Apple is making big changes and the recent one being the offering of free cloud storage space for new iCloud users. They will be able to use the backup/storage service for free for a month and can pay to continue with the service, which is actually good. Previously, the users were allotted very less storage which would get used up with just iPhone video and photo backups. Read More
As an Apple user, you will now be able to save up to 100,000 songs on your cloud, which is much more than the earlier 25,000 limit. Apple has raised the limits on iTunes Match and Apple Music library for matched songs to 100,000 songs. Read More
It’s been three months since iOS 8 was released and we have all had time to play with the new operating system. While it has brought with it exciting new features, there are some settings which seem to have either disappeared or need additional set-up to work. If you have been unable to find an existing setting or make a new feature work then worry not, TheAppleGoogle is here to help. Read More
For third-party Apps that access iCloud, Apple is offering App-specific passwords that would allow users to generate unique one-time passwords to sign into iCloud securely. This will be applicable from October 1 and will help in two-step verification process.
If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if the app you’re using doesn’t support two-step verification. Using an app-specific password also ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn’t collected or stored by any third party apps you might use.
Following a recent NPR report that shared security flaws in major email services with Apple, Apple had confirmed that it would soon begin encrypting iCloud emails. Initially Apple only encrypted emails that were sent between its own iCloud customers. With this new change it will encrypt all emails between iCloud and third-party services for me.com and mac.com email addresses. Read More
Apple has sent out letters to its developers testing the iOS 8 Beta and OS X 10.10 Yosemite informing them that it will be wiping all CloudKit-based data stores on July 7th. The features which will get affected are iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Drive ad Mail Drop. Read More
If you lose your iPhone or have to revert to factory settings because of an issue then you lose everything installed on it. Music and Apps are recoverable from iTunes and AppStore. But what about Contacts which can be lost forever? To avoid such a situation it is good practice to backup iPhone Contacts every so often. Read More
For those users who don’t get along with their keyboards or have a difficult relationship with Siri, here is a tool which lets you write with a flourish of a finger. Use Your Handwriting does exactly what it says: you can write messages and notes in your own handwriting, as bad as it may be. Just tap to add a new note across ten categories – ranging from work to holiday – and write as much as you like and as quickly as you can. You can e-mail these notes and even tweet or “share” them on Facebook. Read More