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Apple today introduced a major update to iCloud for Windows, bringing the version number for the software to 13. Apple has added support for Apple ProRes videos and Apple ProRAW photos, so files in these formats can now be accessed from Windows PCs via iCloud.

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All participants of an iCloud Drive shared file or folder are now also able to add or remove people, and Apple has introduced support for generating strong passwords using the iCloud Passwords app.

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Apple debuted the new iCloud Keychain password manager app back in August, allowing Windows users to access their iCloud Keychain passwords for cross-device functionality. With strong password support, Windows users can access the same password generating technology available for Safari on iOS devices and Macs.

According to Apple's support document for the update, iCloud for Windows 13 also addresses several security vulnerabilities.

iCloud for Windows can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

Article Link: Apple Releases iCloud for Windows 13 With Support for ProRes, ProRAW, and Strong Password Generation
 

H3LL5P4WN

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Oh wow. Hopefully this is actually fully functional (I've had some severe issues with iCloud for Windows in the past, which eventually led to me getting a Mac for all of my general computing needs).

Having access to my iCloud Keychain in Windows would be a game changer for me... no more need for 1Password and Dropbox to sync it.
 

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Do not update it, if you have a working version of iCloud, that does the job with Outlook/Office365 and so on. I will kill everything. Just stay on the working version...

I had incredible problems, gettting everything running again after updating from an old version. What version? No idea, there is no info about it, but it works again, after I grabbed some previous version that works. No idea about the version itself, as one does not get informed about it.

No, it is not only me. I just lost any confidence in any update and I will run the old one as long as it runs.
 

zorinlynx

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Is iCloud Photos support under Windows still horribly hobbled? Last time I played with it, it was just a backup scheme really, with no ability to modify your photo library. I mean, it's better than nothing in that it gives Windows users a way to back up their photos, but not really usable for anything else.
 

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Do not update it, if you have a working version of iCloud, that does the job with Outlook/Office365 and so on. I will kill everything. Just stay on the working version...

I had incredible problems, gettting everything running again after updating from an old version. What version? No idea, there is no info about it, but it works again, after I grabbed some previous version that works. No idea about the version itself, as one does not get informed about it.

No, it is not only me. I just lost any confidence in any update and I will run the old one as long as it runs.
If you can’t even figure out what version of iCloud you’re running, that sounds like A problem related to you, not iCloud
 

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If you can’t even figure out what version of iCloud you’re running, that sounds like A problem related to you, not iCloud
I always have a look at "my" possible problems with ANY update. Anything else would be pretentious. The problem with Office365 never was announced as solved, there are just a lot of reports of problems. And there is still no confirmation about a solution. It was the last version of the standalone installers - just before the switch to the Microsoft store.

It works, so I will stick to the old version.
 
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