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iCloud And iMessage Users Experiencing Outages

Some users of Apple’s iCloud and iMessage services are reporting outages this afternoon. It appears that Apple is having server problems that are preventing users from connecting. The problems also appear to be affecting developer portals for iOS and OS X. Users were unable to log into the developer portals or iCloud’s web portal, while iMessage users’ messages were not …

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MobileMe Shuts Down Soon; Get Your Stuff And Get Out

It’s been nearly a year now since Apple announced iCloud at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The new cloud storage and computing service was intended to be a free replacement for the old MobileMe, which had required a paid subscription. As part of the announcement, Apple declared that MobileMe would be shutting down in just over one year’s time: on …

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iCloud Getting Major Upgrades At WWDC 2012

With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicking off in San Francisco in less than a month, rumors are starting to swirl about what will be unveiled this year. The conference has traditionally served as the forum for Apple’s announcement of new iPhones, but with the late launch of last year’s iPhone 4S pushing back the release schedule for the next …

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iCloud Web Interface Getting Notes And Reminders

On Tuesday we brought you news that Apple was testing iOS-style banner notifications for the iCloud web interface. The notifications, which appear to have been a test that was made public by accident, revealed that Apple is at least considering bringing Notification Center to iCloud, just as it is to Mountain Lion later this summer (June?). Now more evidence has …

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Samsung Acquires Cloud Media Provider mSpot

Samsung announced today that it is acquiring mSpot, a mobile cloud entertainment provider. The purchase will allow Samsung to provide mSpot’s Movies and Music services on their phone and tablet devices. It also fits with the trend Samsung set in its announcement of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. That phone will be packed with exclusive Samsung software …

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Apple Leaks iCloud Banner Notifications

Apple is testing iOS-style banner notifications for the web version of iCloud. The tests came to light earlier this afternoon when several iCloud users reported seeing a test banner at the top of their iCloud interface. Apple first adopted this style of banner notification as part of iOS 5’s Notification Center. The next major update to OS X, version 10.8 …

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Apple Extends iCloud Storage Offer For MobileMe Subscribers Until September 30th

Apple has extended an offer to give MobileMe subscribers an extra 20GB of iCloud storage for free when they switch over. The free storage was originally set to expire on June 30th, the same day that MobileMe shuts down. After that point, users who’d gotten the fee upgrade would have to pay for the additional storage. Now, though, that free …

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Apple iCloud Has 125 Million Users

Apple’s iCloud service has recently achieved 125 million users, up roughly 25 million subscribers since February. These numbers stand upon the launch of Google’s own Drive cloud service yesterday, and it will be interesting to see how the new platform stacks up against iCloud. To compare the two, both offer 5GB of free storage, though iCloud is a substantially more …

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OS X Snow Leopard Now Free For MobileMe Subscribers

Apple has begun offering MobileMe users who are still running Mac OS 10.5 Leopard a free upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard, as an incentive to switch to iCloud. Since iCloud requires users to be running OS 10.7 Lion, users still running Leopard and Snow Leopard can’t get it on their Macs. MobileMe, however, is effectively dead, replaced by iCloud last …

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Injunction Against iCloud Push Notifications Upheld In Germany

In early February we brought you news that Motorola had won an injunction involving the use of push email notifications with iCloud. A German court ruled that Apple’s push notification system infringed on one of Motorola’s patents, and issued a permanent injunction that prohibited Apple from using the system. Apple responded by shutting down iCloud push notifications for German users, …

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iTunes 11 To Get iOS 6 Compatibility, iCloud Improvements

The next major release of iTunes is currently working its way through Apple’s internal testing process, according to recent reports. It seems that Apple has started seeding iTunes 11 to Apple employees for evaluation. According to a report from 9to5Mac, most of the updates to iTunes 11 will be under the hood. Changes to iTunes’s appearance and feature set will …

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Evolution In Action: Universal Studios’ Allows Movies on iCloud

Perhaps this finding should be given the red letter day treatment. I mean, it’s not often you get to see something evolve right before your eyes. Normally, evolution is a slow process, one that moves even slower when the entertainment industry is involved. Apparently, however, Universal Studios decided to rise out of the technological primordial ooze and make their movies, …

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