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Apple’s iCloud is experiencing issues across more than a third of its services

Multiple iCloud tools are currently down for users around the world. Apple's cloud storage and cloud computing service includes features such as iCloud Drive, Photos, iCloud Mail, iCloud Calendar, and Find My iPhone.
Computing

How to protect your iCloud account

From Chinese hacking to identity theft, it's not surprising if you're a little worried about your iCloud data. Here's how to protect your iCloud account with a few simple security steps. It will only take a few minutes, and we'll walk you…
Mobile

There’s no silver lining for iCloud users, and Apple needs to fix it

Apple has made few tweaks to its iPhone backup service, iCloud, in the last seven years since it was introduced. Still limited to a stingy 5GB with little option to configure, it’s time Apple made some changes.
Mobile

If you’re using iCloud for photos, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s a better way

Google's cloud-based storage solution offers far more than Apple's, even if you have to work a little more for it. Here's why you should opt for Google's offering over Apple's, and how to properly utilize it once you do.
Mobile

Here’s how to restore contacts on an iPhone from iCloud

Accidentally losing a contact or deleting an important one from your iPhone can be a panic-inducing experience, but after a deep breath and a quick trip to the iCloud, everything will be back in order.
Photography

RAW Power app means seamless iCloud integration for editing RAW on the go

Building on the success of the desktop program, the new RAW Power app allows photographers to sync their RAW edits with iCloud. The app includes several different nondestructive editing tools.
Computing

How to use iCloud for backups on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Need more space on your iPhone? Check out our comprehensive guide on how to use iCloud to free up some space on your MacOS or iOS devices. It also works with Windows, but isn't that what Dropbox and OneDrive are for?
Apple

Amazon gives Alexa iCloud support as Apple reportedly preps its own speaker

With the update, Echo users can now ask Alexa for updates on appointments made through iCloud and even add events without ever using their Apple device. The feature is currently live in the U.S., U.K., and Germany.
Mobile

WhatsApp continues to make app safer, adds encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has made its app even safer with the addition of encryption for iCloud backups, closing a potential loophole in the encryption of its messages that could have allowed hackers to gain access to messages.
Mobile

New report verifies some iCloud credentials stolen by hacking group targeting Apple

Hackers are attempting to extort Apple by threatening to wipe iCloud accounts and connected devices unless Apple pays a ransom. It's unclear exactly how many accounts were accessed.
Computing

How and why Apple is taking charge of its own cloud services

Cloud services underpin Apple’s most widely used apps, but the company currently relies on some of its biggest competition to keep things running smoothly.
Computing

Meet Optimized Storage, MacOS Sierra's best kept secret

MacOS Sierra does a lot of cool stuff. But there’s one feature that you’ll probably get more use out of than all the others combined, and it’s an easy one to miss - Optimized Storage.
Web

Apple adds new top-tier iCloud storage option of 2 terabytes for $20 per month

Apple is expanding its iCloud storage service by offering up to 2TB for $20 per month. The move comes just one week before the launch of the iPhone 7, and some speculate that the new tier could have to do with a new 256GB iPhone model.
Mobile

Celebgate: Second hacker faces jail time for stealing nude pics

A Chicago man faces jail time for operating a phishing campaign that enabled him to gain access to private pictures and videos in 2014's "Celebgate" scandal. The offender, Edward Majerczyk, is the second person to be charged in connection…
Mobile

Apple argues internally over the future of iCloud, report claims

Apple can't agree on what to do with iCloud, a report claims. However, changes are on the horizon that could vastly improve the iCloud system for both users and developers. It might just take a while for Apple to implement them.
Mobile

Apple picks apart FBI’s ‘reckless’ and ‘uninformed’ argument in scathing new brief

In a court filing, Apple rejected the government's legal arguments for compelling it to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. It characterized the FBI's order as a violation of its free speech rights.
Web

Apple signs deal to power part of iCloud with Google Cloud Platform

In a move that sees Apple working with one of its chief competitors, the company has signed a deal to power part of iCloud with the Google Cloud Platform, reducing its reliance on Amazon Web Services.
Mobile

Celebgate: Pennsylvania man to plead guilty for hacking stars’ nude photos

The infamous "Celebgate" hack of 2014 that saw nude pictures of Hollywood stars land on the Web was partly the work of a Pennsylvania hacker. Ryan Collins is set to plead guilty for his involvement in the scandal and faces a jail term of up…