iCloud's About to Look a Whole Lot More Like iOS 7

The slow creep of Jony Ive's flat-friendly software design is starting to pick up its pace with the new beta version of iCloud.com. That scratchy old black background is now dreamy blue and blurry just like iOS 7. The app icons have lost a dimension, as well, and now look like their iOS 7 counterparts. Frankly, it… » 8/14/13 2:49pm 8/14/13 2:49pm

Dropbox Just Changed Everything About How You Use Apps

Way back when, Steve Jobs told Dropbox that it was a feature, not a product. Which was enough at the time. Except now, Dropbox's reach stretches wide enough, and its influence is great enough, that it just leveled up. It's not just syncing your files and folders anymore. It's trying to sync literally everything on your … » 7/09/13 4:10pm 7/09/13 4:10pm

iCloud Finally Looks Like It's Useful (Updating)

While all the hullabaloo at WWDC is focused on what iOS and OSX look like, we should be more concerned with whether or not they actually work. The late Steve Jobs did say over a decade ago that Apple focuses on not just the aesthetics of its products but also how they actually work: "It's not just what it looks like and … » 6/10/13 1:44pm 6/10/13 1:44pm

WWDC 2013 Predictions: Here Comes iOS 7, But What Else? (Updated)

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but the internet's been wildly speculating about the company's plans for months. Some of it is almost definite (hello, flat design) and some of it's absurd (stop it with this). Here are all the goodies we actually expect Tim Cook and his… » 6/09/13 8:16pm 6/09/13 8:16pm

Apple Just Fixed a Huge Security Hole with Two-Step Verification

Apple just added two-factor authentication for iCloud and all your Apple accounts. It's a huge deal for security, and are a welcome boon to a security process that had proven full of holes that were frustrating to fix. You can enable it at the Apple ID page. » 3/21/13 2:43pm 3/21/13 2:43pm

Apple Is Deleting iCloud Emails That Have the Phrase 'Barely Legal Teen' …

Something really weird is happening to iCloud emails. It turns out, Apple is straight up deleting emails sent from iCloud email accounts that have the phrase "barely legal teen" in them. Like, if you sent out an email that included that phrase in the body of the message, it would never be sent to the person. Huh? » 2/28/13 8:30pm 2/28/13 8:30pm

Good News: Apple Still Uses Google Maps Where It Matters Most

Apple's new Maps may be a horror show, but at least they haven't fully permeated your iOS existence. As one redditor discovered recently, iCloud.com still uses Google Maps when you use its Find My Phone feature. It's a sweet oasis, in your time of greatest need. » 9/25/12 1:42pm 9/25/12 1:42pm

Apple Really Doesn't Know How to Fix Its Massive Security Exploit

When Gizmodo alumnus and wonderful human Mat Honan got hacked, the point of entry for the hackers was through Amazon and Apple's lax security policies. Amazon immediately admitted its fault in the situation and updated its security policy accordingly. Apple? Well, Apple still doesn't know what do yet. » 8/07/12 8:32pm 8/07/12 8:32pm