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How to enable automatic downloads for music, books, and apps with iTunes in the Cloud

How to enable automatic downloads for music, books, and apps with iTunes in the Cloud

If you own both an iPhone and iPad, iTunes in the Cloud, which is part of iCloud, lets you easily sync your content from one to the other with no work on your part. For example, if you downloaded an app on your iPad, it can automatically appear on your iPhone as well if you have automatic...
Apple deploying 2-factor authentication to iCloud services

Two-factor iCloud authentication now live

Apple is starting to use two-factor authentication for iCloud. The added security appears to be rolling out in phases so some users are beginning to see this feature when they log into iCloud while others may have to wait until it gets deployed for their accounts; we can confirm that it is active...
How to set up iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more

How to set up iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more on your iPhone or iPad

If you didn't originally set up your iPhone or iPad with iCloud, or if you want to use a different iCloud account than you do for iTunes purchases, you may need to sign in and set up iCloud outside of the initial setup process. In some cases, you may simply want to add an additional account to...
How to access iCloud sync settings on your Mac

How to access iCloud sync settings on your Mac

Any Mac running OS X Lion or later comes with iCloud support built right in. If you've already got an existing iCloud account or need to set one up, it's incredibly easy to get all your contacts, calendars, and your iCloud mail account linked up with your Mac. How to log in and access iCloud...
How to access iCloud sync settings on your Windows PC

How to access iCloud sync settings on your Windows PC

If you're a Windows user, that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the iCloud service. While Mac users may have it built right in, Apple also offers an iCloud Control Panel for Windows users that lets you manage some of your iCloud settings from your desktop, including Photo Stream,...
How to manually set up iCloud mail using IMAP and SMTP

How to manually set up iCloud mail using IMAP and SMTP

If you want to access your iCloud mail from a non-iOS, Windows, or Mac mail program, or with an alternate smartphone platform like BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, etc. you'll need to set it up manually using the IMAP and SMTP standards. While it may not be as pretty, it will be functional,...
Having issues with iTunes Match and duplicate songs? Here's how to fix it!

iTunes Match showing duplicate songs? Here's how to fix it!

Using iTunes Match on your iPhone or iPad and keep finding duplicate songs in your albums? Turns out you aren't alone. Sometime during the days of iOS 6, a lot of iTunes Match subscribers started reporting the same problem. Unfortunately Apple hasn't yet provided a permanent fix. However, there...
iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

iCloud drive in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Need to sync files between Macs, or between Macs, iOS devices and PCs? Look no further than iCloud Drive Steve Jobs famously told the creators of Dropbox that their app was a feature, not a product, and they proved him wrong. Dropbox and other file sharing services have grown to near ubiquity as...
How to set up and start using Photo Stream on your iPhone and iPad

How to set up and start using Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC

Photo Stream is built right into the Photos app on iPhone and iPad. It's part of iCloud that seamlessly syncs your photos any time you're connected to a wifi network. Take a picture (or screen shot) on your iPhone or iPad and Photo Stream will store a copy of that picture on Apple's servers and...
How to change the email address associated with your Apple ID

How to change the email address associated with your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is what you use to make purchases in iTunes and to link your iPhone and iPad to your iCloud account. If you buy Apple products online, you also associate those purchases with your Apple ID. If you change email addresses or don't have access to the email currently tied to your Apple...
iCloud contacts gone after an iOS update? Here's how to get them back!

iCloud contacts gone after an iOS update? Here's how to get them back!

If you use iCloud for your contacts its because you want them every where and don't want to have to worry about losing them. Not ever. Unfortunately we've had some readers report that, after performing a software update on their iPhone or iPad, their iCloud contacts went missing is action....
How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

In order to use iCloud, you need to have an Apple ID. An Apple ID is also required to buy media from iTunes and apps and games from the App Store. You'll also need an Apple ID if you plan on using services such as FaceTime or iMessage. In other words, to get the most out of your devices, you need...
How to set up, back up, restore, and update your iPhone or iPad using iCloud

How to set up your new iPhone or iPad using iCloud

With iCloud, you no longer need to plug your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC to set it up for the first time. Now you can do it faster and more easily than ever before over-the-air and right on your device! How to set up a new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with...
Apple announces new iCloud pricing tiers at WWDC 2014

iCloud storage tiers now bigger, more affordable

Apple is now making iCloud more affordable given that the cloud storage will now be more heavily relied upon with the new Photos app for iOS and soon for the Mac. At WWDC, Apple is saying that the first 5 GB will be free for all users. Those who need more cloud storage can buy 20 GB for $0.99 per...
WWDC 2011 Flashback: OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud and iTunes Match

WWDC 2011 Flashback: OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud and iTunes Match

As we head towards WWDC 2014 we thought it would be fun to look back at Apple World Wide Developer Conferences past, what they introduced, and what impact they made. Today let's take a look at WWDC 2011, where software ruled the day — OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud... Apple often peppers WWDC with...
iWork for iCloud receives a huge upgrade that allows for increased collaboration, new features, and larger file sizes.

Major iWork for iCloud update brings increased collaboration and larger file sizes

Apple has rolled out an update for its web-based iWork suite in iCloud. The update brings a number of new features across all three applications, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. As part of the update, users can now collaborate with up to 100 people, up from 50 prior, as well as work on...
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Apple reportedly willing to pay internet providers to secure smooth content delivery

Apple is reported to be negotiating to pay ISPs for better streaming service. Frustrated with the quality of their iCloud service, Apple is said to be building their own CDN (content delivery network) to better manage pushing out the software updates, apps, and media that they distribute over the...
iCloud on a Mac

Norway deems iCloud agreement 'convoluted and unclear', breaks law

Forbrukerrådet, the Norwegian Consumer Council (we're just going to call them that going forward) is accusing Apple of breaking Norwegian law with their iCloud terms and conditions. At issue is that the aforementioned terms and conditions reserve many legal rights for Apple, and practically none...
How to delete songs in the iPhone and iPad Music app

How to delete songs in the Music app to free up space on your iPhone or iPad

iPhones and iPads don't come with an unlimited amount of storage space. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to eating space is music. Sure, the individual files aren't large, but many people have hundreds if not thousands of them in their collections and they can really add up. Deleting...
How to free up iCloud storage space by cleaning up unused documents and data

How to free up iCloud storage space by deleting unused Documents in the Cloud

If you use an iPhone, iPad, or Mac with Documents in the Cloud, you can use up a lot of your iCloud, you can use up a lot of space quickly. Since Apple only provides a paltry 5GB for free, and only 50GB maximum, it pays to clean it out as often and as well as you can. Luckily you can delete...

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