Showing posts with label icloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label icloud. Show all posts

Monday, May 1, 2017

How to protect your Apple iCloud account

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Protecting iCloud Password/Data

`Turkish Crime Family’, a London-based group may not have access to the names and password of 250-million Apple iCloud account. However they have access to some unspecified number of accounts and that could be adequate reason to be cautious. The following are some insights in protecting your iCloud password and data and save yourself from losing it:

Backup susceptible data

The first thing essential is to back up the iCloud data and the easiest method of doing it for your iPhone; iPad or iPod is to back up your files of your device to your Mac or PC with iTunes backup. This can be done by –

  • Plugging your device to your Mac or PC with iTunes on 
  • Towards the left hand area in iTunes, under play the controls, you will find a tiny phone icon. You could click here where you will be taken to the menu of the device 
  • You could click on Summary towards the left-hand area 
  • Here you come across three boxes and you could opt for `Backups’ 
  • You could opt for automatically or manually back-up your device. If automatic is chosen, iTunes tend to start backing it up each time you are likely to plug your gadget in. 
  • The issue here is that iTunes does not tend to back up everything. For instance, it will not back up your information and settings for Apple pay, photos, already on iCloud or purchased iTunes together with App Stores content 
  • In order to be on the safe side, users need to change and secure their password

Utilise Passphrases Rather than Passwords

Apple could provide support in changing the passwords and not only by paying off the Turkish Crime Family. The other major sites such as Amazon, LinkedIn and Netflix tend to buy cracked password list and use one-way hashing counterparts in order to check for prevailing passwords and then reset susceptible passwords asking users to switch passwords.

 Apple has not does that so far though it considers doing the same depending on how huge the threat would appear to be. Since Apple is presently not doing the same, it is up to the user to do it. In order to change the Apple ID password, the user should sign in to their Apple ID account page in any browser and follow the reset your password instructions.

The new Apple ID password should comprise of at least eight characters, together with a number, an uppercase letter as well as a lowercase letter. Spaces, the same character three times in a row, your Apple ID or a password used the previous year are not permitted.

The user should be aware of not using dumb passwords like `abcdefgh, qwerty or password’ In order to create an easy and secured password, that would not tax your memory would be to utilise passphrases rather than passwords which would be easy to evoke.

Add layer of Protection – Two Factor Authentication

Once the password has been changed the user will have to change it on all the Apple devices. Thereafter it will be essential to add another layer of protection namely the Two-Factor Authentication – 2FA. When the 2FA is activated, the user can access his account from trusted devices only like your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Whenever you intend signing in for the first time to a new device, the two pieces of information is required, which is your Apple ID password and the six-digit verification code that is automatically shown on the trusted devices. For the purpose of utilising Apple 2FA, it is essential for the user to have a trusted phone number so that he can receive verification codes. The following steps can be taken to add a trusted phone number:

  • Go to the Apple ID account page 
  • Sign in with your Apple ID 
  • Click Edit by going to the Security section 
  • Click Add a Trusted Phone Number and edit the phone number

Trusted Devices – iPhone/iPad/iPod

The user is now ready for 2FA. In order to have a trusted device one would need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 9 and thereafter would need a Mac running OS X El Capitan or later that the user has already signed in with 2FA. In order to turn on Apple 2FA the following steps needs to be taken:

On iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iOS 9 or later

  • Go to Settings > iCloud > tap on Apple ID 
  • You could Tap Password & Security 
  • Tap Turn on 2FA
On Mac with OS X El Capitan or later

  • Go to the Apple menu > System preferences > iCloud > Account Details 
  • Then click Security 
  • Click Turn on 2FA 

This could be time consuming but considering how much work it would take for the user to replace the important music, photos, books or documents, should your Apple iCloud account be hacked, it would be worth the efforts taken for the same and the user would have saved important data from being lost.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to Fix Disappearing iPhone Passwords

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Dynamism in technologies seem to reverberate the entire world these days. With the advent of iPhones, iPod and several other gadgets the contemporary scenario is such, that none can imagine their life without these tech products. The gadget geeks are bent on locating new technologies that can bring the entire world on the tip of their fingers.

One of the customers had complained about the problem they faced which has been very commonly reported by several other users of these gadgets. This can be considered as an added privilege, besides all other perks that they enjoy.

The customer reported that on the previous week to protect himself from the crack that occurs on Apple’s iCloud; he changed his password that was associated with his Apple’s ID. It worked perfectly for a few days, but that was the beginning of a complete new set of abnormalities to come up. He said that he had an iPad Touch, affiliated to iOS 10.2.1 of 6th generation, that suddenly started to behave abnormally as it could no longer register the Apple and iCloud’s password.

Then he was seconded by some of his friends who were using iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s having reported the same problem. Some are still facing the same problem even after updating the software to new iOS 10.3. So you can well imagine that there are both pros and cons of these technologically advanced gadgets, but not to worry as these problems can be resolved with the help of these following measures.

  1.  The very first attempt is to try to set a new password. Sometimes this works as an immediate trouble shooter and you do not have to remember or note down your previous password while assigning a new one. 
  2.  Before discarding your iPhone, iPad, remember to check that your iCloud is upgraded and running under Server Status Page Of Apple, if you find that everything is rooted to cloud then be rest assured that the problem nowhere else but on your home page itself. This is applicable as iClouds have a tendency to go down from where the downfall occurs that to near to the home. 
  3.  Resetting iCloud is another a very hilarious measure to cure the upsurge. By this method you just have to uninstall your iCloud and then reinstall once again in this way you make Apple Pay disable and the photo streams photo also gets removed. Just follow the instructions after you have uninstalled make sure to delete it and then as follow up your troubles will be resolved. 
  4.  Restoring iCloud is another smart measure to unlock the password. You are just required to connect your device with your PC or Mac and restore it by using iTunes. This is the easiest way which is sure to give you desired results. This will not affect any other programming on your iPhones or iPad, but the net result could be achieved. 

With the aid of all these measures you are sure to recover your gadgets flexibility without much ado.

Friday, January 1, 2016

How to Free Up Space in iCloud


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Deletion of backups – Helpful in Conserving Valuable Storage in Apple’s iCloud


Deletion of numerous backups could be helpful in conserving valuable storage in Apple’s iCloud which is Apple’s cloud based content storage system for its Mac and iOS products. iCloud storage service of Apple can be utilised to stack photos, videos, device backups and much more in the cloud. Free space of 5GB is offered by the company to the users but since it is 5GB of space as per Apple ID and not per device, one may find themselves running short of space faster.

Though extra storage could be purchased from Apple, there are options of making up free space in the iCloud account prior to purchase of additional storage. In order to check how much space is being utilised, one could enter Setting on the iPhone or iPad and opt for `iCloud’ then click `Storage’ followed by `Manage Storage’.

There could be a possibility that the backups could be utilising most of the space and if the user has backups from the old device either from an iPhone 4 or iPad 2, which is no longer in possession, they could go ahead and delete the same, by clicking on the backup scroll which is towards the bottom, tap the `Delete Backup’.

Unwanted Items - Deleted


There could also be chances of backing up items which may not be needed and have it saved in the cloud. You could go to Setting and click on iCloud from where you could choose items which you would like to be saved to iCloud and delete whatever is not needed. This will ensure that it is not backed up when you perform a backup the next time.

A stress-free option to free up space in iCloud is to delete photos from backups and instead of having photos stored in iCloud, you could use one of the several third party cloud service which tend to provide more free space than Apple. Google Photos tends to offer unlimited storage for free. Besides this there is also Yahoo’s Flickr app, DropBox, Microsoft One Drive as well as Amazon Cloud Drive.

User could install these apps which automatically back up your photos and have the app start backing up the photos to a separate pool of storage. User would have a backup copy of the photos stored online and get to keep all of it in the iCloud storage whenever needed.

Disable Camera Roll Backups


Users may also disable Camera Roll backups wherein the photos are backed up to a different service. iCloud’s Manage Storage screen enables the user to manage `Document and Data where these are documents, settings, save games besides other bits of data which iCloud syncs between the various devices.

They depend on iCloud storage and files which are not of much importance can be deleted. One could tap an app under `Document & Data’ on the Manage Storage screen to see the files occupying space. User could swipe a file to the left and tap `Delete’ in order to erase it from the iCloud storage.

The user needs to be careful while deleting files since there could be a possibility of deleting important documents together with other files which could be of great importance.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

How to Enable the iCloud Drive App on iOS 9

 
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An Updated iCloud Drive - Hidden App in iOS 9

An updated iCloud Drive setting in iOS 9 allows a hidden app that helps in managing the entire file library. Users could go to Settings >iCloud > iCloud Drive > Show on Home Screen and after activating one will find a new icon on the home screen for the iCloud Drive application. Before the iOS 9, the only option to access files that were stored in the iCloud Drive account was on using a certain app for a specific file type. iOS did not have the dedicated app to view the files and it was frustrating for several users. iOS 9 provides an optional iCloud Drive app wherein it services as a file browser for all the files that are stored in one’s account. Once the iOS is updated, users can enable the iCloud Drive app with a few taps such as
  • Launch the Settings app on the iOS device
  • Scroll down till one finds the iCloud listing and select it
  • Tap on iCloud Drive
  • Set the show on home screen switch to the `On’ position
  • Press the home button on the device.

Functions on `Need to Know’ Basis

A white shiny icon with the iCloud Drive logo will show up on the home screen and on launching it, users can find the stored files that are available to view and edit. On the other hand if one tends to forget to enable the iCloud Drive app on updating, iOS then displays a prompt after some time asking if you would like to enable it. If the same is chosen but would not want the icon on the home screen you could follow the steps that are outlined to disable the app.

Apple, as a consumer hardware as well as software company has always shown users the functions on a need to know basis and at sometimes, hiding functions from view in order that everything works without user intervention. Apple is now changing that course with iCloud Drive where its cloud storage service which was released last year with iOS 8 and Mac OS 10.10.

According to 9to5Mac, it reports on an iCloud Drive app hidden inside the iOS 9 beta. Though not visible by default, one can bring iCloud Drive in view with simple toggle and thereafter view as well as manage the files stored in with Dropbox or Google Drive which will appear as an app icon on the phone together with the other apps.

Free Storage of 5GB for Files/Photos/Backups

Users of iOS 8 could only view the files from within the app which could be accessed through iCloud Drive. Yosemite enabled users in managing all their iCloud Drive files in a different folder which was similar to Dropbox as well as the other cloud storage app. Apple has been offering users free storage of 5GB for their files, photos as well as backups of their iOS devices. Though the app may not look much in organizing the files in a centralized iCloud Drive, the app makes it quite easy to access and would even make iCloud Drive a handy means for workflow. The iOS 9 public beta is available presently and the full version of iOS 9 would probably be launched later in the fall.
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

How to Manage Your iCloud Storage and Backups


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iCloud Backup – Feature Designed in iOS

Apple is aware that device backups tend to be useful when the process is regular and automatic; hence the feature is designed in iOS and managed by iCloud. Prior to iCloud, the prevailing backup method in iOS device was connected to a computer and synced to iTunes and as the other cloud services and streaming music became more prevalent, the need of syncing iPhone or iPad with iTunes became obsolete.

 iCloud is a better option than syncing with iTunes since it occurs automatically when a device is charging or connected to a Wi-Fi network. The iCloud backup comprises of information regarding the content that has been purchased and not the purchased content and when it is restored from an iCloud backup, the purchased content gets automatically downloaded from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store or App Store.

However some forms of contents do not get downloaded automatically in all countries and purchases done previously may not be available if, they tend to be refunded or are not available in the store.

Warns Users when iCloud Storage Full

The iOS device tends to warn the users whenever their iCloud storage gets full though managing iCloud storage could be a little different. Guidance is provided in managing the device from getting backed up regularly; manage iCloud storage, setting apps together with how to make the most of the current space without the need of upgrading to an expensive plan. iCloud being a primarily cloud service, one can manage storage setting on an iOS device or Mac and these options may not be available on iCloud.com.

One can navigate to the Setting app on an iOS device by scrolling down and tapping on the iCloud section. Next is the iCloud account which is associated with the device, with options for Family sharing available storage and what services can be presently synced to the iCloud account. With the use of toggle switches, one can opt to stop syncing Contacts, Calendars, Reminders etc. if other service is in use such as Exchange. To handle the iCloud space or upgrading to new plan, one can tap on the Storage heading.

Option to Delete Old Backups

Total storage is referred to the total iCloud space one has currently subscribed and if the storage available is less than 10 GB one would have difficulty in backing up the services. Apple had recently reduced the price of high capacity iCloud storage plan and to upgrade one can tap on the Change Storage plan option.

The plans are billed now on monthly basis instead of annually as earlier and the 200GB plan is appropriate if keen on having enough space to backup most of the content on the device. For the option to use iCloud Drive for increased number of documents or large content of photos, one could choose 500GB or 1TB.

The option to downgrade at any point of time is also provided if not intending in using the total storage amount. If one has upgraded recently, the iPhone or iPad, multiple iPhone or iPad backups tend to appear in iCloud’s list of backups and viewing these setting would indicate which backup file correlates to the device by showing `this iPad’ or `this iPhone’.

The user has the option to delete old backups of earlier devices to accommodate space while keeping the latest iPhone or iPad backups safe.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Apple to Implement App-Specific Passwords for iCloud

App-Specific Passwords for iCloud
Apple will have another form of protection for iCloud accounts and the company is scheduled to implement app specific password for third party programs to the cloud service. The company has offered a two-step verification of iCloud users with limited extra barrier in gaining access to the account where the change was initiated due to the celebrity photo leaks which occurred recently.

This unpleasant incident urged Apple to secure users iCloud accounts with both two-step verification as well as app specific passwords. The change for the need of app-specific passwords was put inplace recently.

For those who are unfamiliar with this concept, the app-specific passwords are used when app or service intending to sign into, does not support two-step verification. Instead of compelling to enter the account password, the user can create a single use app-specific password and eliminate any potential for account to be compromised.

Examples of when an app-specific password would be needed, is at the time of signing into iCloud account in Outlook with the help of email app on Android device or a third party calendar app.

Use Label/Name Easy to Identify App/Device

To create a certain password, the user needs to visit the My Apple ID website and opt for `Manage your Apple ID’ and thereafter sign into the iCloud account. Next the user can click on the `Password and Security’, option towards the left area of the page.

Towards the bottom of the security option, the user will come across a new section titled `Generate an app-specific password’, wherein the user can click on the link in order to create a specific password. When prompted to give the password a label or a name, the same should be used which would be easy to identify the app as well as the device on which it will be used.

For instance, if the app has been set up on new Moto X, the app’s name could be followed by `Moto X’, which would be easy to identify which app it is set on as well as the device. When the label has been saved, a password is presented which should be entered exactly as presented, inclusive of any dashes etc.; making note that it is case-sensitive.

Set Passcode Lock for Added Security

Once the first app-specific password is created, a `History’ link appears in the section used to create the password and on clicking on it, will provide a list of passwords, represented by the label name entered at the time of creating one as well as the date it was created.

Cancelling a password will sign the user out of the iCloud account on the respective device on which the password was used. The iCloud password is intended to protect the privacy of the information that is stored in iCloud as well as the ability to locate or remotely erase the device using `Find My iPhone’.

It is essential to change iCloud password regularly in order to protect private information. If iCloud is set up in iPhone, iPad or iPod, users should ensure to set up a passcode lock on the device for added security by following these options:Settings>General>Passcode Lock.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apple’s Updated iCloud Storage Plans


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At the recent iPhone’s launch event, Apple has updated its iCloud page reflecting its price changes trimming the prices on iCloud storage plans and the top level being offered is 1 terabyte of online storage for $19.99 per month or £14.99 in UK.

At the WWDC event 2014, Apple debuted iCloud Drive, which is a cloud storage service and one can back up any kind of file with the capability of accessing it from anywhere through the internet connection. The service is built in Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 wherein the iCloud Drive enables the user to back up important files, documents, photos which can be accessed from Mac computer, iPhone, iPad or PC.

Besides Apple, there are others who have been offering cloud storage. iCloud users will now get the opportunity of paying less on Apple’s online storage with the recent development of Apple’s updated iCloud page mentioning its price changes which are as follows:

- 5 gigabytes – free

- 20GB – 99 cents or 79p per month

- 200GB- $3.99 or £2.99 per month

- 500GB - $9.99 or £6.99 per month

- 1 terabyte - $19.99 or £14.99 per month

iCloud – Easiest Direct Choice of iOS Users

The earlier plans were offered at four levels with the 5GB being free while 10GB was $20 per year, 20GB for $40 per year and 50GB for $100 per year.For an abounding storage plans, Apple should be competitive in order to convince iTunes users to take advantage of the same though there are better deals through other storage sites.

 Sarah Mitroff, associate editor of CNET has made her comparison on storage plans with examples wherein Google Drive has been providing 15GB of free storage with charges of $9.99 per month for 1TB. Microsoft on the other hand offers 15GB for free with charges of $2.50 per month for user for 1TB though iCloud seems competitive when compared to sites like Amazon Cloud Drive and Dropbox.

iCloud seems to be the easiest direct choice for iOS users intending to store their content in the form of movies, music or any other files in the cloud which can easily sync their content with multiple iOS devices taking care that the contacts, appointments, reminders, photos, mail together with other items does not get disturbed across their iPhone and iPad.

iCloud to be More User Friendly 

Recently, iCloud got a black mark with the revelation that hackers had accessed certain accounts, releasing a number of nude photos of celebrity and though there was a denial from Tim Cook that poor online security was the outcome of the photo leak, the company did promise to improve iCloud’s security by sending alerts to users, should someone try to change their password or log into their account from any unrecognized device.

Apple on its part is striving to make iCloud more user friendly with a new iCloud Drive feature which will be working similar to Google Drive with same services as complete cloud storage site enabling the user to access directly in order to save as well as retrieve files, from and to the iOS device, a Mac, and Window PC which will probably be launched as part of iOS 8 on 17 September this year.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How to use iCloud space effectively



If you're a MobileMe user, you may receive regular emails from Apple asking you to reduce your storage space or to hand the wallet in an effective way. Few little useful information to quickly gain a few things up and handle the situation. You can work on your iCloud space from your Mac.

Just go to System Preferences, select iCloud, and then click Manage. On an iOS device, go to Settings, then to iCloud, then Storage / Backup and Manage Storage. The Backup section is certainly the most interesting. The thing is not known to all, but iCloud keeps a backup (for the back up the option should have enabled previously) all your iOS devices. In other words, it is not possible that you have in the cloud backups of iOS devices that you no longer own. The other one that can take up much space is they is backups itself.

To analyze the contents of a backup, you must look on each iOS device of which data are stored. For the "snapshot" of a backup, go to iCloud, Storage / Backup and Storage and select Manage your iOS device that you have in your hands. To avoid getting too big backup, consider empty it regularly. On the other hand, you can also uncheck items for which a backup is not absolutely necessary. The other one majorly occupies the storage is the mails. Apple suggests deleting messages from Trash and Junk folders.

The other solution is to archive old messages on the computer. To do this, just launch Mail, go to the Mailbox menu and select New Mailbox. Choose the location “On My Mac” and name the folder that will host your email iCloud. You can then select all the messages you want to archive, then go to the Message menu and select Move to. You do then is to choose the folder you created.

The transfer may take some time more. Note and it is logical that the emails in question will no longer be in the "cloud” and you cannot access it from your iPhone. Hence you have to sorting it through the applications. Then you do the cleaning in your applications you use with iCloud. If you use applications like Pixelmator or Preview with iCloud, you can quickly reach large numbers for storage. You can do, by selecting an application, select all the files stored or go case by case. Also remember to remove your cloud documents created by apps that you no longer need. To determine whether your efforts are paying off, do not hesitate to consult the gauge which is at the bottom of the dashboard iCloud.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A new iPad eye on the Mac

Two years after its introduction, the iPad still has no serious competition - no one can claim to rival the 15 million tablets Apple sold last quarter. The Cupertino for not resting on its laurels, and introduced a refreshed Apple TV.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Computer and mobile services: the battle of ecosystems is preparing


The Mobile World Congress 2012, which closed its doors a few days ago, was less opportunity for sensational ads that brilliant paradoxes. Unavoidable as a manufacturer Samsung introduced products disappointing, while a troubled company like HTC has surprised everyone.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wi-Drive: SSD External test for iPhone and iPad

In storage for iPhone and iPad, two competing trends: the cloud or the external drive Wi-Fi Wi-Drive is logically in the second camp, ignoring the popularity of icloud and Dropbox, Kingston offers an external SSD 16 GB or 32 connect to Wi-Fi to its iPad or iPhone. Practice? Useful? Relevant?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

iOS 5: good artists copy, great artists steal?

"Mistress, Luc has copied me, ah!”Since the submission of iOS 5, both sides start from the usual points of what would have been copied or not the new Apple in the competition. On the one hand, the very people who usually yell at war crime when the novelty of a smaller competitor comes from near and far from a concept to Apple today say that it is fair game. On the other, the most frenzied fans of Android laugh at what they see as a catch-up on the Google OS, which would have invented everything from A to Z. As usual, the truth is between two.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ITunes Match: some explanation of status icloud


A column of information in iTunes is used to find, as its name suggests, the "Status icloud" a piece after treatment with iTunes Match. It is active via the View menu> View Options. It may have seven different information and quite explicit in their titles.

However there is one that can sometimes seem incongruous. The criterion "Downloaded" indicates that this song in your iTunes library is uploaded to icloud because there was no iTunes Store. In contrast to standard "matched" that indicates that a local song was found on the iTunes Store.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

ITunes Match: what is it and how does it work?


iTunes Match is running and you will not have had the good surprise to see it happen in France. As announced by Apple this summer, the United States are served first. It is always the case when the labels are part of the ... things come to those who wait. In the meantime, here's a summary of what the Americans have discovered that night.
 
What is iTunes Match?

iTunes Match is one of the pillars of icloud, the new service offering in the cloud of Apple. It complements "iTunes in the Cloud." Little reminder with iTunes in the Cloud can redownload at will on their Mac or PC (provided they have iTunes), the iPad, the iPhone and iPod touch (or streaming on the Apple TV) the songs has been purchased over time from the iTunes Music Store.

ITunes Match: How to "clean up" the MP3


One of the interesting aspects of iTunes Match is its ability to restore luster to the music tracks that were encoded in low quality. It is this faculty that has earned this new service from Apple the qualifier of "washing" or "washerwoman." An "old" MP3 may indeed be turning into an AAC brand new and much better sound quality. All in a jiffy and with the blessing of joint Apple and labels. However, under certain conditions a blessing, magic has its limits. Explanations ...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Testimonials: The SuperDrive - II


Officiate at least two drives in the picture or video of weddings. The DVDs are then subject 'popular when it comes to pass his work to its customers "have a physical medium,' something 'to give, still waiting" says Nquoi. The USB key is not the same "value" (it does not fit either in a standalone player ...) and these files can represent a few gigabytes, you can not transfer them over the Internet.

It is true that the TV box or know how to use memory sticks, and a Dropbox account or an FTP server can handle (relatively) large volumes. But in a context of sharing that connects several individuals, the equipment they have and their relationship to technology are sometimes very far.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

OS X Lion: Understanding the puzzle of sandboxing


With OS X Lion, Apple has introduced many new features for users, but also for developers. One of them is the sandboxing applications, mandatory term for distributed applications through the Mac App Store. What is sandboxing? What changes does it for users? And especially that he changes for developers?

A sandbox with walls twelve feet high

It is traditionally possible for an application to access all data and software and hardware functions available. This logic, which makes the operating system on the front of the stage, has allowed the development of many system utilities, drivers, and most advanced applications. In this case, an application is free to come and go on his playground, and to do what she wants.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Apple and iCloud Developers

Less than a week of opening icloud the public Apple breaks new pedagogy for developers iOS. This is to optimize the weight of their applications, knowing they are backed up daily in the cloud when you're in the presence of Wi-Fi. Some good practices should be observed on the place - inside the application - that stores its different data, to prevent them from being sent to icloud. The idea with icloud is that the user can find it on any of its IOS devices (or new) applications, documents and settings.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

icloud Preview



iCloud.com is open, and finally if you have a developer account at least. Preview the new images.  The site provides access to webmail, calendar and address book online to all who have an account icloud. If you have a MobileMe account, you will have to transfer the data to icloud, but the link is idle. We note in passing the use of pop-up identical to those of IOS.

Behind the login screen, there are the traditional choices of application. There is Mail, Address Book, Calendar, Find My iPhone and a newcomer with iWork. As expected, the iDisk has disappeared, as well as the MobileMe galleries.  All web applications have been updated with each time an alignment IOS versions. Mail Webmail is similar to the iPad, the Address Book Contacts on iPad, the Calendar to iCal. The rendering is really excellent and is very close to native applications. 

The tab does iWork is currently only highlight the integration of the three applications icloud IOS. We assume that we can then access documents stored on the cloud from the Apple interface. iCloud.com is wide open to all modern browsers: the site works on Safari course of Chrome that uses the same rendering engine, but on Firefox, Internet Explorer. An error message appears with Opera 11.50, but the site is still accessible. The animations are still largely reserved for Safari ... Not surprisingly, JavaScript is essential for the proper functioning of the site as not fail to explain an error message if you try to use without iCloud.com. We should not imagine not feeding icloud: You must accept cookies to access the site.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Amazon, The Best and Foremost Enemy of Apple Part.IV



Material on which Amazon released a very comfortable margin of 48%: for a little over three years, the bookseller hybrid business model to be closer to that of Apple. The next step, which should confirm this transition, the tablet will Kindle, announced by the rumor and, as it confirmed by Jeff Bezos. While Apple's closed ecosystem with software and services, Amazon goes in the opposite direction and will close with hardware ... Android. Amazon has not cluttered with the creation of an OS in a few months, it has privatized virtually a third OS to be able to offer almost a clean version.

Amazon was a partner in the first hour of Google: the couple face + iTunes iPhone, the firm of Mountain View has used Amazon as a content provider for Android Smartphones. Amazon MP3 application, installed on all or most Smartphones Android and not far from impossible to remove, serves as equivalent of the iTunes Store.

Amazon obviously has its own applications on Android, but the company goes further in recent months, it operates its own application store for Android. The Amazon AppStore, it is called, is a true rival to the Android Market: it has a mechanism of editorial control, offers a free daily application fee, and even allows testing applications directly into the browser through an Android emulator!

Amazon has enough weight to have managed to bend the AT & T, which ultimately allowed the installation of third-party shopping for Android users can download the Amazon AppStore. Google is certainly a well-known brand in the United States and elsewhere, but Amazon is less familiar and has the advantage of being established for a long time. Kindle said the company's presence in the material, while the family is eclipsed by Nexus brand Droid operator Verizon. At the selection on the eve of the holiday season, Amazon could buy up the ante with a shelf under a Kindle Android in which it is deeply integrated.

A tablet may be the best competitor of the iPad, but also, paradoxically, its greatest ally against the other tablets Android - found the game at three music stores. Amazon certainly seems to be the worst enemy of Apple...