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#1 of 94 Sam Posten

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Posted October 12 2011 - 04:13 AM

I've been using iOS 5 for a few months, can't wait to see you guys reactions to it. iCloud is kinda neat too, and iTunes Match is badass! iOS reviews: http://www.macworld....he_changes.html Find My friends: http://9to5mac.com/2...-ios-5-release/ iCloud is live: http://www.macrumors...longer-in-beta/ Airport now controllable by iOS devices: http://9to5mac.com/2...tility-for-ios/

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#2 of 94 DaveF

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Posted October 12 2011 - 04:29 AM

Do I need to upgrade to Lion to use iCloud or iOS5?


(A BusyCal update note said as much.)



#3 of 94 Ted Todorov

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Posted October 12 2011 - 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by DaveF 

Do I need to upgrade to Lion to use iCloud or iOS5?



Yes:  John Gruber & Dan Benjamin were just discussing it on the talk show.


I am not going to iCloud for the time being, until they at least clear up our 2 MobileMe accounts with one Apple ID situation.



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#4 of 94 DaveF

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Posted October 12 2011 - 06:06 AM

On a whim, I tried logging into iCloud from work...success! And it tells me I need Lion. So I'll be upgrading this week it seems.


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Posted October 12 2011 - 06:34 AM

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Yes:  John Gruber & Dan Benjamin were just discussing it on the talk show.

 

I am not going to iCloud for the time being, until they at least clear up our 2 MobileMe accounts with one Apple ID situation.

 

I wouldn't hold my breath. If it's not out today it's not happening any time soon. And since they haven't let the developers at it yet, I'd say no way it's going to regular users for weeks or months if ever. Best new features of iOS 5: http://gizmodo.com/5849064/ios-5-the-top-10-new-features

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Posted October 12 2011 - 06:42 AM

iOS5 and OSX 10.7.2 are out, go go go: http://thenextweb.co...ipod-right-now/ http://www.macrumors...icloud-support/

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Posted October 12 2011 - 06:45 AM

Ars verdict: http://arstechnica.c...cloud-oh-my.ars

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Posted October 12 2011 - 09:57 AM

As I put in the other thread. On my iPad I love the new split keyboard! I also am going to love iMessage to send free texts to the wife ( I have no texting plan) and I love the new notifications and swipe down feature/

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Posted October 12 2011 - 09:58 AM

Great rundown on the not so obvious features: http://www.macstorie..._medium=twitter

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Posted October 12 2011 - 11:08 AM

I've been using iOS 5 for a few months, can't wait to see you guys reactions to it. iCloud is kinda neat too, and iTunes Match is badass!

Not sure about iTunes Match being badass. Some longer tracks (more common with classical music) appear to choke if you try to play them back over 3G or even Wi-Fi in some cases. I'm going to reinstall iOS5. I found Safari on my existing install to be unbearably sluggish...at least when trying to type a URL in the URL bar...I've seen delays of several seconds from when I start typing a URL to when it finally appears.

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Posted October 12 2011 - 12:02 PM

Wait. I need to have Lion on my Mac to use iOS5 on my iPad and iPod Touch?

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Posted October 12 2011 - 01:19 PM

The Apple network is getting slammed today. Updates are taking about 20x as long as normal.

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#13 of 94 Sam Posten

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Posted October 12 2011 - 01:33 PM

Not sure about iTunes Match being badass. Some longer tracks (more common with classical music) appear to choke if you try to play them back over 3G or even Wi-Fi in some cases. I'm going to reinstall iOS5. I found Safari on my existing install to be unbearably sluggish...at least when trying to type a URL in the URL bar...I've seen delays of several seconds from when I start typing a URL to when it finally appears.

It's the keyboard, it actually thinks you are going to hold down keys to get the unlaut or other accents. It's a bug that was filed many times in beta and I was shocked it still made it through. I hateses it...

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Posted October 12 2011 - 01:53 PM



Originally Posted by JohnRice 

Wait. I need to have Lion on my Mac to use iOS5 on my iPad and iPod Touch?



you need Lion to use iCloud on your Mac, including its email and calendar system syncing to your Mac apps.



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Posted October 12 2011 - 02:32 PM

The inevitable Ihnatko nod: http://www.suntimes....and-icloud.html

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Posted October 12 2011 - 03:52 PM

One thing I wanted to talk about and give some warnings was this Me.com to iCloud transition plus the face that you have to have an Apple ID that's an email address BS. Both are huge pain in the ass, but I made it work because I don't REALLY rely on a lot of the MobileMe features. I transitioned my AppleID to an email address pretty easily, I think I did it right in iTunes. That then became my default iCloud ID. If I had wanted to, I could have kept my purchases tied to that account and then transitioned my Mobile Me account to iCloud and used THAT ID for my my iCloud syncs. There is NO WAY to merge the two. It sucks and is dumb and is a huge pain in the ass. But then I said "I dont use the mobile me email or any of the crap that's not transitioning like galleries or any of that, all I use is the calendar and contacts syncing." And you know what? That crap was already on my iPad cause it was synced there from mobile me. There was nothing stopping me from syncing that to my NEW iCloud account which is tied to my 10 year old Apple ID that I've had since the ITMS launched. So that's what I did. It just copied the stuff over and it will use that as the new archive. Boom it's still protected off site for me and now I have another email address I will never use but so what. My contacts and calendars and all my purchases (almost) are working fine. And now I only have one account I care about with Apple, so I got that going for me. The almost? It's telling me my TV show purchases, or one in particular anyway, aren't authorized to this account. I downloaded it off my iCloud account using iTunesInTheCloud so no idea why it says I'm not authorized. Whether that's because I changed the name or some other probem I still don't know. But I can live with it, until I can get to a genius to take a look at it anyway. More to follow.

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Posted October 12 2011 - 04:12 PM

Great rundown by Serenity Caldwell at Macworld: https://www.macworld...nc_service.html

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Posted October 13 2011 - 01:31 AM

I haven't figured out how to get photos in itunes yet. I thought it was now the location where you could store all photos. Actually, I haven't figured out how to access cloud info in itunes either. But I have my iPad and iPhone up to date.

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Posted October 13 2011 - 02:05 AM

I figure a quick update, because I've had about 18 uses run into this and FREAK OUT


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Posted October 13 2011 - 03:01 AM

How NewsStand works: http://www.macstorie...stand-overview/ We couldn't test this during the beta, it looks pretty badass tho. I might actually subscribe to a few magazines this way.

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