iCloud

Apple now encrypting iCloud emails sent between providers

Apple now encrypting iCloud emails sent between providers

Apple has followed through with its plans of adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud emails sent and received from third-party platforms like Gmail and Yahoo. The company previously only encrypted emails sent between iCloud users, but it has moved swiftly to secure emails in transit between other providers after being called out in a recent NPR article. 

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iCloud Mail is down for select users

iCloud Mail is down for select users

iCloud Mail is currently experiencing an outage for certain users that began around 17 to 18 hours ago as of writing. Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect the downtime, noting that about 0.1% of users may be unable to receive mail until the service is restored. 

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iCloud Drive could be available through iCloud’s website

iCloud Drive could be available through iCloud’s website

Apple has just released iOS 8 Beta 3 for developers, and as anyone can imagine, there’s plenty to find in the new software. For anyone who uses iCloud.com, a major new find could reveal iCloud Drive’s presence throughout the Apple ecosystem.

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New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

New iCloud Removal service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock feature

In iOS 7, Apple added a anti-theft feature called Activation Lock to the Find My iPhone service, which ties your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your Apple ID so that your lost or stolen iOS device, cannot be used or restored without the login credentials.

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Apple to perform CloudKit data wipe on July 7th for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple to perform CloudKit data wipe on July 7th for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple informed developers this afternoon that it will be performing a server-side data wipe on all CloudKit public and private databases for iOS 8 beta and OS X Yosemite developer preview on July 7th. iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library and Mail Drop will be the three affected services by this move, which should have been expected as a routine occurrence with pre-release software. 

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iWork beta apps now remember the last document edited in iCloud, plus more in new update

iWork beta apps now remember the last document edited in iCloud, plus more in new update

Apple has officially made an update for their iWork apps available to make working in iCloud much easier. Including Pages, Keynote and Numbers, the update brings plenty of well-needed changes.

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Apple reportedly bringing encryption to iCloud email sent to other platforms

Apple reportedly bringing encryption to iCloud email sent to other platforms

There has long been one flaw that makes iCloud maybe just slightly less attractive than other services: email is only encrypted when sent between iCloud email addresses, and not when that email is coming or going from another email service such as Gmail or Yahoo.

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Russian hackers who held iOS devices ransom have been detained

Russian hackers who held iOS devices ransom have been detained

According to Russian authorities, two hackers — aged 17 and 23 — have been detained after holding a number of iOS devices ransom and demanding payment in order for users to regain control of their accounts.

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Apple announces iCloud Drive for storing and sharing files

Apple announces iCloud Drive for storing and sharing files

Apple has announced its first foray into the cloud file storage (think Dropbox, Google Drive) space with iCloud Drive, a welcome feature shipping with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Apple updates iWork for iCloud with better collaboration, ePub export, more storage

Apple updates iWork for iCloud with better collaboration, ePub export, more storage

Apple continues adding more features to iWork for iCloud, the company’s web-based productivity suite. In the latest update, Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iCloud have all been improved with collaboration, and storage.

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