Apple Pulling the Plug on iWork.com July 31
Apple has notified users of its iWork.com cloud-based file storage system that the service will be discontinued on July 31 of this year. Apple says that the users should download their documents before July 31 in order to prevent losing access to them. Apple hopes that iWork.com users will transition to its iCloud service instead.
Amazon Integrates iCloud Calendar with Alexa
People who own an Alexa-enabled device can now interact with their iCloud calendar. Amazon added support for Apple's iCloud calendar service to Alexa this week, making it possible for iPhone owners to access and use their calendar through devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and more.
Apple Adds Realtime Collaboration to iWork
Apple today demonstrated how users of its iWork productivity suite will be able to collaborate on documents in real time. The capability will work across Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers, as well as the web.
Apple Doubles Top-Tier iCloud Storage Plan to 2 TB
Apple has improved its high-capacity cloud storage option from 1 TB to 2 TB while keeping the monthly cost the same at $10. Apple did not change the storage allotment nor the cost of its other two storage plans, which cost $1 per month for 50 GB and $3 per month for 200 GB.
iPhone Users Can Now Store Office Documents In iCloud
Microsoft today announced several new features for its Office suite of productivity apps. First and foremost, third-party cloud providers can now integrate their own services into the "locations picker" in the iOS Office apps.