If You Have An Apple Device – Turn On iCloud

I had a client ring me and say he had swapped iPhones and the telco was unable to get his notes across. I asked if he had turned on iCloud – he said he did not bother as iCloud was not important. However it is important and turning on iCloud on his old iPhone and new iPhone would have resulted in his notes being restored. iCloud on Apple devices will sync amongst others: Photos Mail Contacts Calenders Reminders Safari Notes and most important – Find my iPhone More details can be found on iCloud here: iCloud This also makes it easier when you upgrade to a new iPhone and remember have a good password with your Apple ID and turn on 2 factor authentication.

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Do You Know How & Why You Should Know How to Logon To iCloud

To log in to iCloud you will need to enter your Apple ID and password You will then be able to see everything you have saved to iCloud. As the picture above demonstrates you can see all the items you have turned on from your iPhone / iPad which allows them to sync with iCloud. This is great to know if things are not syncing the way you think they should be. Knowing how to access iCloud will also let you find a lost device ( iPhone / iPad / iMac )  Need to know more about iCloud , checkout this link from Apple : iCloud Help

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All About iCloud Drive – Your Storage In The Cloud

iCloud drive is Apples online storage for your devices – your Mac , iPad , iPhone  Using iCloud Drive, you can store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. What you store in iCloud Drive will be kept up to date across all of your devices, and you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Here’s what you can do with iCloud Drive: Store and access all of your documents in one place from any of your devices Keep files and folders up to date across all your devices Create new files and folders from iCloud-enabled apps Work on the same file across multiple apps Apple will give you 5GB of storage in the cloud for free but additional storage above the 5GB does come at a monthly cost listed below: 20 GB: $1.29 200 GB: $4.99 500 GB: $12.99 1… Read More

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Upgrading To iOS8 – Here Is Some Advice

iOS8 has arrived for your iPhone and iPad and the following will help you make the move. Remember to back up to your computer through iTunes or make sure you are backed up through iCloud and that you have enough space on your device (5.78gb ) to do the upgrade. Here is a great article and post from CNET on making the upgrade to iOS8 for Apple devices. What To Expect When Upgrading To iOS8  Then here is advice about when to make the move to the new iCloud drive Don’t Pull The Trigger On iCloud Drive Just Yet Lastly a review of iOS8 from the Wall St Journal  A New Phone Without Buying One  

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Embrace The Cloud – But Follow The Rules

Lets Put The Celebrity Photo “ hack “ Into Perspective Many media outlets blamed Apple and iCloud however it has been reported that the photos that were put on the internet came from Apple devices , Android devices and webcams.This was a targeted attack on the celebrities. So how did they do this? Email account – email address they found this out They knew the answers to the security questions used on these accounts – mothers name , favourite car , first job are not hard to find out  Weak password that was used on multiple accounts They could have clicked links in emails giving them access to their computers  Lets not confuse iCloud and “ the cloud The cloud is storing information and data at a separate location that you access via an internet connection. There are very few people that have not used the cloud whether you are… Read More

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What Did We Learn About Uploading To The Cloud This Week ?

At a time when we should be embracing the cloud we had the ” nude photo scandal ” this week where photos of celebrities were accessed and ” stolen” from their online accounts. First they came out and blamed Apple as it was supposedly an iCloud issue. Apple have addressed this : Tim Cook :iCloud security will be strengthened So how do we think they accessed these photos Poor passwords Same passwords for multiple accounts Poor answers to security questions ( mothers name for example can be found on Wikipedia) Failure to turn on 2 factor authentication Make no mistake this was a “targeted ” attack on these celebrities not your everyday user. Targeted attacks like this stretch the security on all services and the average home and business user would have little to nothing to worry about if they addressed the above issues. Remember every time you use the flexiteller… Read More

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What Did I Discuss On Radio – W/C 1st Sept Edition

Concerned About Uploading Pictures To The Internet If you are there are some steps to take to prevent others from accessing them. Firstly – Turn off sharing of your photos for cloud services if you are concerned. Have a unique password for your ” cloud ” account as the real problem that most users run into isn’t that their password isn’t strong enough, it is that it isn’t unique and they use the same password on multiple accounts. Turn on 2 factor authentication , this makes sure that it is actually the owner of the account accessing that computer or device. Turn on the passcode for your  iPhone or iPad. If it is plugged into a computer, using iTunes or other third-party programs, someone can copy every file from your phone / tablet if you have not turned it on.Some of those files may be encrypted, but files such as photos… Read More

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Where Do I Find My Apple ID

If you have and use iTunes with your iOS device (iPhone , iPad , iPod ) and or your computer , Windows or Apple then you have an Apple ID. Sometimes you will wonder where your Apple ID is or what your Apple ID is. Your Apple ID is especially important when installing iPhone’s , iPads and with Mavericks you can set your Apple ID in system preferences which can give you the option of resetting your computers password. OS X : Apple ID can be used to reset your user account password With iCloud – your Apple ID is even more important If you follow the link below you will go to the link at Apple where you can: Manage your account Change your password Apple ID

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