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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...
App-specific passwords coming to iCloud for third-party app sync

App-specific passwords coming to iCloud for third-party app sync

If you use a third-party app that stores and synchronizes data with iCloud, Apple will soon require you to use specific passwords for those apps to access information in iCloud. This will allow your actual iCloud password to be masked while still granting access in a secure way to those apps to...
Two-factor authentication returns to iCloud

Two-factor authentication returns to iCloud

Ahead of its iOS 8 roll-out on Wednesday, Apple has revived the two-factor authentication security system for iCloud. Two-factor authentication will bring increased security to iCloud by allowing users to tie in a verified SMS number or connected device, making it harder for an unauthorized user...
1. After your iPhone or iPad powers on, you'll see a welcome screen, Slide your finger across the bottom where it says **slide to set up**.  2. Now choose your **language** from the choices presented to you.  3. Select the **country or region** you are in.  4. Now choose your **wifi network** and enter the password for it if there is one. If you don't have access to wifi, you can choose **Use Cellular** but keep in mind, only some things in your iCloud backup will be restored without wifi. Others won't be t

How to restore from an iCloud backup on iPhone and iPad

If you're getting a new iPhone or iPad to replace an older one and you've been using iCloud in order to back up all your data, you can easily bring all your stuff down in just a few steps. Everything from messages, apps, and photos will be exactly as you left them. How to restore from your...
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 have an iPhone and an iPad, or multiple iOS devices of any kind, you use iTunes in the Cloud to automatically download any music, books, or apps you buy on one of them onto any or all of the others. For example, if you downloaded a hot new game on your iPad, you can have it automatically...
Apple upgrading, giving partial refunds to legacy iCloud users

Apple upgrading, giving partial refunds to legacy iCloud users

Apple has been emailing exisiting iCloud subscribers about upgrades to their account following yesterday's changes in iCloud storage plans. Customers will find themeselves upgraded to one of the new plans. For instance, anyone on the previously $40 per year 20GB plan will see that the price has...
Apple revamps iCloud storage prices with 1 TB costing $19.99 a month

Apple revamps iCloud storage prices with 1 TB costing $19.99 a month

Apple has revamped its price structure for its iCloud online data service, offering users price reductions and allowing them to purchase up to 1 TB of storage. It may not come close to Dropbox's current price drops, but Apple's at least being more competitive than it was before. Under the new...
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Apple sends email notifications when users sign into iCloud.com

Apple has added a new layer of security to iCloud, notifying users when someone logs into iCloud.com using their email address and password. When you log in to the site, Apple will send you an email notifying you that someone has your credentials have been used on iCloud.com, and instructing you...
The future of personal security

The future of personal security

Apple is responding to security concerns raised by many this past week as a result of massive release of stolen celebrity photos. While this is a good move by Apple that will increase security for users, it's important to understand what these changes do and don't mean for us. The more you know...
How to keep all your private photos off iCloud

How to keep all your private photos off iCloud

While what happened to Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and many other celebrities could arguably happen on any cloud storage service, many folks are pointing fingers at iCloud. While we don't believe iCloud is any less safe than any other backup service, we understand people wanting to take...
iCloud security and personal responsibility

iCloud security and personal responsibility

iCloud may not have been hacked but iCloud accounts are hackable. So are other online accounts. Why? Security is at constant war with convenience. Absolute security makes our data inaccessible to everyone, including us. Absolute convenience makes our data easily available to everyone, including...
Lost your iCloud recovery key? Here's how to generate a new one!

Lost your iCloud recovery key? Here's how to generate a new one!

If you've [enabled two-step verification]( for your iCloud account, you already know that if you ever forget your password, you'll need your iCloud recovery key in order to reset it. If you've lost the printout containing your key, you should immediately generate a new one in case your key falls...
How to set up and use Documents in the Cloud

How to set up and use Documents in the Cloud

With iCloud you no longer have to fuss with traditional computer files and folders, or worry about forgetting where you put a document when you go back to look for it later. For apps that support Documents in the Cloud, all you have to remember is which app (or apps) opens the type of file you...
Vector 56: Never be naked

Vector 56: Never be naked

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show: Nude celebrity photos were stolen and illegally distributed, yet instead of blaming the criminals, the victims get blamed. The...
Apple offers up new details in iCloud investigation over celebrity account hacks

Apple offers up new details in iCloud investigation over celebrity account hacks

As part of the ongoing investigation surrounding the massive theft of photo data from celebrities, Apple has now issued a statement, which offers up their findings on whether or not iCloud was directly affected. We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of...
How to reset a forgotten iCloud, iTunes, or App Store password  on iPhone or iPad

How to reset a forgotten iCloud, iTunes, or App Store password on iPhone or iPad

If you forgot the password to your iCloud or iTunes password, you can use your iPhone or iPad in order to reset it. However, the information you'll need to have in order to reset it may differ depending on whether or not you've enabled two-step verification. Regardless what method you've used, we...
Apple 'actively investigating' alleged celebrity iCloud account hacks

Apple 'actively investigating' alleged celebrity iCloud account hacks

Yesterday a massive theft of photo data from celebrities made its way onto the internet. iCloud was named as the source of the data, though no information was provided as to how it was exploited. Regardless, it made headlines. Apple is aware and investigating. According to Re/code: Apple said...
Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself

Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself

Last night a massive amount of nude celebrity photos were posted onto the internet. To be clear, these weren't "leaks". These were crimes. They were thefts and illegal distributions and worse — violations of privacy and dignity. Dispassionately, it should absolutely be treated like credit card or...
Apple confirms iCloud outage, but your iTunes and iMessage are okay

iCloud service is restored [Updated]

Apple just confirmed that iCloud service has been restored. All iCloud components are now fully functioning. Apple so far has not commented on the reason for this morning's outage. Original story: We've been hearing reports from our readers that iCloud is down, and now it looks like Apple has...
Apple partners with China Telecom for iCloud data storage

Apple partners with China Telecom for iCloud data storage

Apple has partnered with China Telecom to store the iCloud data of customers in China. This is part of Apple's efforts to asuage the concerns raised by China over data security. The company is Apple's sole partner for iCloud data storage in China for now. Apple says that China Telecom won't have...

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