If you plan on installing iOS 15 when it releases publicly, you may want to temporarily turn off the new iCloud Private Relay feature because it's currently in beta and Apple says that people using it may experience various website issues.
One of the many features that Apple revealed earlier this year as part of the unveiling of iOS 15 is called iCloud Private Relay. It's part of the suite of new features bundled with an iCloud+ subscription. And while Apple stills plans to launch it later this year, it won't be as a ready-to-launch feature, but a beta to start.
Apple has now begun developer testing of custom iCloud email domains which will launch publicly in the fall as part of other new features advertised under the iCloud+ umbrella name.
Apple bills iCloud as a safe place to store a user's digital footprint, from documents to files to just about everything else that can be stored in the cloud. However, some folks out there in the wild will do just about anything to find personal, revealing photos of others. Like one man who has apparently broken into thousands of iCloud accounts on the hunt for explicit photos.
Apple's launched a new iCloud Passwords app that lets Windows users view and manage any saved website passwords in Safari and use them in Chrome or Edge, right on their PC.
Apple this week revealed a new initiative that's meant to help protect children. The Expanded Protections for Children effort is three-fold, each feature baked into Apple's major platforms. Two of the new additions appear to be going over well enough, but it's the other one, the photo scanning one, that's ruffled a lot of feathers.
Earlier today, Apple announced the results for its third fiscal quarter. It was another dominant stretch of three months for the company, and, of course, its Services division. As has become the norm for these results, it's the Services division that continues to break records.
Thankfully, Apple's cloud services are not impacted by major issues all that often. However, it happens. Today, for instance, Apple has updated its system status page to reflect that one of its services is currently experiencing an issue.
iCloud Backup is a great convenience. If you'd like to use this handy feature, however, be sure to first learn about Apple's data retention policy in terms of keeping old backups.
Apple's iCloud Private Relay depends on “trusted partners” whom the company wouldn't name when unveiling this privacy feature during WWDC21, but now we know who they are.
Are you looking for a Google Photos alternative now that Google has ended free unlimited photo storage? Worry not, there are plenty of options available for someone who takes a lot of photos and stores them on the cloud. The photos and videos already on Google Photos will still be available, but anything uploaded after June 1st will count towards the free 15GB storage. Of course, you can sign up for a Google One storage plan and get more space. However, there are a couple of better alternatives that you may want to try.
One of the major selling points for Apple and its platforms is privacy and security. So it's no surprise to see the company making improvements in these areas with its next big updates. In this case, Apple is expanding its privacy efforts across its most popular platforms.