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.

Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748

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

Touch Bar & The Terminal

Do you need an elbow connector? You might after listening to this episode! That, after all, is what Cool Stuff Found segments are all about: discovering stuff you didn’t know existed, and now you need! In addition to that, of course, your tips are shared and questions are answered, including some about iCloud Archives, CarPlay, and Watch Notifications. Hosts Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun guide you through all of this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Apple Doesn't Treat Roger Stone Any Differently

· Andrew Orr · Link

During Robert Mueller’s investigation they discovered Paul Manafort had tampered with witnesses. How was this discovered? Unencrypted WhatsApp messages that were backed up to iCloud. Apple handed over Roger Stone’s iCloud data, and apparently some people are angry. Stephen Silver breaks the issue down and says there is no double standard.

The argument went that Apple had refused to create a backdoor for the iPhone in the case of the one of the San Bernardino shooters following the December 2015 shooting. Yet, they were perfectly willing to easily hand over Manafort’s iCloud data. Why protect the privacy of terrorists, when they won’t do it for everybody?

Russian iCloud Data to be Stored Locally

· Andrew Orr · News

Like it did in China, Apple has decided it will comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring citizen data to be stored in local servers.

Apple Cloud Services, Password Management, Apple Leadership, with Peter Cohen - ACM 493

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Peter Cohen to discuss Apple’s cloud services, including the ones they do really well and the ones that suck. They also talk about password management and practices, and look at Apple’s leadership team 8 years after Steve Jobs’s passing.

Some Users Report Their Apple IDs Being Locked

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple and privacy

A number of users are reporting that their Apple IDs have been locked on their iOS devices, with the reason for the issue unknown.

How to Delete Your Private Data from Apple's Servers

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Reaching for Apple Security

Apple’s got a relatively new way that you can scrub your data from their servers, which includes all of your iTunes purchases, your iCloud info, and so on, and Melissa Holt will show you how.

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.

Reclaim iCloud Storage Space by Deleting Old Backups

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Running out of iCloud space? Check your device backups! Depending on how you migrated to any new devices, you may have old info stuck on Apple’s servers, and cleaning it out could save you money from not having to upgrade your storage plan.

How to Move Notes Between Accounts

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’ve got notes synced through several different accounts (such as through both iCloud and Google), then you might want to organize everything and move it all into one account instead. In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to get messy notes all cleaned up!

How to Use Find My iPhone Without Your Trusted Devices

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Learn how to generate an app-specific password

Once you enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you have to have one of your trusted devices to be able to recover the others, right? Yep. Totally. You’ll be lost without them! We kid, we kid. You can actually still log in to Find My [Device] online without using any verification codes, and we’ll tell you how in today’s Quick Tip! Sorry for scaring you like that.

Supercapacitors, VPNs, PRAM, and iCloud – Mac Geek Gab 716

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

Image of Supercapacitor plus text and Mac Geek Gab 716

Sometimes it doesn’t sound geeky but it is, other times it sounds geeky but it isn’t. With supercapacitors, VPNs, and PRAM on the list which path do you think your two favorite geeks are going to take you down today? You’ll just have to listen and learn!