I use Apple’s mobile.me to sync all my files and upload my webpages. It works so slickly with iWeb, the web making program from Apple. Easy, easy, easy. Another thing is that is nice is iDisk. It lets me put video and photos on the web and then easily link them to places like this when I needed to put web pictures in blogs like LJ’s. I could have used photobucket or flicker but the one Apple provided was so friggin simple, like most of their stuff.
Well, now Apple is changing things. They have unveiled iCloud. It will undoubtedly revolutionize all media, music, video, TV. They built a 5 billion dollar data center for this in North Carolina and are starting it up. They’re the only ones to develop contracts with all major record labels, TV stations, and movie companies. I fully expect them to own the distribution of these industries. It’s a big Steve Jobs, take over plan like they’ve done with many other media things.
The bad news is that they are discontinuing my ability to do other stuff in exactly one year from now. I have 44 blog entries alone with lots of pictures and a few videos. All links from my mobile.me account will dissolve in June 2012. I’ve either got to let the links go bad or move everything over to another photo site. and relink them in all the entries. What a job.
Anyone else in this situation? We’ve got a year to do it but boy, what a job it will be. I love Apple stuff and I know their new iCloud will probably be revolutionary but I wish they could have made allocations for those who used their service for so long. Ah well….
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