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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.

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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 not necessarily the most glamorous new feature in OS X, but it's impressive, and incredibly useful to have.

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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 a new iPhone, the 4S, the unveiling of iOS 5 with Siri, and OS X 10.7 Lion.

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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 also caught flack for outages, for iMessage, and for Core Data sync, which has bedeviled developers. So what do the staff and friends of iMore most want to see in iCloud next?

Let's see!

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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 better late, than never.

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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 identified some areas that he thinks could use some improvement.

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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.

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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 you how.

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How to manually manage what data backs up to iCloud

If you're limited on iCloud storage space, you can manually decide what app data you want, and what you don't.

If you're on a free iCloud storage plan, you are probably already aware that you only get 5GB to store your information. That isn't a lot of space, especially if you own multiple iOS devices. One way you can free up some additional storage to use elsewhere is by manually choosing what app data gets stored, and what won't.

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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.

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