iCloud

iCloud gains 15 million users in 21 days

iCloud gains 15 million users in 21 days

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered up details on how iCloud is doing at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. iCloud was one of several topics Cook talked about during the conference. He also talked about working conditions at factories building Apple products in China along with the philosophy of Apple. Cook gave up a few tidbits about iCloud that were very interesting.

Continue Reading

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 3, 2012

The Super Bowl is drawing nearer and nearer by the day, just one week left until the biggest American Football game of the year, and the apps are pouring in: the Official NFL Guide, Verizon's own official stream, and PlayUp with real NFL stars chatting amongst them. There's a bit of a tip on the iPhone 5 in that it'll be revealed at WWDC in June. And perhaps of some slightly larger importance, an Earth twin has been discovered a mere 22 light-years away.

Continue Reading

Motorola wins German iCloud ban: Must post €100m bond to enforce

Motorola wins German iCloud ban: Must post €100m bond to enforce

Motorola has won a permanent injunction against Apple's iCloud service and the devices that access it in Germany, though the company must risk a €100m bond and the threat of huge damages if Apple's likely appeals if it actually wants to enact it today. Motorola Mobility's case against Ireland-based Apple Sales International - Apple's European sales branch - was brought in April 2011 and swiftly pushed through a full proceeding, FOSS Patents reports; it potentially encompasses sales in Germany of the iPhone, iPad and other devices.

Continue Reading

iWork chief at helm of Apple digital textbook project

iWork chief at helm of Apple digital textbook project

Apple's digital textbook tools, which the company is expected to unveil at an event in New York City on Thursday this week, were the handiwork of the exec credited with bringing the iWork suite to Mac, according to new rumors. VP Roger Rosner's involvement, so the WSJ's sources claim, can be taken as an indication of exactly how strongly Apple has focussed on digital education resources; Steve Jobs is also believed to have worked closely on the textbook project for several years before his death in 2011.

Continue Reading

Apple iTV 50 and 42-inch models tipped

Apple iTV 50 and 42-inch models tipped

This week we're hearing that Apple, best known for their innate ability to gain news fervor even when the most gigantic event of the season is coming up without them attending, is currently getting prepared to release a set of Apple TVs, or iTV models, as they're being nicknamed here. The first model will be a 42-inch model, a supposed former Apple employee noted to USA Today, the other being a massive 50-inch model. It's also been suggested that iTV in this form will use Siri-powered controls, iOS app support, iTunes integration of course, and iCloud support.

Continue Reading

iTunes Match goes live internationally

iTunes Match goes live internationally

Apple has rolled out iTunes Match for international users, offering those in the UK, Canada and other countries the chance to replicate their music collection in the cloud. After a premature - and quickly yanked - start earlier this week, the system is now live in numerous locations, priced at £21.99 in the UK and CA$27.99 in Canada.

Continue Reading

Apple TV adds iCloud TV buy streaming in Canada, UK and Oz

Apple TV adds iCloud TV buy streaming in Canada, UK and Oz

Apple has quietly activated TV show purchases on the Apple TV for owners in Canada, the UK and Australia, adding outright buying options to the existing iTunes rentals. Until now, Apple TV boxes outside of the US had only been able to stream TV show rentals bought through iTunes; now, there are reports from Canada, the UK and Australia that those limitations have been lifted. However, you'll still need an internet connection to watch the shows.

Continue Reading

Motorola Anti-iCloud patent suit success tipped for 2012

Motorola Anti-iCloud patent suit success tipped for 2012

Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services are under fire in German courts, with each looking likely to fall foul of a Motorola Mobility patent. The European patent, "multiple pager status synchronization system and method," is said to be infringed by Apple's cloud services, FOSSPatents reports, with Motorola securing a February 2012 hearing with a court that apparently seems indisposed to hearing Apple's arguments that its rival hasn't been specific enough in claims.

Continue Reading

iTunes Match launches officially, here’s how to get it

iTunes Match launches officially, here’s how to get it

This week the kind folks at Apple have granted the masses access to their iTunes Match program, one that will allow users to subscribe for $25 USD a year and match up their physical music collection with the iCloud, giving them access wherever they go to their entire collection. You the user can get access to iTunes Match by downloading a simple software update to your iTunes application via the iTunes download page you'd normally use to do so. While this program had originally been intended for mid-October, several beta tests throughout the month have yielded a final release date of now, now being of course mid-November 2011.

Continue Reading

iTunes Match library reset signals imminent launch

iTunes Match library reset signals imminent launch

Apple's long promised iTunes Match feature may finally be nearing launch after the company missed its end of October deadline. Developers received notice today that Apple will be resetting and erasing their iCloud libraries on November 12 at 10AM PST so that the company can prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, although it did not specify when the service would publicly debut.

Continue Reading