iCloud: Resetting Documents & Data

8:25 AM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · iCloud

There’s a little-known setting on iCloud.com that may help you resolve stubborn syncing issues with (for example) your Pages documents that you edit on multiple devices. So if you’re making changes to files on your Mac and don’t see the results on your iPad, this tip may help you get it all fixed up. 

iWork for iCloud gets Persistent Settings

9:16 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iCloud

Apple added more features to the beta versions of iWork for iCloud on Tuesday, including the ability to remember your last used settings in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The iPhone and iPad maker has been working to improve the online versions of the apps as it gets closer to offering feature parity with its Mac and iOS versions.

Australian iPhone Owners Wake Up to Ransomware Threat

8:42 AM, May. 27th, 2014 · · iCloud

Many iPhone and iPad owners in Australia woke up Tuesday morning to an unfriendly site: On screen demands for money to unlock their devices. The warning said their device had been hacked by Oleg Pliss and demanded a US$100 ransom before it would be unlocked so they could use it again.

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This doesn't look like a security flaw in iOS for the iPhone and iPad, but instead seems to be some other attack that involves account user names and passwords stolen from somewhere else. Those login credentials may have come from data breaches at other companies, or through some server spoofing attack. Changing your iCloud password seems to be the easiest way to protect yourself for now.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iCloud

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · iCloud

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.