Apple Gave FBI Access to Rioter’s iCloud Account

· Andrew Orr · Link

According to court documents, Apple gave the FBI access to a rioter’s iCloud account who was accused of setting police cars on fire in Seattle this summer.

As FBI officers were investigating a Seattle man suspected of setting police cars on fire, they turned to Apple for help […] Apple disclosed the name, email, phone number, and residential address associated with Jackson’s account, then subsequently granted the FBI access to the contents of Jackson’s account in response to a court-ordered search warrant.

Apple was served a lawful subpoena in regards to a lawful investigation, as it does frequently. But the main point is that it contrasts with claims from President Trump and A.G. Barr that Apple hinders investigations because they can’t unlock iPhones. Apple can’t do that, but if a person backs content up to iCloud, then it can be accessed.

How to Use Numbers on iCloud

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

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If you think your only options for beautiful spreadsheets is Excel, Jeff Butts has an excellent overview of how to use Numbers on iCloud

How to Use Pages on iCloud

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

How to Use Pages on iCloud

If you’ve wondered how to use Pages on iCloud, Jeff Butts of The Mac Observer has done a deep dive to help you from start to finish.

Repairing iCloud Syncing — Mac Geek Gab 825

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

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Should you update? That’s always the question, isn’t it, regardless of whether it’s hardware or software or both. This week John and Dave answer your questions about both, specifically when it comes to Apple’s offerings. That’s not all, of course. Your two favorite geeks roar through a tour of your questions, tips, and Cool Stuff Found, including segments on repairing iCloud syncing, backing up your music the right way, diagnosing CPU spikes, and more. Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things, all while remaining perfectly socially-distanced!

An iCloud of Uncertainty — Mac Geek Gab 823

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

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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!

All About Apple ID – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-30

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple ID management tips, from resetting a password to cleaning up contacts and more!

iCloud Cluster****, Or Why You Shouldn't Run Betas On Important Devices

· Andrew Orr · Link

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.