iCloud Outage Latest Service to Fall

· Andrew Orr · News

Following on the heels of Facebook, it appears that iCloud is also suffering some outages as shown on Apple’s System Status page.

macOS: How to Get Manual iCloud Sync Control

· Andrew Orr · How-To

With macOS Sierra, Apple introduced Documents & Desktop syncing to iCloud. But sometimes it can be a pain in the arse to use.

Back to My Mac Ends With macOS Mojave

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Back to My Mac was a remote desktop feature you could use to access your Mac’s hard drive on another device.

macOS: How to Access iCloud Drive in Terminal

· Andrew Orr · How-To

If you prefer the Terminal over the GUI, or just want a different way to create and move files and folders, this is the tip for you.

It's Easy to Blame Bluetooth and APFS – Mac Geek Gab 698

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Having issues with your Apple Watch, your iMac hinge, or your external drive? We summarily blame Bluetooth. And APFS. And we have a solution for that hinge that has nothing to do with radio frequencies. So there. Just press play and enjoy. We promise you’ll learn at least five new things.

iCloud Drive: How to Recover (or Remove) Recently Deleted Files

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip


Accidentally deleted something from your Desktop? That’s no problem if you’ve got iCloud’s Desktop and Documents syncing feature turned on! In today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna tell you how to recover those files within the first thirty days—and what to do if you need to remove one, permanently and pronto.

iOS 11: How to Share Documents from the Files App

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iOS 11 Files app sharing documents

The Files app in iOS 11 does more than let you see and organize documents with your iPhone or iPad. It lets you share files, too, although not all sharing is created equal.

Simple Personal Cloud Storage with My Cloud Home

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

My files stored on the My Cloud Home as seen on my iPhone (left), web browser (top right), and the Finder (bottom right).

Not so long ago the phrase “simple personal cloud storage” was an oxymoron. Setup and use weren’t simple and prices were more premium than personal. Then, My Cloud Home, a new personal storage device from Western Digital priced from $149.99, came along and changed everything. It’s reasonably-priced, simple to set up and use, and yet, surprisingly full-featured.


Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine – Mac Geek Gab 668

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Ever wonder how to test an external battery? Ever want to enforce parental controls from afar? Ever wonder just how different Time Machine and iCloud are from normal backups? Well, your two favorite geeks discuss all this and a LOT more in today’s episode. Press play and enjoy!

iCloud Drive: How to See the Status of Uploads

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip


If you’ve ever uploaded a bunch of files to iCloud Drive from your Mac, you may have wondered how to track the progress of your file transfer. This Quick Tip will cover just that (plus a couple of other handy tricks for the Finder)!

iCloud and iWork: Using On-Demand Downloads

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Using iCloud Drive? Then you need to know how to download all of your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote files to your iOS devices automatically. This’ll definitely save you some headaches if you need access to your spreadsheets when you head out into an area with sketchy cell coverage!