Apple’s New iCloud Service!

Dear Commons Community,

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Steven Jobs announced yesterday Apple’s new service, iCloud, which will simplify how people manage content across devices.   The major benefit is that people will no longer have to sync multiple devices (PCs, iPads, laptops, mobile phones, etc.)   Mr. Jobs said “Keeping these devices in sync is driving us crazy…We have a great solution for this problem. We are going to demote the PC to just be a device. We are going to move the digital hub, the center of your digital life, into the cloud…Everything happens automatically, and there is nothing new to learn.”

I have posted on cloud computing several times.  Technology experts expect they will live mostly in the cloud by 2020 and not on the desktop, and working through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices.

What makes iCloud so attractive is that it will be relatively easy to use and will operate automatically.  The only downside of it for now is that it will only operate in this manner for Apple products.


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