Tag Archives: iCloud

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…

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…

TiP Year in Review: First generation products, services, and more

2015 was a big year for Apple, the company unveiled a lot of new first-generation products, services, and accessories. There’s a lot to cover and this could easily become a long 3,000 word post (post edit: it is), but we’ll only be going over the essentials. Products Starting in March with Apple’s Spring Forward event, the company first started with…

Find my Friends added to iCloud for Web

Today Apple has updated its iCloud web-app to support Find my Friends, allowing users to easily find friends and family through their Mac or PC. The app has been around on iOS for quite some time but it’s now becoming a universal application by way of web apps. Find my Friends will display friends and family on a map and it will also alert users when a…