When Apple discoutinued their paid MobileMe service last year in favor of the free iCloud service, they offered former MobileMe subscribers an extra 20GB of storage. They have now extended that offer for an additional year.
Apple launched it’s iCloud.com cloud services portal to the public on Thursday. Previously only available in beta format to developers, the site is now available for all iCloud users, allowing them to share content and information over multiple devices.
Normally, iCloud users get 5GB of free storage. However from now on, Apple employees will get a whopping 50 free gigabytes on Apple’s cloud platform, which would cost $100 a year to the consumer.
Following this weekend’s account of how hackers were able to gain access to Wired writer Mat Honan’s iCloud account and destroy his digital life, both Apple and Amazon have responded by taking measures to tighten their security.
Following this weekends news of how Mat Honan’s iCloud account (and thereby many of his other accounts) were compromised by a clever hacker, Honan has now updated his original post explaining exactly how the hacker was able to gain access to his accounts.
There’s an easy way to access all of your files stored in iCloud directly from the Finder! Here’s how to access them, and how to create a shortcut to quickly navigate to the folder in the future.
Wired writer Mat Honan shared a real-life horror story about how his iCloud account was compromised, giving the hacker access to all of his data, and resulting in his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air being remotely wiped.
Despite being late to the game (Apps like Byword and iAWriter beat Apple to the punch), Apple has done a great job on Documents in the Cloud. We’ll show you what it can do and how you can take advantage!
It’s been a big day for updates from Apple so far due to the release of OS X Mountain Lion, and I’m sure we haven’t seen the end of it yet! Apple has released updates for their Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for iOS with full support for Documents in the Cloud.
In a continuation of their ongoing international rollout of iCloud-related services, Apple has launched iTunes Match in both Poland and Hungary, although their have yet to update their official availability list to reflect the launch.
Alongside the release of iOS 6 beta 3 to developers, Apple has now begun rolling out iCloud.com email addresses to iCloud mail users, making a transition away from the “me.com” addresses associated with MobileMe.
Apple has now activated a new iCloud.com beta site for registered iOS developers featuring the two new web apps, as well as new beta versions of other iCloud.com apps.
After Mobile Me was terminated by Apple on June 30th, another legacy cloud service, iWork.com is also going to the grave Apple announced today.
Following the launch of iCloud last year, Apple placed an official expiration date on Mobile – the service that it replaced. That expiration date has now arrived, and as of midnight ET on June 30, MobileMe has officially been shut down.
As we warned back in May, Apple is shutting down MobileMe this Saturday, June 30. After that, it’s an iCloud world. There’s still time to get your stuff migrated over to iCloud or another service.
Apple is currently experiencing a major outage affecting a number of their online services, including iCloud, iMessage, the developer center, and even the iTunes store. The issue appears to be fairly widespread, affecting a large number of users.