A group of hackers are threatening to wipe millions of iPhones, including iCloud accounts, unless Apple pays a ransom before April 7. They are demanding $75,000 worth of Bitcoins to settle the issue.
Apple today introduced a new tier for its iCloud storage, 2TB, making it one of very few solutions that offers such an amount. The service will cost $19.99-per-month, twice the 1TB plan.
A significant outage hit many of Apple's services yesterday, including the App Store, iCloud and Apple TV - but while the company says its services have since been restored, the cause remains unclear.
Many of Apple's services are currently down, including the App Store for both Mac and iOS, Photos, iWork for iCloud, and quite a bit more. Apple has not publicly acknowledged the problem.
Apple's iCloud Mail and Notes are currently suffering an outage, which has been ongoing for several hours. Apple has acknowledged the service interruption, and says that it is investigating the issue.
Apple has reportedly ditched Amazon's Web Services and is now in the process of migrating a big part of the iCloud infrastructure onto Google's Cloud Platform. Apple is also a Microsoft Azure client.
A year and a half ago, a hacker leaked nude photos of celebrities from their iCloud and Google accounts. The man suspected of being behind the hack has now been arrested by authorities.
In a rather unexpected turn of events, Apple has taken a jab at Microsoft by replacing the Windows logo on the iCloud support page with a blatantly obvious logo of a normal window.
To help aid on the recent financial crisis experienced in Greece, Apple has announced that use of its iCloud service will be free for users in Greece for the next 30 days.
Apple has recently made its iWork suite of apps available to Windows users. This apparently grants these users the ability to create an iCloud account, originally exclusive to owners of Apple devices.
It might be a case of deja vu in the future as it has been discovered that Apple's iCloud is still not safe from hackers even with the security measures introduced after the celebrity photo leaks.
iOS 8 seems to have a few more bugs up its sleeve. This time, users are reporting that using a device's "Reset All Settings" option will result in iCloud documents being (almost) permanently deleted.
Three weeks after the original round of leaks showing dozens of celebrities in compromising poses went online, it appears that another batch has leaked which include previous and other celebs.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook has announced in an interview that the company would be adding new security features to iCloud, including alerts that notify you if someone tries to change your password.
Apple has broken their silence over the breached celeb accounts hack which resulted in dozens of celebrities having their most private moments put online for the whole world to see.
Apple has issued a statement regarding the latest security breach in Australia saying that iCloud has not been compromised, but the users should change their passwords to prevent any damage.
Apple's cloud services are currently down for about 3 million users today with services such as iMessage, Photostream, backing up of files and apps and Documents in the cloud currently being affected.
Microsoft is trying to get former Apple MobileMe users who are about to lose their free iCloud storage to come use SkyDrive with an offer of an extra 15 GB of free space for one year.
Apple has sent out emails to its former MobileMe members stating that their free iCloud storage subscriptions will finally and officially end on September 30th, after a one year extension.
Twitter has admitted that it is currently experiencing some issues with its service, while elsewhere, some iTunes and iCloud users are having problems accessing those services too.
Apple have added an option to the iTunes Store whereby users can store purchased content in the cloud for downloading at their leisure. The feature applies to movies, TV shows and music box sets.
Apple has disabled their iForgot password reset tool for Apple ID and iCloud accounts, following the discovery of a vulnerability that allowed for extremely easy access to anyone's account
Apple has now joined the growing list of companies offering users two-step verification options for some of its services. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Outlook.com still does not have such an option.
iCloud, the successor to MobileMe, has been found to censor emails which include the words "barely legal teen", a move which has raised questions about the reliability to Apple's email service.
Apple has unexpectedly given an extension to the free iCloud storage space for old MobileMe users. The free iCloud data storage will now end for those users on September 30, 2013.
Apple's now redundant MobileMe service will officially cease on September 30th, forcing users who transitioned to iCloud to pay for the 20GB of cloud storage Apple have been providing for free.
The Twitter account of the tech website Gizmodo was hacked into over the weekend, thanks to the hacker gaining information from an Apple tech support member through the use of "social engineering."
Apple has now completely shut down its MobileMe service, and is offering users a last ditch chance to switch to MobileMe's successor, iCloud for a "limited time" before all data is erased.
Apple is rumored to be working on a major overhaul of its iTunes download service with some new features, with plans to launch the new version sometime before the end of the year.
Two Greenpeace demonstrators dressed as iPhones ended up getting arrested in front of Apple's Cupertino HQ after projecting anti-Apple messages and climbing into a 'pod' bearing the Apple logo.
Microsoft has put together a series of videos and tutorials that will help OS X users switch from iCloud to SkyDrive; Microsoft is not shy about stating that SkyDrive is superior to iCloud.
Users of Apple's MobileMe service, which is still scheduled to shut down on June 30th, will now have until September 30th to use 20 GB of free storage space on Apple's iCloud.
We've hand-picked some of the most established and consumer-friendly cloud storage services and took them for a spin to see how well they stack against each other.
Microsoft has put together a chart comparing the top cloud services available to consumers. As you might expect, SkyDrive is the clear winner by a country mile.
Greenpeace has issued a new report that is critical of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and others for the types of energy used to power their various cloud server services.
The research firm Gartner has predicted in a new paper that online personal cloud services will replace the PC as the center of a user's digital life by the year 2014.
It's no longer about single devices but a full suite of products. Microsoft and Apple both offer compelling options in this arena and we have broken down that major components.
Apple has announced the next major upgrade for its OS X operating system, codenamed Mountain Lion. A preview version is available to download now, with the final version due this summer.
iCloud was released with the advent of iOS5 late last year, and CEO Tim Cook today presented some impressive numbers that Apple's achieved. 100 million users have joined in a matter of months.
A bug in the iTunes Match service has resulted in some users discovering that certain tracks in their music collections containing explicit lyrics are being replaced with profanity-free versions.
Motorola has filed a new lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone and its recently launch online iCloud service violate six of Motorola's patents
Months after it was announced, and weeks after it was due to arrive, Apple has finally launched iTunes Match, the service that scans your entire music collection and syncs it up to iTunes and iCloud.
Apple has announced that sales of the iPhone 4S have gone over four million units since the smartphone went on sale in retail stores on Friday. Also 25 million people have installed iOS 5.
The launch of Apple's iPhone 4S in the US was complicated somewhat by problems with AT&T's activation service. In addition Apple's iCloud service had some early launch issues.
A new rumor claims that Google is in talks with the major music publishers in order to launch its own downloadable music service that would compete with Apple's iTunes and Amazon's music store.
Apple is reportedly making plans to offer streaming feature films as part of its just launched iCloud service. Movies could be added later in 2011 or sometime in 2012.
Apple's new cloud storage solution, iCloud, has opened its doors to the general public via the official website. However, it still requires unreleased versions of iOS and Mac OS X Lion to fully work.
Apple has released iTunes 10.5 for both Windows and Mac users. iTunes 10.5 is required for both iCloud access and to update your iOS devices to iOS 5 which is set for release sometime tomorrow.
Apple has announced that iOS 5, the next version of its mobile (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) operating system will launch on October 12, along with the official launch of the iCloud service.
Another lawsuit bites the dust. iCloud Communications, the company that filed a lawsuit in June against Apple over the iCloud storage service, has withdrawn its lawsuit and changed its name.