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What's the big deal?
Authored by: Mr. Zooterpust on Nov 29, '11 05:15:23AM

I guess I don't understand iCloud and don't want to take the time to learn it. It's installed on my iMacs, but what's it offer that DropBox doesn't? I started using DropBox awhile back and love it. I even set up folders for others that I can drop items into so they can retrieve the files. And anything that I add to DropBox appears on all of my computers so long as they have an Internet connection. Does iCloud do all of that? Is there an iCloud folder? I don't see if if there is. I think maybe iCloud offers more free storage space, but I'm not sure it's as easy to use as DropBox.



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What's the big deal?
Authored by: agentx on Nov 29, '11 06:28:59AM

You are missing the point...... iCloud is a collection of services not just "Cloud File Storage" . Some of us used to pay a premium price for Over the Air - Contact & Calendar sync from Desktop/iOS devices this is now free (Lion & iOS5 required). Dropbox is an amazing product/service and iCloud is in its infancy....it does what it does "at the moment" but Apple could implement all the features of DB if they wanted too. There is a folder that syncs across all your iCloud enabled devices. Photostream is part of service....find my Mac/iOS device etc..... comparing Dropbox and iCloud is chalk and cheese.



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