Showing all posts tagged #icloud:


Apple: Prepare for Changes to Back to My Mac

Posted on August 9th, 2018

 Learn how to transition to iCloud Drive, screen sharing, and Apple Remote Desktop. Back to My Mac will not be available on macOS Mojave. You can get ready now by learning about alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop acc...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

Apple: Using app-specific passwords

Posted on December 6th, 2016

App-specific passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely when you use apps that don’t natively support two-step verification or two-factor authentication.When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, or two-factor authent...

QTIP: Optimize iPhone Photos Storage

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data. These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions. Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right Ch...

QTIP: Apple's New Photos app is here

Posted on April 10th, 2015

What could be more eagerly awaited than the Apple Watch?Apple’s new Photos app for OS X, that’s what. And you can have it now for $0.Venerable iPhoto (yes, I admit calling it a "hairball") has been outmoded for years, and millions have impatiently...

QTIP: Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different?

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different? Apple’s iCloud Drive and its iCloud service are both part of the online synchronization service collectively named iCloud. But, iCloud does a lot of things so it’s reasonable to ask, "Is there a difference ...

QTIP: Set up Family Sharing

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Family Sharing, a new way to bring harmony to your digital life. You have twins. Both kids have an iPad. You dutifully have set up your App Store account on each of their iPads. When brother buys an app, it automatically downloads to your iPhone...

Quentin Leo Company

QTIPS blog posts are about information technology and how you can use it to better navigate your business, personal and digital life.