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.
Apple demonstrated that it's continuing to improve iWork in the wake of the substantial overhaul last year with an update today that adds new features and upgrades the suite's effectiveness when sharing files in real time among large groups of people. In addition, it increased the maximum storage size for files and docs.
Well, Apple's future is getting close to becoming clear as the date for WWDC 2014 has finally been let loose. Looks like some tech journalists are going to be revamping any early summer vacation plans. Meanwhile, it feels like it's been so long since Microsoft had a hit that this week's news of how well Office for iPad did can't help but be a shot in the arm. Plus games, leaks, updates and new stuff all in this week's hottest news.
Following the release of Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPad, Apple is drawing attention to its own office suite with a visual overhaul of the online versions of iWork. The iCloud and Mac versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote all resemble their iOS 7 counterparts after today's update, bringing a common visual aesthetic to the Cupertino company's productivity suite regardless of which platform you prefer.
Every week, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
iCloud has proven to be a great service that is used by a lot of iOS and OS X users, but if you use another cloud service like Dropbox or Box, then you'll no doubt be frustrated when saving documents and having iCloud-supported apps asking you to save your document in your iCloud account. Fortunately, there's an easy Terminal-based approach that can disable this save feature for all iCloud-enabled apps that save to the service. Stick around and continue reading to learn how it's done.
Poor Samsung. Some of their marketing attempts backfire spectacularly, especially when they attempt to court celebrities. Not long ago we saw how Ellen DeGeneres was using her iPhone backstage despite her highly televised Samsung selfie at the Oscars, and now we find (via 9to5Mac) that LeBron James, Samsung's spokesman for its Galaxy Note line, fire off a tweet expressing his anguish that the phone erased all his data.