Discuss: Apple's iCloud

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June 10, 2011 at 06:00:48
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about reports that Apple's iCloud will drastically change the digital music landscape in the same way iTunes itself did. Discuss here if you think this is all just hype, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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June 10, 2011 at 09:35:01
I'd suspect people would have to "trust the cloud" more before it has any significant impact on any realm of computing. Or maybe I'm simply just too damn old and mistrustful....

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June 10, 2011 at 15:11:04
People would have to learn the iCloud is safe and reliable before they would end up using it. Many people trust their music is right there, in their pocket in their iPod. If you end up loading say, $500 bucks of music to the iCloud, and somebody hacks the system and gets all of that person's music, then you know what I mean. That person had paid that money for all of their music, and somebody just got it for free off of them. I don't know if I trust the Cloud yet.

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June 11, 2011 at 05:21:17
iTunes in the Cloud, long last can ditch my PC and laptop's.

I personally spend the majority of my life on the internet, Google Docs, M$ Sky Drive, 4Shared etcetera

Why do we need expensive PC's and Laptops, when can web surf on the TV !

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June 12, 2011 at 10:44:51
Apple have already made iTunes. iCloud is probably not going to go much further than another step for iTunes.

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June 12, 2011 at 14:19:38
GKFX "itunes in the cloud", that they do not have as yet, that is what they will have !

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June 13, 2011 at 00:55:19
Hmmmmmm. I don't get the whole "cloud" thing. I understand what it is and how it works just can't find a reason why anyone would use it. The whole iTunes thing lost me not long after it started when they attempted to charge me for something I had not recieved. So let's see we have combined one group that in my opinion tried to steal from me and one group that again just my opinion wants to make it easier for others to steal from me. I am sure someone will get stinking rich off of it but I won't be helping them do it.


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June 15, 2011 at 17:32:09
Love the cloud but it's more expensive than local disk. Is icloud additional cost or given to each itunes user? If no additional cost I really like it. I have a terabyte of music I would love to store at someone else's expense. But of course you probably can't upload to icloud unless you want to pay a price.

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July 9, 2011 at 10:15:38
I refuse to buy ANY apple products...over rated and over-priced.

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July 12, 2011 at 07:44:50
I'm a bit of a control freak so if I pay for something, I want it in my possession.

Trust someone else to take care of my stuff........especially data.........yeah right.......not in this lifetime!

Why do we need expensive PC's and Laptops, when can web surf on the TV

You still need a computer, in some form, to access the internet. Your gaming device.......whichever is the one you own, Wii, Xbox, PS etc etc are all basically computers.

They're just not as powerful as a real computer and not as flexible. I have a 2' tower case at home that I bought when I got my first ATX form factor motherboard. I forget which mobo it was, but the CPU was a PII 450 and they had just been released on the market. If memory serves me, I bought that in 98 or 99. I've upgraded the same chasis umpteen times and it now has a PIV in it and is still using the same PSU in it that I originally bought.

Lets see you do that with your gaming console.

Then there are laptops and notebooks. How portable is your gaming rig? Can you use it to surf the web and check email while riding the bus to school?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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