Patt Morrison for June 7, 2011

Apple parts the, umm, clouds with iCloud

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Attendees walk by signs for the new iCloud and iOS5 during the 2011 Apple World Wide Developers Conference.

After a year of intense speculation, Steve Jobs has introduced Apple’s new online cloud storage service, iCloud. Challenging Google’s cloud-based offerings, which include Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs, iCloud promises to make it simple to share e-mail, photos, music and other data without the need to use your personal server. It sounds good, but there are some drawbacks, including some restrictions in what music can be transferred to Apple’s cloud. Are you ready for yet another digital service that may or may not live up to its hype?

Guest:

Donald Bell, senior editor, tablets and digital audio, at CNET


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