Thurrott reviews Apple iCloud: ‘Best consumer-oriented cloud computing service I’ve ever seen’

“As it has so often in the past, Apple is now showing the rest of the industry how it’s done with cloud computing. This is interesting, and somewhat amazing, given Apple’s relatively late entry into this market. But by sitting on the sidelines and watching others fumble around with cloud-based storage schemes and other middling services, Apple has been able to plot and plan and create something truly useful and integrated,” Paul Thurrott writes for Supersite for Windows.

“If you use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, iCloud is an absolute no-brainer, and that’s true whether you’re a Windows guy or a Mac user. It works seamlessly and automatically, provides access to most of the content, services, and features real people will really want, and its core features are all absolutely free,” Thurrott writes. “Music lovers should also check out iTunes Match, which at just $25 per year is a bargain in its own right.”

Thurrott writes, “Apple’s iCloud is almost a superset of every other consumer-oriented cloud computing service on the market. It’s pretty impressive… I suspect that the sudden success of iCloud will cause a lot of changes in Redmond and elsewhere. Just like the old days, I guess. But for now, iCloud is the best consumer-oriented cloud computing service I’ve ever seen, and unlike the awfulness of iTunes on Windows, this is an Apple product I’m happy to use going forward.”

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