari. […]

More iOS 6 Rumors Point to Do Not Disturb and iCloud Tabs

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New iOS 6 rumors say Apple is bringing a few Mountain Lion features to the next version of iOS. According to 9To5Mac, Apple is bringing iCloud Tabs, Mail VIPs and Do Not Disturb to iOS in the next major update. Each of the features are already part of Mountain Lion, making them the first OS […]

Apple Sending 30 Day Notices to MobileMe Users

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Apple’s MobileMe service is winding down at the end of the month, and the company is making another push to bring MobileMe subscribers over to iCloud. According to The Verge, Apple is sending out reminders to MobileMe subscribers telling them the service only has 30 days left before the company shuts it down for good. […]

Apple iCloud Could Get Photo Sharing Features with iOS 6


Apple could be preparing its own photo sharing service as part of iCloud. According the The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to announce photo sharing services at WWDC next month. The feature will be part of an expanded iCloud, and will be a part of iOS 6. Read: Top 11 iOS 6 Features We Want on the iPhone […]

iOS 6 Beta Coming Soon

iOS 6 Beta Coming Soon

It appears that Apple is gearing up to release iOS 6 beta based on code strings found within an iCloud beta website that Apple is working on. First discovered by 9to5Mac, the website revealed a beta version of an website that revealed Apple’s plans for new web-based Reminders and Notes applications. The site […]

MobileMe Subscribers Now Get Free iCloud Storage Until September 30


MobileMe subscribers who have switched over to iCloud have a few extra months of free upgraded storage space. According to AppleInsider, MobileMe subscribers that switched to iCloud now have 20GB of free storage space (up from the free 5GB) until September 30, 2012. Users that paid for extra storage on MobileMe have 50GB of free […]

LG Cloud Connects Android Phones, PCs, and TVs

LG Cloud Connects Android Phones, PCs, and LG TVs

LG isn’t going to let Samsung and Apple have all the cloud storage fun, the South Korean company is making its own cloud storage service. LG Cloud is a new cloud service that will work with Android smartphones, Windows PCs and LG TVs. Any Android user can download the LG Cloud app from the Google […]

Staying Blissfully Connected in Hawaii


Took a trip home to Hawaii the other week. A bit last minute so I had to leave the wife (and cats) behind. It was basically a repeat of a trip I’d taken six years ago. Not much changed there, but my connectivity options this time sure did.