iOS 6: Using Lost Mode

8:25 AM, Oct. 3rd, 2012 · · iCloud

In this tip, Melissa Holt is going to cover the ins and outs of Lost Mode, which is new with iOS 6 and iCloud. Track the movement of your lost device! Allow anyone who finds your phone to call a number you specify! Scare the crap out of people who are paranoid about being tracked! That last one's just a bonus feature, actually.

iCloud Storage Upgrades Suddenly Show 2050 Expiration

9:39 AM, Oct. 1st, 2012 · · iCloud

What appears to be a bug in Apple's iCloud online storage system started showing an expiration date of 2050 for users that received an extra 20GB of storage for free after migrating from MobileMe. The odd date showed up in user accounts on Sunday, which also happened to be the last day they were set to receive the additional online storage space for free.

Apple: Free iCloud Storage for MobileMe Users Ending

10:14 AM, Sep. 24th, 2012 · · iCloud

Apple began emailing MobileMe users that the free 20GB of storage they received when migrating to iCloud is coming to an end. The notices began appearing on Monday with a warning that on September 30 the 25GB users have been enjoying for free will drop down to the standard 5GB level.

Apple’s iCloud.com Now Includes Notes & Reminders

12:43 PM, Sep. 14th, 2012 · · iCloud

iCloud.com Web Interface New Notes & Reminders.

The iCloud Web interface was updated Thursday to include access to Notes and Reminders. iCloud customers who use these services on their Macs and iDevices can now view, edit, and create Note and Reminder entries from any computer with a modern Web browser.

The Problem with Magazines and The iPad

2:53 PM, Aug. 7th, 2012 · · iCloud

Newsstand on an iPad

The more interactive and immersive digitai magazines become, the larger the file size, the longer it takes to download, and the harder it is to keep. David Winograd takes a look at this problem and its implications for the iPad.

How to Avoid a Mat Honan Style Mac & iCloud Hack

2:30 PM, Aug. 7th, 2012 · · iCloud

Avoid Mat Honan Style Mac & iCloud Hack

Late last week, in a matter of minutes, Wired journalist Mat Honan lost control of his Gmail, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple accounts and saw his personal data on computers and devices in his possession wiped away in front of his eyes. He had been the vicitim of a brutal hack. We discuss what happened and offer tips on how you can help to prevent the same thing from happening to you. 

Wozniak: Cloud Computing Will Cause “Horrible Problems”

10:54 AM, Aug. 6th, 2012 · · iCloud

Wozniak Cloud Horrible Problems

Cloud-based computing will experience “horrible problems” in the coming years, according to comments made Saturday by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Issues surrounding security and content ownership will create a “horrendous” atmosphere for users over the next five years, the tech icon predicted.

Apple Updates iOS iWork Apps for Mountain Lion/iCloud

10:15 PM, Jul. 25th, 2012 · · iCloud

iWork for iOS & iCloud

Apple released updated Wednesday for the iOS versions of its iWork apps, including Pages 1.6.1, Numbers 1.6.1, and Keynote 1.6.1. The updates add support for iCloud syncing between your iOS devices and your Mac through iCloud on Mountain Lion, which was released earlier on Wednesday.

iOS 6 Beta Adds iCloud Email Addresses

11:50 AM, Jul. 17th, 2012 · · iCloud

iOS 6 beta 3, which was released to developers on Monday, added support for iCloud email addresses. The change means when users sign up for new Apple IDs, they’ll receive an icloud.com email address instead of me.com.