7 Things Apple Doesn’t Tell You About iCloud

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brdoc1

I'm kind of getting the idea that iCloud does not fully integrate syncing of calendars and contacts. I've read comparisons with DropBox, etc., but what I really need is a reliable solution. How can I enter contacts and calendar events on my Mac, and have everything pushed to my iPhone (and vice-versa)? Please don't tell me what each cloud product does not do. I want to know what solution works!

Thanks.

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malnar

Biggest downside to iCloud is in Photo Stream, which only works with one device per computer. Our family has two iPhones, but there's no way to have my iPhone with my Apple ID and my wife's iPhone with her Apple ID sync to the iMac's iPhoto - it will take one or the other, but not both. Extreme failure; complete, utter, stupid failure, and I can't even imagine why this limitation is placed on the system. So now I never have to plug my iPhone in (well, save for video, which won't sync even over wifi,) but I still have to plug hers in to get photos off of it. This, of course, makes Photo Stream useless to her.

Second biggest failure is the 5gb space - when it was first mentioned way back in the fall, many worried that it would be too small and, of course, it is. Hopefully Apple will actually be smart and up that limit to something more sensible.

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malnar

Biggest downside to iCloud is in Photo Stream, which only works with one device per computer. Our family has two iPhones, but there's no way to have my iPhone with my Apple ID and my wife's iPhone with her Apple ID sync to the iMac's iPhoto - it will take one or the other, but not both. Extreme failure; complete, utter, stupid failure, and I can't even imagine why this limitation is placed on the system. So now I never have to plug my iPhone in (well, save for video, which won't sync even over wifi,) but I still have to plug hers in to get photos off of it. This, of course, makes Photo Stream useless to her.

Second biggest failure is the 5gb space - when it was first mentioned way back in the fall, many worried that it would be too small and, of course, it is. Hopefully Apple will actually be smart and up that limit to something more sensible.

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chirpity

I'm not sure I would want my apps to automatically update. Every now and then an update to an app will screw something up and add bugs. I always read reviews before clicking that update button to see if there are any issues. Usually, there are none, but sometimes...

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chodaboy

For me, the biggest issue is no Snow Leopard. This just seems like a huge step back from MobleMe. Once I lose that, does this mean that when I put something on my macbook, it won't automatically go onto my imac, iphone, or ipad? Even without icloud, when I buy an app or a song, it already automatically gets downloaded onto all my devices. I will certainly miss idisk and gallery (heck, I miss icards). Plus being able to syncing my dock items, widgets, keychains, bookmarks, notes, mail accounts, and preferences. Gone! The only things that icloud seems to keep are calendars, contacts, and (already created) email... of course, only if you have Lion.
I just can't figure out the usefulness of this. Does this also mean no more being able to crease an Apple email name? Once MobleMe is gone, our email addresses will be frozen in time.

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llee

What exactly is the hacky workaround to access the sync folder used for Documents in the Cloud?

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chirpity

maclife.com/article/howtos/how_turn_icloud_dropboxlike_syncing_service

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ajcamm

What is DP and DP1??

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pjonesCET

Does any one that find these faults actually pass this information to the appropriate people at Apple?

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Darwin1977

Features in Mountain Lion invalidate almost all of the points you made here.

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chirpity

Can you elaborate? I'd like to know that I can use my iCloud like Dropbox and sync anything I want.

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brandonwalkermedia

hes right the DP1 is great at all of this stuff:

but as far as your photos? if you backup camera roll then they are there, so what are you talking about?
p.s. the DP of the new iOS lets you delete photo stream pictures 1 by 1

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ajcamm

What is DP and DP1?????

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llee

Just guessing... Developer Preview, Developer Preview 1 (assuming Mountain Lion)?

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