How to Sync Your Open Safari Tabs Across Mac, iPhone, and iPad

iCloud Tabs have been around for a while—they work on iOS 6 or later and OS X Mountain Lion or later—but they're worth revisiting if you're new to the software or you've been dallying with other browser apps recently. Here's how to make sure the feature's switched on and where you can find it. » 3/04/15 11:37am 3/04/15 11:37am

What Is "the Cloud" — and Where Is It?

There's at least one funny joke in Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won't work. "Nobody understands the cloud," he says. "It's a fucking mystery!" He's kind of right. » 1/29/15 1:50pm 1/29/15 1:50pm

If Your iCloud Password Is On This List, Change It Before You Get Hacked

Somebody just uploaded a password-hacking tool called iDict to GitHub that promises to use good old fashioned brute force techniques to crack iCloud passwords. The tool also claims to be able to evade Apple's rate-limiting and two-factor authentication security that's supposed to prevent brute force attacks. But it's … » 1/02/15 12:30pm 1/02/15 12:30pm

How to Get Handoff to Actually Work in OS X Yosemite

If you're anything like me, you were really excited to try out the new Handoff feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. And you were equally disappointed when you updated all of your software, and the damn thing didn't work. Fear not, fellow computer user! With Apple's help, I managed to get Handoff working, and you can… » 10/28/14 9:12am 10/28/14 9:12am

How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you're visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here's what you need to know. » 10/22/14 6:23am 10/22/14 6:23am

Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts, and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China's government could be tracking their every move. » 10/20/14 10:46am 10/20/14 10:46am

You Need to Create Unique Passwords For Third-Party Apps Using iCloud

Now iCloud's two-step authentication is back up and running, Apple is doing everything it can to keep your data secure. And in the case of apps that don't support two-factor authentication, that means creating new, unique passwords. » 10/09/14 6:00am 10/09/14 6:00am

A New iCloud Tool Lets You Check If Second-Hand iPhones Are Stolen

Buying a second-hand iPhone can be a gamble, with the chances of ending up with a locked device relatively high. Now, Apple has launched an iCloud tool that lets you check if the iPhone in question is legit. » 10/02/14 4:30am 10/02/14 4:30am

Report: Apple Knew of Security Problems Long Before iCloud Breach

A software developer is accusing Apple of brushing off a serious iCloud security flaw that he alerted the company to six months before the recent iCloud celebrity nude photo stealing scandal. » 9/24/14 5:10pm 9/24/14 5:10pm

iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back and Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing—and a highly publicized, unfortunately timed security breach—iCloud's two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica. » 9/16/14 6:40pm 9/16/14 6:40pm

Apple's New iCloud Pricing Plan Gives You a Terabyte For $20/Month

Apple just made its new iCloud pricing plans official. Here's what extra storage in Apple's walled garden is going to cost you. » 9/10/14 12:37am 9/10/14 12:37am

Apple CEO Tim Cook Promises Major iCloud Security Improvements

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken out for the first time since hackers leaked hundreds of nude celebrity photos off iCloud last week. The good news: there are very real security improvements coming to iCloud in as little as two weeks. » 9/04/14 11:13pm 9/04/14 11:13pm

Hot on the heels of fiasco involving naked celebrity images and iCloud, Apple has said that it will flat-out reject any App Store app that stores your health data obtained via Healthkit on its insecure cloud platform. Really, we should all cheer. [9To5Mac] » 9/03/14 3:00am 9/03/14 3:00am

Here's a Shockingly Easy Way To Skirt iCloud's Two-Factor Verification

There's a major flaw in the way that Apple's iCloud syncs photos that makes it laughably easy for a hacker to get all those naked selfies that you never want the world to see — and it's possible to exploit even if you have two-factor verification enabled. » 9/03/14 2:03am 9/03/14 2:03am

iCloud Isn't Safe, Because Everyone's a Target and Apple Doesn't Care

Two years ago, tech writer Mat Honan wrote a blockbuster story for Wired, describing how a child got into his iCloud account and briefly ruined his life. You may have heard that the same thing recently happened to some very famous women, almost certainly using the same method. Apple is making it easy for you to be… » 9/02/14 5:44pm 9/02/14 5:44pm

The iCloud Flaw That Could Have Caused the Nude Celeb Leaks

Over the weekend, there's been a slew of images released showing celebrities in varying states of undress. Now, it appears that a flaw in iCloud could be responsible for the images making their way online. » 9/01/14 8:00am 9/01/14 8:00am

​Everything Apple Tried to Kill Today at WWDC

Today at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs. » 6/02/14 5:35pm 6/02/14 5:35pm

Hackers Are Using Find My iPhone to Hold iOS Devices for Ransom

A strange rash of virtual iPhone kidnappings in Australia recently spread to the United States, and boy, are they strange. Hackers appear to be using Find My iPhone to lock iOS devices remotely, and then demanding a ransom to unlock them. Said ransom is payable through PayPal. You should not pay it. » 5/27/14 1:13pm 5/27/14 1:13pm