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  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Rumors are just talk... and talk does not cook rice.

  • jaymz69 Level 1 Level 1

    I found this and it seems to work great.

     

    "I have iCal in Snow Leopard syncing to iCloud. Just add iCloud as a CalDAV account. Use your iCloud username/password and "p01-caldav.icloud.com" as server address."

  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Better yet, buy BusyCal. It is a better calendar. It uses iCal's data. And it sync's perfectly with iCloud.

  • johnlea Level 1 Level 1

    It took me about ten minuites to set up iCloud sync on my iMac, Macbook Air (both using 10.6.8) and new iPhone 4S. The details are onr the web and the key points seem to be that you first activate iCloud through your iPhone and after that you can set up a caldav server in iCal using your apple id as user name and password and the server address as: 'p06-caldav-icloud.com'. I had to do this twice on the Macbook Air but it took only one try on the iMac. You know you've succeeded when the new iClound calendars Home, Reminders and Work appear in your iCal. The Reminders calendar syncs with the Reminders app in the iPhone 4S

     

    I think Apple has made it possible to use iCloud in 10.6.8 but just hasn't told us. One caveat I would add is that I've only used it for iCal. Not for mail, documents, photos and suchlike. Maybe there is just limited functionality. Whether there will actually be a 10.6.9 update is an interesting question. My money is on 'no'

  • cybershanks Level 1 Level 1

    It was not very difficult to get 10.6.8 running on a new MacBook Pro machine.  I have core i7 with 8GB ram and 10.6.8, runs great. 

     

    It is thievery in my opinion as well as MobileMe is going away due to iCloud so it's not a new feature of the Lion OS, it's the replacement for MobileMe...

     

    Jim

  • enwsal Level 1 Level 1

    I am new to the forum and have joined because I have a mobile me to icloud query.  I could do with some help.  I am a photographer who uses macs.  I have two macs that would be suitable to upgrade to Lion (they are 10.5.8) at the moment, but I have to keep them at that OS because otherwise my two scanners and my printer wouldn't work and I do not want to have to buy new as they are very good and do what I want them to do.  I have been told that the cheapest and quickest way for me to get myself onto icloud is to purchase a netbook refurb.  I can see that I could then transfer to icloud via the ipad but would my 'mail' on my 10.5.8. still be able to receive my .mac emails, or would I have to view and reply to my emails on the netbook.  Also can I purchase any ipad refurb or does it have to be a particular one.  I may be a photographer but computer technology beats me sometimes!  With that in mind I would be very grateful if someone could please reply in 'words with one syllable'.  Thank you very much, in advance. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    spkl03 wrote:

     

    Apple may provide a no cost solution for Snow Leopard users. A little more info is available in another discussion, click here.

    Just in case the previous link doesn't work, here's the URL http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/29/mac-os-x-snow-leopard-10-6-9-to-bring-icloud -support/___sbsstatic___/migration-images/182/18204051-1.jpg

     


    It's a fake.

  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    As I understand it, of June 30, only Lion users will be able to fully use iCloud. If you choose to use the hardware you have now, step one is to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Step two is upgrade to Lion. Interestingly, Apple is now giving away Snow Leopard to boost iCloud migration:

     

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57416169-37/apple-gives-away-snow-leopard-to-b oost-icloud-migration/?tag=mncol;txt

  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I think it's past time to give up on the fantasy / hope that Apple will put out an 10.6.9 update to Snow Leopard that would add FULL compatibliity with iCloud. It is NOT going to happen. It's best to just move on to Lion.

  • charliem2019 Level 1 Level 1

    To do it just click here and follow the steps.

     

    Charlie

  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    The link provided by "charliem2019" does NOT provide a way to sync your Address Book and iCal in OS 10.6.8.  The instructions on the website provided presumes you are using OS 10.7 (Lion).  If you are using OS 10.6.8, which is the topic of this discussion, and you open your preferences to your Address Book in 10.6.8, it shows "MobileMe" not "iCloud" as a sync option under "Accounts". MobileMe does NOT allow syncing with Address Book or iCal.  You can only sync your Address Book and Calender to iCloud if you are using Lion (10.7).

     

    One option... You can sync your calendar under 10.6.8 IF you use Busycal instead of iCal.

  • charliem2019 Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry about the old link that dosen't work. Just follow these steps. (I used them to set up iCal when I used Snow Leopard)

     

    • Select Preferences from the iCal Menu.
    • Go to the Accounts tab.
    • Click the + sign to add a new account.
    • Select the CalDAV option under the Account type.
    • Enter your User name which is the full email adress you used to set up your iCloud account (Not the @me.com one)
    • Enter your iCloud Password.
    • For server adress enter caldav.icloud.com

     

    This is how it should look:

     

     

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    Hope it works,
    Charlie
  • AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    So, Charlie, have you actually done this yourself with iCal? It sounds like you have done it and have got your calendar syncing with iClous. Accurate?

     

    Have you also done it somehow with Address Book?  It is my understanding from talking with Apple Tech reps that Address Book does not have the capability to create a link to a caldav icloud account.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    charliem2019 wrote:

     

    To do it just click here and follow the steps.

     

    Charlie

    The instructions you linked to are for Lion, and Lion is not the issue here.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    AMCarter3 wrote:

     

    The link provided by "charliem2019" does NOT provide a way to sync your Address Book and iCal in OS 10.6.8.  The instructions on the website provided presumes you are using OS 10.7 (Lion).  If you are using OS 10.6.8, which is the topic of this discussion, and you open your preferences to your Address Book in 10.6.8, it shows "MobileMe" not "iCloud" as a sync option under "Accounts". MobileMe does NOT allow syncing with Address Book or iCal.  You can only sync your Address Book and Calender to iCloud if you are using Lion (10.7).

     

    One option... You can sync your calendar under 10.6.8 IF you use Busycal instead of iCal.

    And you can sync contacts as well as calendars if you use Soho Organizer.