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Old 09-17-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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What would you like to see in Apple's New iCloud solution?

With the upcoming ios5, Apple is going to implement its own cloud solution. You can read about its features HERE.


What other features would you like to see added? What be your biggest "one thing more"?
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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As long as it's as simple to "use and forget" as Dropbox is, I'm happy.
For some reason, never got iDisk to work properly across my Macs/PCs/iOS devices-it just didn't feel right, even though the pieces were supposedly the same.

Dropbox is so transparent in how I use it, it is like second nature. I think Cloud stuff has to be like that to succeed. Plus the security of knowing I have copies on my machine clinches it.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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How about actual storage! iCloud is nothing more than a syncing service between iDevices.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:23 PM   #4
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How about actual storage! iCloud is nothing more than a syncing service between iDevices.
You get 5gs free, more if you pay.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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You get 5gs free, more if you pay.
Where? I didn't see that in the link you provided.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Where? I didn't see that in the link you provided.

Go there and tap the what is icloud link. It's halfway down on the what is iCloud page.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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Go there and tap the what is icloud link. It's halfway down on the what is iCloud page.
Thanks, now I see it. Wonder why they didn't put that on the features page?

Anyway, I stand corrected - it does have storage.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
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The ability to pull media, or at least photos, from your computer.

The option to load and save directly to the cloud. (so there are no duplicates)

The ability to share files in cloud storage between apps. (something DropBox can do)

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:46 AM   #9
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I don't use cloud storage much at the moment. I'll be happy with just a way to keep my calendar and contacts synchronized via wifi, instead of having to plug the iDevices and launch iTunes every time I want to synchronize. It would be even better if I could synchronize the contacts on my Android phone too, but I guess that's a bit much to ask
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I don't use cloud storage much at the moment. I'll be happy with just a way to keep my calendar and contacts synchronized via wifi, instead of having to plug the iDevices and launch iTunes every time I want to synchronize. It would be even better if I could synchronize the contacts on my Android phone too, but I guess that's a bit much to ask
Can't you do this already by using gmail or another similar service to synch your contacts?

I use google calendars to synch wirelessly across ios devices, mac and PC.
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Can't you do this already by using gmail or another similar service to synch your contacts?

I use google calendars to synch wirelessly across ios devices, mac and PC.
I have tried syncing with Google services and it doesn't work for me. I think it's both because of the Apple sync procedure, which keeps duplicating contacts, and because of Google, who just loves to create contacts without my knowledge. I don't want to have a contact in my address book for every e-mail address I send an e-mail to, or for all my Google + contacts. It's just not worth it to try to sort it all out, so I gave up. Google calendars was also a failure somehow. I'm just not interested enough to investigate and understand why it doesn't work and what I should do to make it better.
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... and because of Google, who just loves to create contacts without my knowledge. I don't want to have a contact in my address book for every e-mail address I send an e-mail to ...
That one's easy to stop, if anyone else is having the same issue:

In your Gmail settings, on the General tab, set "Create contacts for auto-complete:" to "I'll add contacts myself".

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... or for all my Google + contacts ...
That's odd. That doesn't seem to happen for me. Google+ contacts are accessible in Gmail via 'Other Contacts', but they're not added to my actual Contacts list ('My Contacts' in Gmail).

EDIT: I've just found that the auto complete setting noted above puts them in Other Contacts as well. So perhaps the issue is that the sync procedures are combining Other and My Contacts?

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I have tried syncing with Google services and it doesn't work for me. I think it's both because of the Apple sync procedure, which keeps duplicating contacts, and because of Google, who just loves to create contacts without my knowledge. I don't want to have a contact in my address book for every e-mail address I send an e-mail to, or for all my Google + contacts. It's just not worth it to try to sort it all out, so I gave up. Google calendars was also a failure somehow. I'm just not interested enough to investigate and understand why it doesn't work and what I should do to make it better.
The way that worked for me was to set up gmail as an Exchange account for calendars only - as described here. It was a bit fiddly, but now I have all my different gadgets in synch without wires. iCloud can't do this because it's apple specific. I still use wired synch for contacts, because I had problems with duplicates etc. as you describe.
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That one's easy to stop, if anyone else is having the same issue:

In your Gmail settings, on the General tab, set "Create contacts for auto-complete:" to "I'll add contacts myself".



That's odd. That doesn't seem to happen for me. Google+ contacts are accessible in Gmail via 'Other Contacts', but they're not added to my actual Contacts list ('My Contacts' in Gmail).

EDIT: I've just found that the auto complete setting noted above puts them in Other Contacts as well. So perhaps the issue is that the sync procedures are combining Other and My Contacts?

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The way that worked for me was to set up gmail as an Exchange account for calendars only - as described here. It was a bit fiddly, but now I have all my different gadgets in synch without wires. iCloud can't do this because it's apple specific. I still use wired synch for contacts, because I had problems with duplicates etc. as you describe.
Thank you both for your suggestions! To be honest, the truth is, I'm too lazy or not motivated enough to investigate all this. Syncing between different programs never works perfectly, and my experience is that after I spend a couple of hours setting it up and testing it, it will work for a few weeks or months and then suddenly stop working again and I'll have to start over again. I think I'll just keep to simple syncing between Apple devices only (although even that doesn't always work perfectly).
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I would like a free password vault in the cloud. Passwords, loggins, credit cards, frequent flyer numbers, the work.

No problems for me with contacts and calendars. contacts are based on the apple application and I got them from my google account just once. Calendars are owned by google and I use them freely on all the several calendar applications that I have.
I have calendars for everything, the most recent one is for expiring dates of packaged food that I keep in the fridge. I share calendars with a number of people, both personal and work, and it goes without a glitch, although I have more than one gmail account, all with calendars of their own.

I have no experience with Outlook, if it meshes nicely with Google and Apple applications.
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