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iCloud is Now Protected by Two-Step Verification

iCloud is Now Protected by Two-Step Verification

Apple has put fixes in place to its iCloud cloud storage service that now prevent an attacker from mining data from an iOS device backup stored in the cloud by gaining access to the user’s password—at least if that user has turned on Apple’s new two-factor authentication. As we reported last week, iCloud previously ...

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple Unveils New iCloud Pricing, Nearly Mirrors Google Drive

Apple has finalized iCloud pricing. At WWDC, it announced that 20 GB would cost $1 a month and that 5 GB would be free. Now, Apple has announced the costs for every tier. You can get 200 GB for $3.99, 500 GB for $9.99 and 1 TB for $19.99 a month. This is near identical to competing offerings by Google. Some people may be ...

Apple Adds Alerts to iCloud, Boosts Two-Factor Authentication

Apple Adds Alerts to iCloud, Boosts Two-Factor Authentication

Apple is to start notifying users when someone tries to restore iCloud data to a new device, in the wake of last week’s big celebrity nude selfie hack — and it’s also going to start using two-factor authentication as a security measure for accessing iCloud accounts from its mobile devices. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the ...

Microsoft ‘DeLorean’ is the Future of Cloud Gaming

Microsoft ‘DeLorean’ is the Future of Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to buy costly new consoles every five years, and you could play any game in seconds without running to the store ...

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

Dropbox on Friday announced its desktop client is getting streaming sync, a new feature that significantly reduces the time needed to synchronize large files. You can download the new version now from dropbox.com, and the company promises the improvement will be rolled out “over the next couple weeks.” Until now, ...

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world through its Amazon Web Services unit, ...

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud’s Web Apps

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud’s Web Apps

Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps. With the new implementation, Apple is expanding its two-step ...

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com

Microsoft announced a trio of security-focused nuggets on Tuesday. First up, Outlook.com is now cloaked in Transport Layer Security (TLS), cryptographic protocols used to safeguard data traveling between users – this works for both outbound and inbound messages. Matt Thomlinson, Vice President, Trustworthy Computing ...

Launch Your Start-Up With the Cloud

Launch Your Start-Up With the Cloud

The migration of business to the cloud is accelerating. By the end of 2017, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid IT models incorporating cloud-based networks into their infrastructure to some degree, Gartner predicts. Small businesses are riding the same trend. Technology provider CDW reports that the number of ...

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company -- and it's the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up correct on both counts. A 6-3 Supreme Court decision ...