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iOS 7 design language comes to Mac and Windows... via iCloud web makeover

iOS 7 design language comes to Mac and Windows... via iCloud web makeover

The closed developer beta version of iCloud has gotten a makeover that, at least based on the publicly available login screen, shows every sign of iOS 7's distinctive design language. You've got a flat white box with minimalist, type-centric elements over a blurred layer with a hint of iOS 7-...
A history of Apple in the cloud: from AppleLink to iCloud

A history of Apple in the cloud: from AppleLink to iCloud

We're taking a look at cloud services this week on Talk Mobile, so now seems like a good time to take a walk down memory lane and look at the long history of Apple's foray into online services. That history stretches right back to the mid 1980s, almost to the birth of the Macintosh itself. The...
iCloud's 20GB free ride for MobileMe subscribers comes to an end

iCloud's 20GB free ride for MobileMe subscribers comes to an end

Apple shut down its MobileMe service in 2012 after introducing iCloud to replace it. To give MobileMe users an incentive to migrate to the new service, Apple offered 20GB of free iCloud storage. It's been a year since that happened, and Apple has sent out an e-mail to let iCloud customers know...
iWork for iCloud beta invitations now going out to non-developers

iWork for iCloud beta invitations now going out to non-developers

iWork for iCloud is how Apple will make iWork available on the web, and on devices that don't run iOS or OS X, and now they're making the beta available to even more people. Originally announced at WWDC 2013, Apple first invited developers into the program, but as of today, non-developers are...
iWork for iCloud

iWork for iCloud beta now live for registered Apple developers

First announced on Monday in the WWDC 2013 keynote, the iWork for iCloud beta is now live for registered developers to preview. Essentially, this is Apple's answer to Google Drive's online document editing tools, and promises almost the same experience as the desktop versions of the iWork apps....
How to tie your Apple ID to your Mac user account in OS X Mountain Lion

How to tie your Apple ID to your Mac user account in OS X Mountain Lion

In Mac OS X Mountain Lion, you can tie your actual Apple ID to your OS X user account fairly easily. In most cases, this will be your iCloud account. There are many good reasons to do this, but this biggest is that if you ever forget your desktop login password, you can reset it via your Apple ID...
iCloud by the numbers: 300 million accounts, 800 billion iMessages, and 7.4 trillion push notifications served

iCloud by the numbers: 300 million accounts, 800 billion iMessages, and 7.4 trillion push notifications served

Apple just released some interesting stats in regard to iCloud today at WWDC 2013. Since iCloud launched, there are over 300 million registered accounts that have served up more than 800 billion iMessages, and more. Since iCloud's launch, it has sent out over 7.5 trillion push notifications that...
iCloud Keychain

OS X 10.9 Mavericks coming with iCloud Keychain, manage your passwords with iCloud

Announced at WWDC 2013, OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be coming with a great new feature that hooks into iCloud called Keychain. This gives users the facility to sync their saved passwords, credit card numbers, WiFi networking information and account between different systems all using iCloud. It's...
WWDC 2011

Looking back: The 2011 WWDC keynote - iOS 5, iCloud, OS X 10.7 Lion

We're less than 24 hours out now from this years highly anticipated WWDC keynote, and we're continuing our look back on past events today with the 2011 presentation from Moscone West. Continuing the tradition of the previous 3 years, 2011 saw, the unveiling of iOS 5, OS X 10.7 Lion, and iCloud....
WWDC 2013 wish-list: iMore's top iCloud wants!

WWDC 2013 wish-list: iMore's top iCloud wants!

To the internet! That's what everyone is doing these days, and for Apple, that means iCloud. The rebirth of MobileMe, which was the rebirth of .Mac, iCloud has been praised for its effortless backup and restore, easy app and media re-downloads, and it's $0 price tag for the basic level. But it's...
GTA 3

Grand Theft Auto 3 gets updated for the iPhone 5 display and iCloud game saves

Grand Theft Auto 3 for iOS just got a nice little update that brings proper widescreen support now for the iPhone 5, iCloud game saves and custom music playlists. For such a major title, it's a little disappointing it's taken so long for it to support the 4-inch display on the iPhone 5, but...
Security Researcher Raises Concerns over Apple's Two-Step Authentication

Security Researcher Raises Concerns over Apple's Two-Step Authentication

CEO Vladimir Katalov of the security software company Elcomsoft has published a post on CrackPassword outlining where he believes Apple’s two-step authentication comes up short. While he admits that the authentication works as advertised and it’s a good idea for people to enable it, he has also...
Two-step verification

Apple's two-step verification now enabled in Canada, additional countries

Apple's two-step verification service first rolled out in March, though only to a limited number of countries. Anyone outside the U.S, UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand was out of luck, but as 9to5Mac reports, the service has just been switched on in a host of new locations. We've verified...
How to enable message archiving for iCloud mail on iPhone and iPad

How to enable message archiving for iCloud mail on iPhone and iPad

If you are familiar with Gmail, you're probably already familiar with archiving mail opposed to fully deleting it. You also have this option for iCloud mail as well. If you prefer archiving certain items for access later while deleting things you won't ever need again, follow along and we'll show...
How to selectively back up app data to iCloud in order to save storage space

How to selectively back up app data to iCloud in order to save storage space

If you use iCloud in order to back up your iPhone or iPad, you're probably already aware that you only get 5GB per iCloud account for free. Depending on how many devices you have linked to your account, this may not be a lot at all. Unless you pay for additional storage, you may find your devices...
Debug 12: iCloud and Core Data sync

Debug 12: iCloud and Core Data sync

Daniel Pasco of Black Pixel, Brent Simmons of Ranchero Software, and Justin Williams of Second Gear talk to Guy and Rene about iCloud Core Data sync, why everyone seems to be in a bad mood about it, and how, if at all, Apple can fix it. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS...
The case for Apple slowing down, rather than speeding up

The case for Apple slowing down, rather than speeding up

Instead of media and markets continuously hounding Apple about "what's next?!", there's a case to be made that Apple has already announced several services that could do with a little -- or a lot -- of their attention. It might not be as magical or revolutionary as a fresh name on a big slide,...
Seeing Apple through rose-colored blasters

Seeing Apple through rose-colored blasters

Apple needs to fix their crappy designs and online services. I'm talking about green felt and iCloud sync. No, wait, I'm talking about brushed metal and MobileMe sync. No, wait again, I'm talking about pin stripes and .Mac sync. No... Come on, seriously, I've got this! As much as recent...
iCloud gets kicked in the Core Data sync -- totally had it coming

iCloud gets kicked in the Core Data sync -- totally had it coming

iCloud -- specifically the iCloud frameworks for syncing Core Data databases -- has been getting kicked around lately, and by almost all accounts, deservedly so. Back in November developers like Instacast's Vemedio and Steve Streza of Informal Protocol posted about their problems with it and its...
Anatomy of the Apple ID password reset exploit

Anatomy of the Apple ID password reset exploit

When The Verge broke news of Apple’s password reset vulnerability, they cited a step-by-step guide that detailed the process of exploiting the service. They declined to link to the source for security reasons, and rightfully so. However, now that Apple has closed the security hole the topic of how...

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