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Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple’s iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they’re also good for hiding secret messages.

Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple’s terms and conditions for iCloud and found a story within the weeds. Titled “The Man who Agreed,” the pamphlet liberally applies CIA-style redaction to Apple’s original document, revealing the truth about how we often interact with these contracts. Meunier calls Apple’s EULA “perhaps one of the most overlooked and ambiguous agreements we make,” and says that “by clicking ‘I agree’ we accept rather odd conditions that we are not aware of because the very design of it is not intended to…

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Apple brings two-step verification to iCloud website and apps

Apple rolled out two-step verification for Apple IDs about a year-and-a-half ago. Now it’s finally bringing the same added security measure (which sends a numeric code to your phone or other trusted Apple device that you need to enter after your password) to its iCloud website and apps. As observed by AppleInsider, users who already have two-step verification enabled on their Apple IDs may see their iCloud web apps — Contacts, Mail, Calendar, Notes, etc. — greyed out and “locked” until they enter in the code sent to their devices.

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Apple gives former MobileMe users an extra year of free iCloud storage

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When Apple made the move from MobileMe to iCloud, it offered a bonus to users that used the former service: a bump in storage capacity, free of charge. That had been scheduled to expire the past Sunday, September 30th, but as first noticed by AppleInsider the offer has been extended for an additional year.

The extension, detailed to former MobileMe customers via email and on Apple’s support site, provides qualifying users with a storage bump to match what they’d been paying for with MobileMe; if you had a 20GB plan, you’ll continue to get an extra 20GB of storage on top of the 5GB iCloud offers for free. No action is required on the part of the user, with the extension running through September 30th, 2013.

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Pixelmator 2.1 adds iCloud and Retina graphics: as close as you’ll get to Photoshop for $14.99