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2006 iMac can't run iCloud but a 2006 Windows machine can.

 

Still not a modern Mac… 

 

Modern is what they currently sell.

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Har har. ..... I used to be a computer geek, and now I've matured into just another person that wants to get stuff done with my tools, while spending cautiously.

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2006 iMac can't run iCloud but a 2006 Windows machine can.

It's not a win for MS or Windows users that their OS is so stagnant and their user-base so weary of upgrading that they still support Windows Vista. Considering the number of users still on WinXP Apple is ignoring a much bigger percentage of the Windows market than they are the Mac OS X market*.





* Full disclosure: I assume that last comment is factual but I did not verify before posting.

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post #44 of 90

I'm currently using 3 out of the top 4. 

 

I'd love Apple to give us Dropbox-like functionality. Then I got make that 2 out of the top 4. :)

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Wow.  Doesn't Microsoft have some kind of cloud storage solution?

You know, like all their other "checkbox marketing" me-too-I'm-following-along products?

 

Skydrive is very good, similar to Dropbox, except with 7 gb of free storage, and you can open MS Office files stored in Skydrive in Office Web Apps. But I currently have 50 gb of free storage on Dropbox and use iCloud as well for iWork storage, so I don't use it.

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post #46 of 90

Since every iDevice prompts the user to sign up for iCloud, this isn't very surprising.  I suspect that in this report "most-used" means most people signed up.  

 

iCloud is great for syncing contacts and bookmarks.  Photo Stream is pretty cool.  Syncing files using a flat file system?  Not cool.  Android slaughters iOS when it comes to file management.  Apple really need to include a finder and make it easy to sync an iOS device with specific directories in OS X.  

 

For example, on my Android tablet, I can plug it in (or do it wirelessly if I used Windows), drag and drop my PDF file folder to the tablet, and quickly copy about a thousand PDFs organized in a deep hierarchical structure.  iTunes is fine for smaller numbers of PDFs, but not so much for large numbers.  Flat file systems just aren't the innovation Apple seem to think they are.

 

I can understand the need for simple file hierarchies on an iPhone, but not on an iPad.  It may be time to bifurcate iOS into phone and tablet versions so the iPad isn't uneccesarily gimped when it comes to file management.

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I wonder how many people use iCloud without realizing it. It is so integrated and once you have signed up to iTunes Match, it's just there... iCloud also backs up devices with no interaction. Photostream is also so transparent the fact that it uses iCloud may not be obvious to many people.

And thats how the cloud should be, integrated and transparent to the user, which is how other services miss the mark.

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There is a bit of Apples v. Oranges here. Most (all?) of Apple's cloud customers are individual customers. Dropbox has a very healthy contingent of the same. Amazon, on the other hand, serves corporate customers. In fact, both Apple and Dropbox are Amazon customers. Effectively, some (many?) in the survey checking off Apple and Dropbox as their cloud storage provider may have in fact be using Amazon S9 without being aware of it.
 
Having said this, it is important to point out that while Apple's iCloud service has not been outstanding, it has grown and scaled rather well. Kudos to them.

 

Er... Don't you mean Cuedos to them 

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post #49 of 90
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A lot of iOS users don't even realize they're using iCloud..

 

The way it should be. Whenever possible, technology should be a non-issue for customers. It should work this seamlessly. 

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Lots of Mac users are also on Dropbox and Google drive because iCould won't store files.

 

True, I use dropbox. If there's one thing I wish iCloud had, it was a dropbox (iDisk anyone?) style drive I could mount to store my files. I think this is one of the biggest things missing on iCloud. Not all of my files are iWork files so keeping this iWork only seems foolish to me. 

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Er... Don't you mean Cuedos to them 

Good one.

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That's the beaury of Apple "It just works" unlike all those other services where I have to manage/backup/micro manage it all, but you know those clueless geek losers  just love a command prompt and of course have no time to actually be human and talk to people, remember they have zero social skills


Just works, does it?  Not according to this article I happened upon. www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/20/apple_fails_at_cloud_leaving_market_open_to_android/

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Well, your experience is not the same as mine. My wife and I both using iClouds back up and it did stellar job transfer all her datas from iPad 2 to iPad mini. We couldn't care less about Google Contact or Calendar because we deleted those once we get iClouds. And for gmail, we're still syncing it thru Exchange. 

Agreed. However, I really wish Apple would bring back iDisk. Far more useful (at least to me) than iCloud.
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post #54 of 90
Since iCloud doesn't directly make Apple much money, this isn't a game Apple needs to win, they just need to have something experience-enhancing that serves their customers well and keeps them in the game, prevent ceding the control to others. iCloud certainly doesn't need to be all things to all people, and there's room for Dropbox and other services that offer different kinds of flexibility to coexist.

I'm a happy user of iCloud and Dropbox. Perfectly happy with both of them and see no need for either one to trample the other.

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iCloud does seamlessly keep my contacts, calendar and reminders in sync. iTunes Match is brilliant, though with Spotify not as important. Documents in the cloud is a work in progress though and I do not see how this replaces Dropbox. I have PDF's which I annotate and since there is no iOS version of Preview I cannot use iCloud to sync these documents. Why is there no IOS version of Preview?
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Since iCloud doesn't directly make Apple much money, this isn't a game Apple needs to win, they just need to have something experience-enhancing that serves their customers well and keeps them in the game, prevent ceding the control to others. iCloud certainly doesn't need to be all things to all people, and there's room for Dropbox and other services that offer different kinds of flexibility to coexist.

I'm a happy user of iCloud and Dropbox. Perfectly happy with both of them and see no need for either one to trample the other.

I completely disagree. It's not the carrot on the stick Google needs to be to get their gaggle of googlers to gander at garnish ads but the service ties their devices together which strengthens their ecosystem. It's doing what the iTunes app did with iTunes Music Store and iPod, but to much larger degree.

I think Tim Cook has even stated that their plan for the decade will focus more heavily on cloud-based computing. There really is a long way to go to truly make it all interconnected. I personally can't believe it's 2013 and despite having 3 Macs, an iPhone, an iPad, and Apple TV, and AirPort that it's all too unintelligent to know when I'm on my Mac or iPad to auto-disable audible alerts on another devices. This is especially annoying with iMessages. After that is finally dealt with there is getting APIs so that 3rd-party apps can seamlessly talk to each other so that updates between your devices are seamless.

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post #57 of 90
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I would say there's a lack of fringe case testing.

 

I was going to disagree with you, but in a way you're right. When my Mac fails to do something or does something wrong, it's usually completely random and not reproducible. That's gotta make troubleshooting a BITCH.

 

So much for the definition of insanity being repeating an action and expecting a different outcome! With a modern Mac you can't assume that because something didn't work the first time that it won't the second.

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Lots of Mac users are also on Dropbox and Google drive because iCould won't store files.

 

I use Dropbox, iCloud, Skydrive among a suite of such services.

 

One of the disappointing things about Dropbox is it requires local storage, which I found out when I deleted files from my MacBook, to make more space and they also disappeared from my Dropbox, all that is left are the empty folders I set up to hold photo's organised by month and year.

 

It's a good thing I backed the files up to an external hard drive first.

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I use Dropbox, iCloud, Skydrive among a suite of such services.

One of the disappointing things about Dropbox is it requires local storage, which I found out when I deleted files from my MacBook, to make more space and they also disappeared from my Dropbox, all that is left are the empty folders I set up to hold photo's organised by month and year.

It's a good thing I backed the files up to an external hard drive first.

1) It does use local storage but cloud storage is typically much, much smaller than amount of local storage you have. I have over 15GB from Dropbox (only using 1GB right now) and yet my Mac's sleep image is 24GB because that's how much RAM I have.

2.1) One of the wonderful things about Dropbox is that if delete something you can restore by simply showing the deleted files on their site and choosing un-delete. Depending on the type of delete performed it may show up on your local system instantly as it was sitting in a hidden purgatory folder for a short period in case you wished to restore it, thus saving the network data usage.

2.2) These deleted items are saved for up to 30 days for free accounts and indefinitely for paid accounts. It also has the added bonus of saving any and all file revisions in the aforementioned timeframe. Since it uses delta updates (not unlike how Time Machine works) a small edit to 100MB document on Dropbox can be synced across all devices almost instantly. I highly recommend Dropbox to students of all kinds because of these features. It's simple too hard to lose your data and you have to do nothing extra to back it up.

3) You do also have the option to remove a folder and its contents from local system(s) but keep them saved on the server. This is accessed right through Dropbox Preferences » Advanced tab » Selective Sync: Change Settings.

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1) It does use local storage but cloud storage is typically much, much smaller than amount of local storage you have. I have over 15GB from Dropbox (only using 1GB right now) and yet my Mac's sleep image is 24GB because that's how much RAM I have.

2.1) One of the wonderful things about Dropbox is that if delete something you can restore by simply showing the deleted files on their site and choosing un-delete. Depending on the type of delete performed it may show up on your local system instantly as it was sitting in a hidden purgatory folder for a short period in case you wished to restore it, thus saving the network data usage.

2.2) These deleted items are saved for up to 30 days for free accounts and indefinitely for paid accounts. It also has the added bonus of saving any and all file revisions in the aforementioned timeframe. Since it uses delta updates (not unlike how Time Machine works) a small edit to 100MB document on Dropbox can be synced across all devices almost instantly. I highly recommend Dropbox to students of all kinds because of these features. It's simple too hard to lose your data and you have to do nothing extra to back it up.

3) You do also have the option to remove a folder and its contents from local system(s) but keep them saved on the server. This is accessed right through Dropbox Preferences » Advanced tab » Selective Sync: Change Settings.

 

I have 53GB and 20GB is used, I keep getting "running out of disk space" errors on my MacBook.

 

I might try moving the DropBox folder to my external drive and only sync when it's plugged in.

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I was pleasantly surprised when I replaced a failed device and all my contacts, bookmarks and calendars "magically" appeared on the new device. I was happy and impressed. I've never had a problem with that aspect of it.

 

I also really like going into the iTunes store and finding everything I've ever purchased sitting there available to download onto whatever device I happen to be using. Very cool.

 

I'm freaked out by the whole idea of iCloud file storage though. For an example of how Apple handles file management if left to its own devices, look at iMovie. I have never encountered a software product that made managing content more difficult and less intuitive. Even iTunes, a mature product in a mature category with lots of accepted standards for naming conventions and metadata management, if allowed to "manage" the library, insists on doing things in a way that makes it more difficult to find a particular file in, ironically, Finder.

 

Given those examples, I get squirrely when Apple says "Don't worry, WE know where your files are, even if YOU don't." Today I used Pages on my iPhone so I could type while on the subway. That's not the final document though, that's just the text for a web page. How do I get it off the cloud and import it into an authoring app? Or bring the Pages document with formatting into InDesign as part of a larger project? I'm sure there are workarounds, but why do we need them? Why can't we have a visible file system like we do on the Mac?

 

As long as the solution to storage and device distribution ties a file to an app and obscures its location/hierarchy, it reduces its usefulness for every aspect of file management except stupid-proofing.

 

Anyway, I'm not anti-iCloud -- I flat out LOVE certain aspects of it -- I just don't like the idea of letting someone else, maybe even particularly Apple, decide how my files should be organized.

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Then switch, get stuff done with your tools, lead a more satisfying life as a mature person, and leave us alone.

 

May I respectfully request that you please not cast out the blasphemer who dares speak ill of the Holy Company? If you prefer not to read criticism or complaint, may I humbly ask that you skip over such posts but let them continue to exist for those who find benefit in them? In the case of this particular poster, he wasn't hating on Apple, he was describing what he doesn't like and where he's had trouble. I like to read comments like that to see how/when/if my experience is similar to others or unique to me.

post #63 of 90
Someone needs to perform a study rather than bloggers making random comments about the "failures" of iCloud. There are just far too many articles lambasting iCloud but all these articles are simply a retelling of the same story over and over and over again. In fact, I will provide a real evaluation of iCloud myself.


Launch
October 12, 2011


Time in Service
526 (not including today)
75.14 weeks
12,624 hours
757,440 minutes


Users
250 million (reported on January 23, 2013)
300 billion messages (28,000 messages per second)
70 million Photo Streams


Services Provided
Account & Sign In
Back to My Mac
Backup
Bookmarks & iCloud Tabs
Calendars
Contacts
Documents in the Cloud
Find My Friends
Find My iPhone
iCloud.com
iPhoto Journals
iTunes in the Cloud
iTunes Match
Mail
Notes
Photo Stream
Reminders
Storage Upgrades


Public System Status Information
Yes
http://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/


Security
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4865
All services encrypted at a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption during transit

Back to My Mac - Back to My Mac does not store data on iCloud
Backup - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Bookmarks - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Calendars - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Contacts - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Documents in the Cloud - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Find My Friends - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
Find My iPhone - Encrypted in Transit and Encrypted on the Server
iCloud.com - All sessions at iCloud.com are encrypted with SSL.
iTunes in the Cloud - No encryption as music files do not contain personal information
Mail - Consistent with standard industry practice, iCloud does not encrypt data stored on IMAP mail servers. All Apple email clients support optional S/MIME encryption.
Notes



Known Outages
Outages information is sourced from multiple searches of AppleInsider, CNet and Google Search.

September 10, 2012 - September 12, 2012 (Mail)
September 17, 2012 unknown downtime (iMessage)
October 25, 2012 "a few hours" (iMessage)
October 30, 2012 from 1415 PT to 1554 PT (iMessage, FaceTime)
November 18, 2012 from 1145 PT to 1632 PT (iMessage, FaceTime ) - Note* this occurred during Hurricane Sandy
November 18, 2012 from 1536 PT to 1631 PT iCloud Storage Upgrades
November 19, 2012 from 0500 PT to 0800 PT (iTunes Match)



Average Uptime per Month by Month

October 2011 - 100% uptime
November 2011 - 100% uptime
December 2011 - 100% uptime
January 2012 - 100% uptime
February 2012 - 100% uptime
March 2012 - 100% uptime
April 2012 - 100% uptime
May 2012 - 100% uptime
June 2012 - 100% uptime
July 2012 - 100% uptime
August 2012 - 100% uptime
September 2012 - 90% uptime (see note - downtime assumed as 72 hours for the month)
October 2012 - 99.233% uptime
November 2012 - 99.56% uptime
December 2012 - 100% uptime
January 2012 - 100% uptime
February 2012 - 100% uptime
March 2012 - ??

When the outage can't be practically and reasonably defined we will use a "worst case scenario" (the entire day)


Average Uptime Since Release
99.34% averaged across all months including "worst case scenarios"



Time from Last Downtime November 19, 2012
121 days
17.29 weeks
2,904 hours
174,240 minutes



Perhaps most notably, the major outages appear to be related to a few major events
[*] Release of the Apple iPhone 5 (which likely resulted in the activation and use of many new accounts)
[*] Hurricane Sandy (which caused major infrastructure outages for many companies)
[*] The weekend immediately preceding Thanksgiving 2012 (which is a major shopping and travel weekend and following the release of the iPhone 5)



Journalists please take note and be quiet until you have done the analysis yourself.
Edited by MacBook Pro - 3/21/13 at 4:24pm
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Now if Apple and Google would allow iOS users to sync contacts, calendar and email without iCloud which is what it SHOULD be then I would not need iCloud at all.

Ever heard of iTunes.  It syncs contacts, calendars, and email all without even turning on iCloud.

 

If your computer is on when you plug in your iOS device it will sync wirelessly to your computer as well, all without iCloud even being on.

 

As SoipsismX said above STOP WITH THE FUD.  

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2006 iMac can't run iCloud but a 2006 Windows machine can.

My 2006 Mac Pro running lion runs iCloud just fine.  The only things lacking are full system Air Play, and Messaging. Which came with Mountain Lion. Which unfortunatly wont run on My Mac Pro. 

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My 2006 Mac Pro running lion runs iCloud just fine.  The only things lacking are full system Air Play, and Messaging. Which came with Mountain Lion. Which unfortunatly wont run on My Mac Pro. 

My 2010 MBP can't do AirPlay Mirroring. I don't think my 2009 MBP could do AirDrop. I understand there could be HW issues for AirDrop since it keeps your regular WiFi connected when it makes an ad-hoc connection, but I don't see why AirPlay mirroring wouldn't work to the Apple TV. I can do Back to My Mac and Screensharing just fine.

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Just works, does it?  Not according to this article I happened upon. www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/20/apple_fails_at_cloud_leaving_market_open_to_android/

I have used iCloud with almost no issues since the day it came out, and read articles like this which really have not one bit of substance and end up being the authors personal opinion which when all is said and done is JUST HIS OPINION.  

 

In fact my iCloud account and my wife's is wonderful for restoring lost info and when you delete something by mistake..  The back up is in the cloud and is how it should be.

Photo Stream is ubiquitous and just works.  I take a picture and when I get home its waiting for me on my other devices.

 

Technology should not be seen.  It should just work.  iCloud just works for me and always has with very few exceptions.

I would like to have an actual file storage area in iCloud like iDisk used to be.   That would be nice.

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If you prefer not to read criticism or complaint, may I humbly ask that you skip over such posts but let them continue to exist for those who find benefit in them? 

May I humbly request the same of you, via-a-vis my posts?

 

The latter part of your post confuses me: in what way do I not let it "continue to exist"? (Unless you forgot to add the word "unchallenged"?)

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I have used iCloud with almost no issues since the day it came out, and read articles like this which really have not one bit of substance and end up being the authors personal opinion which when all is said and done is JUST HIS OPINION.  

 

In fact my iCloud account and my wife's is wonderful for restoring lost info and when you delete something by mistake..  The back up is in the cloud and is how it should be.

Photo Stream is ubiquitous and just works.  I take a picture and when I get home its waiting for me on my other devices.

 

Technology should not be seen.  It should just work.  iCloud just works for me and always has with very few exceptions.

I would like to have an actual file storage area in iCloud like iDisk used to be.   That would be nice.

 

The Register.

 

Any link to them should be enough to know that Apple will be badmouthed.

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I have used iCloud with almost no issues since the day it came out, and read articles like this which really have not one bit of substance and end up being the authors personal opinion which when all is said and done is JUST HIS OPINION.  

 

I have no problem with journalists (and even pseudo-journalists) critiquing Apple's offerings. Sometimes a good lambasting brings about change for the better.

 

That said, the linked article wasn't particularly useful, was it? It just seemed like the author was claiming "iCloud doesn't work" with no meaningful description of what was wrong or didn't do what it should. Just lots of links to other people who don't like it either.

 

(FWIW, one of those linked "other people" actually had some useful criticism, but you'd have to dig past the linked page to find it.)

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My 2010 MBP can't do AirPlay Mirroring. I don't think my 2009 MBP could do AirDrop. I understand there could be HW issues for AirDrop since it keeps your regular WiFi connected when it makes an ad-hoc connection, but I don't see why AirPlay mirroring wouldn't work to the Apple TV. I can do Back to My Mac and Screensharing just fine.

 

My 2008 MacBook (AL not a pro) can't do it either.

 

Maybe after five years it's time to update.

 

It's second battery no longer holds charge, the 250GB drive is always full, maybe it's time to head to an Apple store.

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[...] The latter part of your post confuses me: in what way do I not let it "continue to exist"? (Unless you forgot to add the word "unchallenged"?)

 

Sorry, I worded that poorly. All I meant was to ask that you please not shoo people away if your only objection is their criticism of Apple. Some people are thin-skinned and may be discouraged from sharing their own experiences if they see others being chastised for doing so.

 

People who buy and use Apple products but have issues with particular aspects of that product are not the same as those who hate everything and just complain as a form of virtual vandalism.

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My 2010 MBP can't do AirPlay Mirroring. I don't think my 2009 MBP could do AirDrop. I understand there could be HW issues for AirDrop since it keeps your regular WiFi connected when it makes an ad-hoc connection, but I don't see why AirPlay mirroring wouldn't work to the Apple TV. I can do Back to My Mac and Screensharing just fine.

Intel Quick Sync

I suspect you know that already though. I do agree somewhat though I will say that using AirParrot on my MacBook Pro Late 2008 does stress the CPU considerably.
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Intel Quick Sync

I suspect you know that already though. I do agree somewhat though I will say that using AirParrot on my MacBook Pro Late 2008 does stress the CPU considerably.

If I knew that I had forgotten. I tested AirDrop (exactly once) when it first came out and it was very slow. I typically carry a retractable ethernet cable in my laptop bag so if I was ever on some unsecure network that I needed to send another machine a file I was probably set. And unless it was a huge file it would really be easier to just share a folder with Dropbox. Love Dropbox!

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My 2008 MacBook (AL not a pro) can't do it either.

Maybe after five years it's time to update.

It's second battery no longer holds charge, the 250GB drive is always full, maybe it's time to head to an Apple store.

I believe I have my 2010's original 500GB HDD that you can have. I use an 80GB SSD + 1TB HDD in mine so I'm not ever going to use it again. Shot me a PM if you're interested and I can have it in the mail tomorrow.

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2006 iMac can't run iCloud but a 2006 Windows machine can.

My 2006 Mac Pro running lion runs iCloud just fine.  The only things lacking are full system Air Play, and Messaging. Which came with Mountain Lion. Which unfortunatly wont run on My Mac Pro. 

Indeed but a 2006 iMac had a Core Duo not a Xeon. Small difference but enough that Apple will not allow an update to Lion with that CPU.

 

Note: Core Duo was before Core 2 Duo and it was completely 32 bit. The very first Intel Mac.

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...all too unintelligent to know when I'm on my Mac or iPad to auto-disable audible alerts on another devices. This is especially annoying with iMessages. After that is finally dealt with there is getting APIs so that 3rd-party apps can seamlessly talk to each other so that updates between your devices are seamless.

Apple is like my alarm clock. Actually I never use an alarm clock, ever, not even when I have an early flight... but almost daily, at around 6:30 AM I hear ding... ding... ding as my iPhone, iPad and iPad mini all receive the latest spam form Apple on my iCloud mail account. Time to wake up and buy some iStuff. Because iCloud is my only push email I don't receive my other emails until I go get them. My friends who send me email on that account are still asleep at that hour so it is always Apple.

 

I wish there was a setting so between 10 PM and 7:30 AM the email audio notification would be silent without having to manually turn it off every evening on every 'unintelligent' device.

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If I knew that I had forgotten. I tested AirDrop (exactly once) when it first came out and it was very slow. I typically carry a retractable ethernet cable in my laptop bag so if I was ever on some unsecure network that I needed to send another machine a file I was probably set. And unless it was a huge file it would really be easier to just share a folder with Dropbox. Love Dropbox!

The comment that "I suspect you know that already though" wasn't meant as an indictment, by the way.
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I wish there was a setting so between 10 PM and 7:30 AM the email audio notification would be silent without having to manually turn it off every evening on every 'unintelligent' device.

Doesn't Do Not Disturb resolve that issue?


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The comment that "I suspect you know that already though" wasn't meant as an indictment, by the way.

I didn't take it as one.

As for Infographs, I have no idea. I have absolutely no aptitude for such things. I can do the research and suggest ideas but implementing them are beyond the scope of my abilities.

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I believe I have my 2010's original 500GB HDD that you can have. I use an 80GB SSD + 1TB HDD in mine so I'm not ever going to use it again. Shot me a PM if you're interested and I can have it in the mail tomorrow.

 

It's all good now, moving my dropbox to a separate drive and undeleting the files on the server has freed up 20GB, besides I need an excuse with the Finance Minister (aka wife) to get a new one.

 

Then I can just leave this old one on the network for iTunes, printing and a couple of other things.

 

It's starting to show it's age and is getting a bit slow at processing things like 1080p video from my iPhone 5.

 

It's also the model with a mini display port, two USB 2 ports, ethernet, mic, headphones and that's all.

 

Apple store here I come for some thunderbolt, retina goodness.

 

Thank you for the offer.

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