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iCloud goes live, iOS 5 release nears

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iCloud goes live, iOS 5 release nears
As we count the final moments before iOS 5 goes live for the masses, iCloud has been already rolled out. Apple’s cloud-based service now will accept your credentials, but it still requires activation on the latest Mac OS X Lion or iOS 5.

The iCloud website was previously only open for developers and in its beta stage, but now its dropped the beta sign and everyone is allowed in. The design has also changed slightly.

iCloud basically boils down to keeping and syncing your data to the Apple cloud. It does almost everything MobileMe did in the past, but adds a lot of features. So first of all, it will back up your contacts, calendar and mail. It will also neatly synchronize your purchased apps across devices. Say, you’ve bought an application on your iPhone and want to use it on your iPad. The said app will appear in a separate purchased list on the tablet and you’d only need to download it without paying anything to get it on the tablet.

The other new thing is the way photos are stored and pushed via PhotoStream, so you can instantly have your photos across devices. Finally, it’s also about music - all songs purchased on iTunes will now appear in your music library on different supported gadgets. Apple is also expected to roll out iTunes Match soon, which will match your non-iTunes tracks to iTunes songs and automatically give you a 256Kbps AAC DRM-free version of the songs.

source: iCloud via Engadget

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posted on 12 Oct 2011, 04:35 3

1. wD (unregistered)


I'll upgrade my Iphone 4 to iOS 5

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 07:16 1

5. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


im so excited

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:09

10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


me too wish they'd release it already

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 04:56 1

2. THE_GAME5 (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


yeah at least we get meaningful updates unlike the cocky android trollers like 2.3.4; 2.3.5..........don't know how much google harasses them.....lol

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 08:15 2

6. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


are you brain damaged or what ?

upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 5 is like upgrade from gingerbread to ICS..

upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 is like upgrade from iOS 4.2 to 4.2.1..

I'm not sure if your effin stupidity can get this..

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 05:09 1

3. bb_user (unregistered)


I'm sorry i can't update to iOS5 now. my BBM is down

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 06:18

4. justintcam (unregistered)


what time will iOS 5 be released?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:15

7. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Probably when it's 10am in California, since that's the time Apple likes to to anything

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 09:45

8. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 over the weekend with this guide:
http://lifehacker.com/5847135/upgrade-to-ios-5-right-now

I broke my jailbreak for this, and I must say that for the moment, I'm very happy with the iOS5 update! (waiting patiently for untethered jailbreak)

My favorite features so far:
- Safari Reader story formatting
- Notifications (I used LockInfo before this)
- Camera/Photo enhancements
- Extra mail/messaging enhancements
- Feels even quicker/more responsive

You guys might as well wait for the official release, since it's only hours away. In the mean time, make sure your iTunes is up to date.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:06

9. Somsubhra (unregistered)


I am still unable to update to iOS 5. When it will be released???

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 11:09

11. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Probably 10am California time, since that's when Apple likes to start working.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:14

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Downloading the update now!

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 12:57

13. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


is only available for download in the US or worldwide?

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:18

14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I believe world wide

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