Now here's an odd twist: AOL's gestating web-based Alto email service appears to be going in reverse, notifying iCloud users that they're dropping support for Apple-based accounts in December. The irony is that the rest of the email world seems to be bending over backward to support millions of iOS device owners, so AOL's move appears to be a bit of a head scratcher indeed. Find out more about it in today's recap!
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end -- and today, the free 20GB iCloud storage ride is officially over for former MobileMe members, who must now start paying up like the rest of us.
There's no question about it. We had our hottest story of ever this week with the release of iOS 7. The 90 tips and tricks documented here was so popular you readers CRUSHED our servers. So we'll lead off with that article for the two of you who missed it this week, but please go easy on us, okay?
The dust has finally settled, and iOS 7 is available for all to enjoy, despite a bumpy ride on Wednesday as millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users raced to update their devices all at once, buckling Apple's servers for a good portion of the day. Now the attention turns to Friday's arrival of the new iPhones, and the insanity begins all over again...
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you're probably aware that Apple will release iOS 7 sometime today -- but you can already get a sneak peek at what it will be like to use by visiting iCloud.com.
Oh, the rumor mill is cooking now and Apple's doing a few things in the background to kick things up a notch. We've seen quite a few high quality leaked photos (if they're to be believed, that is; while this gaudy thing above might not be the gold iPhone Apple's supposedly working on, we've got no evidence the other is real either). And we're getting closer to a date announcement. The suspense is killing us!
Sorry, developers and those who were randomly invited early to the party: Apple's iWork for iCloud beta is no longer an exclusive club, as Cupertino has lifted the velvet ropes and made it available to anyone with an Apple ID.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Now that Apple's apparently smoothed out a lot of the kinks in iOS 7, it's finally starting to turn its attention to other upcoming updates. Today, Apple rolled out a new version of iCloud for developers, and it's chock-full of designs that more closely resemble's Jony Ive's extreme makeover for the Cupertino company's mobile OS.