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Oct 12, 2011, 11:37 AM
 
I'm probably a little premature but I was chatting with an Apple support person yesterday and she let slip that iCloud was launching today. (Later in the day I was chatting with a different support person and he vehemently denied it was going live). Sure enough when I went on to the iCloud.com site, it no longer showed as being in beta and allowed me to log in... well... sort of. It immediately tells me I need to go to the Lion System Preferences iCloud pane. Which doesn't exist yet. Or to log in from an iOS 5 device.

It seems they just can't get the launches going in a smooth manner.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 11:50 AM
 
Apple announced it was going live today. OS X 10.7.2 will be released today today as well with the necessary iCloud prefpane. iOS 5 also is launching today.
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Oct 12, 2011, 12:29 PM
 
.... later that day.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:15 PM
 
Everything has now been released.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:23 PM
 
Yeah, it didn't migrate over my contacts. I'll have to restore them when I get home. I've also lost access to all of my e-mail until I update an iOS device. (even cloud) Strange .. reserving judgement for now.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:28 PM
 
Mine went flawlessly.
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Oct 12, 2011, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
Mine went flawlessly.
Worse: The iCloud for Windows control panel is gone. So, I need to wait until I get home, or get a phone upgraded in order to access my mailbox. (and restore my contacts.)

Yeah ... crash and burn. The price of being an early adopter.

The control panel for windows is supposed to be here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455
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Oct 12, 2011, 03:55 PM
 
I keep getting an error that my MobileMe can't be moved to iCloud at this time... Bummer.
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Oct 12, 2011, 03:57 PM
 
It was painful, but I finally got it up.

Unfortunately, it no longer lets me send from my .mac address on the mobile device. Only my .me address. Is anyone getting this same issue?

If I need to change e-mail addresses, I might just change e-mail providers as well.
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Oct 12, 2011, 05:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by driven View Post
It was painful, but I finally got it up.

...
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Oct 12, 2011, 05:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by I'mDaMac View Post
I keep getting an error that my MobileMe can't be moved to iCloud at this time... Bummer.
Same here. We paid our $99/year so you'd think we'd get some kind of priority over those who are jumping in now for free.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 06:04 PM
 
Why should MobileMe go out with less of a bang than it started with?
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 06:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Why should MobileMe go out with less of a bang than it started with?


I can see it now - Tim Cook walks into the room of iCloud developers and asks:

"Can anyone tell me what iCloud is supposed to do?"

(hapless engineer gives a long answer)

"So, why the f--- doesn't it do that?"
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 06:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by driven View Post
It was painful, but I finally got it up.

Unfortunately, it no longer lets me send from my .mac address on the mobile device. Only my .me address. Is anyone getting this same issue?

If I need to change e-mail addresses, I might just change e-mail providers as well.
I got this too. Even though my primary address is me.com it still automatically uses mac.com as my send address because thats the address used as my AppleID.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 09:05 PM
 
So how does iCloud work with Pages on Mac?
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 10:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
So how does iCloud work with Pages on Mac?
Not at all, here — I bought the iWork DVD, though, not through the App Store.

I'm guessing we'll see an update fairly soon.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 10:51 PM
 
How can I delete a photo from Photostream, other than waiting 30 days?
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 11:19 PM
 
How do I stop Photostream from showing all different versions of a photo once it's been edited in iPhoto?

vs.

How do I tell Photostream to ****ing respect that I've ROTATED an image to be right-side-up?



In one case, it's not accepting an edit as definitive and syncing two versions, and in the other, it refuses to acknowledge an edit (rotation) AT ALL.

Methinks this iCloud thing will take a little bit of tweaking.

So far, though, nothing has shit the bed.
     
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Oct 12, 2011, 11:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I got this too. Even though my primary address is me.com it still automatically uses mac.com as my send address because thats the address used as my AppleID.
I have the opposite problem. My AppleID is @mac.com, but it will ONLY let me send from the .me version of my address.
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Oct 13, 2011, 06:53 AM
 
There's absolutely no excuse for Apple not to allow functionality for @mac.com addresses.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Oct 13, 2011, 07:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by driven View Post
I have the opposite problem. My AppleID is @mac.com, but it will ONLY let me send from the .me version of my address.
No thats the same problem I have. Even though I log into iCloud with my .me address, because its an old AppleID it irrevocably sets mac.com as the sender address and then refuses to send mail from a mac.com address. Bit of an oversight really.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 13, 2011, 10:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
No thats the same problem I have. Even though I log into iCloud with my .me address, because its an old AppleID it irrevocably sets mac.com as the sender address and then refuses to send mail from a mac.com address. Bit of an oversight really.
This is stupid. THe iPhone ONLY lets me send from @me.com, and the iPad ONLY lets me send from @mac.com.

The end result is I can't use this as a consistent e-mail account. (and since it's having reliability problems today, maybe that's for the best.)

This has been my primary e-mail account for years. Not sure if I can keep using it going forward.
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Oct 13, 2011, 11:40 AM
 
I do not want the .me address, I never did, it was pointless branding.
     
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Oct 13, 2011, 11:42 AM
 
My iCloud mail (and backup) has been down all day. Sort of makes this a theoretical discussion.

"What's iCloud supposed to do?" Indeed.
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Oct 13, 2011, 12:41 PM
 
My iCloud Mail works fine, although I don't have much in it.

BTW, I find it odd that I use my Yahoo! email address (Apple ID) to log into my different me.com email account.
     
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Oct 13, 2011, 12:46 PM
 
Here is the iCloud status page: (Some outages reported)

Apple - Support - iCloud - System Status
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Oct 13, 2011, 02:41 PM
 
So, any update to the rumors in this article from September?

Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services

Also, besson's thread here:

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/...s/#post4119565
     
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Oct 13, 2011, 11:19 PM
 
I can't seem to send mail via iCloud at all.



Looks like I'm not the only one.
     
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Oct 14, 2011, 07:03 AM
 
I'm also having problems connecting to Apple's iCloud mail server, ugh. I thought this was the simplest building block of all of iCloud.
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Oct 17, 2011, 09:58 AM
 
I'm finally able to send mail via iCloud. Come on Apple... you guys can do better than this!
     
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Oct 17, 2011, 10:15 AM
 
Certainly not the kind of startup Steve would have liked, but things seem to be settled down now, at least for me.
I can send/receive emails from/to all of my various addys, go daddy, me, mac, att.

Initially, nothing was synching; iCloud was acting like a POP account. Now it's working as an IMAP server should
     
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Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
Certainly not the kind of startup Steve would have liked, but things seem to be settled down now, at least for me.
I can send/receive emails from/to all of my various addys, go daddy, me, mac, att.

Initially, nothing was synching; iCloud was acting like a POP account. Now it's working as an IMAP server should
Same here. Working perfectly for me now.

I'm still going to miss iDisk and (especially) Gallery though.
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Oct 17, 2011, 10:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by driven View Post
Same here. Working perfectly for me now.

I'm still going to miss iDisk and (especially) Gallery though.
The loss of the MobileMe Galleries is a bummer. There are other options, although none as easy.

iDisk functionality is available from some web hosting providers via an 'online folder'. Again, not as easy as iDisk but if it's fast, I won't care. iDisk has always been waaaay too slow to be of any use other than storing the occasional small file to share over the Internet.
     
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Oct 17, 2011, 10:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
The loss of the MobileMe Galleries is a bummer. There are other options, although none as easy.

iDisk functionality is available from some web hosting providers via an 'online folder'. Again, not as easy as iDisk but if it's fast, I won't care. iDisk has always been waaaay too slow to be of any use other than storing the occasional small file to share over the Internet.
Agreed. Using dropbox and box.net now. Quite happy with them both. Still can't find a suitable replacement for Gallery though. Flickr doesn't toot my horn and I hate picassa.
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Oct 17, 2011, 11:31 AM
 
I liked mobileme gallery for it's private nature... via obscurity. I could put a sig or funny image up and no one would know unless they had the page. Anything I put on my flickr, is either public or if private, only flickr friends can see it, which means I can't share it.

I may have to revert to Photoshop Gallery export and using -gasp- my own web space.
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
...Anything I put on my flickr, is either public or if private, ...
I think you hit the nail on the head!



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