iCloud

  • Apple’s New Approach To iCloud Is Good News For Everyone

    Apple’s New Approach To iCloud Is Good News For Everyone

    At its WWDC keynote earlier this week, Apple announced CloudKit, a new, “effectively free” developer framework that lets app creators tap into Apple’s iCloud so that they can more easily work cloud components into their mobile apps. Read More

  • Apple Announces Box Competitor As Aaron Levie Watches From The VIP Row

    Apple Announces Box Competitor As Aaron Levie Watches From The VIP Row

    Apple’s umbrella of cloud services dubbed iCloud will soon receive a major upgrade. SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi just introduced the new feature at WWDC. Basically, the company just copied Dropbox, Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and every other cloud storage service out there. In OS X Yosemite, you’ll find a new magic folder called iCloud Drive and… Read More

  • The ROI Of iCloud Photo Storage

    The ROI Of iCloud Photo Storage

    “When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don’t consider the bloody ROI.” Read More

  • Apple Updates iWork Across Platforms, Brings Password-Protected Sharing To The Web And Mobile

    Apple Updates iWork Across Platforms, Brings Password-Protected Sharing To The Web And Mobile

    Apple released a number of updates to iWork today, across all platforms, including OS X, iOS and iCloud on the web. Improvements include the addition of customizable alignment guides and a vertical ruler on the Mac, a built-in remote feature on iOS (which replaces the standalone app) and, perhaps most importantly in terms of helping those looking to use iWork for iCloud instead of competitors… Read More

  • Space-Saving iCloud Alternative Loom Now Supports Video, Too

    Space-Saving iCloud Alternative Loom Now Supports Video, Too

    Loom, a simple but well-built photo-sharing app targeting the mainstream, has been focused on building something of an iCloud alternative which also helps users to free up disk space on their smartphones or iPads. Today, it’s taking another step closer to that larger goal with the introduction of video support in Loom. Before, the app was able to store, optimize and sync photos… Read More

  • Apple Says Small Fraction Of iMessage Users Having Issues And It’s Working On A Fix

    Apple Says Small Fraction Of iMessage Users Having Issues And It’s Working On A Fix

    Over the last few days, we’ve been hearing reports of people having issues with iMessages, on both the receiving and sending ends. The complaints have grown in volume and frequency and we began inquiring about the issue yesterday. Today, Apple tells us that the issue is affecting a ‘fraction of a percent’ of iMessage users, though that appears to include a big chunk of… Read More

  • iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    Apple today opened up access to its iCloud for iWork beta to the public, following a period of testing which has seen the service gradually becoming more broadly available. Initially, only developers had access, but in July, some non-developers began receiving invites. Now, any user with an Apple ID can test out iWork ahead of its official fall launch. To do so, just visit iCloud.com and sign in. Read More

  • Loom Lets You Sync & Store Your Photos In The Cloud, Save Space On Your Devices

    Loom Lets You Sync & Store Your Photos In The Cloud, Save Space On Your Devices

    Loom, the new cloud storage and syncing service emerging from the ashes of Y Combinator-backed Popset, is today opening its doors, and heading into beta. Though the company’s long-term vision for Loom is to offer users and developers a better alternative to Apple’s iCloud, the app that’s launching now on Mac and the iTunes App Store is only the first step. It allows users… Read More

  • Loom Is Building A Better iCloud

    Loom Is Building A Better iCloud

    Barely a month or two after launching the Y Combinator-backed photo-sharing service Popset, the team realized they were solving the wrong problem. Users weren’t struggling to share their photos with groups; they needed tools to help them organize and manage their photo libraries across a variety of platforms and services. So the company decided to change its course, and today… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

    Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

    A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned. I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world when it’s released, as ever. It won’t be as customizable – no Swype, no… Read More