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    Nearly everybody uses cloud services these days, to some varying degree. It's almost unavoidable at this point; the moment you set up an Android phone, it prompts you to create a Gmail account in order to download apps, then proceeds to automatically back up your contacts and other information to the cloud. The same goes for Apple's iCloud service, and Microsoft's OneDrive as well. At any given moment, your phone could even be uploading your photos to the cloud, if you have such a feature enabled on your phone. Even if you try your best to avoid it, it's likely that you have some ...

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    Greek's financial crisis goes beyond just affecting a government and its creditors. Current emergency banking controls have left Greeks with a maximum cash withdrawal of $66 a day, and with a complete ban on overseas payments and transfers. This measure obviously affects Greek customers from consuming iTunes content, which is a variable of questionable need, but a true problem for paid iCloud data storage. As it stands, Greek customers needing extra storage from iCloud can't renew their monthly or yearly subscription due to the overseas payment ban. Since this is not something Greek ...

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    A major concern that spurred a few weeks ago, was of the lack of a kill switch for smartwatches in general. Surely the recent laws passed on the matter only covered smartphones, but jewelry is another major theft target, and it made all the sense in the world for a "smart" watch, to have something like this as part of the package. Apple didn't really mention any added security measures with the keynote of watchOS 2, but the company has decided to surprise everyone. watchOS 2 beta 3 didn't just include bug fixes for those developers testing. We were surprised this morning with an ...

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    System backups of any kind are great. Knowing that your information is safely stored in the cloud takes a lot of work out of transferring your information from one phone to another, and it takes a bit of the edge off of losing your phone. Apple’s iCloud backups have long been one of the best mobile backup solutions, with Android typically tailing a bit behind — but how far off is Android’s backup system from matching iCloud’s ease of use and efficiency? Well, as it turns out … not very. With iCloud on an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, every last detail of your phone is backed ...

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    Cloud storage has gained a significant level of popularity lately, and that’s mainly because technology is helping it become seamless. Surely it would’ve been easier if US Carriers wouldn’t have dropped their unlimited data plans, but it’s hard to deny that things “just work” in most of the cloud storage services we see in the market. One of the pioneers of the cloud mentality was Apple with its MobileMe services, though that particular story was so full of horror that the company ended up fixing it and rebranding it to iCloud. Steve Jobs envisioned a service that would ...

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    While smartphones haven’t exactly changed all that much in the last two or three years, the services and applications that make them run definitely have. The apps and services are smarter, more affordable, and more openly available to a wider array of devices and operating systems. More specifically, cloud storage is available in abundance. Two years ago, cloud storage was relatively expensive, corresponding mobile application support was sparse, and there were only a few services to choose from. However, the level of competition in the space has risen tenfold. Probably more – ...

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    Storing sensitive data in the cloud has always been questionable. Over the weekend we learned just how "sensitive" that data can be. Just in case you were on vacation, unplugged from technology, and haven't heard the news, reportedly dozens of celebrities had their iCloud accounts hacked and nude photos stolen and posted publicly on the Internet. While some may celebrate this as a triumph, it's really a horrifying violation of privacy. How would you feel if the leaked images were of your spouse, your child, or your parent? Basically, what's being reported is that some "celebrities" used ...

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    As rumors come and go about Apple's plans for the future of OS X, it's clear that the company has done a lot of progress in trying to merge both platforms as much as it can. We've even seen the OS X and iOS teams merge together recently in order to reach this goal, and today's earlier leaks even show iOS 8 might include Preview and TextEdit apps as part of the update. We were all left with some confusion over why these apps are making it to the mobile platform, but new developments start giving some sense to the strategy. As it turns out Apple is planning to bring the functionality of ...

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    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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    "Welcome to the Dark Side". I'm sure you've already pulled your shiny new iPhone out of the box, and if there's one thing Apple knows how to do, is give you an awesome unboxing experience. I'm sure you're already proud of what you bought and how long it took you to get it. Now the reason why I welcome all my friends to the Dark Side with their new Apple products is because we live in a polarized world. If you were to judge an iPhone by what you read in most publications, you've got the buggiest most scratch friendly phone in the market. Still, once you lift your face from the computer ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent rumors of a probable Nexus launch date from Google. Then we go through AT&T's launch of the Sony Xperia TL, which by the way, is also the new James Bond phone for the movie Skyfall. Then we talk about iCloud and Apple's recent move to grant some additional benefits to past MobileMe subscribers. Then we talk about the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC, which recently showed just how great their front-facing camera is with a sample. We end today's show talking about the recent Carrier Settings Update that Apple sent to Verizon ...

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