Apple Confirms iCloud Web Apps for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Find My iPhone

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    There has been some debate over whether Apple will be providing web app functionality for iCloud services such as Mail once the transition from MobileMe is complete, and while we had previously noted that it appeared that at least some of the web functionality was likely to make the transition, Apple has posted a new transition guide (via TechCrunch) confirming that the web apps will continue to exist with iCloud.
    Apple also confirms that the existing iWeb publishing, Gallery, and iDisk services from MobileMe will not be making the transition to iCloud. Some of these functionalities will, however, be replaced and/or enhanced with the already-announced photo and cloud services in iCloud.

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    All existing MobileMe services will continue to be available through June 30, 2012, although some such as syncing of Mac Dashboard widgets, keychains, Dock items, and System Preferences will become unavailable if users transfer their existing MobileMe accounts to iCloud before that deadline. Other MobileMe services not transitioning to iCloud such as iWeb publishing, Gallery, and iDisk will continue to be available until June 30, 2012 regardless of whether users maintain their existing MobileMe accounts or transition them to iCloud.

    Article Link: Apple Confirms iCloud Web Apps for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Find My iPhone
     
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    1. Will your email aliases also transfer over? I use 4 alias email accounts and 1 main account.
    2. Is "Documents in the cloud" the same thing as iDisk? I currently use iDisk.
     
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    So no iDisk?

    Fine. No problem.

    So what will they be calling my 20 GB of storage space, accessible across all my devices? Will this be "Documents in the Cloud" as we see above? What type of documents? Does this include movies, audio files, etc?
     
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    Huge shame that keychain syncing is being discontinued. Are there any third-party solutions to bridge the gap?
     
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    Interesting about iDisk. I wonder what will happen there?
     
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    exactly what i just wanted to ask - what about aliases, **** i switched 2 months ago from gmail all of my email addresses to mobileme. don't really want to go back to google :( life w/o them has been nice so far
     
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    I though Keychain syncing was moving over to iCloud but it looks like I'm wrong. That's a shame..
     
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    1Password inside a Dropbox account...covers all your web passwords.

    I'd consider going back if I were you...you cant beat GMail, especially with MobileMe Mail...
     
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    Will documents in the cloud only work for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote? What about Word and Excel? Photoshop? Sibelius?
     
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    Seems like it wont move over. Bummer.
     
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    So far we only know of 5 GB in the cloud, but there's an option to buy more, which we'll see.
     
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    Yeah, just noticed that on my second read. :eek:
     
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    yeah, keychains, Dock items, and System Preferences have always been a big plus for me...can't imagine it wouldn't somehow be available with iCloud...

    I guess time will tell.
     
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    Seems bizarre that Keychain won't be included. Unless they're planning a replacement down the road.
     
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    During the keynote, SJ said that the APIs would be open for all developers to have "in the cloud" apps.
     
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    So if there is no iDisk the easier way to get documents into Keynote, pages etc for iPAd is gone... Unless they implement access via Dropbox.
     
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    I will only miss Gallery. I liked using that to share video and pictures.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Galleries a big loss. Better than picassa and the alternatives for sharing pics with family and friends.

    I'll stick with google (Apps) for e mail though - brilliant.
     
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    option to pay

    What if i would be happy to pay for the mobileme-features they are canceling?!
    I would pay $10 a year for a great photogallery function added to my iCloud-account. Just give us a way to expand the iCloud-features by paying for it. Not everything has to be for free, but cancelling the features is just a loss of good products.
     
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    I use 1Password, but just closed down my Dropbox account...with their security issues there. Yes, the 1password data file is encrypted client side, I still don't trust Dropbox anymore. Especially after just making everyone's account open with no password needed for 4 hours this past weekend. :D

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/231000111
     
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    This is a huge kick in the teeth for everyone using iWeb. It's a pity that FrontPage isn't available for Mac.

    Oh no, that's right, it isn't.
     
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    I'm quite sure your stuff will be easily accessible from the iPad. That's the point.
     
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    Anyone know of a reliable and reputable web host? I switched to MobileMe because of shady business practices by 1and1—not something I'd like to repeat. I don't need anything fancy—just ad-free, really.
     

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