If you own an Apple device and have received “iCloud Storage is Full” notifications for some time then it means that you are running out of Storage on iCloud then it’s time that you actually have a look at your files and data stored on iCloud. Continue reading “How to free up Storage Space in iCloud?”
Messages in iCloud feature along with iOS is also available on the latest versions of Mac OS. If you don’t know about Messages in iCloud then it is a feature introduced this year by Apple which allows the Messages to updated across all of your Apple devices through the iCloud Syncing feature.
Considering that you are using the same Apple ID on all of your devices, your Messages will now sync through iCloud and if you delete a message from one of your devices then it will be removed from other devices too.
Apple’s iCloud services experienced a major outage in which users were having problems accessing iCloud based apps and services such as Find My iPhone, Notes. On the Apple’s System Status page, about 21 services related to iCloud were experiencing some sort of issue.
The outage affected Apple’s key services like iCloud Drive, iCloud Backup and some other productivity apps that sync using the iCloud platform.
Apart from major services like iCloud Drive and Find My iPhone being affected, there were other apps and services too that rely on Apple’s iCloud secure platform were affected including iCloud Keychain and account sign in for all the Apple devices.
After about two hours, the services were fully restored. The outage occurred on 11:51 PM ET(23-10-18) and the services were restored at 1:55 AM ET after being down for more than two hours.
Bloomberg reported today that about three years ago, Chinese Military started inserting spying microchips on the Supermicro server motherboards whilst they were being engineered in China. These Chips provided Chinese government a stealth and sneaky passageway into any network that used the tampered hardware.
Another feature of iCloud is that your contacts are available across all of your devices thanks to Contact Syncing by which you can sync your contacts across all of your devices so, you won’t need to add the same contact on each device.
For users, Apple has been very discreet. Always giving users the minimum access over the things. Though it is not bad that users are not given full access due to security, at least they should be given the basic access to the files.
There is no doubt that iCloud’s Synchronization feature is great and comes in handy but there is a major problem with that. When your Mac runs out of storage then to conserve the storage space, it automatically deletes the local copies of files and storage from your Mac.