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How Messages in the Cloud protects SMS (and how it doesn’t)

Macworld - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:00

Apple recently released the long-awaited Messages in the Cloud feature through updates to iOS and macOS, and Macworld provided a how-to guide to enable it on your devices, and some warnings about the time it takes for your devices to upload all the cached messages they maintain.

Macworld reader Lowell had a few questions that aren’t on the how-to front and which Apple doesn’t fully address in its FAQ on the subject.

Lowell wonders about regular text and multimedia messages (SMS/MMS) being encrypted, and how much storage is freed up in iCloud (not just on devices) by pushing everything to the cloud.

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Surviving The Pulse Massacre Propelled This Gay Man Into Gun Reform Activism

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:45

Brandon Wolf is one of a group of survivors who made it out of Pulse nightclub

Trump Says That Without Otto Warmbier, North Korea Summit Wouldn't Have Happened

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:38

President Donald Trump credited Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia

Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising 'complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:54

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued the statement at a historic summit in Singapore. Here's what it says.

Trevor Noah Reveals The Real Reason Jon Stewart Left 'The Daily Show'

Top Stories - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:54

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah recently opened about about what previous host

Teacher Says He Was Forced to Resign After Refusing to Call Transgender Student by Preferred Name

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:47

John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School, says he was essentially fired for refusing to call a transgender student by their preferred name.

This Is the Moment President Trump Shook Hands With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:57

President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at 9:05 a.m. local time at the Capella Hotel resort on Singapore’s Sentosa Island Tuesday, marking the start of a historic summit

Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:43

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas.

Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack, Trump says

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:45

The White House economic adviser had spent the past day defending his remarks over the president's appearance at the G7 meetings in Canada.

The Latest: Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 20:17

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Kilauea volcano's eruption in Hawaii (all times local):

Trump finds time to tweet before meeting with Kim Jong Un

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:42

The president fired off a series of messages on Twitter just hours before meeting North Korea's leader.

Michigan man gets 40 years in prison in deaths of 5 cyclists

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:46

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man buzzed on painkillers and other drugs when his pickup truck plowed into a pack of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, was sentenced Monday to at least 40 years in prison after he tearfully expressed regret over the rural road tragedy.

How to watch the NBA Finals without cable

Macworld - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:34
How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

Singapore summit a victory for Kim Jong Un, but better than war

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:17

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times, points out that while Kim Jong Un will be able to use his meeting with Donald Trump for propaganda purposes, the attention encourages him toward normalcy and moves both sides farther from all-out war.

Oprah Winfrey Buys an $8 Million Orcas Island Estate

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:50

The ultra-private property includes a main house, a guest cottage, a teahouse, and a barnlike structure with a woodworking studio and gym

How to create and edit Memoji in iOS 12

Macworld - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:37

The release of the iPhone X was accompanied by a fun feature for the TrueDepth camera: Animoji. The adorable cartoonish animated emoji were an instant hit, with early adopters creating "Animoji karaoke" music videos, skits, movie scenes, and more.

iOS 12 expands on Animoji in some important ways, like tripling the recording length to 30 seconds and adding new faces and improving facial recognition. But the most important change is a new feature called "Memoji" that lets you create an Animoji of yourself. In the Animoji menu, you can customize a cartoon avatar that will appear in your Animoji list and work just like the Animoji characters, following your facial movement. Here's how you make your own Memoji.

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Scott Pruitt Faces Mounting Calls For Investigations Into Chick-fil-A Scandal

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:36

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing yet

US Border Patrol accused of misleading immigrants while separating families: ‘They’re taking kids for baths and never returning'

Top Stories - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:19

Federal public defenders say that immigration enforcement officials in the United States have repeatedly deceived immigrant parents arriving in the US seeking shelter from violent conditions in their home country, telling those individuals that they are taking their children away for baths or other benign reasons only to never return with them. Miguel Nogueres, a federal public defender in McAllen, Texas said that he’s seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases his office sees on any given day during the presidency of Donald Trump, and that he has been hearing from clients that they were lied to by Border Patrol agents when their children were taken away, and not being given further information about the whereabouts of their kids. "Every day we hear that parents are being separated from their children and are given different reasons for the separation.


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