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iCloud Gets a Facelift Ahead of iOS 7 Launch

9:36 AM, Sep. 18th, 2013 · · iCloud

Apple rolled out an update for its iCloud website ahead of Wednesday's official launch of iOS 7. The site refresh brings iOS 7's look and feel to the web-based versions of Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, and Find My iPhone.

2 Free iOS App For Music Discovery and More!

6:15 PM, Sep. 6th, 2013 · · iCloud

Free on iTunes

Discovering new music can be a challenge, but Vern Seward points out 2 free apps that will help in this week's Free on iTunes. NPR Music and musiXmatch. And there are more freebie as well.

Germany Lifts iCloud Mail Push Delivery Ban

12:42 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2013 · · iCloud

A German Appeals Court has given back some of iCloud's functionality in the country by lifting an injunction blocking the email push delivery feature. The injunction was part of a Motorola patent infringement lawsuit that alleged the email push notification feature Apple offers iOS users relied on technologies that weren't properly licensed.

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Losses like this have to sting in Google's executive offices. The price of owning Motorola Mobility keeps going up and so far there hasn't been a big payoff for that investment in the patent wars.

2 Free iOS Apps For The Shakespeare Lovers and More

6:30 PM, Aug. 30th, 2013 · · iCloud

Free on iTunes

Enjoy Shakespeare? Vern Seward points out two free iOS apps that'll help you get the most out of The Bard's master works in this week's Free on iTunes. They're called Shakespeare and SwipeSpeare, and he has some more freebies to share with you, too.

How to Set Your iOS Device Data to Auto-Destruct

3:30 PM, Aug. 24th, 2013 · · iCloud

Auto Destruct Sequence

There are many ways to safeguard the personal data that resides on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Sandro Cuccia shows you one of the best: enabling a feature on your device that will erase all data after ten failed passcode entry attempts. Yes, it's an iOS Auto-Destruct mechanism!

iBooks Update Improves iCloud Support Ahead of iOS 7 Launch

11:16 AM, Aug. 21st, 2013 · · iCloud

Apple released iBooks 3.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Wednesday with slim notes saying it improved compatibility with iCloud and iOS. iBooks is Apple's ebook reader app that's currently available only on iOS devices, but will be part of OS X Mavericks when it ships this fall.

Apple Unveils Flattened iCloud Beta to Match iOS 7

8:36 PM, Aug. 14th, 2013 · · iCloud

iCloud Beta

Apple unveiled a flattened design for its iCloud services Wednesday through the iCloud beta site. now sports an iOS 7 look and feel complete with a parallax effect in the background, translucent layers, and flattened apps that match the iOS 7 developer.

OSX & iOS: Browsing Made Portable

8:32 AM, Jun. 24th, 2013 · · iCloud

Browsing the web on an iOS device can be convenient in a pinch, but sometimes you just need a bit more screen real estate. Here's how to move that browsing over to the Mac without missing a beat.