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What Is 'The Cloud' -- And Where Is It?

There’s at least one funny joke in Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won’t work. “Nobody understands the cloud,” he says. “It’s a fucking mystery!” He’s kind of right.


If Your iCloud Password Is On This List, Change It Before You Get Hacked

Somebody just uploaded a password-hacking tool called iDict to GitHub that promises to use good old fashioned brute force techniques to crack iCloud passwords. The tool also claims to be able to evade Apple’s rate-limiting and two-factor authentication security that’s supposed to prevent brute force attacks. But it’s not quite as bad as it sounds.


How To Get Handoff To Actually Work In OS X Yosemite

If you’re anything like me, you were really excited to try out the new Handoff feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. And you were equally disappointed when you updated all of your software, and the damn thing didn’t work. Fear not, fellow computer user! With Apple’s help, I managed to get Handoff working, and you can too.


How To Make Sure You're Visiting The Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you’re visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here’s what you need to know.


Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China’s government could be tracking their every move.


You Need To Create Unique Passwords For Third-Party Apps Using ICloud

Now iCloud’s two-step authentication is back up and running, Apple is doing everything it can to keep your data secure. And in the case of apps that don’t support two-factor authentication, that means creating new, unique passwords.


New iCloud Tool Lets You Check If Second-Hand iPhones Are Stolen

Buying a second-hand iPhone can be a gamble, with the chances of ending up with a locked device relatively high. Now, Apple has launched an iCloud tool that lets you check if the iPhone in question is legit.


Report: Apple Knew Of Security Problems Long Before iCloud Breach

A software developer is accusing Apple of brushing off a serious iCloud security flaw that he alerted the company to six months before the recent iCloud celebrity nude photo stealing scandal. Balic is sharing his email correspondence with the company to make a point: that Apple should treat would-be white hat hackers who point out bugs seriously.


iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back And Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing — and a highly publicised, unfortunately timed security breach — iCloud’s two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica.


Apple's New iCloud Pricing Plan Gives You A Terabyte For $25

Apple just made its new iCloud pricing plans official. Here’s what extra storage in Apple’s walled garden is going to cost you in Australia.


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