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Theft and Loss Recovery for iOS Users — Fraser Speirs
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that I'm walking down the street in a large city somewhere abroad and I'm approached and forcibly relieved of all the valuable possessions on my person. In a typical tech conference scenario, that would be my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch all gone.

What now? Well, there are two phases to this: damage limitation and disaster recovery.
security  ios  backup  passwords  icloud  apple  twostepverification 
april 2017 by Aetles Using ownCloud for Contacts and Calendar Syncing (instead of iCloud)
Fortunately both OS X and iOS also support CardDAV for contact syncing and CalDAV for calendar syncing. I decided the time had come for me to make the jump and host these services myself, for myself.

Fortunately I read about Alex Payne’s Sovereign project when he announced it and I remember it had contacts and calendar support. I looked into it a bit more, and discovered those services were provided via ownCloud.
icloud  caldav  carddav  osx  ios  apple  sync  contacts  calendars 
april 2014 by Aetles
This workflow retrieves iCloud tabs from the local ~/Library/SyncedPreferences/ file for all connected iCloud devices and displays the links. Tabs from current device are excluded.
alfred  icloud 
march 2014 by Aetles
iCloud users take note: Apple two-step protection won’t protect your data | Ars Technica
"To me the story here is all about Apple offering a 2FA [two-factor authentication] solution that doesn't really add much extra security for you (files, documents etc), but it protects them (and you) from unauthorized money transactions and changes to your account," Per Thorsheim, a security consultant in Oslo, Norway, wrote in an e-mail to Ars. "People are not made aware of this at all, and it will be a false layer of security when people enable 2FA and put sensitive and secret documents into iCloud."

He continued:

"People EXPECT a 2FA solution to add additional security in order to protect their data, but contrary to Dropbox & Google, Apple doesn't really do that. It's the 'weakest' 2FA solution launched so far by the big and well-known services, it will only add an additional layer of false security to people's minds, which may have dangerous results."
apple  icloud  security  twostepverification 
june 2013 by Aetles
Separating iCloud apps between different family devices | iLounge Article
The apps available on a given iOS device are determined by the iTunes Store account used to purchase those apps and whether they have been installed either directly over-the-air from the App Store or synced on via iTunes. Further, an iOS device can actually be authorized to use apps from more than one iTunes Store account; the device is automatically authorized for whichever account was used to purchase a given app when the app is synced from iTunes or downloaded from the App Store on the device.

On the other hand, an iCloud account is used primarily to share information between devices wirelessly over-the-air. This includes information such as contacts, calendars, photos, and browser bookmarks as well as application data for those apps that specifically support iCloud for data storage.

Although most people use the same Apple ID for both their iCloud account and iTunes Store account, this is actually not at all necessary, and in many family situations, each user gets their own personal iCloud account while a family iTunes Store account is often used for purchasing and installing apps and media content. Similarly, different Apple IDs can also be used for Game Center, iMessage, and FaceTime, and if you’re subscribing to iTunes Match or re-downloading previous iTunes purchases from iCloud, it is the iTunes Store account that is used to determine this, not the iCloud account.
icloud  appleid  ios  family 
february 2013 by Aetles
“iCloud Backup” –
I figured that a “Genius” would quickly figure out whether it still had iOS 4, and if so, would just update it to iOS 5 or 6 and then set up iCloud backup.

But instead of doing what I assumed would be a non-destructive update, the Genius did a restore. And, apparently, didn’t explain what that was going to mean.
apple  backup  ipad  applestore  ios  icloud 
september 2012 by Aetles
The Problem With iCloud | TightWind
iCloud’s promise is a dream: your contacts, calendar, backups, songs, documents and application data are on all of your devices, whenever and wherever you need them. No need to worry about moving files from device to device on a flash drive or emailing them or any of the other crazy stuff we used to do. All of your stuff, always there when you need it. If that were completely the case, it would be a no-brainer for me. I’d implement iCloud syncing immediately, because that idea—never having to worry about where my stuff is again—is one of those ideas that makes my heart flutter with excitement.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
icloud  apple  ios  osx  sync  development  developers 
august 2012 by Aetles
Developers dish on iCloud's challenges | Macworld
With services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and even IMAP email, users today expect their data to remain up-to-date and available on every device. iOS users want conflict-free access to their data—whether it's documents, in-game progress, or other details—on their iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Apple aims to satisfy that user need with iCloud.

With iCloud, Apple promises developers that they can keep their users’ data in sync. But while a steadily increasing number of developers are implementing iCloud support within their apps, its adoption rate still seems surprisingly low overall.

Are developers hesitant to embrace iCloud? And if so, why?
apple  cloud  icloud  ios  osx  development  developers  sync  from instapaper
july 2012 by Aetles

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