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2 Solutions for When There’s Not Enough Storage for an iCloud Backup

May 21, 2012 - 16 Comments
Not Enough Storage message from iCloud backup

Running out of iCloud backup capacity happens quick whether you have a single iPhone or a handful of iOS devices. You’ll know this has happened because you get a friendly popup informing you of “Not Enough Storage” and that the automatic backup can not occur as a result. So what to do? There’s really two … Read More

Access the iOS Photo Stream from the Mac OS X Finder

May 18, 2012 - 31 Comments
Save image search

Photo Stream is an excellent iCloud feature that automatically syncs all pictures taken on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to one anothers Photo libraries, and it will even sync with Mac OS X through the iPhoto app. Not everyone uses iPhoto to manage pictures though, and if you just want quick access to those … Read More

Turn Off iCal Alerts in Mac OS X

May 5, 2012 - 3 Comments
turn off ical alerts on the mac

Anytime I schedule anything particularly important I use iCal alerts to remind me of the event. But I really only want to receive the alarm on my iPhone which is the device I have with me all the time, rather than coming home and opening my MacBook screen to an outdated alert from earlier in … Read More

Stop iOS Asking to “Verify iCloud Password”

Apr 20, 2012 - 4 Comments
Verify iCloud Password message on iPhone

Many iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users are annoyed with a constant message asking to “Verify iCloud Password: iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password.”, the popup dialog shows up randomly but most often when unlocking a device after periods of inactivity. Clicking OK and entering the password makes it go away for the … Read More

How to Remotely Wipe a Mac

Mar 17, 2012 - 11 Comments
Remote Wipe a Mac

In an extreme situation, say a Mac is lost or stolen, you can remotely wipe the Mac of all its data and contents with the help of iCloud. Remotely wiping a Mac goes a step further though and not only removes all data from the computer, but locks it down so that it’s unusable without … Read More

How to Transfer Everything from an Old iPad to New iPad

Mar 16, 2012 - 31 Comments
Restore from iCloud Backup

So you just upgraded to a new iPad, and you want to move all of your apps, pictures, settings, and data from an old iPad to the new iPad, right? Doing this is easy, you can go the post-PC route with iCloud (recommended), or the old fashioned way with iTunes, we’ll show you both. Transfer … Read More

Download Photo Stream Photos to a Folder in Mac OS X

Feb 11, 2012 - 13 Comments
Download Photo Stream Images to a Folder in Mac OS X

Photo Stream is a nice feature of iCloud that pushes all of your pictures automatically to your other iOS devices and your Mac with iPhoto or Aperture. If you haven’t used it before, this means if you take a picture on your iPhone, it will automatically show up in the Photo Stream on your iPad, … Read More

How to Set Up Find My iPhone (or iPad, or Mac)

Jan 30, 2012 - 12 Comments
Find My iPhone

If you haven’t set up iCloud and Find My iPhone yet, now is a good time to do so. Follow our guide below on how to get this configured on an iPad, iPhone, iPod, and a Mac, then read on for a story about how a police officer used the application to locate an iPhone … Read More

How to Authorize a Computer with iTunes

Jan 29, 2012 - 6 Comments
Authorize a Computer with iTunes

If you have a new computer, you’re going to want to authorize it with iTunes and an Apple ID. Authorizing iTunes does quite a bit, it lets you sync apps, books, music, movies, and other content from the iTunes Store, re-download past apps from the App Store, it enables Home Sharing with iTunes, and also … Read More

Sync iCloud Documents & Data Over a 3G Cellular Connection

Nov 22, 2011 - 1 Comment
Sync iCloud over 3G

iCloud and iOS includes the ability to sync some iCloud data directly over a 3G cellular connection when a wireless network isn’t available. For now, this is limited to “Documents & Data” from the iWork suite of apps, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. This is a great feature, but due to the bandwidth usage, … Read More

iTunes Match Icons Explained

Nov 22, 2011 - Leave a Comment
iTunes Match icons explained

If you signed up for iTunes Match and you’re seeing some peculiar icons in your music library alongside track names, don’t miss this chart put together by Apple that explains what each icon means, helping you troubleshoot the problem. The icons include: Cloud with a slash through it – ineligible for iTunes Match X’ed out … Read More

Send a Message to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac from iCloud

Nov 18, 2011 - 6 Comments
Send message to a Mac from iCloud

With iCloud and the “Find My iPhone” feature, you can send messages to your remote Apple gear. These come through in the form of a pop-up window in Mac OS X and a notification in iOS 5, and while there’s a variety of uses for this, it’s also a fun way to send a quick … Read More

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