Something that came in handy for me this Christmas has been iCloud and more especially when you take holography and they are automatically synchronised between your iPhone and iPad and your MacBook. Emailing photos takes time but it makes my life easier when they all automatically appear on my MacBook. It’s great when I’m travelling, I never have to think about it, it just automatically happens, it’s a real time saver. It’s also fair to say that it comes handy on my iPad. I can take holography and within a minute they appear on my iPad. This is great when I want to show someone a photograph on something larger on than the iPhone, something that shows off the vivid colours and my iPad Mini or iPad 3 are ideal.
The cloud for me has been something which I discovered late on, I was not an easy adapter, in fact I failed to understand the real benefits. I had to be shown in fact I remember walking into the Apple Store on 14th Street in NYC and one of the staff showed me what was achievable using the cloud. I have to admit that I was surprised at what I could achieve and now I use it all the time, whether it’s for documentation or notes such as Evernote or Dropbox or indeed it’s for photographs using iCloud.
I guess after the mistakes of MobileMe I had lost faith in the very little I knew about cloud computing but I think it was a good PR move when Steve Jobs held his hands up and admitted the mistakes of previous cloud attempts. Yes iCloud has had its troubles, however they haven’t really affected me personally and it’s good to see they were resolved quickly. So thinking about it the cloud really has made my life easier, I’m glad a Apple Genius showed me the benefits of cloud computing and I know having read many of your user thoughts that you find iCloud just as useful.