Tag Archives: iCloud Drive

Intermittent but frequent OS X pauses may be from iCloud syncing

iCloudIconXWhen using your Mac running OS X Yosemite, you may find that at certain times during the day your Mac will begin to pause, showing the spinning color wheel repeatedly and quite frequently. When this happens, it interrupts all ability to type and interact with other applications, leaving you with the only options of waiting or attempting to restart your system to clear the problem. Continue reading

Easily send large e-mail attachments with iCloud in Yosemite

MailIconYosemiteXSending attachments via e-mail to a colleague or friend is perhaps the most common approach for sharing files, and is a method that is nearly as old as e-mail itself; however, one limitation that many e-mail services have is a cap on the size of attachments that you can send, which depending on the service is generally between 10-25MB per attachment. Even though this allows the sending of most standard documents, more and more frequently there may be times when you need to send files that exceed this size. Continue reading

iOS 8 ‘Reset All Settings’ bug erases iCloud Drive

iOS8IconXOne of Apple’s latest services is the change to iCloud Drive, which transitions from its initial per-application use of cloud storage for documents, to a more traditional approach reminiscent of its original iDisk, and services like Dropbox and MediaFire.

This has been a welcomed change, and as such you might be regularly adding your files to it; however, if you do Continue reading

Concerned about privacy? Keep iOS and Mac OS up to date!

SecurityIconXOne of the long-standing problems that users have had with personal computing devices is the degree of privacy they offer, especially as devices are being used more and more for financial, medical, and other personal information. Behind the pretty interface in which you enter your social security number or bank account number and click “save,” the information could be well encrypted or simply be sent and stored as plain text for any passer-by to see. Continue reading

Apple brings back iDisk with iCloud Drive

iCloudIconXAlong with other information about OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” and iOS 8, Apple today announced its new iCloud Drive service that will be implemented in its devices. This service allows you to use iCloud as an online drive, where you can store any file or folder you would like, and access it on any device you have configured with iCloud.

This development aligns Apple’s iCloud service Continue reading