Category Archives: iCloud
iWork.com is dead. Long live iWork.com!
Today is the last day that you’ll be able to sign into the iWork.com beta. Apple’s first attempt at creating a document sharing environment for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents never did make it to prime time. Tomorrow, iWork.com goes the way of the dodo and MobileMe.
Dear Aunt TUAW,
I am writing you because I think you may want to publish this on your column, as a tip to your trillions of readers.
One of my favorite features of Mountain Lion to demonstrate so far has been the iCloud Document Library. This is a way to store your iWork, TextEdit, and Preview documents in iCloud so that they are immediately accessible from other Macs on the same iCloud account as well as on connected iOS devices.
TUAW blogger and developer Erica Sadun told me the secret behind this on Wednesday. If you go to your Library folder and open the “Mobile Documents” folder, you’ll notice that the name of the folder changes to iCloud (see screenshot below). That’s where all of those documents are saved, and it’s even possible to just drag items into the folder to add them to your iCloud Document Library.
Earlier today, Apple rolled out iTunes Match to Hungary and Poland, but now it appears the company has also started expanding iCloud’s media offerings to countries that already have the iTunes Match services. Here in the UK, Apple has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud offerings to include movies users have already purchased through iTunes.
In allowing users to redownload any film they have purchased through their UK iTunes account, Apple is giving customers a way to easily track and retrieve previously purchased content. This is especially helpful for users with smaller hard drives in their MacBooks and iOS devices. Now they don’t have to back up and store all the large media purchases they made. When finished watching a film, the user can just delete it and the redownload it again when necessary. However, from my iTunes UK account I can verify that not all films are available for redownload from all studios…yet.