Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 6:11 PM (in response to Noodle-head)
You can't saw wood with a hammer!
iCloud is not designed to be like the old iDisk or Dropbox. If you need Dropbox, then use Dropbox. iCloud's main service is to keep devices in sync with each other. For me and most other users, that works very nicely. But for the same reason that you can't host a web site or put a photo gallery in iCloud, you can't put files in iCloud for other users to access. Only devices using the same icloud account can access data there. (Well, there is one exception - shared photo stream.)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to Noodle-head)
iDisk was one of Mobile Me's services, one that is not available in iCloud. If iDisk was the sole reason for using Mobile Me I would agree with you, but it was not.
There are so many alternatives (many superior) to iDisk that the only issue is choosing among them, I dislike Dropbox for their poor security and history of lying to the Justice Dept (when under investigation) but that still leaves huge choice available to you.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to Noodle-head)
Read up on what iCloud is capable of and isn't:
which includes this:
You get unlimited free storage for:
- Purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books Notes: Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backups of purchased movies and TV shows are U.S. only. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.Some previously purchased movies may not be available in iTunes in the Cloud. These movies will indicate that they are not available in iTunes in the Cloud on their product details page in the iTunes Store. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they have been refunded or are no longer available in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.
You get 5 GB of free iCloud storage for:
- Photos and videos in the Camera Roll
- Device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
- App data
- Home screen and app organization
- Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
- Visual Voicemails
AND iCloud is free whereas MobileMe wasn't.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to pvonk)
Thank you all. Made it much clearer for me. Though...too bad. I wonder why Apple decided to drop such a service? I was ok with paying $99 a year for what it provided. I suppose I stubbornly expected and wanted iCloud to include similar, even if above and beyond the free space.
Thanks to all.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to Old Toad)
So how do I -stop- iCloud from insisting on starting itself up?
I've disabled the thing repeatedly, and when I do, I find I have to reset my password for these forums.
And then iCloud is back active again somehow.
I don't have any other Apple devices, just several computers that I don't want automatically doing anything through iCloud.
But I"ve had to reset the Apple password several times a week and it's always somehow iCloud-related
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to ankhank)
Since you issue is different from the OP's problem you should start a new topic and include what feature of iCloud is starting up automaticallhy, what devices you using, system versions, etc. With the info you've provided we can't tell what you're experiencing and on what device you're experiencing it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to GeorgeInTheMountains)
Where? There are no buttons for "solved" or even "helpful." All I see any more is "Like."
Those buttons are only available to whoever originated the thread, AKA the OP.