iCloud

  • Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple has released an official statement in response to accusations that its iCloud storage system might be somehow behind the recent leak of a large number of nude or otherwise private celebrity photos, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence. In the statement Apple denies any breach within its systems, but does concede that celebrity accounts were compromised by attackers using standard… Read More

  • 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

  • NimbusBase Presents During Startup Battlefield, Session Four - Layers of Experience

    NimbusBase Launches An iCloud For Any Platform At Disrupt NY, Lets Users Store Their Data On Dropbox Or Google Drive

    It’s hard to gauge how popular Apple’s iCloud really is, but the idea behind it is solid: give developers a place to save their users’ data, give users control over this data and allow developers to focus on their apps and not storage. NimbusBase, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 today, had built exactly that, with the ingenious twist that the data is stored… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Grew 20 Percent In Q2, To 300M Users

    Apple’s iCloud Grew 20 Percent In Q2, To 300M Users

    Apple announced today that it now has 300 million users for iCloud, up 20 percent from the 250 million that it announced in January. iCloud, which allows users to sync their content and data across devices, was launched 18 months ago to replace the MobileMe service. Company executives said today that they will “continue to invest in the ecosystem” with new features and… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Has Grown To 250M Users

    Apple’s iCloud Has Grown To 250M Users

    Apple announced today that there are now 250 million users on its iCloud service. That’s a big increase from the 190 million users that it reported back in October, which itself was up from 150 million in July. The numbers were revealed during this afternoon’s conference call discussing Apple’s earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year. Read More

  • Apple Expands Its System Status Page To Be More Comprehensive, Tracks Services, Stores And iCloud

    Apple Expands Its System Status Page To Be More Comprehensive, Tracks Services, Stores And iCloud

    Apple is still pretty new to the cloud computing and storage game – and sometimes it shows. The company’s various iCloud services have been suffering from numerous outages lately, but thanks to the company’s new System Status Page, which it quietly rolled out today, its users will at least be able to get a comprehensive view of how Apple’s online services are doing. Read More

  • Top 5 New Features In iTunes 11: iCloud Integration, New Interface, Up Next, And More

    Top 5 New Features In iTunes 11: iCloud Integration, New Interface, Up Next, And More

    Apple just released long-awaited iTunes 11. After downloading, users should expect a totally redesigned version. In October, the company said that there would be a one-month delay. Little has changed over the years, but today’s new version represents a major milestone and a much needed simplification in some ways. Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Now Has Over 190M Users, Up From 150M Last Quarter And Seeing Steady Growth

    Apple’s iCloud Now Has Over 190M Users, Up From 150M Last Quarter And Seeing Steady Growth

    During its Q4 2012 earnings call today, Apple announced that iCloud, its cloud storage and backup service for documents, contacts, photos, music and other data, now has 190 million users. That’s up significantly from the 150 million users the company cited during its last earnings call in July and the 125 million it announced in April. Read More

  • What Would Happen If Your Digital Life Was Destroyed?

    What Would Happen If Your Digital Life Was Destroyed?

    If you’d been following Mat Honan’s harrowing story this weekend, you’ve learned that the Wired writer was completely hacked by a pair of 19-year-olds who targeted him because he had a cool Twitter handle. Honan has updated his tale and posted it on Wired where he goes through the seemingly innocent processes used to eventually wipe out his laptop hard drive, erase his… Read More

  • Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    During Apple’s Q3 earnings call today, the company’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that Apple now has 150 Million iCloud users. That’s up from 125 million users the company cited in its last quarterly earnings call in April. As Apple announced at its annual developer conference earlier this year, iCloud will be tightly integrated into Mountain Lion, the next version of OS… Read More

  • Apple Said To Debut iCloud’s New Photo Sharing Features At WWDC

    Apple Said To Debut iCloud’s New Photo Sharing Features At WWDC

    With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference just weeks away, expect plenty of reports of new features to come crawling out of the woodwork. In fact, here’s one from the Wall Street Journal — they claim that Apple has been doing some major tinkering with their iCloud storage service, the fruits of which will be unveiled on June 11. First up is the ability for users to share… Read More