Will Yosemite be anything like iCloud tabs?

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  1. apple-tea macrumors member

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    Because if that's the case, count me out. Everyone remembers iCloud tabs right? Open a page on your phone and get right back to it on your Mac?

    Well. I'm sure we all know about that.


    What is it called .. synergy, or something?
     
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    iCloud tabs? Never heard of it. Was it an apple product?
     
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    Wow, I guess I've been living under a rock. On paper it seemed like a good idea and a predecessor to continuity. I wonder why it never took off
     
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    It does work, just not instantaneously as one might hope, and syncing using continuity/handoff via bluetooth is supposedly going to be faster and more convenient
     
  6. apple-tea thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol what happens with iCloud tabs is you try to use it. Then you wait for 5 minutes and it hasn't showed up yet.

    You think, well that's bullocks and then leave. Then you come back 2 days later and your phone has that old iCloud tab on it. Which takes 7 days or so to remove itself

    Bleh tabs wasn't worth time

    If you wanna go back and forth, just copy and paste notes app and instantaneous. It's worth your time.

    Tbh not sure if I'm going to try to use continuity because of what happened in the past. Not like it's necessary anyway.

    They could've put Siri on there btw.
     
  7. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud Tabs work for me. Takes about ~10-15 sec. (no matter if macbook, ipad or iphone)
     
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    Same here. It's not instantaneous but give it a few seconds and they appear.
     
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    Also use iCoud Tabs pretty regularly. Never had issues - but then again, given how I was using it - never really needed to check to see how instantaneous things were.
     
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    Probably because it has never worked. At least for me. Sometimes I find tabs and realize "hey, it's true, I've been on this site last week !"

    It's like iMessage, too often will I find messages that don't sync over my Mac. It has done this since the beginning, on three of my Macs so far.
     
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    I find it actually works really well for me. True isn't not as instantaneous as Continuity will be, but the 5 or so seconds it usually takes has been fine for me
     
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    iCloud Tabs is one reason why I use Safari on my Mac and iOS devices, I can start on one and move to another, precursor to Continuty. Only time tabs get stuck for a week is if I wipe the device without closing them first.
     
  13. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    It's exactly the time I need, to take my iPad and walk to the toilet :cool:
     
  14. apple-tea thread starter macrumors member

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    Part of me wants to test it to see if it really takes that 15 seconds

    But I seem to remember that when you want to get rid of the tabs, they stay there for quite a while.

    Quite, a while.
     
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    Just deleted tabs on my iPhone, disappeared from iCloud tabs on my Mac within 5 seconds. Did the reverse, disappeared from my iCloud tabs on my phone in about 20 seconds.
     
  16. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    ICloud tabs has been working well for a whole now. It was sluggish for quite a while, guess they improved things over time.

    I still use it all the time
     
  17. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    I use iCloud Tabs all the time, it works fine, although a little slow (can sometimes take up to 30 seconds to update a device's tabs).


    It's a good feature, and one of the reason I'm not using Chrome.
     
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    iCloud tabs has been working without a hitch for me. A little slow in synching but works well
     
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    iCloud tabs usually works within 30 seconds for me. It's not that bad, compared to how iCloud used to be...
     
  20. apple-tea thread starter macrumors member

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    30 seconds is half a minute. By then I will have forgotten what I was doing.

    Just copy the address into notes app. That's instantaneous
     
  21. PsykX macrumors 6502a

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    Even this morning, I took a picture with my iPhone, and as we're speaking it's been 10 (Edit : 20) minutes already and it's still not showing up in my iCloud Stream. It was faster to take my iPhone and take the time to send it through email.

    My iPhone is next to my computer, connected to WiFi, and it did sync all the pictures I took this week-end.

    iCloud has always taken way too much time IMO. Don't get me wrong - it's a GOOD service - but I can't wait until it becomes a RELIABLE, INSTANTANEOUS service...
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I can't think of a time I've checked an iCloud tab in anything less than an hour.

    I've always thought of it as a sort of history. A way to find something you were doing earlier in the day. It has literally never occurred to me to try and use it instantaneously.

    So by those standards I've always seen it as working 100% perfectly for me.
     
  23. apple-tea thread starter macrumors member

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    ^ I surf the web in private mode at all times. So in that case I don't have a history. But mainly I tried to use iCloud tabs in the way that Apple is advertising handoff to be used. They are tabs however.

    Not surprised.
     
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    To allay your fears, iCloud tabs itself actually works in Yosemite and iOS 8.

    I for one felt enormously frustrated at how piss poor it was prior to this.

    To clarify, I don't the exact speed, but I have yet to see it ever inaccurately reflect what I have loaded on any given device. Its fast, and reliable.
     
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