Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services

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iPhone doesn't sync calendar to iCloud, calendar via iCloud.com still works

I'm having a major headache inducing issue with iCloud sync. My wife and I have shared calendars for a long time and it has helped us a great deal. The problem now is that my wife's iPhone has ...
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Can I create/edit contact groups in iOS?

I have been successful in managing contact groups with OS X's Contacts.app and iCloud.com, but haven't found a way to do this on iOS 6. Is there a way to manage contact groups on iOS (iPhone, iPad, ...
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iCloud save support in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

I've been playing on my iPhone and iPad, and it appears that in order to do a "cloud save", I need to actually find a save point on one device and then do a save. Then, on my other device I need to ...
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iCloud and Email and syncing

I am a little bit confused as to how best to setup my devices to have the best battery life and best syncing options. I have an iMac, iPad mini & iPhone 5. Currently I use Google Apps (Gmail) to ...
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backing up to iCloud, and restoring from computer

I have 60GB of photos on my iPhone, so I can't back it up to iCloud, I suppose even if I bought the max iCloud plan from Apple? If I turn on iCloud backup for this device and disable photos it can be ...
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Fails to upload song and starts back at Step 1

I just added two songs to iTunes. They are long songs (60 minutes long) and are about 150 MB each. (The iTunes Match limit per song is 200 MB.) I added them to iTunes, and when Match tried to upload ...
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iCloud seems to delete Notes taken on my Mac when offline

I have just set up the Notes.app on my MBP (Running OSX 10.8.2) to link up with my iCloud account so that I could begin working with synchronised notes. I make a lot of notes while I am out and about ...
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How do I use iCloud to sync Pages documents from iPad to iPhone?

I use pages on my iPad for documents. Apple says that I can have everything that is in Pages on my iPad shared on my iPhone using iCloud. How do I configure that?
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iOS Sync Outlook Calender and Contacts

I'm trying to help a family member with their iPhone. I'm pretty tech savy, but I would rather ask this question because I don't deal with iOS too often. The iPhone used to sync calendars and ...
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Why am I receiving the error “Photos for the iCloud account [username] cannot be accessed”?

I'm receiving this error message periodically: Photos for the iCloud account "name@email.com" cannot be accessed. Review your account information in System Preferences. Photo Stream is enabled ...
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Apple alias in Mail and iCloud revealing my identity

I've set up a few email aliases in iCloud under pseudonyms. If I receive an email to one of them (e.g. "Alias Name <pseudonym@icloud.com>), and I try to reply in Mail for Mac, it uses the ...
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Why is Photo Stream content different on each of my devices?

I work on a 13" MacBook Pro and also have an iPad and iPhone 4s. I edited my Photo Stream photos down to a tight collection of 220 pictures and fully expected that to reflect on my iPhone and iPad, ...
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How to prevent iMessage syncing without access to device

I foolishly logged into someone's iPad with my Apple ID. This person is now receiving my full communications on iMessage. I know I can remove my account from that iPad but I don't have access to it. ...
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How to not sync apps to iTunes 11

Since iCloud now offers a way for me to download apps directly from the cloud and I only want to keep updating the apps I use on my iOS device and not all that I have, I wanted to keep all my apps ...
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Sync multiple iPads via iCloud?

The company I work for has recently purchased a couple of iPads for the sales team and will be purchasing more over time. We're tasked with the job of keeping all of our catalogues and video content ...
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Can iCloud notes be synced with different accounts?

Is it possible to synchronize notes with different accounts? For example, if I write something in my notes - my friend will open his notes with his account and see the change. Is this possible?
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Does there exist any Apple hardware “Cloud Computing” solutions?

I have a program which uses Mac OS X's Grand Central Dispatch queueing technology to handle multi-core programming. However, I notice that, in the near future, Microsoft is expecting to roll out ...
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What domain name is appended to a default Apple ID when created in OS X?

Upon booting a MacBook Air for the first time (OS X, Version 10.8), I was prompted to create an AppleID. I selected a username and a default domain name was added automatically to this username. I ...
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IOS 6 - Contacts have disappeared then when I type it in they re-appear temporally

I recently updated my 3Gs to the new iOS 6. However after doing this I've noticed that a lot of my contacts are gone. However if they call me or I type the number in, they pop up and will stay in my ...
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Resetting Mountain Lion iCloud login request

The first time you log into a new account with Mountain Lion, a special iCloud login screen is shown. Once you "skip" this screen it is never shown again. When setting up an account I like to add a ...
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Can't sync calendars with iCloud

I tried to enable Calendar sync at Settings > iCloud > Calendar and a message says "Activating Calendar sync" but it ends up in Home screen with no changes. When I go again to iCloud setting I see ...
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Adding contact on iPhone adds it to Exchange but not iCloud

On my iPhone running iOS6, I have the following accounts configured: iCloud - Contacts, Reminders, Safari, Passbook, and Find my iPhone Exchange (my work email) - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and ...
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Restoring new iPhone from iCloud backup deactivates old iphone?

I gave a friend a new SIM card for her unlocked direct from Apple iPhone 5. She put the SIM in, and went through the setup process, restoring her iPhone 5 from an iCloud backup. At this point, her ...
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Why do i need a new email account to sync my notes in iCloud?

I sync reminders fine but now i want me notes to sync from my mac to the iphone but when i turn on notes in iCloud it says i have to create an icloud email address (even though my gmail account is ...
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Why might pasting an URL link into iCloud from a PC make that link inactive on iOS in notes?

If I paste a link/URL into the notes app from my iPhone, it works fine, I can tap on it and have it open in Safari. When I try to paste a link from my Windows computer, via icloud.com, the note shows ...
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Podcast Apps Syncing Account

As you know, Apple's own podcast app started syncing podcast subscriptions and their metadata through the air. But it seems that the app automatically uses the Apple account designated for store ...
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iCloud sync keeps deleting my information!

Ever since I started syncing my Contacts and Calendars on my Mac with iCloud, I've noticed that stuff sporadically disappears. I've had to re-add an event to my Calendar 3 times now, and many of my ...
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Syncing Aperture between Macs

I recently started dividing my Aperture work between my home iMac, and my MacBook Pro. The problem here is that, whenever I want to do a makeshift sync, I export the edited photos from one Mac as an ...
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How to sync position, bookmarks and notes over iCloud on ePub books

I recently bought several ePub books from the Humble Bundle and from Smashing Magazine, hoping that I would be able to side load them into iBooks and then use iCloud to sync position, bookmarks, ...
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Sync iCal with Gmail instead of iCloud

I would like to edit my calendar either on iCal (running on my MacBook) or on Google calendar (running on my Samsung Galaxy), and see the calendar updated on the other device. I gathered that it is ...
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How can I transfer songs between Garageband for iOS and OS X?

I have Garageband on iPad, iPhone and OS X. How can I transfer the music between them? I have enabled iCloud with iPad and iPhone but cannot understand how to get the music from there to OS X? I have ...
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First-time iCloud backup of my iPhone took 26 hours

The first time my iPhone backed up with iCloud, it took 26 hours. It seems like a really long time but I do have a lot of video. How long should this take?
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Sync Number files between 2 different iCloud accounts

I have a primary iCloud account that has a numbers spreadsheet in it and I would like to have a copy of that same numbers spreadsheet in a secondary iCloud account. It doesn't seem like this is ...
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Apple's Notes forgetting notes — why?

I started to use the default Notes app over iPhone, iPad and Macbook. After it sends me an email about the note, the note gets removed. I want to keep the notes. My friend suspected a time-drift bug ...
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Why is my icloud backup taking so long?

I just created an icloud account and i am backing it up and it says it will take 3 hours. I have no pictures on my phone so i think its just backing up contacts, reminders, etc. Does anyone know why ...
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how do I share photos on the web with iPhoto / iCloud?

I have a new Mac (Mountain Lion) with iPhoto '11. I want to share photos on the web. In the past, I would launch iWeb and build a little photo album web page. My understanding was that if I ...
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Access iCloud mail on iPad without setting up device

How can I view iCloud.com/#mail on an ipad without setting it up on the device? I want to check my emails on an ipad that isn't mine. I can normally access it on a PC but don't have access to one of ...
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How can I leave Gmail for Mail?

I've decided I want to take the plunge and leave Gmail for Mail, using my iCloud account. Why? I've lost trust in Google (incl. their search bias, how they handle my privacy, and how they treat the ...
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Problems with iCloud changing appointment times

Now that Standard Time has returned, all my appointments in iCloud have shifted by 1 hour. Does anyone know how to set iCloud so that appointment times are 'frozen' and cannot be changed?
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How do I know if Game Center is down or not?

I'm not asking to know now, but wondering if Apple has a status page that lists if Game Center is having problems. I'm aware of the iCloud system status web page but it's not clear to me if that is ...
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How can I get mailboxes settings from iPad to iPhone?

I have long settings in iPad and I would like to get them automatically to devices such as iPhone and poussible to Mac in the future. How can I get the settings over all devices?
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How do I force a “Waiting” file to upload to iCloud?

In this question, I learned that the "dotted-line cloud" icon in OS X's iCloud file view means "Waiting to upload". While writing a document in Byword today, I saved it and found it had been marked ...
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How to remove old device from Safari iCloud Tabs?

I returned a MacBook to Apple Store, however apparently I forgot to sign out of iCloud and the latest tabs I was browsing still appear in Safari iCloud Tabs of my new MacBook and existing iPad. I ...
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Is there any way to take a picture remotely on an ipod?

My ipod was stolen, and using icloud I was able to track it. I used the "Lock" function, but I'm wondering if it would have been possible to take a picture using the front camera.
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Some iCloud events not showing up in iCal

A few weeks ago, I noticed that some of my events in Calender was not showing up on my mac (which is running Mountain Lion). I looked and they show up fine on icloud.com and they work fine on my iPad ...
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Photos from iPad to iCloud?

I shoot a photo in iPad. I want it will be available in iCloud. How can I do it? I cannot see the PhotoStream in iCloud. I can see all Pages, Numbers etc documents but not photos, I find this very ...
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Can I get non-iBooks Store ePub files into my iCloud iBooks library?

I buy quite a few ePub e-books from sources other than the iBooks Store. I used to use iTunes to sync these to my iPad and iPhone. However, I’m trying to set up my iPad and iPhone to purely sync ...
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Can I access the images from my iCloud account from my Asp.Net website

I would like to access my photos in iCloud from a webiste running Asp.Net. Is there a way to access them outside of the web interface?
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Why is my “New Zealand” bookmarks folder not appearing on my iPhone?

I am using iCloud to sync bookmarks from my iMac to my iPhone. But one bookmark folder is not appearing on the iPhone. On my iMac (OS X 10.7.5), in the iCloud pref pane of System Preferences, I have ...
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How can I manage two different contact lists in iTunes?

I'm trying to work out how to best manage having two separate contacts lists, mine and my husbands, to back-up in iCloud and sync to our individual phones through iTunes? Could you assist with this? ...