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iCloud Photo Library beta gains desktop upload support

iCloud Photo Library beta gains desktop upload support

If you're taking part in the iCloud.com beta, you can now upload photos directly from your computer. Whereas photo uploads were previously only available from within iOS if users toggled the option on in their iCloud settings, Apple seems to have flipped the switch on an upload option within the...
How to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad with iCloud Photo Library

How to free up storage space on your iPhone or iPad with iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library, part of Apple's iCloud service, now gives you a more convenient way to organize and store all your photos and videos across all your devices. Make an edit on your iPhone, and it's automatically updated on your iPad. Not only that, iCloud Photo Library gives you the option to...
How to enable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad

How to enable iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Photo Library gives you the ability to store all your photos and videos in iCloud and keep them seamlessly in sync across all your devices. That means if you create an album or make an edit on your iPhone, it's automatically available on your iPad as well. In order to start using iCloud...

At The Core: AirDrop, explained

AirDrop is pretty much magic for folks like me who need to swap files between iOS devices and Macs on a daily basis. But even if you need the service on a more sporadic basis, you might benefit from checking out the video above. In it: I talk about why I love AirDrop, what I use it for, a few...
Troubleshoot iCloud Photo Library: How to sync images from your computer or iPhoto

Troubleshoot iCloud Photo Library: How to sync images from your computer or iPhoto

Apple has long had trouble balancing its iCloud sync service with manual iTunes syncing, to no one's surprise. Sync is hard, and when you offer users multiple ways to put data on their devices, something's bound to get borked in the process. iCloud Photo Library is no exception—the service isn't...
Tim Cook talks security with Chinese Vice Premiere

Tim Cook talks security with Chinese Vice Premiere

Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to talk security of user information. The meeting comes two days after an attack on the iCloud website in China was reported. Whether or not the attack was specifically on the table is unknown, but it is likely. From Xinhuanet:...
Apple issues statement on iCloud.com attacks

Apple issues statement on iCloud.com attacks

Apple has issued a statement regarding the attacks on iCloud.com, originally reported yesterday. Apple says that they are aware of the attacks, and they outline steps that users can take to make sure they are secure when using the iCloud website. Apple says a little about the security measures...
iCloud.com reportedly under attack in China

iCloud.com reportedly under attack in China

iCloud.com seems to have been added to a group of websites and services, including Yahoo and Gmail, under attack in China. A new report indicates that users attempting to log in to iCloud.com from an insecure browser that trusts China's Certification Authority are having their credentials...
How to generate and manage app-specific passwords with iCloud

How to generate and manage app-specific passwords with iCloud

Apple has increased security around iCloud and how apps and devices can access your data. One of the newest forms of iCloud security is the use of app-specific passwords. Essentially, any apps that don't support two-step verification, if you have it enabled, will instead need an app-specific...
Forgot your iCloud Keychain security code? Here's how to change it!

Forgot your iCloud Keychain security code? Here's how to change it!

iCloud Keychain is Apple's approach to managing passwords effortlessly across both iOS and OS X. After you've set it up, all your passwords and credit card information is immediately synced securely across your devices. When adding a new device or replacing one, you'll need to verify with either...
Before you buy a secondhand iPhone or iPad, check its Activation Lock Status on iCloud

Before you buy a secondhand iPhone or iPad, check its Activation Lock Status on iCloud

The secondhand market for iPhones and iPads is hot, and unfortunately so are some the devices being sold on it. To try and protect people from buying devices that turn out to have been lost, stolen, or otherwise misappropriated, Apple has created a new Activation Lock Status checker on iCloud.com...
Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!

Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!

While iCloud is the most convenient way to restore your data to a new iPhone or iPad, that doesn't mean it's always the most reliable. One of the largest complaints I hear from users is that after restoring, a few apps get stuck installing and can't be deleted or restarted. Luckily, there are a...
Apple reports iCloud down for users

iCloud outage takes down Mail, Contacts, and more! [Updated]

Apple has confirmed that select iCloud services are down for users, including Documents in the Cloud, iCloud Mail and Contacts, and Photos. Services like iChat, Maps, iMessage, FaceTime, iTunes, App Store, Apple ID, and Find My iPhone are still working fine. Apple did not give any reason for...
How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

How to transfer data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

So you've finally got your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in your hand. Now all that's left to do is transfer all the data from your old iPhone over to your brand new one. No matter what model iPhone you have previously, getting data over to your new one is a dead simple process, thanks to both...
Clearing up the iCloud Drive confusion: No, there's no iCloud Drive app

Clearing up the iCloud Drive confusion: No, there's no iCloud Drive app on iOS!

The launch of iOS 8 brought with it the launch of iCloud Drive, and... a whole lot of confusion. Apple stated during the WWDC keynote that while iCloud Drive was coming to both the Mac and iOS, there would not be a standalone iCloud Drive app. That's not a problem with OS X Yosemite because it's...
Yes, Camera Roll is gone in iOS 8 — Here's where it went and why!

Yes, Camera Roll is gone in iOS 8 — Here's where it went and why!

One of the first things many people noticed yesterday after upgrading to iOS 8 was that the Camera Roll and Photo Stream sections in the Photos app were completely missing. This left many people confused and alarmed as to where their Camera Roll photos went, and understandably so. However, your...
How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive is Apple's new solution to document and file management across iOS and OS X. If you've upgraded to iOS 8 and you have an iCloud account, you can use iCloud Drive. Subscriptions range from free all the way to $19.99 a month, depending on your storage needs. If you aren't sure where to...
What iCloud Drive storage plan should you get?

What iCloud Drive storage plan should you get?

iCloud Drive is revamping the traditional iCloud service we've been using for a few years now. Instead of just being able to house your contacts, calendars, Photo Stream, and backups, iCloud Drive can act as a central repository for lots of different kinds of files. You can then access these...
How to back up to iCloud before updating to iOS 8

How to back up to iCloud before updating to iOS 8

If you're planning on updating to iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad, it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up first. While it's not common for things to go wrong, software glitches can and do happen, so always protect your data first. Luckily, backing up to iCloud is easy enough and can...
Read this before turning on iCloud Drive in iOS 8!

Read this before turning on iCloud Drive in iOS 8!

When you upgrade to iOS 8, you're asked if you want to activate iCloud Drive.If you're running other devices that aren't being upgraded to iOS 8, or if you have a Mac, it's best to say no for right now. Here's why. iCloud Drive enables you to share files in the cloud. But iCloud Drive doesn't...

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