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Access iCloud Files from Your Mac

06/04/2014

While Apple has recently announced some new iCloud features that, under OS X 10.10 Yosemite, will allow you to easily access files stored on iCloud, that’s not yet the case. In my latest Macworld article, I show you how to find and access iCloud files on your Mac.

Did You Know: iCloud Email Sending Limits

05/12/2014

I friend had a problem with his iCloud email account the other day: he got a message that he had exceeded his daily message sending limit. It turned out to be a glitch, but I looked into these limits, and found that, to my surprise, there are such things with iCloud email. According to Apple, […]

Get All Your iCloud Help in One Place

04/25/2014

I discussed deleting documents from iCloud, in an article earlier today, and Dave Mark on The Loop, and in a Twitter discussion, mentioned how good and comprehensive the iCloud help is. He’s right; and it’s something most users don’t see. Go to https://www.icloud.com, then look at the top right of the window, next to your […]

Delete Any Documents Stored on iCloud from an iOS Device or OS X

04/25/2014

I recently wrote about how iCloud is a black hole; how files you save on iCloud are inaccessible from apps others than those which saved them. But it’s good to know that you can, on iOS, delete any files stored on iCloud, even if you no longer have the apps. This is a good thing, […]

iCloud Is Bloated

04/18/2014

I’ve written recently about iCloud; about how it’s a black hole that swallows up your data and documents, and how Apple is stingy with storage. But when you think about it, iCloud is many different services, all wrapped into one. Perhaps there are too many. You often hear people complain that certain apps are bloated; […]

The Cloud Bursts its Bubble

04/17/2014

The cloud has been in the news lately. Prices are starting to drop for a number of cloud services – those online, in-the-ether file repositories. Google and Amazon have both lowered their prices recently, by about 50% for Amazon, and 68% for Google. But iCloud still only offers you 5 GB storage, no matter how […]

iCloud Is a Black Hole

04/09/2014

I recently wrote about how 5 GB is insufficient for an iCloud account for many users, especially those who have multiple iOS devices. It would be a lot more logical for Apple to offer additional space when you buy a device from them. Heck, I’ve got two Macs, an iPhone, iPad Air, iPad mini, and […]

Why Does Apple Only Offer 5 GB Storage with iCloud?

04/07/2014

Apple’s iCloud is used for several purposes. You may use it for email; you can use it to sync your contacts and calendars; you can store files there, notably for Apple’s iWork apps; and you can use it to back up your iOS devices. But what if you have several iOS devices, and also use […]

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