Apple may have finally solved their iCloud data sync issues

“When iCloud first came out, the service was buggy,” Karl Johnson writes for T-GAAP. “Apple solved many of the problems for syncing Calendar, Mail, and Safari. Yet, syncing data across iCloud for third party applications still proved to be problematic. Did Apple solve these problems with iOS 7 and OS 9 Mavericks?”

“We have been testing iCloud data sync on multiple of applications from Apple’s iWork suite to third party applications like Byword and 1Password,” Johnson writes. “Tests show that Apple and software developers have indeed improved iCloud data sync.”

Read more in the full article here.

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    1. If you log into, do you see the duplicates there as well? If you do, you should contact Apple. If you don’t see the duplicates on, then the duplicates are coming from somewhere else.

    1. No kidding! If I wanted Apple, Google, the NSA, or anyone else to hold “intermediary” copies of my data–ANY of it–I would voluntarily consent to such a relationship. Mavericks + iCloud is a forced invasion of my privacy, IMHO . . . and it doesn’t work well or accurately, anyway! I, TOO, want local syncing of contacts and calendar, chef!

      1. You need to stop using computers if that’s what you want Bill. I know Bill is your name because I work with the NSA and with back door access to all the internet I cross referenced your IP address to your IRS tax return. We now know where you live and I suggest you not sleep at home tonight.

    2. Turn off iCloud syncing. My family doesn’t use it at all because we all use the same iTunes account. We sync everything manually. I’m working on weaning everyone off my account so that we CAN start using iCloud to sync more of our own data, but it will be a long process.

      1. Poor you. I personally enjoy the convenience and the features far more than I am worried about my data being on Apple servers.

        With my history on the net for almost 30 years (google shows me things I can’t believe I’ve said…even on old nntp feeds) my Facebook account and my linked in account, I have given up on this falicy called “privacy”.

        You want my email? Sure. Take it. It’s transmitted in clear text between MX servers anyway. You want my pictures? You want my contacts? Go ahead. Take them.

        As others have said, if you want privacy on your computer, rip out or disable all wifi and LAN cards in your PC and use thumb drives to transfer data. And enjoy your privacy in your steel mesh cage.

  1. Think corporate and government cloud data. Redirecting the files to be stored on internal servers and staying away from the NSA and their open door to American Cloud Servers.

    This was the issue with RIMM Blackberry phones having their files in Canada. Foreign countries do not want that. This is a big deal! You want to secure your own data in house away from others? Think Apple servers!

    1. When I read these talking head’s knowledgeable articles, I am amazed that they do not know that the “OS 9” is really “OS X 9”. When I read it the first time I thought Apple was including some of my old Macs that run OS 9 in the factory. Then I realized, he is just clueless and doesn’t understand the history at Apple.

  2. I was not particularly fond of some parts of iCloud. However, I think the current iteration, in conjunction with Mavericks and iOS 7, is really quite good.

    My new MacBook Pro Retina arrived two days ago. On my previous laptop, I had my iCloud account, two Exchange accounts, two Google accounts, and a Yahoo account. I braced myself for deactivating them on the old machine, then setting up the accounts on the new machine.

    As usual, I began by first setting up my iCloud account on the new laptop. I then starting installing some third party applications, thinking I would set up the accounts later.

    Then I started getting notifications. It was strange. I opened Mail, Calendar, and Contacts to discover all the accounts (not just the iCloud account) had been setup on the machine, drawing from iCloud. Even the Linkedin and Twitter accounts were automatically setup.

    I wasn’t aware iCloud had this as a feature. Though it it still perhaps not perfect, I was sold.

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