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If you've ever accidently deleted a file in a cloud service (or worse had someone delete a shared file) you know that any restore feature is a god send. Apple recently launched its own file restore feature for iCloud.com users that resurrects files, contacts, calendars and reminders. The new featu...

August 14th 2015 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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A huge celebrity nude leak scandal took the internet by storm last year -- now, an unsealed federal search warrant gives us a peek into the FBI's investigations. Apparently, the feds used phone records and IP to track one of the computers used to access the celebrities' compromised accounts in Oct...

June 11th 2015 at 9:04am 0 Comments
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Successful hack attacks often happen not because of tricky coding, but plain old "social engineering" -- ie, conning people. A Github researcher called "jansoucek" has discovered an iOS exploit that works on that principal to steal people's iCloud passwords. The latest version of iOS, 8.3, apparen...

June 11th 2015 at 4:27am 0 Comments
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You no longer have to be a beta tester (or work at Apple) to give the new Photos app a spin. The Cupertino crew has released the finished version of its OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update, which centers around the more powerful and iOS-friendly picture management hub. Yes, you can now kick iPhoto to the...

April 8th 2015 at 12:17pm 0 Comments
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Until you, if you'd wanted to use Microsoft Office on iOS, you'd have been stuck using Dropbox, OneDrive or SharePoint to store your files online. For some reason, Apple's home-grown storage service was a notable absentee, but thankfully one that has been now remedied. In the most recent update, M...

February 17th 2015 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Apple has long had dreams of bringing more manufacturing to the US, but the reality has been harsh at times -- the Arizona sapphire plant it helped build went down the tubes last year after its key partner, GT Advanced, went bankrupt. However, the tech giant has at least managed to salvage someth...

February 2nd 2015 at 10:26pm 0 Comments
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An update to Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker software now makes it easier for bad guys to bypass Apple's vaunted new two-factor authentication to steal your iCloud stuff. As before, the hackers would need some information to start with -- either your Apple ID/password plus a two-factor code, or a digita...

December 18th 2014 at 8:08am 0 Comments
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What do you do when you're the CEO of Apple and hackers are targeting Chinese users of your iCloud service? You set up a meeting with the vice premier of the country, Ma Kai, to discuss what can be done to protect the data of users and how to strengthen communication between your company and the Ch...

October 22nd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Following reports yesterday that China was secretly collecting data from iCloud users, Apple has confirmed to Dow Jones that it is aware of network attacks on its service. The iPhone maker said it knows about "intermittent organized network attacks" on people who were trying to access iCloud.com,...

October 21st 2014 at 2:18pm 0 Comments
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Notorious for the constant surveilling and censorship of its people, the Chinese government appears to be at it again -- this time with Apple iOS users. According to a report from GreatFire.org, a website that focuses on privacy matters, China has secretly started collecting iCloud data through wh...

October 20th 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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If you've been a bit confused over the various iCloud security tweaks and alterations that have cropped up over the past few months, you're absolutely not alone. Apple's two-factor authentication, the company's recent security tweak that pushes more notifications of account activity to your variou...

October 17th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments