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Old 06-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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Microsoft doesn't push things like Apple does...

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Though not exactly the same, the idea is still there.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Actually, I believe one of the big features of iOS5 is that you don't NEED a computer.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Actually, I believe one of the big features of iOS5 is that you don't NEED a computer.
Yes. No longer will the iDevices need a computer for set up. As well, the new OS for computers is going to be download only, no more discs.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Microsoft doesn't push things like Apple does...

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Though not exactly the same, the idea is still there.
MS will definitely push Skydrive and Mesh, once they are ready, but so far the systems have proven too fractured and immature - MS is still developing them along with Mango.

Cloud based computing has been coming for a while and in many ways is already here. One differentiator with iCloud is how its not simply remote storage and access though.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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Yes. No longer will the iDevices need a computer for set up. As well, the new OS for computers is going to be download only, no more discs.
Keeping you connected is a way to keep a watch on the people who jailbreak.

The services apple has, you can only do yourself provided you have the know-how and non-laziness to do it.

Yes, there is the factor of convenience.... but I'm not willing to give up my privacy. Good news for Apple is most people are lazy and thus will be happy to pay per year for this convenience.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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There's nothing new or innovative about icloud, the new OS, or iOS here. The only part that's really innovative and much needed is iTunes Match. Much credit to Steve for pulling that off. I don't think anyone else would have been able to.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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My conception of iCloud is it is essentially safe storage for critical data that can be accessed by up to 10 devices at any time. My personal feeling about "cloud" storage is simple. if I have critical info on my machine then I want an external hard drive I can control to back it up. I am not going to trust it to iCloud or any other computer array unless I really don't care.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Isn't it only 5GB for free, though? My music collection alone is 13GB. My photos are about 20GB.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Default This should be interesting

It is an interesting concept. Jobs is out of touch with reality if he believes every Mac user lives in California and has a FTTH connection at home.

The reality of old dial up*connections and the "just pretend you have blazing fast broadband when know you really don't" bottom-feeder BB speeds in rural America will tie up a computer for hours if not days trying to download Lion. Apple needs to provide an alternative for the rest of us.

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Yes. No longer will the iDevices need a computer for set up. As well, the new OS for computers is going to be download only, no more discs.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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Isn't it only 5GB for free, though? My music collection alone is 13GB. My photos are about 20GB.
Music and photos don't count towards that 5GB.
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