Why Apple does cloud computing right

“Something that came in handy for me this Christmas has been iCloud and more especially when you take holography and they are automatically synchronised between your iPhone and iPad and your MacBook,” Sammual James McLoughlin writes for PalmAddict.

“I guess after the mistakes of MobileMe I had lost faith in the very little I knew about cloud computing but I think it was a good PR move when Steve Jobs held his hands up and admitted the mistakes of previous cloud attempts,” McLoughlin writes. “Yes, iCloud has had its troubles, however they haven’t really affected me personally and it’s good to see they were resolved quickly. So, thinking about it, the cloud really has made my life easier, I’m glad a Apple Genius showed me the benefits of cloud computing and I know having read many of your user thoughts that you find iCloud just as useful.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Being a “PalmAddict” today is like being addicted to Dodo eggs.

This situation would be unbearable for Sam – if not for his Apple iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and iCloud. 🙂

We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.Palm CEO Ed Colligan, commenting on then-rumored Apple iPhone, Nov. 16, 2006


  1. I really like they way my photos are always in sync between my iphone and both of my ipads (gen 1 & 2.) Not to mention when I buy music, apps (free and paid), also are installed and ready to go on all devices at all times. Its super!

    1. I just wish that when I delete text messages off my phone they would disappear from the iPad Messages app. There’s a reason why someone deletes text messages off their phone.

  2. Dropbox is cloud computing. I do NOT understand why Apple hasn’t bought these guys and rolled it out as part of iCloud. It is the “real” iDrive. Couldn’t work without it.

    1. Waste of money, Apple already has most if not all of the features within OS X, when I first used Dropbox for the first time on a PC I said its very Mac like on a PC, all Dropbox did was give very Mac like functionally on a PC desktop, ease of use and drag and drop simplicity.

  3. You got to love the infamous CEO Ed Colligan. He’s proof that anyone with the right credentials, a personality and enough bullshit can rise to the top, but only until someone is brave enough to point out “the king is naked”. I submit him as proof that just because someone has a title on a business card and is/was getting paid the big bucks, they are really not smarter or better than anyone else. Just another lottery winner with the right pedigree.

    1. The main difference between the plain lottery winners and many of these highly (over)paid CEOs is that ordinary lottery winners clearly know what amount of luck has struck them and what their place in the society is. These CEOs genuinely believe they deserve every million they are getting and consider themselves a part of an elite group of thinkers, rare geniuses who possess unique gift that is a result of some exceptional talent, and as such are highly valuable, wise humans existing on a much higher plane then the rest of the population. And in fact, most of them are average ordinary people who at some point in their career hit the jackpot…

  4. I must be the only one on the planet who loved MobileMe and was happy to pay for it. Luckily the Backup app still works, to other destinations. I miss my iDisk, I miss the web photo-gallery which was so slick for sharing with friends.

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