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New poll: What do you think of iCloud for document storage?
Authored by: daybrother on Aug 14, '12 08:16:31PM

Honestly I don't use it. I think it is a great idea for limited automatic push backup for iOS devices but if I have important data the last thing I want to do with it is hand it to a stranger who promises to keep it safe and handy for me and like kirkmc I HATE jumping through hoops to edit stuff. It seems to really be a marketing ploy to sell a larger strategy that failed when developed by MicroSoft; The end user only leases the technology and really owns nothing and eventually will pay extra for access to their own data.
I do "tech support" for a colleague and he asked me a good question: He didn't want to link his home Mac iTunes to his iphone and iPad through the Cloud because although he buys most movies and music from Apple he also has old homemade DVD rips of a few movies he bought years ago on his Mac. Given modern ideas about copyright enforcement what would keep Apple, in the future, from sifting through all data to make sure only Apple tagged media was retrievable from the Cloud? I didn't have an answer.

When Woz says he sees lots of problems with ownership and access of data in Cloud computing he is right.

Edited on Aug 14, '12 08:43:27PM by daybrother



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