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iCloud Is Not Half Bad!

October 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Hardware, News, Software

In preparation for buying an iPhone 4S this week, I explored iCloud.  I had my doubts but was more than pleasantly surprised!  The most important features on my phone are contacts, calendar, and to do list and while some solutions I have explored have appeared adequate, none has been completely easy to use or fault free.  Until yesterday.  I upgraded my MacBook to OS X Lion and my iPad to iOS 5.  These two processes went without a hitch (a treat in itself) and, after signing up for iCloud, I entered a few test calendar dates.  First, I entered one on the MacBook Air and it magically appeared on the iPad.  Then, I entered another one on the iPad and that one appeared on the MacBook.  I edited each of the events, and the revised versions appeared on the other device.  I haven’t experienced such ease of use across multiple devices since I was using my old Palm Treo!  Such ease, however, can come with a price.  iCloud is free up to 5 GB and then there is a cost.  All I can say though is:  Wow!

~mary anne
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