Apple’s services category, which includes iTunes, the App Store, the Mac App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Pay, and AppleCare, continues to be an increasingly important revenue driver for Apple, and services growth is once again at an all time high.
During the fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple’s services segment brought in $10 billion in revenue, up 17 percent from the $8.5 billion services earned in the fourth quarter of 2017.
According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, services growth was actually at 27 percent if a one-time favorable adjustment from the year-ago quarter is excluded.
Several services categories, including the App Store, [...]
Several iCloud services are experiencing problems this afternoon, according to Apple’s System Status Page.
iCloud Drive, iCloud Mail, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Calendar, Mail Drop, Find My iPhone, and more are performing „slower than normal“ for some users.
The problem has been ongoing since 8:51 a.m. Pacific Time this morning, and there’s no word on when it might clear up.
If you’ve been noticing problems with iCloud services, this outage is the reason why. We’ll update this post when the problem is resolved.Tag: iCloud
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Five nations including the U.S. and the U.K. have urged tech companies to comply with requests to build backdoors into their encrypted services, or potentially face legislation requiring them to do so by law.
The statement is a result of a meeting last week between the „Five Eyes“ intelligence sharing countries, which include the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
In a published memo, the governments claim that the use of such backdoors for accessing encrypted data would respect personal rights and privacy, and be limited only to criminal investigations by law enforcement.
Privacy laws must prevent arbitrary or unlawful [...]
Sony Legacy announced over the summer that it had obtained the rights to release the „bulk“ of Prince’s back catalog, namely the albums he debuted after he left Warner Bros. in the mid-nineties. Today, The Prince Estate digitally released 23 total Prince albums that first launched between 1995 and 2010 onto „all major streaming services,“ including Apple Music and Spotify.
As Variety points out, today’s launch marks the first time that many of these albums will be available for listeners to stream and download. Along with the individual albums, The Prince Estate released a new album called „Anthology: 1995-2010,“ which [...]