Find My Friends is a great solution from Apple to allow friends and family to easily share their locations with one another. But did you know that you could use Siri to make finding your friends even easier? Jared Apperson shows you how.
Amazon unveiled its Cloud Drive Photos for the iPhone and iPod touch over the weekend along with a companion Mac app in what looks like a move to compete with Apple's iCloud Photo Stream feature. Cloud Drive Photos includes 5 GB of storage and lets users upload images to their Amazon Cloud and then download them to other devices.
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Several companies offer individual solutions that compete with iCloud features, but they aren't tied in at the system level like Apple's service is on iOS and OS X. Even still, competing services like Cloud Drive Photos tend to offer more storage for free, and that may be enough to turn some iCloud users to alternatives.
When you use iCloud to store documents from apps like Keynote, Pages and Numbers, they get saved to your Mac's hard drive as well. Getting at those documents through the Finder, however, is something of a chore. Luckily a resourceful coder has come to the rescue with a handy little utility that makes it easy to get at the local versions of your iCloud files.
So you're going on vacation. If you're using an Apple-provided email address, how do you set up an auto-response to let people know you're out of town? We're going to tell you how because we're happy you're getting a vacation! And we aren't jealous even a little bit. No, we're not.
Need a note taker? Vern Seward takes a look at three that are unique and free in this week's Free on iTunes. MyScript Memo, MyScript Calculator and Documents.
E-magazines have grown up. In this installment of Free on iTunes, Vern Seward takes a look at 3 free publications no iOS device should be without: TRVL, TNW, and AUX.
Apple's iCloud makes it easy to back up your iPhone and iPad data, but what happens if something goes wrong with your backups? Today TMO readers are talking about that problem, sharing their experiences, and trading safe backup tips. Head on over to the forums and join in.
The worry about life's changes weighing heavily on your mind? Vern Seward shows you how to lighten the load with 3 free iOS apps in this week's Free on iTunes. Unstuck, Cooliris, and The Economist: The World in 2013.
In this how-to, Sandro Cuccia shows you once-and-for-all, learn how to get your iBooks library beautifully – and meaningfully – organized. His advice? Don't put it off.
Innovative Automation filed a lawsuit against Apple over claims that iCloud infringes on two of its patents. The company also filed a suit against Amazon over the company's Cloud Player service.
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