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If You Were Waiting For an iMessage, It's Probably Not Going to Get Through

It looks like a load of Apple services are borked right now. So, if you're waiting for something important, best check by, you know, phoning or something. iMessage, iCloud documents, backup, Photo Stream, and iPhoto Journals all seem to be down and have been for some six hours or so. [Apple via Apple Insider] Read More >>

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iCloud's About to Look a Whole Lot More Like iOS 7

The slow creep of Jonny Ive's flat-friendly software design is starting to pick up its pace with the new beta version of iCloud.com. That scratchy old black background is now dreamy blue and blurry just like iOS 7. The app icons have lost a dimension, as well, and now look like their iOS 7 counterparts. Frankly, it looks lovely. Read More >>

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Dropbox Just Changed Everything About How You Use Apps

Way back when, Steve Jobs told Dropbox that it was a feature, not a product. Which was enough at the time. Except now, Dropbox's reach stretches wide enough, and its influence is great enough, that it just levelled up. It's not just syncing your files and folders anymore. It's trying to sync literally everything on your phone, tablet, and computer. Game saves, settings, contacts, notes — all of it, and on any phone or tablet you have. Read More >>

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Apple's New Google Docs Competitor Is Now in Beta

Apple's long-overdue stab at a cloud editing service has finally come to, well, some of the masses. If you happen to be an Apple developer, iWork for iCloud is available to you right now. Read More >>

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Apple Takes on Google, Microsoft with iWork for iCloud

Well this makes sense. Apple is trying to make iCloud more useful—a noble pursuit—and it is integrating the service into iWork. The new software suite, iWork for iCloud, works a lot like the old software suite except that everything you do in Pages, Numbers and Keynote happens in a web browser and gets saved in the cloud rather than on your hard drive. Read More >>

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iCloud Finally Looks Like It's Useful (Updating)

While all the hullabaloo at WWDC is focused on what iOS and OSX look like, we should be more concerned with whether or not they actually work. The late Steve Jobs did say over a decade ago that Apple focuses on not just the aesthetics of its products but also how they actually work: "It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." So you've got to wonder if Apple has finally fixed iCloud. Read More >>

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WWDC 2013 Predictions: Here Comes iOS 7, But What Else?

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) doesn't kick off until 6pm tonight, but the internet's been wildly speculating about the company's plans for months. Some of it is almost definite (hello, flat design) and some of it's absurd (stop it with this). Here are all the goodies we actually expect Tim Cook and his funky bunch to throw at us later today. Read More >>

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Apple Just Fixed a Huge Security Hole with Two-Step Verification

Apple just added two-factor authentication for iCloud and all your Apple accounts. It's a huge deal for security, and are a welcome boon to a security process that had proven full of holes that were frustrating to fix. You can enable it at the Apple ID page. Read More >>

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Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase 'Barely Legal Teen' in Them

Something really weird is happening to iCloud emails. It turns out, Apple is straight up deleting emails sent from iCloud email accounts that have the phrase "barely legal teen" in them. Like, if you sent out an email that included that phrase in the body of the message, it would never actually be sent to the person. Huh? Read More >>

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iCloud Threw All Its Toys Out of the Pram Today

Apple's iCloud portfolio of various streaming and syncing services has existed for two years. And in those two years, Apple still hasn't been able to keep it from regularly fucking up. It happened again today! Read More >>

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Apple's Just an Ordinary Company Now, Like Any Other

There used to be a time when Apple didn't make mistakes. When pretty much everything it put out was glitch-free. Not necessarily perfect, of course, but outages, serious bugs, and simple errors weren't anywhere to be seen. Recently, we've had bugs, we've had issues, we've had errors, and we've even gotten an iCloud status board. And as a result, Apple appears to be accepting that it is just an ordinary company now, like any other. Read More >>

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Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air

Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn't been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne. Read More >>

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Good News: Apple Still Uses Google Maps Where It Matters Most

Apple's new Maps may be a horror show, but at least they haven't fully permeated your iOS existence. As one redditor discovered recently, iCloud.com still uses Google Maps when you use its Find My Phone feature. It's a sweet oasis, in your time of greatest need. Read More >>

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Apple Says iCloud Isn't Broken For Anybody Anymore

Recently some iClouders have been having trouble with the service's email. The downtime made a bit of a mess for the roughly two million users it affected, but now Apple has apologised, and assured everyone that all the screwed up emails have made it through now. Read More >>

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Apple Really Doesn't Know How to Fix Its Massive Security Exploit

When Gizmodo alumnus Mat Honan got hacked, the point of entry for the hackers was through Amazon and Apple's lax security policies. Amazon immediately admitted its fault in the situation and updated its security policy accordingly. Apple? Well, Apple still doesn't know what do yet. Read More >>

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