iCloud

‘Calendar Spam’ Invitations Continue to Plague iCloud Users

iCloud users continue to be plagued by "calendar spam" invitations, causing their calendars to be filled with random events. The issue was first noticed in 2016, notes MacRumors, explaining that Apple said it was "actively working to address this issue" by "identifying and blocking suspicious senders." The most common method that victims are targeted is by...

iCloud Mail Web Interface Redesign Available in Beta

The web version of iCloud Mail is finally seeing a visual update to match macOS Big Sur and iPadOS 14 after being stuck on its iOS 7 look for the last several years. According to 9to5Mac, the latest beta for iCloud on the web has updated the user experience for iCloud Mail. The updated experience looks similar to...

Apple iCloud to Let You Assign Recovery Contacts and Digital Legacy

If you can’t login to your Apple devices, you’ll soon be able to assign Recovery Contacts for your iCloud account, as announced at WWDC21. These contacts you assign will be able to send you a code to log back into your devices. Also, there’s now a Digital Legacy feature for iCloud, to let someone you...

Apple iCloud Mail Issue: Email Slow and Not Working for Some Users

Apple has confirmed there’s an ongoing issue with its iCloud Mail service right now. According to the company’s System Status page, iCloud Mail has been dealing with an issue since 6:30am PDT/9:30am EDT, with the service being “slow or unavailable” for some users. As of writing, the issue is still ongoing and should hopefully be...

Apple Makes User Data Less Secure in China: NYT

Apple makes much of their commitment to privacy, but when it comes to China their principles are much more flexible. In July 2018, when Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) agreed to a deal with state-owned telco China Telecom to move users' iCloud data belonging to Apple's China-based users to the latter's servers, the shift raised concerns...

Apple to Retire iCloud Documents and Data Sync Service in May 2022

According to a new Apple support document spotted by the folks over at MacGeneration, the iCloud Documents & Data sync service will be discontinued and replaced entirely with iCloud Drive in May 2022. Apple notes that if you are using iCloud Documents & Data, your account will be migrated to iCloud Drive after this date....

How to Transfer iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos

Apple recently launched a new tool for its customers to transfer photos and video from iCloud to Google Photos, as spotted by MacRumors. "You can request to transfer a copy of your iCloud Photos—photos and videos associated with your Apple ID—to another service,” explains the Apple Support document, adding the service is currently only available in...

4TB iCloud Storage Now Possible as Apple One Storage is Added on Top

After launching Apple One subscription bundles this morning, it’s now also possible to get 4TB of iCloud storage for the first time. How? The included iCloud storage with Apple One plans are added on top of any existing iCloud storage plan, so if you have a nearly maxed out 2TB plan, the Premier Apple One...

Italian Competition Watchdog Launches Investigation of Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox

Italy's competition authority has opened an inquiry into Google, Apple, and Dropbox over their contracts for cloud computing services. A new report from TechCrunch explains that Italy's competition regulator — the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, or AGCM — is investigating whether the three companies failed to properly indicate how their services would collect...

How to Access and View iCloud Photos on the Web and Apple’s Photos App

If you’re new to iOS, Apple has uploaded a new tutorial detailing how to access and view iCloud Photos on the web and within the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. "iCloud Photos automatically keeps every photo and video you take in iCloud, so you can access your library from any device, anytime...

How Apple’s Family Sharing Works Across Devices [VIDEO]

If your household is an Apple family with multiple devices, Family Sharing is an essential feature to let members use your apps and services. Apple has uploaded a new video detailing how family sharing works with up to five other people. Check out the video below: https://youtu.be/I6vZd14FsJ4 "Family Sharing makes it easy for you and...