Originally Posted by mrstep
Photo Stream - so simple, everyone can't use it.(TM)
Sadly instead of fixing MobileMe, they took the turn into the left field that is iCloud. Want to share files or be able to manage them? Go get Dropbox. Want to actually share pictures? Do it somewhere else as well (haven't found that somewhere else myself yet.)
Is there actually someone who wants to sync all
photos across their devices? Or as the alternative - none
? WTH? How about a 'publish' option that you can apply to pictures if you actually want them in the photo stream? Would that actually have been complicated??? For that matter, why didn't they just hook into the MobileMe galleries and let ALL iOS/OSX devices create folders, push pics, manage, etc.? Now that
I could have used.
Sorry, I'm loving my iPhone 5, but I still can't believe how much iCloud screwed the pooch. It doesn't work for a family, doesn't work for sharing between friends, oh, and it really doesn't work for me as an individual either.
Originally Posted by paxman
I find iCloud very 'messy' and the admin of the services confusing. I am not sure which id's do what. I have no idea why I can't get iMessage on my computer, for instance. The admin part should cover all aspects and be identical and available on all devices as well as on iCloud. I'd like to get an overview of what is going on. I understand that this is hard to design but I don't know anyone who really 'gets it'
Originally Posted by jimoase
I only use the email service and dearly miss Photo Gallery.
Like many, I have been a Apple services customer through several names and broken promises. Because the current offering slows and disrupts my computer operation chose not to use the storage currently offered.
In this age of broken privacy promises who would purposely expose their private information with a company whose services include narcissistic ME services?
The value proposition is entirely different than most competing services as the key feature is simply sharing and storage as a service (for applications).
* Apple iCloud provides free mail, calendars, contacts, notes and reminders accessible from Apple iOS, Apple OS X or from a web browser
* Apple iCloud provides 5 GB free storage which enables bookmarks, calendars, contacts, data & document, email, notes, to-do lists synchronization
across devices and platforms
* Apple Photo Stream provides up to one month storage of up to 1,000 digital photographs with synchronization
* Apple iCloud allows users the option to back up iOS devices online and restore from online backup without connecting to a computer
* Apple iCloud provides seamless synchronization
of apps, audiobooks, books, calendars, contacts, movies, music, podcasts, TV shows in the cloud
* Apple iTunes in the Cloud provides free, unlimited perpetual storage and access on-demand to the entire catalog of purchased movies, music and TV shows
* Apple iCloud "Find my iPhone" allows users to track the location of their iOS device, or Mac with the ability to see the device's approximate location on a map (along with a circle showing the radius depicting the margin of error), display a message or play a sound on the device (even if it is set to silent), change the password on the device, and remotely erase its contents
* Apple iTunes Match allows users to download up to 25,000 tracks in 256 kbit/s DRM-free AAC file format that match tracks in any supported audio file format, including ALAC and mp3, in the customers' iTunes libraries, with users having the additional option on their computers to keep the original version stored there or to replace it with the version from the iTunes Store as they wish