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World Backup Day: Let's be careful out there

On the old 1980s cop drama "Hill Street Blues", Sergeant Phil Esterhaus started off each episode with a briefing ending with the line "Let's be careful out there." While he was showing concern for his team of police officers, the same line is very...

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Google Drive goes to war with iCloud and Dropbox with insane price drop

Google has made it clear for years that they're determined to be the number one name in the cloud storage game, but with their latest price drop they're declaring war on their competitors. While iCloud gives 5 GB of storage for free to all Apple...

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‚ÄčA roundup of last week's app reviews on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for app news and announcements, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you...

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Steve Wozniak thinks modern dependence on cloud services comes with a loss of security

In just a few short years cloud technology has revolutionized how society interacts with computers in ways not seen since the introduction of the hard drive. It allows us to share knowledge, quickly access troves of information without sacrificing...

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How to fix an iPad that's been disabled after entering the wrong passcode

Have you ever picked up your iPad, only to discover it has been disabled by your curious children who entered the password too many times? Or maybe you've done it yourself when you've forgotten the passcode you created a month ago? if you enter in...

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iOS 7 bug lets you turn off Find My iPhone without authorization

Find My iPhone is often the best tool for finding a stolen device, especially since the phone prompts a user for their password before allowing the feature to be turned off. But now, a bug found in iOS 7.0.4 by Bradley Williams seems to allow...

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Help family members keep track of Apple ID/iCloud details with TUAW's fill-out form

Now that the gift-giving season is winding down, you may have a less tech-savvy relative who has suddenly found themselves with a shiny new Apple product. Whether they're getting started with an iPhone, iPad or MacBook, there's one thing...

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iCaltoGCal.com syncs your iCloud calendar to Google Calendar

If you have ever tried to add your iCloud calendar in Google Calendar, you probably saw this error: "Could not fetch the URL because robots.txt prevents us from crawling the URL." That's because the https://www.icloud.com/robots.txt file tells "web...

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Apple updates iWork iCloud beta with new collaboration tools

The ongoing beta of Apple's iWork for iCloud received an update today that delivers new features aimed at improving collaboration. New features for Keynote, Numbers and Pages in iCloud are fully explained when you first activate the apps on...

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OS X Server for Mavericks now showing up in Mac App Store

There was a time when installing and configuring Mac OS Server or OS X Server was no modest undertaking; it was an entirely different operating system build, requiring a reinstall or upgrade to get at the yummy workgroup nougat center of Apple's...

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Apple teases new iWork for iCloud coming 'in a few short hours'

Apple has begun placing teaser banners on the iWork for iCloud apps, including Pages, Keynote and Numbers. When logging onto iCloud.com and selecting one of the iWork apps, users are now greeted with this banner above their iWork documents: We're...

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AOL Alto webmail client dropping support for iCloud in December

AOL has reached out to iCloud users of its Alto webmail client to announce it will be dropping support for the Apple service on December 2. Alto is a service that integrates your Yahoo, Gmail and other email services into one mailbox. iCloud users...

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Parenting tip: Share your iOS photos without revealing your EXIF location data

Exif data is the partially hidden part of a photo file that most people don't think about when they upload a photo to a service like Dropbox or send a photo to a friend. This EXIF data includes the camera model you are using, basic settings of the...

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German iCloud users get Push email back

German iCloud users may use push again, reports FOSS Patents. Push iCloud email went live again at 9 PM local time in Germany last night, more than 19 months after Google's Motorola used a patent the company held to bar Apple from offering the...

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Apple sends out emails telling iCloud users their complimentary storage has expired

We all new this day was coming. Apple has sent out emails informing iCloud users their complimentary iCloud storage has expired. The iCloud storage was a free extra 20 GB of space for MobileMe members. Now all those members will be downgraded to the...

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How to downgrade your iCloud storage if you're in the 25 GB club, but use less than 15 GB

Note: If you are currently using less than 5 GB on iCloud now, you can skip this article entirely. Thanks to Jim for the notion to make this clear. I've long suffered Apple's attempts at cloud services. While iTools hardly counts, my accounts (and...

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