Apple Changes Limits to Photo Stream Uploading

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Apple has made changes to its upload and sharing limitations with My Photo Stream. The limitations are based on the number of photos that you can upload and share per hour, day or month. For instance, Apple has made it so that you can only upload 1,000 photos per hour, and only share 1,000 photos per […]

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 […]

iCloud Outage: Apple Bringing Services Back Online

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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 […]

In Apple’s iCloud, Why an iPhone 5 Without NFC Makes Sense

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When Apple announced the iPhone 5, many were disappointed about the lack of inclusion of NFC hardware that would enable more wireless, near-range communications with neighboring devices. However, given the use of Photostream in the Photos app and Apple’s Passbook app, it makes sense for Apple to not include the emerging near field communications technology […]

How to Use Shared Photo Streams in iOS 6

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Sharing photos from the iPhone is even easier thanks to Shared Photo Streams in iOS 6. In addition to the standard Photo Stream that syncs iPhone and iPad photos between devices, iOS 6 allows users to create a shared Photo Stream with specific photos. This beats posting photos to Facebook or emailing photos because it […]

Staying Blissfully Connected in Hawaii

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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.

iOS 5.1 Makes Photos and Photo Stream better

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Tim Cook and company didn’t spend much time going over iOS 5.1 features aside from adding Japanese to Siri. There are some pretty big changes to PhotoStream and how iPhones and iPads take photos. The camera button is now on the lock screen at all times. You no longer have to double tap the home […]

iCloud Syncing Photos, Docs & More for 100 Million Users

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iCloud launched in October with iOS 5, but in just a few short months the syncing service for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC has grown to over 100 million users. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new milestone in connected users yesterday during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference where he also talked […]

iCloud: How to Disable Automatic Upload to Photo Stream

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If you configured Photo Stream for iCloud on your Mac or Windows PC the way we showed you how, you might want to tweak something – automatic upload. This feature takes any picture that you add to iPhoto or Aperture and automatically sends it to iCloud. This will help you sync your photos between two […]

A Word of Caution about Photo Stream

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Photo Stream is one of the new iOS5 features that promises to make life a little easier when it comes to getting photos off of your iDevice. It’s a part of Apple’s iCloud service and the setup is pretty quick. (Check this post.) But keep in mind that if you share your iCloud connected computer […]

Get iOS 5 and iCloud Features On Your Android Phone and Tablet

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Yesterday was the big day for Apple device owners as the iOS 5 update hit. Though the upgrade didn’t go smoothly for everyone, many are enjoying their updated iPhones and iPads right this second. Android owners are looking at the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich in their lives and thinking: “Where’s Mine?” Even if you […]

iOS 5: How to Setup iCloud’s Photo Stream on Mac

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Once you update your mac to OS X Lion 10.7.2 and iOS 5, you get iCloud and Photo Stream. With Photo Stream in iCloud transferring your pictures to your computer got a lot easier, something you will likely want to do with the nice new 8MP camera on the iPhone 4S. I use it with […]

Google Gets More Social and Throws a Pool Party, But Who’s Invited?

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In addition to Google+, Google seems to be working on more social projects to compete against the likes of Twitter and Facebook, and now it’s discovered that a Slide team within Google is working on a photo sharing app and service called Pool Party. The secretive service, still in beta, isn’t accessible yet without an […]

How to Get an iCloud Experience on Android

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While the new iCloud service from Apple is garnering attention for the ability to use the cloud to keep your devices in sync with apps, music, documents and more, it’s not the first time these features are available. Apple has done a good job of pulling these services together, but if you want to replicate iCloud on […]

Photo Stream: How Microsoft’s Failed KIN Still Beats iCloud

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Even after over a year since Microsoft had launched the now defunct KIN, a Windows Phone that the company had hoped would consumerized the platform ahead of the Windows Phone 7 launch debut, Apple’s iCloud announcement at WWDC falls short when it comes to photo streaming. As the iPhone-maker aims for simplicity while at the […]

Further Hints of Photo Stream Social Feature Found in iOS 5

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There are now further hints of a social photo stream feature was found inside iOS 5. An iPhone 4 user had reported that there are reference to Photo Stream photo albums on iOS 4.3 on an iPhone 4, but those references were not visible to users in the Photos app but were revealed by links […]