When iCloud works, it’s great. And, for the most part, that’s how it is. But sometimes…it just gets plain wonky. Several of you had several questions about that this week, and Dave and John dig in to get you sorted! That’s not all, though. Cool Stuff Found, routers, and even some future stuff is all up for discussion when your two favorite geeks get together this week. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!
Did you accidentally delete a file or folder and want to get it back? Thankfully there are two ways to recover iCloud Drive files.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple ID management tips, from resetting a password to cleaning up contacts and more!
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss App Store revenue prediction and what they mean for the App Store, and how to use iCloud Folder Sharing.
iOS 13.4 brought back iCloud Folder Sharing after Apple had removed it in a previous release. Here’s how to use it on iOS and macOS.
iCloud services are experiencing some issues today, including iMessage, Apple Notes, iCloud Photos, iCloud Drive, and more.
It’s important to keep backups of your data. One way to do that is iCloud Backup, but that shouldn’t be your only backup method.
According to Apple’s Legal Process Guidelines, there is a lot of data that the company can provide to law enforcement.
Apple had plans to introduce end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups, but canceled it two years ago after the FBI complained.
Now that you can log onto iCloud.com via an iOS device, you can access some apps, like Apple Notes, Reminders, Photos, and Find My.
Dutch politician Mitchel van der Krogt., who also moonlighted as a hacker, is believed to have participated in 2014’s Celebgate.
iCloud features in the iOS 13 betas have been removed because of buggy issues (And is probably a big driver behind iOS 13.1 betas). Developer Craig Hockenberry says this resulted in some unhappy customers.
Entire folders were either gone or corrupted. Apple’s mechanism to recover deleted files was of no help. The customers with weird folder duplicates were the “lucky” ones…Anyone who’s not a developer, and hasn’t been burned by a bad OS, does not know the kind of trouble that lies ahead. It’s irresponsible for Apple to release a public beta with known issues in iCloud…As an Apple shareholder, I also worry about how these failures will damage the iCloud brand.
This is exactly why you don’t run beta software on mission-critical devices. It’s not irresponsible of Apple, it’s irresponsible of people who ignore the warning on beta.apple.com to make backups. These people are why there are “Caution: Product May Be Hot” labels on microwaveable food.
Two Apple users have filed a class action iCloud lawsuit against the company for misleading terms of service.
Israel-based NSO Group claims it can harvest iCloud data in targeted attacks. It’s said to be a version of the Pegasus spyware.
Attackers using the malware are said to be able to access a wealth of private information, including the full history of a target’s location data and archived messages or photos, according to people who shared documents with the Financial Times and described a recent product demonstration.
When questioned by the newspaper, NSO denied promoting hacking or mass-surveillance tools for cloud services, but didn’t specifically deny that it had developed the capability described in the documents.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple’s balance of security and user freedom, and a new iCloud VPN idea.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk new DNS security from Mozilla, and Apple’s new login system coming to iCloud.
Apple is testing biometric login for iCloud.com. If you’re a beta tester for iOS 13, iPadOS, or macOS Catalina, you can go to beta.icloud.com and login with Face ID/Touch ID. Web Login So far, iPhone and iPad users haven’t been able to access iCloud web apps. If you navigated to the website you couldn’t use…
In 2018 Apple announced it would turn off Back to My Mac on July 1, 2019 for all versions of macOS. That day has arrived.
Apple has released a list of the third-party software that it has used to make and run iCloud.