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Photo Stream helping user track down his stolen iPhone

Photo Stream helping user track down his stolen iPhone

A stolen iPhone is helping its owner close the net on the thief thanks to Apple's iCloud Photo Stream. We assume that Find My iPhone was either not enabled, or was disabled by the thief, but it seems the thief was unaware that Photo Stream was running and cataloging every photograph Katy...
How Apple could provide direct document access in iOS 6

How Apple could provide direct document access in iOS 6

The Photos app has provided a centralized iOS image repository for years. A Files app would bring the same functionality to iOS documents. For a couple of years now, before every major release of iOS, I've begged and pleaded for a native iOS documents repository. Not a file system like OS X, but...
How to integrate all your social networks into your iPhone and iPad Contacts

How to integrate all your social networks into your iPhone and iPad Contacts

Having lots of Gmail, Facebook Twitter, and LinkedIn Contacts on your iPad and iPhone is great, but how do you get them all into your Contacts app where you need them? I get to use most of the newest devices and test out all the platforms in my job. My "go-to"  phone is the iPhone 4S, but there...
Apple rumored to be adding photo sharing, commenting, video features to iCloud

Apple rumored to be adding photo sharing, commenting, video features to iCloud

Apple might just be ready to add photo and video sharing and commenting to iCloud, most likely at WWDC 2012 this June. According to The Wall Street Journal: The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11, will allow iCloud users to...
How to manually update to iOS 5.1.1 with iCloud

How to manually update to iOS 5.1.1 with iCloud

It's been almost a week since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 but not everyone seems to have heard about it right away. Some may not have received or noticed the popup notification or badge on the Settings app to advise them it was available. Others may have been waiting to see what, if anything, iOS 5....
iCloud.com development site reveals Notes and Reminders web apps

iCloud.com development site reveals Notes and Reminders web apps

Earlier today a beta version of iCloud.com accidentally leaked 2 new web apps, Notes and Reminders, presumably coming to iCloud web-portal. These apps make perfect sense to be on iCloud.com, as they already sync over iCloud across iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices, and Apple has added them as...
Apple testing Notification Center-style banner alerts on iCloud.com

Apple testing Notification Center-style banner alerts on iCloud.com

Apple appears to be in the early -- yet strangely public -- stages of testing Notification Center-style banner alerts on iCloud.com, the web portal they provide for remote email, calendar, and contact access. Apple introduced both Notification Center (as part of iOS 5) and iCloud at WWDC 2011...
Apple stealthily extends free iCloud storage bonus for MobileMe users from June to September, 2012

Apple stealthily extends free iCloud storage bonus for MobileMe users from June to September, 2012

When Apple announced their free iCloud service at WWDC 2011, users of the previous, paid, MobileMe service were given a temporary boost in storage. The extra storage was previously set to expire in June of 2012. According to a recent change in Apple's MobileMe to iCloud transition FAQ, however,...
How to use iCloud like a Dropbox or Google Drive-style cloud store

How to use iCloud like a Dropbox or Google Drive-style cloud store

While Apple never meant iCloud to work like Dropbox or Google Drive, if you don't mind polishing up your ninja-skills you can get it to do just that! There's no shortage of online storage solutions -- Dropbox, Box.net, SugarSync, Microsoft SkyDrive, Apple's soon-to-be end-of-lifed iDisk, and now...
Editor's desk: WWDC 2012 and iOS 6, Google Drive, Google and Facebook apps, iCloud guide, and more

Editor's desk: WWDC 2012 and iOS 6, Google Drive, Google and Facebook apps, iCloud guide, and more

June 11. That's the date we've long suspected but just this week had confirmed. Apple's 2012 World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is now official hurtling towards us (or us towards it). But it's not the only things going on this week, so let's get to it. WWDC 2012 and iOS 6 Apple announced...
How to use iCloud: The ultimate guide

How to use iCloud: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know about setting up, backing up, restoring, and updating your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud iCloud is Apple's online service designed to make managing your iPhone, iPod...
How to set up and use Find my Friends

How to set up and use Find my Friends

Everything you need to know about setting up and using iCloud's location-basded meet-up service, Find my Friends Find My Friends lets you easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether you're on a family trip to a theme park or just want to meet up with some...
How to set up and use Find my iPhone

How to set up and use Find my iPhone

Everything you need to know about setting up, tracking, messaging, locking, and wiping a lost or stolen iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with Find my iPhone Find my iPhone -- or Find my iPod or Find my iPad -- keeps track of your iCloud enabled devices so you can track them down if they're lost or...
Apple encouraging MobileMe users to switch to iCloud with free Snow Leopard upgrade offer

Apple encouraging MobileMe users to switch to iCloud with free Snow Leopard upgrade offer

Apple is trying to encourage users of its MobileMe service to switch over to iCloud by offering a free Snow Leopard upgrade DVD. Snow Leopard usually costs $29 from the Apple Store. In order to use iCloud on your Mac, it has to be running Lion. Apparently, some percentage of MobileMe users are...
How to set up and use iTunes Match

How to set up and use iTunes Match

Everything you need to know about subscribing to, setting up, and using Apple's digital music locker service, iTunes Match iTunes Match is Apple's "music locker" service that allows you to store copies of all your music on Apple's servers and re-download it from any of your devices, at any time...
Apple disputes failing grade in iCloud eco-friendliness by Greenpeace

Apple disputes failing grade in iCloud eco-friendliness by Greenpeace

Greenpeace recently released a report detailing how ecologically friendly different cloud service providers were in their data center operations, and Apple ranked 15.3% on their clean energy index. The index is built on criteria such as reliance on coal and nuclear energy, transparency in energy...
How to set up and use iTunes in the Cloud

How to set up and use iTunes in the Cloud

Everything you need to know about re-downloading apps, games, iBooks, music, TV shows, and movies from the iTunes Store and iCloud iTunes in the Cloud lets you access content you've bought from Apple's iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, re-download it to your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad,...
How to set up and use iCloud mail, contacts, and calendars

How to set up and use iCloud mail, contacts, calendars, and more

Everything you need to know to get your mail, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, notes, and reminders syncing with iCloud iCloud includes push email, calendaring, and contact services. That means whenever you get an email, it's immediately made available on all your devices. Whenever you make or...
Apple to pay Motorola for push e-mail patents relating to iCloud

Apple to pay Motorola for push e-mail patents relating to iCloud

Apple is going to owe Motorola damages for infringing on push email patents currently being used by iCloud and Mobile, so sayeth the Mannheim, Germany regional court.  iPhone and iPad users in Germany had push email disabled back in February over the case, and today's ruling backs up Motorola's...
Universal apparently now participating in iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Universal apparently now participating in iTunes Movies in the Cloud

According to numerous iMore readers, Universal Studies movies are now showing as available to re-download via iTunes Movies in the Cloud. Part of Apple's iCloud offering, apps, iBooks, and music were available at launch, with TV Shows following soon thereafter. Movies were added shortly after the...

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