Sooo, anything special happen this week? Anything make the news? Oh yeah, I think there was a little something called Apple and they unveiled a new device or two. Soooo, what'd you think? We've got some recaps of what went down and what you need to know in case you missed it, so strap in to relive the moments of the week that was.
At this writing, it's only been 48 hours since Apple's big media event on Tuesday, which means we're entering that phantom zone before iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 models are actually available. Thankfully, Apple is ramping up for next week in stages, starting with new iCloud storage plans now available, and we've also got an advance look at one of the new third-party keyboards coming to iOS 8 in today's Morning Report.
By next week, the hottest stories will all be features unveiled in the newest release of iOS 8 and of course, the iPhone 6. And maybe, just maybe, we'll also be talking about the iWatch. It's only a matter of time, so while you wait, lets see what else has been going on.
The first week of September is wrapping up, and that means Apple's big media event next Tuesday is only one weekend away! Our Morning Report wraps up the week by taking a look at a new security measures being added to iCloud, as well as a pair of new iPhone-connected gadgets you're sure to enjoy. Click to read more!
There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.
The essentially spotless reputation of Apple's widely used iCloud service was dealt a serious blow this weekend when word emerged that several celebrities discovered that private photos of themselves had made their way onto the Internet at large. Word emerged yesterday via NBC News that Apple is working closely with the FBI to investigate the leaks, but this morning the Cupertino company claimed the leaks weren't really iCloud's fault. Instead, it was the fault of weak passwords.
Would you take a bath in ice-cold water to help raise awareness for a disease that affects nearly 6,000 Americans each year? That's exactly who two of Apple's most high-profile executives did this week, and the challenge continues to be passed on to others. Today's Morning Report also looks at Apple's Chinese iCloud data and what to look forward to with Shutterfly's cloud-based photo service now that it's out of beta.
Earlier today some owners of Apple devices with the two-step authentication process enabled started noticing that the service had been extended to their iCloud.com accounts, thus requiring them to enter a verification code before their they could access them. By the middle of this afternoon, the service had been pulled from many of the accounts that first noticed it.
This month in Mac|Life magazine, we detail the many ways in which iCloud can improve your life, we examine Apple's CarPlay, and we show you how to start podcasting, how to secure your Mac, and much more! (Click through for a detailed table of contents.)
Around two weeks ago, hackers identifying themselves with names like "Oleg Pliss" started holding iOS devices and even Mac computers hostage in exchange for payment — but now they've been caught in their Russian homeland.