ICloud Really Improve Our Life?

by Chaoxi P

Summary: Apple introduced iCloud, a set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and automatically and wirelessly push it to all your devices. Today it is a real hassle and very frustrating to keep all your information and content up-to-date across all your device.

Reflection: In my opinion, Icloud is the MobileMe himself. MobileMe need to pay 99 dollar for annual fee, but Icloud is free. Although the iCloud make more convenience for customer, it requires a constant Internet connection, and it doesn’t work well with low-speed connections. In other words, if I don’t have internet connection, it is useless for me. Also, this function mention the data can be automatically pushed into my devices, so it might not be secure and stored data can be lost.

 Citation:

Anonymous. (2011, June 10).  Apple Unveils iCloud. Retrieved from http://0-search.proquest.com.opac.library.csupomona.edu/abicomplete/docview/871503919/1322DA6B72F4DB18074/1?accountid=10357

5 thoughts on “ICloud Really Improve Our Life?”

  1. I agree with you. I’m still debating whether I would like to have my personal information in the cloud. What would happen if someday my router fails and I don’t have internet for a couple of hours? That could be devastating if I need a critical file, for instance. I think that with time this will be the way to store data, but as of right now, it’s still taking baby steps

  2. I don’t have a problem with iCloud or any other cloud storage service, we are always connected to the Internet, whether it is through our home WiFi, school WiFi, or our cell phones. Sure you might go offline, once in a blue moon, but why bother using the cloud when you can use a flash drive. Accessing data across various types of devices has always been a problem, but Apple is stepping up and trying to change that.

  3. I’m also going to agree on this one. There’s no point right now if you need to have constant internet access. I can barely keep a 3G connection to stream my podcasts. Maybe it will be more useful in the future when internet connectivity can be maintained constantly.

  4. I actually think moving to iCloud is a necessary step Apple has to take in order to stay relevant in the industry. Amazon has been one of the most innovative company that utilize cloud computing for consumers. For examples, I purchased an ebook from Amazon, and I can read it in the Kindle Cloud Reader from my browser, the Kindle reader for my PC, android phone and HP touchpad, the list goes on. The beauty of it is I can either read from the internet or I can “synced”, fancy way of saying download, to the device I’m using. Moving data to cloud is a trend that’s hard to avoid. That being said, I’d still keep a backup in my local drives.

  5. I haven’t made to the switch to the cloud because some of the reasons you mentioned in your reflection. As of right now I feel more secure having my data store on physical media. It may be more of a hassle manually syncing all my data but I wouldn’t trade it for potential security issues.

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