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Back up your iPhone and iPad

Don't let your information accidentally get erased. It's easy to back up to iCloud and to iTunes; here's a short video primer to help you do so.

What developers think of Dropbox as an iCloud alternative

Developers have never gushed over iCloud. Lex Friedman asked a few whether Dropbox's new Datastore API captured their interest.

Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta to developers with free accounts

Apple has begun expanding its iWork for iCloud beta, inviting developers free accounts to start testing the in-browser versions of Apple's Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications.

Back up your iPhone and iPad

Don't let your information accidentally get erased. It's easy to back up to iCloud and to iTunes; here's a short video primer to help you do so.

Collaboration is the missing ingredient of iWork for iCloud

We don't work in a vacuum, so why should we be limited to just emailing our iWork documents to each other? Dan Moren thinks collaboration needs to be a priority for the next version of iWork.

iWork for iCloud highlights productivity suite update

You will soon be able to create, import, edit, and even show off your iWork documents from a Web browser, courtesy of a new service coming to iCloud.

What we expect to see at next week's WWDC

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is less than a week away, so Dan Moren and Lex Friedman lay out what's likely to make an appearance.

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.