Yesterday we reported that a number of iOS and Mac users in Australia were reporting that their iOS devices and Macs had been remotely locked by hackers demanding ransom to allow access to the devices.
A growing number of Australian iOS and Mac users have found their devices have been remotely locked and are being held for ransom. Hackers have locked the devices remotely via iCloud, and the compromised devices are displaying a warning message offering to unlock the device if a ransom is paid.
Two hackers from the Netherlands and Morocco, claim to have compromised the security of Apple’s iCloud based Activation Lock system to lock iOS devices.
iWork for iCloud users will see an update to the online office suite today, as Apple has added a range of new features to their online versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.
Apple has updated its iWork office suite across all platforms today, including Mac, iOS, and iCloud. The iCloud versions were the first to get an update, and now the Mac and iOS updates are also beginning to show up.
A new report says Apple may be looking to expand iCloud in iOS 8 by debuting iOS versions of OS X apps Preview and TextEdit. These additions, along with improved tools for developers who wish to integrate iCloud into their apps, are expected with the debut of iOS 8 later this year.
Apple warned you twice, and now it’s gone. As planned, Apple today has reduced the 25 GB of free iCloud storage given to former paid MobileMe down to 5 GB. If you had more than 5 GB of data being stored in iCloud, you’ll find that iCloud is no longer working for you.
Apple has started posting the status of its iOS Device Activation servers on its iCloud Status page. This will be a great spot to check if you’re having problems activating your new iOS device.
Apple has gone public with their iOS 7 inspired redesign of iCloud.com. The site has had a complete facelift, taking much of it’s new design cues from Apple’s iOS 7 operating system, due to be released on Wednesday.
It appears that Apple’s iWork for iCloud public beta has been so popular, that Apple has had to begun limiting access. So, that was totally unexpected, huh?
Apple has opened up the “iWork for iCloud” beta to all iCloud.com users, allowing them the chance to try out browser-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
Apple’s iCloud system status webpage shows multiple services down for some users. The services include iMessage, Backup, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, and Photo Journals. According to the webpage, the outage began around 12:30 AM ET.
Apple has just given their iCloud beta site a pretty dramatic makeover – and they took a leaf out of the iOS 7 design book to do it! As first noted by 9to5Mac, the beta.icloud.com site, available to all registered Apple developers and many consumers who have been invited to participate, has been completely redesigned with a flatter, smoother iOS 7-inspired look.
Apple is sending out emails to former MobileMe users that the free 20GB of extra storage they’ve been receiving since the transition to iCloud will be reduced to the standard 5GB plan on September 30th.
Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta has been available to developers for over a month – but according to 9to5Mac, Apple is now inviting non-developers to begin testing the new cloud-based document editing suite as well. Emails intercepted by 9to5Mac reveal that users are being asked to test out the new service and provide feedback to Apple on its functionality.
Apple recently introduced its iWork for iCloud beta during the Worldwide Developers Conference. Soon after, the company began sending invitations to try out the cloud based apps to registered developers.