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How to remove U2 music from your iPhone…and brain

Some would probably call you ungrateful babies. Because, well, you are.

iCloud now has two-step verification for extra security

You now have no one to blame but yourselves, Hollywood.

Apple adding email alerts to iCloud service

At least now you’ll know when you’re nude photos are being viewed.

Celebrities: Here’s an iCloud alternative for your nude photos

I’m thinking of calling my service Celebrity Box. Or DropDrawers.

Apple using China Telecom servers to store iCloud data

China doesn’t trust the NSA.

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iTunes update fixes podcast issues

On Friday, Apple released a minor software update for the iTunes application for both Mac and Windows. The iTunes update is centered around correcting a bug that prevented iTunes podcast subscribers from being able to view new episodes on the podcast playlist. The update also addresses a problem that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while the user navigated the list of downloaded podcasts.

Apple’s 8th Annual iTunes Festival is set in London in September

Apple has announced that its 8th Annual iTunes Festival will be held in London throughout the month of September. Scheduled to perform during the month-long music celebration are famous artists such as Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Blondie, and many more.

Apple improves iCloud security with extra encryption

Most cloud services providers have been boosting their security with the intent of warding off the NSA and other malicious groups. The same thing is happening with Apple and iCloud, as encryption for iCloud expands to protect file transfers from the sender all the way to the receiver. Though the receiver must be using an email client that supports TLS encryption, this update does improve security for most users.

Apple launches new Browse by Category section in App Store

Have you visited the App Store recently? You will see a new section named “Browse by Category” under the Feature section, which can be viewed in the iOS and Mac App Stores. The new section makes it easier for users to discover apps.

Apple exploring mobile payments relationships

Apple may be trying to come out with its own mobile payments system for iOS devices, and is in talks with high-end retailers about the potential uses of such a service. Apple has already explored the potential for non-physical payments to some extent by allowing people to pay for items in its retail stores with an iTunes account, though the rumored mobile payments system may not work in the same way.

Apple says iCloud not compromised in Australia

A number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs were hacked in Australia the other day. Following these reports, Apple sent out a statement that iCloud was not compromised. The company claims the iCloud service is safe and secure, contrary to reports that users in Australia have been locked out of their own iDevices. This hack has since spread to Canada, the US, and New Zealand.

iWork for iCloud gets new features

iWork for iCloud—which includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers—has been updated to include more collaboration and editing abilities. You can now create 2D and interactive charts with more color options and images up to 10 MB (up from 5 MB), and you can work with up to 100 people (up from 50) on the same document, which can be up to 1GB (up from 200 MB) in size.