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iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

If you refuse to update to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard for the time being, you may still be able to take advantage of Apple's iCloud. This news comes from a message that one developer received after he upgraded his MobileMe account to the iCloud but attempted to access it via a machine still running OS X Tiger. The message indicated that the minimum requirement for compatibility with the iCloud is Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.9.

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MobileMe Users Migrating To iCloud Get 25GB

MobileMe Users Migrating To iCloud Get 25GB

When Apple announced the iCloud at WWDC 2011, it also revealed that its MobileMe syncing service would be shutting down. Although the core services of MobileMe will be rolled into the iCloud, there are still certain features that will no longer sync due to the transition. To make things better, Apple may be offering MobileMe users 25GB right off the bat when they migrate to the iCloud.

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Find My Mac for devs goes live

Find My Mac for devs goes live

If you have an iPhone there is a service to let you find your lost device be it in the hands of a thief or the cushions of your couch where I typically find my when it's lost. A new service is now online for developers that will offer a similar service for Mac computers. Find My Mac has gone live for developers to beta test the new iCloud service. Find my Mac came to the Mac computer in the Dev preview 4 of Lion.

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Google+ and iCloud win Developer hearts as Facebook future fades

Google+ and iCloud win Developer hearts as Facebook future fades

The lure of Google+ is enough to keep developers from worrying about Android patent issues, according to the latest survey, with the fast-growing social network name-checked along with Apple iCloud as the top driving factors amid mobile growth and adoption. Google+ and iCloud's engagement and cloud-connectivity are of prime interest to developers, Appcelerator discovered, especially with their potential to squeeze out Facebook as dominant in mobile mindshare, but they spared some time to discuss the limiting factors potentially holding back Android tablet success.

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Apple Posts iWork Web Developer Job Opening in Prep for iOS 5 and iCloud

Apple Posts iWork Web Developer Job Opening in Prep for iOS 5 and iCloud

It seems that the launch of iOS 5 and iCloud is soon approaching indeed as Apple has posted a job listing looking for a new engineer in the area of iWork specifically. This person would "build the front and/or back end of scalable web applications,"noting that this will more than likely be an expansion to Apple's already existing iWork.com as well as future iCloud business expansions, all this as the applications continue to be improved for the native Mac OS X Lion as well as mobile versions.

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iCloud Pricing Details Leak For 10GB, 20GB, And 50GB Extra Storage Options

iCloud Pricing Details Leak For 10GB, 20GB, And 50GB Extra Storage Options

Apple's much anticipated iOS 5 and iCloud, unveiled at WWDC 2011, are promised for a September launch. And with only one month away, Apple has opened the doors to its iCloud.com web interface for developers. The website launch is still in beta and revealed not only several web apps, including Mail, Calendar, and Contacts, as well as an interesting iOS-based interface, but also revealed the storage and pricing options for the upcoming iCloud service.

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Only 50% Of iPhone Users Backup To iTunes

Only 50% Of iPhone Users Backup To iTunes

Apple's iCloud announcement from WWDC 2011 sounds promising, freeing iPhone and iPad users from ever having to physically connect their iOS devices to their computers for backing up to iTunes. With the iCloud-powered iOS 5, backups will be automatically synced to the cloud. And thank goodness, now that we know from an insider tip that only 50 percent of iPhone users ever backup their data to iTunes. The iCloud will surely save a lot of data loss headaches.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

Last week's tech news was filled with developments from two major events---Apple's WWDC 2011 developer conference and the E3 2011 gaming conference. And so, in this week's video we're going over all the details on the Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud. We also roundup all the E3 announcements from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. But since today is a big game day for my home team, the Dallas Mavericks, we'll just leave it at that. Go Mavs! Beat the Heat!

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