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can i get the icloud app for the macbook 10.6.8

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can i get the icloud app for the macbook 10.6.8??

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    iCloud is not an app, it comes as part of the OS X 10.7.2 (or later) operating system.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    yes, just open your browser and go to www.icloud.com

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    If you try to purchase mountain lion from the Mac App Store on your computer, you will be told if your computer does not support it. This is by far the easiest way to check if your computer is compatible with the new operating system.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)

    The minimum requirement for iCloud is Lion 10.7.2 (Mountain Lion preferred): the iCloud Preference Pane does not appear on earlier systems - the MobileMe pane appears on Lion and earlier but is non non-functional - you cannot now open or access a MobileMe account.

     

    You can set Snow Leopard up to access the email on an existing iCloud account which has been set up on a compliant device, and you may be able to sync iCal using an unsupported (and possibly unreliable) hack, but no other facilities will work. You cannot open an iCloud account on Snow Leopard.

     

    This page outlines the limited use you can make of an existing iCloud account with Snow Leopard:

     

    http://www.wilmut.webspace.virginmedia.com/notes/icloudSL.html

     

    To make proper use of iCloud you will have to upgrade your Mac to Leopard or Snow Leopard, provided it meets the requirements.

     

    The requirements for Lion are:

    • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • 2GB of memory
    • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    • 7GB of available space

    To purchase it you will have to ring Apple at the number given at the bottom left of this page.

     

    The requirements for Mountain Lion are listed here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

    It is available from the Mac App Store (in Applications).

     

    You should be aware that PPC programs (such as AppleWorks) will not run on Lion or above; and some other applications may not be compatible - there is a useful compatibility checklist at http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)

    djcastaldo wrote:

     

    yes, just open your browser and go to www.icloud.com

    As you cannot open an iCloud account on Snow Leopard this is not going to get him anywhere.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Roger Wilmut1 wrote:

     

    djcastaldo wrote:

     

    yes, just open your browser and go to www.icloud.com

    As you cannot open an iCloud account on Snow Leopard this is not going to get him anywhere.

    The web interface should work on any computer to find a lost iPhone, iPad, iPod.  I haven't tried it from 10.6.8, but I would be surprised if he couldn't see his iDevice contacts, calendar, notes, and reminders there too.  Of course, its not the full syncing functionality of lion, but at least he has some access to some of his data in iCloud.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Mar 5, 2013 11:46 PM (in response to davidsignal)

    Assuming he only has the one Mac running Snow Leopard he can't open an iCloud account in the first place, so going to the iCloud website will only being up a notice telling him how to create an iCloud account. For this he needs a Lion/Mountain Lion Mac or an iOS device.

     

    If he has access to one of those (and he hasn't indicated he has) and can open an account he can access the email on the website or on his Mac, and there is a hack which may possibly enable him to sync iCal: but no other data can be transferred from his Mac to iCloud so going to the website won't enable him to see it.

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