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How to use iCloud Drive to share your Desktop & Documents folder in macOS Sierra

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Sharing is caring. And easier than ever.
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iCloud Drive previously worked a bit like Dropbox, asking users to drag and drop files into a special folder in order to access them across multiple devices. That changes in macOS Sierra, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of iCloud with the added bonus that your files can stay exactly where they are.

Here’s how to use this useful new feature in Apple’s new Mac operating system, which is currently in public beta and will be released this fall.

Former Apple engineers build app to take on iCloud

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iCloud offers lots of great things to Mac users.
iCloud has a new rival.
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Apple’s iCloud platform is getting fresh competition this week from some of its former engineers who want to completely change the way content is stored on your iPhone.

Co-founded by Bertrand Serlet, former senior VP of software engineering at Apple, the new startup called Upthere is launching its first iOS app that allows users to store digital photos in Upthere’s cloud that was custom made to be screaming fast.

iPhone owners plagued by another iCloud phishing scam

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Watch out for messages like this!
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iPhone owners in the U.K. have complained about being targeted with a phishing scam trying to trick them into revealing personal information by claiming that there is a problem with their iCloud account.

The scam message appears to come from an official Apple account called “iSupport,” and says that specific iCloud accounts have been deactivated and that users should head to an external website to confirm their user details and “reactivate [their] account.”

iCloud hacker behind ‘The Fappening’ faces up to five years in prison

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The iCloud accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities have been hacked, with naked images being sold for Bitcoins. (Picture: Killian Bell)
Man who hacked iCloud accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities has been arrested.
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Almost 19 months after the mass leaking of naked celeb photos known as “The Fappening,” a man has been arrested for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act — and faces up to five years in prison as a result.

How to get past Philips Hue’s ‘iCloud Sync’ roadblock

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Sure, the lights are all pretty now. But at what cost, Philips?
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Pro Tip Cult of Mac bugYou should be excited to get Siri up and running with your new Philips Hue bridge and control your lights with the power of your voice, but one annoying error might stop you. It definitely had me scouring the Internet for answers when I was setting up my smartbulb system this afternoon, and I’d love to save you that time.

Because if you’ve spent $200 on fancy lightbulbs, you probably want to start using them right away, damn it.

iCloud bug delays key iOS 9 feature to keep your iPhone slim

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Edward Majerczyk will be sentenced soon.
Edward Majerczyk will be sentenced soon.
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iOS 9 was set to have a new feature that would let developers create smaller apps targeted to specific iPhone devices. Called App Slicing, it would allow developers to target specific devices with smaller versions of their apps, rather than just sending out bloated Universal apps that need all the assets for all device types, including iPads.

App Slicing has been delayed until an unspecified time in a “future software update,” according to Apple’s developer website.