Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Apple iCloud: Steve Jobs' own private internet • The Register

Article subtitle: “It’s like Google.  Minus the web”

But, if you read between the lines, it seems that other parts of MobileMe will vanish entirely, including Apple's online iDisk, which let you store any amount of random files online, as long as you pay for the privilege. Like Google, Apple is dropping the idea of replicating the familiar desktop file metaphor on the interwebs. Apparently, Apple is also killing MobileMe services such as iWeb (for hosting websites) and Gallery (for sharing photos with others), but the company – as is typical – did not respond to a request for comment on the unmentioned MobileMe services.

Apple iCloud: Steve Jobs' own private internet • The Register

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