Apple’s becomes more customizable with updates to Photos, Mail, and more

Apple seems really intent on turning into something people actually use daily.

Last year, the company redesigned the page, which is essentially a repository of all the stuff you keep in your iCloud, to be more customizable and easier to use.

You can now set up a quick photo slideshow directly on
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Now, the company has taken it a step further. All of the key apps on have been upgraded with new functionality. For example, the Photos app can now show you Memories, which are curated collections of your photos, as well as full screen slideshows of the photos you choose. Notes now let you link to other notes, and share folders; search within the app has also been improved.

And Mail now lets you create an email address from the web, with the ability to undo a sent message.

Apple email

Want an email address? Now you can set one up directly on
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More broadly, all of the app widgets on are more functional, allowing you to delete an email, download a document, or preview a photo in Drive right there from the homepage.

Those willing to try using on their desktop computer more frequently might find another feature useful: Browser notifications. If you allow it, iCloud will now notify you of new emails and calendar events in your browser.

Apple also recently introduced new, more generous iCloud+ plans: 6TB for $29.99 per month and 12TB for $59.99 per month.


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I still don’t see myself relying primarily on, mostly because it’s just easier to use certain apps (Find My comes to mind) and perform certain actions (like changing your iCloud plan) directly on Apple devices. But with all these changes, has become a usable tool for handling the data you keep in iCloud.


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