Apple Beta Testing Improved iCloud Photos Interface

· Jim Tanous · Product News

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Apple is now beta testing a number of improvements to iCloud.com Photos, including a new sidebar, easier navigation between photos, and initial support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Apple's Tribes and Cloud Services – TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-01

· Dave Hamilton & Adam Christianson · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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There is a long history of tribes discussing, analyzing and, yes, chastising Apple. That’s more true today than it ever has been… or is it? How much of the past reflects in the future? Those very same tribes often talk about Apple’s need to increase the amount of free iCloud storage provided to each user. Are they right? Join TDO today as John Martellaro, Adam Christianson and Dave Hamilton discuss!

Apple Says It's Working to Fight iCloud Calendar Spam

· Jim Tanous · News

The iCloud Calendar spam problem is getting worse, and users are helpless to stop it. Thankfully, Apple has confirmed that it’s working on a solution, but we don’t yet know how much of this questionable canned meat we’ll need to swallow before the company gets this right.

Apple Fixes Two-Factor Authentication Setup Bug

· Jeff Gamet · News

iCloud two-factor authentication setup bug fixed

HomeKit in iOS 10 requires Two-Factor authentication if you plan to remotely control or monitor your smarthome devices. That isn’t a big deal, unless you’re one of the unlucky few who were blocked from switchting to Apple’s more secure password authentication system. The good news is that Apple finally fixed the issue, so HomeKit can be more that your in-home personal assistant again.

Can't Remotely Control Your HomeKit Devices? Enable iCloud Two-Factor Authentication

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

Home app iCloud Two-Factor authentication failure preventing remote device control

If you upgraded to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, and tvOS 10 on your fourth generation Apple TV and now can’t remotely access your HomeKit devices, there’s probably an easy fix for that. Odds are you haven’t enabled iCloud Two-Factor authentication, which HomeKit in iOS 10 and tvOS 10 requires. Read on to learn how to get set up.

Quick Tip: iCloud Can Now Backup and Restore Health Data

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

In the past, switching to a new iPhone meant your options were limited if you wanted to bring along your Health data. Fortunately, Apple recently gave us a new option, but there are still some caveats.

Apple's iCloud gets 2TB Storage Tier Ahead of iPhone Launch

· Jeff Gamet · News

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Apple quietly added a 2TB storage option for iCloud subscribers, doubling the previous high end tier. The company quietly added the new level this week, leading to speculation that the company’s September 7th media really will include a new iPhone with 256GB storage.

Photos: Downloading iCloud Photo Library Pictures

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip is about iCloud Photo Library. What are your options for it? How do you make sure all of your pictures have been downloaded to your Mac? And what if you need to download just a specific set of your stuff? We’ll explain it all!

How to Create an iCloud Shared Album

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Are you looking for an easy and secure way to instantly share your vacation photos with friends and family? We’ll show you how to set up an iCloud Shared Album in today’s Quick Tip. Come check it out!