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Apple’s iCloud services including iMessage is returned to normal after short outage.

Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud Storage System At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s iCloud is encountered some issues today’s morning. Users said that they’re having difficulty accessing iMessage, the Apps Store, the Game Center, and possibly more. The company’s system status webpagehas confirmed this saying that they are investigating and will update as it has more to report. This outage is the second one affecting the system this week.

With over 190 million usersand continued growth in the future, any downtime can affect a lot of people. This problem is affecting people across all of Apple’s iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and even computers since iCloud is used on all its platforms. Apple first noticed and logged this issue on its site at 2:15pm PST today.

Currently, Apple’s system status confirms that iCloud, FaceTime, iMessage, and the Game Center were affected by this outage.

Snap 2012 10 30 at 16.01.46 520x274 Apples iCloud services including iMessage appear to have returned to normal after short outage

More iOS 5 features get their moment in the beta testing sun

Steve Jobs and co. showed off all kinds of cool new features during the debut of iOS 5 at WWDC earlier this month. We had the chance to take a few of them for a spin, when we tested the beta build of the mobile operating system, and now that more and more folks have tried their hand at iOS 5, more and more features are getting their turn to shine. Here’s a list of some of the cooler ones we’ve seen in the last few weeks.

  • Apple has added the ability to make FaceTime calls over 3G — though rumor has it that this may be a beta-only feature, which carriers can choose to disable, over obvious data usage concerns.
  • AirPlay Mirroring has been shown off. The feature lets users display video from an iPad 2 on an HDTV, by way of Apple TV, for those times when you just can’t keep your tablet content to yourself. (Read)
  • The new software also offers up the ability to sync 1080p video to iOS 5 devices, opening the door to speculation that future iPads and iPhones may be able to play back content at full 1080p. (Read)
  • Like to play your iTunes over your car stereo? Good news, iOS 5 will transfer audio information like album, track, and artist names over Bluetooth. (Read)

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