Skip to comments.Apple announces OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud
Posted on 06/06/2011 12:35:21 PM PDT by ctdonath2
Apple introduced OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud today. Lots of articles at the link and elsewhere.
You'll need to scroll to the bottom of the comments and work upward to read the comments chronologically -- as published in real time. If you missed it in real time, it is still definitely worth the effort to read it!
For Swordmaker's thread that the prejudiced mod[s] trashed, he went to the trouble of laboriously -- by hand -- reversing the inverted time sequence of the feed for your reading convenience. I don't have that much energy -- especially since some [fill in your favorite pejorative here] might arbitrarily delete it, and waste all my work, too. :-(
So, thanks to "the ????? behind the curtain", you'll have to make do with the link, above...
iCloud is a syncing service. It makes sure that you have the same files, documents, music, and apps on all your devices: Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPod touches. For example, if you buy a song on your iPod, it gets downloaded automatically onto your iPhone, iPad, and iTunes on your Mac when you are online.
For free, you get every song you've ever bought from iTunes. For $25/yr., you can have every song you ripped from disk, bought from Amazon or Wal-Mart, torrented, recorded yourself, or pirated downloadable from anywhere. That's downloadable, not streamable. If you have lower-quality songs that are in the iTunes catalog, you can download them in 256K AAC.
I can now have any song in my 40GB iTunes library on my 16GB iPhone in seconds from anywhere. It's freaking huge; aside from the convenience, as Mashable put it, Apple has found the first way to monetize pirated content.
>>>Apple has found the first way to monetize pirated content.
That is one heck of a way to look at it :)
My guess is the bulk of that $25/yr is going to go to the record labels and ASCAP, BMI, etc. for royalty fees. :)
I’m really not sure what you’re getting at. I can get on my Amazon Cloud right now and either have my music streamed or I can download it to my phone if I want.
Didn’t cost anything.
The entire concept of the cloud, in essence, puts your data in someone else’s hands. No thanks - I see it as an electronic safe deposit box, without the safety.
cloud: noun, singular; a dynamic arrangement of multiple potential single points of failure with a user at one end, and his data at the other.
I’m a little confused. Are all 3 of you saying the same thing?
Yes indeed.this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
If you think anything you have is private, you are living in an alternative universe. Something you have committed to memory only, is safe as long as they don’t decide they need you to tell it, otherwise good luck
The entire video is on Apple’s website, see for yourself. Worth the time lot of goodies for the developers.
58/12/30 to labels/publishers/Apple is the prevailing rumor -- with a $150M up-front advance.
Does it also mean that if any one of those devices gets lost/stolen and hacked, whoever has it has access to all of your data?
What iTunes in the cloud does that Amazon doesn't:
In a nutshell, you can drag and drop some of your music library to the Amazon cloud a track at a time, or with one click have your entire library in the cloud automatically synched and completely legit. We'll see what changes Amazon and Google have to make to their cloud plans when the RIAA gets through with them.
I was thinking of it more in terms of the fact that over 1/2 the voters in this country were stupid and/or devious enough to put the communist Obama in the White House. The odds are high that many of them would have accesss to this cloud. I don't trust 'em as far as I can throw 'em. And as I age, I don't seem to be able to throw people nearly as far as I once could.
If by "hacked" you mean that someone figures out your passcode or gets around security, or you have it unlocked to begin with, then yes. Same as if your data is resident on the device. Anything that lets you get to your data could potentially let someone else get to your data.
If your device is lost or stolen, you can lock it down and wipe it remotely.
Keep pace with android? Apple has been a pioneer in the whole "cloud" concept all along - long before Android even came on the scene. Unlike Android, though (and in typical Apple form), Apple waited until they had all the pieces in place to unveil the "whole package".
MobileMe (though as a paid service) has had a chunk of these "new" features for some time. Now, with the unveiling of the final "Lion", iOS 5, and the official "release" of iCloud -, as you put it - "competition".
-Upgrades all your songs to 256Kb, if they’re in the iTunes catalog (18 million songs)
=Bandwidth hog if streaming. No reason for it.
-Keeps libraries synched among 10 devices (Mac, Windows PC, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad)
One of the worst parts about Apple products/iTunes gets even worse. Yeah for MORE synching.
-Holds 25,000 songs, not counting iTunes purchases. Amazon holds 5GB — less than I can keep on the phone, hence not terribly useful to me. An equivalent number of tracks, 100GB, costs $100/yr. from Amazon.
Ummm, I’ve got 20GB w/Amazon and it didn’t cost me a dime and you’re Amazon purchases don’t count against the cap. And unless you work around Wifi 24/7 (and most people don’t)having all that storage capacity is pointless if you can only access a small bit at a time. (You aren’t going to be streaming many 256kb songs over your 3G iPhone with a whole lot of success).
Never fails, every single move Apple makes gets to made out to be some earth-shattering development.
“We’ll see what changes Amazon and Google have to make to their cloud plans when the RIAA gets through with them.”
LOL, if the RIAA what’s to alienate the #1 market of smartphones there is, they do so at their own peril.
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