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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Nervous about upgrading to iCloud.

So my wife and I basically share one mobile Me apple connection, and we have both laptops and iPhones connected with it. This has worked very well, all of our contacts are together and always always synced (and since she is more organized, there are so many times that I go to look for someone and surprise they are already in the contacts!). We can get both of our emails and our company's on both phones and laptops and they are synced so if I read an email it shows up as read on her laptop, so she know's that i have seen it.

We also use Omni-Focus for our business to keep track of everything, it also relies heavily on the automatic syncing.

So, with the new iCloud, it sounds like none of this will work... is that true? It really seems like a step backwards, and since all the commercials show your photos, being instantly available on your home computer and iPad, it doesn't make sense that your email (something much more useful than your photos IMHO) and other apps can't do the same thing! It even says that E-mail push will no longer be available...

Am I missing something?
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Old Apr 25th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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So, no one has any thoughts on this?
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Old Apr 25th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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I don't see how upgrading to iCloud will change your situation at all. I have a Mac mini, MacBook and iPhone all in perfect sync with one another via iCloud in terms of email, contacts, calenders and bookmarks.
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Old Apr 25th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I don't see how upgrading to iCloud will change your situation at all. I have a Mac mini, MacBook and iPhone all in perfect sync with one another via iCloud in terms of email, contacts, calenders and bookmarks.
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Old Apr 25th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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My wife & I share an iCloud ID for syncing calendars, contacts & notes across 2 MacBooks, 2 iPhones & 1 iPad . Works great.
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Old Apr 25th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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What you describe will work just as well in iCloud
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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #7
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Nothing should change.

Hmm... did I not read one of your other earlier posts somewhere at ehmac where your iCloud post, that I can't find, and when your various syncing went to Hell in a hand basket, or am I just imagining that and the various comments from you and to/from chas_m and broad??
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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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I'm currently tweaking my iCloud preferences on my phone as a result of having to *yet again* remove the account and re-add it. my mail mysteriously stopped pushing in the middle of the night last night and only came in/updated when i went into the mail app itself. still works aces on iPad and all computers. can't wait until next week when it stops working on the iPad but the phone is just fine!

i would have happily continued paying the $100/annum or whatever it was to have continued having "sync services" that actually synced.

also anyone in iCloud denial should take a peek at the awesome bug thats been going around when you try to double click on an .ics attachment in an email to add it to your iCloud calendar. 5 pages strong on the apple support forums and growing!
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and now it once again works perfectly.
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Yes it is weird. I only had issues with bookmarks, my Mail and Contacts work fine, so I rearranged all my bookmarks and changed folders etc. to try and streamline them a bit better. That was yesterday and today they are in perfect sync with both the iPhone and the iPad. If it lasts, my problem will be solved.

As I mentioned earlier, I never use calendar or reminders. I rely totally on the small pocket size wire ring calendar and appointment book that I have carried in my shirt pocket for 50 years now. I've never had a sync issue with it and it is by far more reliable than anything else I have ever tried.
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