iCloud News

Apple Post Official iCloud FAQ, Kills Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb For Good!

Posted on 24/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple has just posted a new web page with the purpose of answering people’s questions about transitioning from MobileMe to iCloud, Apple’s new (free) service that launches this fall. The new page states which services will and won’t be sticking around by the time Fall rolls around.


Apple Silently Refreshes AirPort Extreme With No Advertised Changes

Posted on 22/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following yesterday’s refresh of new 2TB and 3TB Time Capsules, Apple apparently quietly refreshed their AirPort Extreme wireless base station as well. Considering that there are no visible spec changed (or price changes), however, I am curious as to why.


John Herbold, Senior iCloud Product Manager, Leaves Apple

Posted on 21/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the departure of Apple Retail guru Ron Johnson, Apple Senior iOS Product Manager John Herbold has decided to leave Apple to become a product VP at HealthTeacher. Herbold was previously a senior product manager for MobileMe.


Report: iCloud Will Restore Expired MobileMe Accounts

Posted on 16/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


As part of Apple’s release of and transition to their new, free iCloud service, Apple will reportedly be restoring people’s expired MobileMe accounts. A recent report indicates that 9to5Mac got ahold of an expired MobileMe account, and found that it had already been migrated to iCloud.


Apple To Give Pro-Rated Refunds For MobileMe Subscriptions

Posted on 13/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


With the announcement of the free iCloud at WWDC, which largely replaces the $99 annual MobileMe services, some consumers who recently purchased or renewed their subscriptions are unhappy. Fortunately, however, Apple has decided to begin offering pro-rated refunds for some users.


DropTunes – Turns Your Dropbox Into A Music Player

Posted on 08/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan


DropTunes is a third party site that uses your Dropbox storage to host MP3s and then play them back to you through your web browser. This is not a million miles away from Apple’s soon to launch iTunes in the Cloud service where you will be able to access and sync all of your MP3s from across all of your iDevices.


Bloomberg: Jobs And iCloud Will Dismantle The PC Industry

Posted on 07/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


According to Bloomberg, iCloud is more than a compelling new free service – it’s a Steve Jobs-led terrorist attack on the PC industry (I may be paraphrasing). By introducing a service that shares files across devices, Jobs is taking another step towards sidelining the PC industry he helped create.


Apple Already Placing ‘Cloud Pieces’ On Your iPhone and iPad

Posted on 07/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


It seems as though Apple’s hard at work in placing pieces of their cloud technology on already existing devices, enabling users to sync new music, apps, or iBooks purchased on the iBookstore or an iDevice to be wirelessly synced to any other iDevice logged in with the same Apple ID.


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