Apple Expanding Two-Factor Authentication System to iCloud Web Apps

As first noticed by Appleinsider, Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication for its iCloud.com website, requiring users who have enabled the feature to enter a code before being granted access. AppleInsider was able to confirm the new iCloud security feature is indeed Apple’s normal two-factor authentication service, though it is unclear if the feature is in … Continue reading Apple Expanding Two-Factor Authentication System to iCloud Web Apps

iWork for iCloud Updated With New Features and Minor Improvements

As first spotted by The Loop, Apple yesterday updated its iWork for iCloud productivity suite, bringing several new features to each application along with minor improvements across all apps. The following are the changes as published by The Loop: New Features Pages for iCloud now remembers your last used document settings including zoom level, show/hide … Continue reading iWork for iCloud Updated With New Features and Minor Improvements

Apple: iCloud Not Compromised During Australian Hacking Incident

It was reported yesterday that a large number of Apple users in Australia were getting locked out of their iPhones and iPads by hackers and being held to ransom for access to their devices. Apple today issued a statement to ZDNet expressing concern over the incident and reiterated that the incident did not occur due to a compromisation … Continue reading Apple: iCloud Not Compromised During Australian Hacking Incident

Hackers Claim iCloud Vulnerability Allows Override of Activation Lock

According to a report by Dutch site Tweakers.net (via Appleinsider), a group of hackers have found an exploit for Apple’s iCloud that enables them to intercept Apple IDs and override the company’s Activation Lock security feature on iOS devices. A group of hackers calling themselves “Team DoulCi” say that they have figured out a way to … Continue reading Hackers Claim iCloud Vulnerability Allows Override of Activation Lock

Apple Updates iWork for iCloud with Improved Collaboration and Increased Storage

Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for iCloud suite of productivity apps, adding functionality for larger collaborative groups and support for larger file sizes. The changes are detailed in the access page of each app in the iCloud website, as summarised below: Edit docs up to 1GB Create 2D & interactive charts More colour options … Continue reading Apple Updates iWork for iCloud with Improved Collaboration and Increased Storage

Apple Acquires Hydroelectric Project to Power Oregon Data Center

In-line with its sustainability efforts, Apple has purchased a hydroelectric green energy project to power its Oregon data center. The purchase was announced yesterday by The Oregonian, which claimed that the project would generate between 3 to 5 megawatts of energy. Prior proposals had described the project as generating 3 to 5 megawatts. That’s enough to … Continue reading Apple Acquires Hydroelectric Project to Power Oregon Data Center