Movies from Universal Studios joined the list of titles available for iCloud streaming over the weekend. Universal and Fox have been the two big holdouts, although word surfaced in March that both studios could join the iCloud family soon.
Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, the two major holdouts from Apple’s new movie component of iCloud, may soon be available for Apple customers following an agreement with HBO.
One welcome new feature in iOS 5.1 is the ability to delete individual pictures from Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With the release of iPhoto for iOS, you’d think you could manage what’s in Photo Stream from there, but it turns out that’s not the case. Read on to learn how mobile Photo Stream image deleting really works.
Apple released Apple Configurator this week, a new tool designed to allow corporate and enterprise IT departments to manage fleets of Apple devices. Enterprise IT staff have bemoaned the lack of better tools to manage fleets of iOS devices, and some recent government migrations to the iPhone and iPad have made it clear that a better solution was needed for managing these devices en masse—Apple Configurator is intended to meet that need.
Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud, which is part of its iCloud service, added support for movies on Wednesday. Along with iCloud movie support, Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced that iTunes Store movies will be available in at 1080p resolution, which fits nicely with today’s update for the Apple TV.
Apple has begun to encourage some MobileMe customers to get on with migrating their accounts to iCloud. MobileMe is currently scheduled to be shut down in June of 2012, and Apple has begun sending email messages to MobileMe account holders encouraging a migration now, rather than later.
The Mannheim Regional Court in Germany ruled on Friday that the push email service in iCloud and MobileMe infringes on Motorola Mobility patents and awarded the company an injunction blocking Apple from using the feature, as well as blocking any devices that take advantage of the feature. Assuming Motorola chooses to act on the injunction, Apple would have to stop offering push email service through iCloud and MobileMe in Germany.
Smile on Wednesday announced iCloud support for its PDF editor PDFpen, which is also available now for iPad. iCloud support is automatically included in the new PDFpen 5.7 and PDFpenPro 5.7 released to the Mac App Store, and users who update to the new version directly via Smile can buy the US$0.99 app PDF Cloud Access at the Mac App Store to receive the new functionality.
A great new feature of iOS 5 and iCloud is the ability to back up your iOS device wirelessly to the cloud, but there are a few caveats of this new method of data protection. We show you how to precisely manage and protect your data.
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