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How to switch off iCloud backups, and why you might not want to

What exactly is included in an iCloud backup? What are the alternatives? And how do you switch off iCloud backups? Get the answers! (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone with iCloud

Worried about lost contacts from iPhone, iPad, or Mac? If you are looking to recover and restore lost contacts, the instructions here will help walk you through the process by using iCloud to recoup
How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer

How to remove your iCloud account and Apple ID from a transferred computer

Apple uses an Apple ID across its whole ecosystem to identify you for syncing, purchases, and more. What happens when you sell or give away a Mac and think you’ve wiped all traces of your identity,
The FBI doesn't need Apple to give it a backdoor to encryption, because it already has all the access it needs

The FBI doesn't need Apple to give it a backdoor to encryption, because it already has all the access it needs

Once again, the FBI is putting pressure on Apple to help them break into the phone of a mass shooter. And once again, Apple has been largely resistant to the effort. Which is good, because a
4 places where Apple can improve its integration of hardware, software, and services

4 places where Apple can improve its integration of hardware, software, and services

Apple spends a lot of time talking up its secret sauce: that combination of hardware, software, and services that allow it to make what it believes are the best technology products on the planet.And,
iCloud doesn’t encrypt your data but these cloud storage apps do

iCloud doesn’t encrypt your data but these cloud storage apps do

If you're serious about your data security, learn about these companies providing serious encryption options.
Did the FBI force Apple to abandon full iCloud encryption? It’s more complicated than it seems

Did the FBI force Apple to abandon full iCloud encryption? It’s more complicated than it seems

While Apple remains steadfast in its refusal to help the FBI unlock a pair of iPhones belonging to Florida shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the company did admit that it handed over to the FBI
iCloud backups are not fully encrypted because the FBI complained

iCloud backups are not fully encrypted because the FBI complained

For the past years, Apple has painted itself as a champion of user privacy, as long as said user is also a customer. Its privacy advocacy has become so central to its message that it has, after
iCloud backups are not fully encrypted because the FBI complained

iCloud backups are not fully encrypted because the FBI complained

For the past years, Apple has painted itself as a champion of user privacy, as long as said user is also a customer. Its privacy advocacy has become so central to its message that it has, after
Reuters: Apple abandoned full iCloud encryption after FBI complaint

Reuters: Apple abandoned full iCloud encryption after FBI complaint

While Apple can’t unlock an end-to-end encrypted iPhone for the police, the company can access iCloud data and share it with law enforcement. That’s because Apple also holds the keys to iCloud
Apple’s iCloud encryption plan halted amid FBI pressure, report

Apple’s iCloud encryption plan halted amid FBI pressure, report

The plan was scrapped two years ago. The post Apple’s iCloud encryption plan halted amid FBI pressure, report appeared first on The Daily Dot.

How to Scan Documents with Notes App on iPhone & iPad

Did you know you can scan documents with the Notes app by using your iPhone or iPad camera? Scanning documents is a great way of removing your reliance on paper and it makes it easier to find things

Apple ditched plans for secure iCloud backups after FBI concern

Apple ditched plans to let users fully encrypt backups of their devices using iCloud, a new report by Reuters claims. Apple reportedly made the decision after the FBI complained that this would make

Apple reportedly dropped iCloud encryption plans amid FBI pressure

Apple encrypts your iOS device's locally stored data, but it doesn't fully encrypt iCloud backups -- and that was apprently a conscious choice. Reuters sources say Apple dropped plans for end-to-end
Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

A previously undisclosed discussion between Apple and the FBI led the tech company to drop plans to encrypt cloud backups of users' private data.

Apple Reportedly Dropped End-to-End Encryption for iCloud Backups After FBI’s Objection

Citing sources, a Reuters report claims that Apple decided against iPhone users fully encrypting their iCloud backup due to pressure from the FBI. The company had seemingly wanted to offer end-to-end
Apple Reportedly Dropped Plans for End-to-End Encrypted iCloud Backups After FBI Objected

Apple Reportedly Dropped Plans for End-to-End Encrypted iCloud Backups After FBI Objected

More than two years ago, Apple informed the FBI that it planned to roll out end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups, according to Reuters. Apple ultimately dropped the plan at some point after the
Save iCloud storage costs with Family Sharing

Save iCloud storage costs with Family Sharing

The more images and videos we capture and import, the easier it is to need a higher-capacity iCloud storage plan if we also use iCloud Photos for syncing. With Family Sharing, you can potentially save
How to use iCloud aliases to send and receive email

How to use iCloud aliases to send and receive email

Sometimes it’s useful to have an email address that’s not your primary one. You might want to sign up with a service or use it to subscribe to an email list, and not trust that it won’t be reused and
Old Man Yells at iCloud