At WWDC this year, Apple announced iCloud Drive to compete with the cloud storage offerings of other companies. Previous to this, iCloud did not offer the file and folder sync capabilities of other cloud storage competitors, and Apple is hoping iCloud Drive will be the answer. It is a very competitive market right now though, with some pretty major price cuts by the major players this year including Dropbox, Microsoft, and Google. Apple has now announced the full pricing structure for iCloud Drive which is more competitive than before. Just a few months ago, Apple only offered up to 50 GB in iCloud, and charged $100 USD per year for it. Google Drive at the time offered 100 GB for only $24 USD per year...

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128 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

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42 by Joshua Ho 6 days ago

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24 by Joshua Ho 6 days ago

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29 by Joshua Ho 6 days ago

Apple iOS 8: Available September 17th

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6 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

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116 by Joshua Ho 6 days ago

Apple Announces A8 SoC

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66 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

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161 by Joshua Ho 6 days ago

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189 by Joshua Ho on 8/24/2014

Apple Begins iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program for Certain Defective Devices

Today Apple has started a replacement program for certain iPhone 5 devices experiencing significantly reduced battery life. The company is stating that the affected devices were sold between the...

17 by Brandon Chester on 8/22/2014

State of the Part: SoC Manufacturers

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94 by Jarred Walton on 8/19/2014

Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro Lineup

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46 by Brandon Chester on 7/29/2014

Apple Q3 2014 Fiscal Results Analysis

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12 by Brett Howse on 7/22/2014

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6 by Brandon Chester on 6/26/2014

Manual Camera Controls in iOS 8

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42 by Joshua Ho on 6/18/2014

Apple Introduces New Entry Level iMac Priced at $1099

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64 by Brandon Chester on 6/18/2014

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79 by Brandon Chester on 6/11/2014

Apple Reveals iOS 8 at WWDC

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18 by Joshua Ho on 6/4/2014

Some Thoughts on Apple’s Metal API

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54 by Ryan Smith on 6/3/2014

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