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The wireless carriers are gonna LOVE this... what better way to burn through your monthly data than to have EVERYTHING uploaded to the cloud automatically, all the time?

I wonder if Apple will have any deals in place with the iPhone carriers to allow free access to iCloud on their networks. If not, i can't see it catching on.
 

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Well the notifications get the change we were all wanting, that's nice.
Not excited about the cloud thing, but I can always just not use it. Good to hear lion will be $30 too
 

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Cloud stuff is okay. I mean, I use Dropbox sparingly, when I need to quickly share something, or Amazon MP3 when I don't have my Zune on me that very moment and want to listen to a new album in the car.

It's certainly always nice to have around. You never know when you might need it. I used my Ubuntu ONE cloud storage to backup my netbook before upgrading as I didn't have my USB drive on me.

I do like having dropbox on my phone though. Upload a few photos and when I get home to my laptop I can easily pull them up on the compy.
 

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Will you guys be 'upgrading' to OSX Lion when it comes out?
I'm not sure if I'll want to yet, I'd like to give it a run through first.
 

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From what I've been reading the gist is that it won't be a total "Cloud" concept, but kind of a mixed system where your *insert-device-here* will become part of the cloud and iCloud will allow you to tunnel through the internet, similar to a NAS. It saves Apple from having to store the whole worlds worth of shit on their servers, with all the security/privacy implications that has.

From what I've been reading the *insert-device-here* is likely to be the Time Capsule router, that way you won't need to have your laptop on or attached in order to access your portion of the cloud. It also reduces the upload/download bandwidth within your own home, since the majority of the information never leaves your house. The only time it'll cost bandwidth is when you tunnel through the cloud and start pulling your own data through it to another device.

Not sure if they have any other ideas up their sleeves for those that down own a Time Capsule, or if they have any idea how to deal with the slow upload speed most of us have on our residential ISP accounts.
 

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not a bad idea for pics and documents, but I doubt it will be popular for music here in europe since we have spotify.
 

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Will you guys be 'upgrading' to OSX Lion when it comes out?
I'm not sure if I'll want to yet, I'd like to give it a run through first.
Absolutely will be. If the reported speed increase is even half that of the jump from leopard to snow leopard, then it's well worth more than $30
 

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Will you guys be 'upgrading' to OSX Lion when it comes out?
I'm not sure if I'll want to yet, I'd like to give it a run through first.
Once 10.7.1 is out, most likely.

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Absolutely will be. If the reported speed increase is even half that of the jump from leopard to snow leopard, then it's well worth more than $30
There are significant security enhancements as well, including improved ASLR and application sandboxing. That, along with the speed increase, is worth it alone.
 

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I was really surprised at how reasonable the price was:yesway:. I read on Engadget before that it's only going to be available from the App Store, gone are the days of anything physical, like a disk.

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Once 10.7.1 is out, most likely.
Is that so they have time to iron out the bugs etc?
 

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The wireless carriers are gonna LOVE this... what better way to burn through your monthly data than to have EVERYTHING uploaded to the cloud automatically, all the time?

I wonder if Apple will have any deals in place with the iPhone carriers to allow free access to iCloud on their networks. If not, i can't see it catching on.
It's no different than Dropbox, or anything else that syncs to mobile devices. You don't have to sync stuff if you don't want to. I downloaded 12 albums today after the announcement, but I made sure I was on wifi first.
 

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I was really surprised at how reasonable the price was:yesway:. I read on Engadget before that it's only going to be available from the App Store, gone are the days of anything physical, like a disk.

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Is that so they have time to iron out the bugs etc?
Yeah, I'm not keen on .0 of anything, even OS X. I did with Snow Leopard, and was fine. But I prefer to wait a little bit. I might actually see if I can dual boot SL and Lion, because I'll need to test it anyway.
 

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Apple unveils 'iCloud' storage, new operating systems - CNN.com

Go.

[action=Chris]is not a fan of cloud-based stuff in general.[/action]
:agreed: No bars + no wifi = no access to content i payed for.

Plus if you dont have an unlimited data plan :noplease:

One cloud type service that is ok is netflix - flat rate and tons of content.

But if I have to pay for content individually and then upload it to have access to it :noplease:
 

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Apple offers music pirates permanent amnesty for $24.99 - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech

f you want all the benefits of iTunes in the Cloud for music you haven't purchased from iTunes, iTunes Match is the perfect solution. It lets you store your entire collection, including music you've ripped from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. For just $24.99 a year.2
Here's how it works: iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library for you to listen to anytime, on any device. Since there are more than 18 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes can't match. Which is much faster than starting from scratch. And all the music iTunes matches plays back at 256-Kbps iTunes Plus quality - even if your original copy was of lower quality
How is this legal?
 

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Dunno, but apparently Apple forked over something like 150 million to the record companies to make nice.

Contrast that with Amazon and Google, which didn't do shit. I'll pay the $25 a year, because that's not a lot of money. Google and Amazon are kinda fucked though, because of this precedent. Google's is only free because it's Beta though, anyway. They'll likely end up having to charge something for it.
 

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I dunno Jeff. I know $25 isnt a lot of money but I'll be damned if I am going to spend extra to listen to music I already purchased just to store it somewhere where i might not even have access to it (the cloud)

What is the appeal of this? Does it help PEBKAC people that cant rip cds and/or synch their music library to their device

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I dunno Jeff. I know $25 isnt a lot of money but I'll be damned if I am going to spend extra to listen to music I already purchased just to store it somewhere where i might not even have access to it (the cloud)

What is the appeal of this? Does it help PEBKAC people that cant rip cds and/or synch their music library to their device

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It gives you the ability to sync what you've ripped to iCloud, so if you're away from your computer and want to download something that you've ripped, you can. I'm certainly not saying it's for everyone, but it's worth 7 cents a day to have that feature.
 
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