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How to decrease your iCloud storage

When Apple began transitioning paid MobileMe customers to iCloud, it used a temporary 25 GB of additional storage as incentive. Apple planned to take it back on June 30, but in fact extended the program until Sept. 30, 2012. That date was eventually extended an additional 12 months to Sept. 30,...

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Apple wants to buy more land for Oregon data center

Apple is considering purchasing another 96 acres of land in Prineville, Ore., in hopes of expanding its data centers even further, The Oregonian reports. The assistant planning director for Crook County confirmed to the paper that a company code-named "Project Pillar" has expressed interest in...

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A friendly reminder to former MobileMe customers: Free storage upgrade ends September 30

I knew something was up this morning when my wife sent me a message saying that she had received an email from Apple about exceeding 5 GB of storage and functions would stop working after September 30, 2013, if she continued to exceed that amount. There's a reason for this: former MobileMe customers...

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Apple TV 6.0 update now available, adds iTunes Radio support, AirPlay from iCloud and more

It's been expected, but now an AppleTV update has arrived. The new 6.0 firmware adds support for iTunes Radio and purchases from the iTunes Music Store. In addition, updating adds podcast syncing, viewing of shared photo streams and AirPlay from iCloud. This update gets the AppleTV feature parity...

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Apple releases Chrome and Firefox extensions for Windows for iCloud bookmark syncing

Apple has quietly released extensions for the Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers for Windows. The extensions allow Windows users to sync their Safari iOS bookmarks across the two browsers. Prior to the Firefox and Chrome extension release, iOS Safari bookmark syncing was limited to Windows Explorer...

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Apple rolls out iOS 7-inspired iCloud.com redesign

Apple has taken the wraps off the redesigned iCloud.com site. As you can see from going to iCloud.com, the site has had a complete makeover, taking its inspiration from iOS 7. Apple first previewed the new look of iCloud.com in a beta earlier this summer. The new website features redesigned Mail,...

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Apple announces free iWork suite including iMovie and iPhoto for iOS

Apple has announced the latest expansion of their iWork suite, and it's a massive change for users. The suite is now free on all new iOS devices and now includes iMovie and iPhoto. When you upgrade to iOS 7, you will be presented with a screen that lets you download these apps. These features will...

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Apple limiting access to iWork for iCloud beta because it's too popular

Apple appears to now be limiting access to the iWork for iCloud beta for select users. It was just last week that the company opened the beta to everyone, but now an "overwhelming response" is forcing the company to pull back. The message in the image above is appearing for some users when they...

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iWork for iCloud beta now open to everyone (with an Apple ID)

Apple has opened the iWork for iCloud beta to everyone with an Apple ID. Previously, the beta was only open to developers and select users, but today's release means everyone get access, even those without iWork for iOS or OS X. There are indications that iWork might go free for iOS and OS X...

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Some of Apple's online services down this morning

No, it's not your imagination. Some of Apple's online services have been down this morning. A quick look at the Apple System Status page shows that the iTunes Store was down for 16.6 percent of all users between 8:57 and 9:42 AM ET, and that continuing outages affecting less than 1 percent of all...

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How to avoid iCloud email spam

It's nice to know that Makayla, Taylor, Olivia and Madeline are all thinking nice thoughts and letting me order my pills online. They're part of a rush of spam emails that showed up in my iCloud email last week. Apparently I'm not the only person who received those oddly written spam missives,...

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BusyCal adds long-anticipated Exchange compatibility

It's a big day for Exchange users; one of the best Mac calendar applications, BusyCal, has just been updated to support Microsoft's enterprise collaboration technology. Version 2.5 is available in the Mac App Store now, as a free upgrade for existing users or US$29.99 for new licensees. The new...

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iCloud.com beta gets iOS 7-like redesign

Apple has redesigned the iCloud.com beta website to match the look and feel of iOS 7. Now, when users navigate to beta.icloud.com they are greeted with new icons for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find My iPhone, plus a new animated, blurred background. All the web apps listed have...

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Yojimbo 4 brings syncing, highlights iCloud woes

Good news for Yojimbo fans: version 4 is now available, and it syncs across Macs. (Pause and wait for for chorus of 'hallelujahs' to subside.) I've been a Yojimbo user for years, but in case some of you don't know what it is, I'll start by quoting Bare Bones' own website which describes it this...

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Bradley Chambers: 'Regular people have no idea how to manage photos on their iPhone'

Bradley Chambers wrote a poignant article that argues Apple needs to beef up its photos app with an offline storage option because most people don't backup their photos. These shutterbugs just snap photos and assume the pictures will always be there because the iPhone is keeping the images safe...

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