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I prefer apples implementation of cloud services, compare google mail, contacts and calendars to the MobileMe site to see what I am talking about. Both do the same thing, although Apple did charge for their version which I always thought should have been free. Their web apps look fantastic and are very easy to use. I can only imagine iCloud to improve upon those features.
- 06-14-2011, 09:06 AM #11
I've been very happy with Google for some time now. I'll wait until after iCloud has been released to make any kind of decision.
I'm also a bit concerned that services will only be free on a temporary basis with iCloud. Otherwise, why would all you MoMe subscribers have a 2012 expiration date on your accounts? Will you have to start paying at that point? For what? How much?
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- 06-29-2011, 10:01 PM #18
I currently use Google Sync for my business and MobileMe for my personal. I found them both to work equally well. I actually don't find much that one does that the other cannot. I do find that Google is always updating their web interface in Gmail and it drives me nuts. Seems every time you turn around they change or add something, most of it I have found to be crap and unnecessary. I'd prefer a clean simple interface and MobileMe certainly offers that.
I will likely continue to use both as I do now, one for business, one for personal. Our business account with Google is part of their pay service with Google Apps, so its not free. If I had to use the free version, I'd be using MobileMe period because of all the ads.
- 06-29-2011, 10:48 PM #19
1. I don't think I'll use iCloud for email just because I don't want to have to get everybody to send email to a new address, but I may use it to sync contacts and calendar now, if the calendar interface can be accessed online like Google's can.
2. I doubt very much that the iCloud will be ad-free, has there been any mention of this from Apple directly? I'll believe it when I see/hear it.
3. I love the idea of wireless syncing and storage of music and movies on the iCloud servers, but if you're traveling you'll have to find a wifi hotspot; I doubt any carrier will allow over-the-air downloads of gigabytes of music and movies all at once!
4. Thank you, and good night.
- 06-30-2011, 09:04 AM #20
1. Just forward all your emails, make a signature of your new email address, and eventually it'll migrate everyone over without any work. Email, contacts, and calendar can be accessed online.
2. Yes it is ad free. Steve Jobs said it in the keynote. Apple wants stay competitive and keep the end user happy. This is a step towards that.
3. If you're talking about Wireless syncing with your itunes library that's done through a shared wifi connection, that's not part of icloud per se. however back ups with the cloud and music and apps bought from itunes and anything else the icloud description says it does, CAN be done over a 3G connection. And updates are delta updates, so it only downloads what's changed, therefore, smaller file sizes.
4. You're Welcome. I'm not trying to push icloud on you or bee an a**, I'm just informing you of what you didn't know.
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- 07-03-2011, 05:09 AM #21
I subscribed to MobileMe for two years until I didn't re-subscribe this January. It was a great idea to begin with, but didn't improve over time. In any case, it was expensive for me.
I'm hoping iCloud is better and remains free! I seem to remember that Steve Jobs said that they'd give 2GB space for free on iCloud. I hope that remains free forever.
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Another tip if you're thinking about switching e-mail addresses. Start making a list of websites and contacts NOW. You'll have a list of everything you need to update by the time it comes out. If you haven't used it in the next 2-3 months it's probably not real important anyway.
- 07-04-2011, 01:07 PM #25
Been on Google for all my life and very happy with no issues at all.
It will be a hard decision to switch over and with the reputation of MobileMe i wouldnt be rushing to jump ship, just put it that way.
If iCloud is reliable and efficient and is everything MobileMe me wasnt and more than what Google is, ill have to consider it very carefully.