Tag Archives: iCloud

Apple announces new 2TB iCloud storage option for $20/month

Apple has today launched a new 2TB iCloud storage option, with roughly 8 days before the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone. The new plan will give users 2TB of iCloud storage and will run them a hefty $19.99 a month. While it may be unrelated, launching a new tier could possibly be tied to the iPhone 7 having a 256GB storage option. This…

Tons of iCloud services down right now

Yesterday, Apple Music was down for some users. Despite Apple never officially admitting such an outage, but now even more iCloud services are down. This includes the iOS and Mac App Stores, Find My Device, iWork for iCloud, calling between devices, and iCloud Photo Library. This time, however, Apple has officially stated via its iCloud System Status…

Latest iOS 9.3 beta now encrypts iCloud backups with device passcode

According to a post on Reddit, users who attempt to restore a device via iCloud backups in iOS 9.3 will be promoted to enter the passcode that was set on the device that created that backup. Earlier reports claimed Apple was working on encrypting iCloud backups in such a way that it didn’t have the key, and this may be the solution they have come up…

WSJ: Apple is working on encrypting iCloud backups

The Wall Street Journal is following suite with several other reports from earlier this year stating that Apple will be encrypting its iCloud backups in a way that even Apple itself could not access the data without the password. While iCloud backups are encrypted right now, Apple holds the key. This means that if the government has a valid warrant, Apple…

Man behind iCloud photo leak now pleading guilty to phishing scheme

Sometime within the 2014 timeframe, a set of explicit photos were leaked to the internet. Today, it is believed that the man behind the attack has been charged with felony computer hacking after obtaining the passwords to Gmail and iCloud accounts form over 100 people, the majority of which were celebrates, via Department of Justice. 36-year-old Ryan…

The TiP Weekly: Continuing battle between Apple vs FBI, beta software releases, rumors of next generation iOS devices, and more!

Welcome to The TiP Weekly, where we summarize the weeks news and suggest some of our favorite apps, podcasts, albums, and more! This week saw the continuing battle between Apple and the FBI, new developer beta software releases, rumors of the iPhone SE as well as rumors of a 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Quite a bit of news dropped this week, so be sure…

Apple to ramp up iCloud backup encryption and iOS security

Today, the New York Times and Financial Times are reporting that Apple engineers are now actively developing and testing new encryption methods for iCloud backups and iPhone hardware. The goal is to have a device that even Apple couldn’t break in to if they were asked again to create an iPhone backdoor. This would not only close the gate for FBI…