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Can I get I cloud on OS 10.6.8?

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Beeram Calculating status...
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Nov 20, 2011 12:22 PM

I am extremely nervous about all the changes Apple have made recently. I run a business from my Mac at home using Iweb 08 on OS 10.6.8 with mobile me to host the site.

 

I have done some homework-

1. I can get iWeb on Ilife '11 throught he applestoe online. But it appears that apple do not support this now and to get it running on OS Lion I will need to do some tricky stuff with folders and things.

2. I get IDVD with Ilife'11 which I use to burn my DVD's for clients.

3. I will use Weebly to design and host my new website, but will still need e mail addresses ( I think) from Icloud.

 

My concerns and questions are

 

1. Can I get Icloud without having to upgrade to OS Lion?

2. If I upgrade to OS Lion, does this automatically put me onto ICloud

3. I have three mobile me email addresses. One for myself, one for my wife and one I use for my business. What happens to these.

4. My wife and I also use mobile me to sync our calendars across an Ipad (original) and two Iphones (3Gs). Both Iphones and Ipad are still currently using IOS4, and I am reluctant to upgrade this to IOS 5 as I have heard some horror stories. If I fail to upgrade to IOS 5, will this create confusion with my Apple ID's. (There already is a lot of confusion with these- Apple appear to not have down their homework)

5. Will Icloud allow me to transfer my Icalendar across seamlessly? This is Ical 4.04 whic came with my Imac. Does this get upgraded if I update to Lion?

 

Sorry for all the questions, but apple have made me very nervous about loosing information and having to do a heap of work to avoid potential mishaps.

 

Bruce

Imac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram.
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,960 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Beeram)

    iCloud is only available with Lion. Neither iWeb nor iDVD are now part of iLife.

     

    Upgrading to Lion does not automatically put you on iCloud. You must either create a new iCloud account or move from an active Mobile Me account. With iCloud you and your wife should create separate iCloud accounts and separate computer user accounts.

     

    If you visit support.apple.com and search for "icloud" you will find several documents and FAQs that will answer all of your questions.

  • alexbird Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to Beeram)

    1. Can I get Icloud without having to upgrade to OS Lion?

    Nope, you need 10.7.

     

    2. If I upgrade to OS Lion, does this automatically put me onto ICloud

    No, you set that up yourself.

    3. I have three mobile me email addresses. One for myself, one for my wife and one I use for my business. What happens to these.

    You can convert them to be used in iCloud.

    4. My wife and I also use mobile me to sync our calendars across an Ipad (original) and two Iphones (3Gs). Both Iphones and Ipad are still currently using IOS4, and I am reluctant to upgrade this to IOS 5 as I have heard some horror stories. If I fail to upgrade to IOS 5, will this create confusion with my Apple ID's. (There already is a lot of confusion with these- Apple appear to not have down their homework)

    If you don't change the settings you have now, I'm sure it will stay working.  I believe Apple is phasing out MobileMe and you'd be forced to upgrade eventually.

    5. Will Icloud allow me to transfer my Icalendar across seamlessly? This is Ical 4.04 whic came with my Imac. Does this get upgraded if I update to Lion?

    Yes, it will get upgraded.  I have my calendar on Lion and my iPhone 5.0.1 working seamlessly at the moment.  That doesn't mean you won't have problems because with new technology that can be expected.  Make sure you do a back up if you're worried about losing data.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Nov 20, 2011 12:40 PM (in response to Beeram)

    The current version of iWeb is version 3.0.4, you probably already have it. Neither iWeb nor iDVD are on iLife 11, I believe the versions you already have will work with Lion.

     

    1. No iCloud requires Lion
    2. No, you still need to create an iCloud account
    3. That depends, you may or may not be able to use them with iCloud, do you currently have 3 Mobile me accounts or a family pack, how many iCloud accounts do you intend using.
    4. iCloud requires iOS 5 (you may be able to use iCloud mail with iOS 4 but nothing else)
    5. Your calendars would be upgraded as part of your OSX upgrade.

     

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