A first for us here, we are training our first group of summer interns. Their assignment for this afternoon was to give us their take on the Apple WWDC and the new iCloud. It’s way different from what I wrote, but still a great bit of information to share. Maybe it’s a sign of the times… who knows.
Laura – From OK State
The excuses of not having the resources to finish a project or not being reachable are now extinct. Thanks to Steve Jobs and his pals at Apple, a new line of communication has been planted. Imagine the highly important file that your big client is desperately in need of is inaccessible on your computer at work. Through iCloud, the documents, music, pictures and apps that you save on your iMac (as well as email, contacts and calender) are automatically beamed to every single one of your other Apple devices. So that file that is desperately needed, the one stuck on your computer at work, is now accessible from the device that you are holding in your hand. This new feature of Apple is compatible with your iPhone, iPad, iPod, I-you name it. Seems like Apple is leaving it’s competitors by the wayside. Best part is, the iCloud is offered free to all Apple users.
From Kaitlyn from Texas A&M
I finally found that super catchy, cool song from that Heineken commercial. You know, the one with the guy who walks into a huge party and has a special greeting for each of the people he sees. It ends with him switching into a white jacket and jumping onstage with the girl who is singing the super catchy, cool song. The song is called The Golden Age by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, in case you were wondering (I know all of you were totally wondering). I downloaded it from iTunes last week and I am already obsessed. I get in my car the next day, plug my iPhone up to my stereo, scroll through the list of artists in my iTunes library, only to find (DANGIT!) my new song obsession is not on my iPhone. I didn’t get a chance to sync my phone with my laptop. The song is at home on my Mac, inaccessible, irretrievable. But I want to listen to it now! If only there was a better way…
Enter the iCloud. Introduced today by Apple, the iCloud is a revolutionary system that automatically pushes content stored on one Apple device to all your other Apple devices. For example, if I had access to the iCloud services last week when I downloaded the Heineken commercial song onto my laptop, the song would automatically be pushed to my iPhone, my iTouch, and to my iPad (I really don’t have an iPad. Sure wish I did though). Not only does the service automatically push music files to all your devices, it also pushes photos and videos, apps, books, contacts, calendars, emails using an @me.com account, documents, device settings, and more. Backing up new devices is simplified. Simply enter your Apple ID and password and the content of your new Apple toy will resemble all your other devices in a snap. Best of all, anytime you change anything on one of the devices, the changes are almost immediately added to all of the others. As Steve Jobs puts it, “Everything syncs without us having to think about it.”
No longer must we deal with the hassles of syncing! We are now free from the confines of the USB cord! Transferring of information has never been easier thanks to the quick, automatic, FREE services of the iCloud.