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Remains of the Day: Reach out and touch someone

The Journal reads the supply-chain tea leaves, iPod touch sales hit a new milestone, and iCloud is, well, pretty much exactly as secure as you think it is.

OmniPresence, the Omni Group's new cloud sync service, hits all the right buttons

Privacy. Simplicity. Power. Openness. The Omni Group's upcoming OmniPresence cloud sync service has the makings of an excellent player in a crowded marketplace -- and the company's choice to give it away for free could create a new standard for syncing on Apple's platforms.

Syncing calendars between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard

Problem: You have events in Mountain Lion's Calendar application and would like to share them with your Mac running Snow Leopard. iCloud is out. Chris Breen tells you what's in.

Apple and the file system: Skating to where the puck might go

Since the introduction of the Mac, Apple has steadily taken aim at file system. That conflict has widened in recent years, as attempts to keep users safe and to simplify their experience has led to the near-complete disappearance of files and directories from iOS. This approach has not been problem-free, but it may well eventually lead us to a better way of managing our data.

Remains of the Day: Spaceward ho!

Part of Apple's campus is delayed until after a spaceship launch, iTunes sales aren't on the grow, and German iPhone users may once again be notified of their email *schnell*!

Ban on iOS push mail stays but patent used to get it likely to be invalid, German court says

A patent that Motorola Mobility used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push mail service in Germany is likely to be invalid, the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe said on Wednesday--but the ban will not be lifted, a court spokeswoman said.

How to track a lost computer with Find My Mac

Misplaced your Mac? If you've enabled the free Find My Mac feature of iCloud, you may be able to track it down.

Find My Mac both useful and frustrating for law enforcement

Find My Mac can be used to show the location of a stolen Mac, but the service often does not provide enough evidence to obtain a search warrant and get the stolen device back to its rightful owner, the Dutch police said on Monday.

The sync conundrum: Rethinking Apple's cloud services

Despite the fact that over a quarter billion people rely on it for their email, calendars, and notes, iCloud's lesser-known data sync capabilities have turned out to be a mixed bag for developers. Here are a few ways in which Apple could improve them for the future.

Remains of the Day: Witness for the prosecution

Siri's getting its day in court, Apple's putting boots on the ground around the world, and the Biggest Little City in the World is getting its head in the cloud.