Apple's new iCloud and my LJ photo/movie links go bust.

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 06-25-2011 05:22 PM 1198 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I use Apple’s 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 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….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 06-25-2011 05:27 PM

I would complain to them and ask for a migration process that preserves the links. Might be possible…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-25-2011 06:59 PM

1. it will not revolutionize anything as Apple is late in the game – cloud services are already long available from google, amazon, and others.

2. Yes, that sux. and this is Apple’s long lasting way of doing things – out with the old in with the new, and for those still with the old… well – tough luck. they did the same when they switched their services from to iweb based webpages/services and if you’ll notice some of my blogs lost their images because of that – I now upload images directly to LJ so that the entire content is hosted at the same location and no more broken links.

3. because of #2 – complaints will really do nothing to change anything.

good luck and welcome to Apples business plan.

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#3 posted 06-25-2011 10:12 PM

They’ve laid down the gauntlet WayneC. No migration will be done. They’ve at least let us have til June of 2012 to make the changes.

Sharon, I do think it will revolutionize things for these reasons. 1. Steve Jobs is behind it. 2. It’s a huge undertaking to date costing more than all the other services combined. The largest data center in the world coverirng 70 acres ready to be unleashed (can you say ‘skynet’)? 3. It will integrate all aspects of computing and entertainment. Remember, Apple was very late in the game when it came to music. It concentrated on video then backtracked and now dominates the music industry. Remember Napster and others? The thing is Apple is bringing all these services into line legally. They’ve signed on and are ready to be integrated. The others didn’t bother. Even Amazon, and are now in court.

Apple is developing a completely integrated television. It will probably sell like the ipad.

I see their point in all of this but it still screws me and some others.Oh well, I just wanted to vent a little.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 10:18 PM

It is only ONE of the problems I have with the whole idea of “cloud” computing. All one has to have is one vendor (in this case, Apple) change their mind, and everything built before that goes poof.

I wish you luck.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 10:23 PM

Yes Wood, I’d rather have my stuff in my computer but hundreds of millions will take advantage of it when they see the integration it provides. No matter what you pick up in your hands, a computer, a pad, a phone. It’s your computer, your movies/music/games/files. Lots of people will buy into it. Mostly the generation that’s never seen a VCR.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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