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What does an exclamation point mean next to an e-mail address in an iCal invitation?

I'm getting strange behavior with invitations I send from iCal to another .mac address. The invitations never show up (not in the invitee's inbox, nor in his iOS Calendar or iCal) and my iCal shows an ...
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How to send existing photos to photo stream?

I just enabled iCloud on my iPad. I've also downloaded iPhoto on my Mac to sync my photos on the iPad. The problem is that I can only get pictures that I downloaded after I enabled iCloud on my iPad. ...
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How can I figure out which keychain entries a process wants access to

I'm getting really tired of seeing this: As I understand it, ubd (the Ubiquity daemon) is responsible for the “Documents and Data” portion of iCloud's syncing. However, all of my iCloud-related data ...
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Can I use iCloud with my devices on Windows XP?

We have two XP machines (in different cities) that up to now they have been the the hosts for syncing and backing up an iPad and iPhone via iTunes via USB. We want to make use of iCloud, at least for ...
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Do I need to keep apps on my Mac with iCloud

I have a MacBook Air with limited disk space as well as an iPad and an iPhone. With iCloud, do I need to keep the apps in iTunes on the MacBook anymore? When I try to delete them all in iTunes by ...
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Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?

I've recently seen third-party apps like Smultron and iA Writer mentioning in their Mac App Store descriptions that they support iCloud syncing. Are the files saved to iCloud via these apps ...
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Exchange contacts do not appear in iCloud

On my iPad and iPhone I have several email accounts: three Gmail and one Exchange account. I stopped using the Exchange account and tried to remove it from the iPhone, but also all my contacts were ...
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Name does not appear in top right corner in iCloud and incorrect time zone is set

The times in my iCloud calendar are all wrong. The answer I found to fix this is to click on my name in top right hand corner — only problem is that my name does not appear there and I can find ...
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Can I Sync Two Macs With iCloud Instead Of MobileMe?

If I move over to iCloud can I still sync two Macs (calendar and address book) as I am doing now with MobileMe? Or does iCloud only sync iOS devices?
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Is there any reason to switch from MobileMe to iCloud if i'm still on Snow Leopard?

I use iDisk and have some Web Galleries on my MobileMe account (both features that have been siginficantly changed in iCloud), and since none of my computers run Lion (my iPad runs iOS5) I cannot sync ...
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Can I use a non “me.com” address to send email with iCloud?

I will be buying an iPad and will want to use iCloud. However, I want to use a non "@me.com" address to send email from/reply to. Is this possible when you sign up for iCloud? Thanks
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How can I get iCal to sync with iCloud while running Snow Leopard?

I have been looking for a few weeks for a workaround to get iCal on Snow leopard to sync with iOS 5 devices with iCloud. Is there a work around that will allow syncing as I cannot upgrade to OSX ...
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iOS: Newly added contacts get hidden and don't sync to iCloud [closed]

I was facing the issue outlined on this Apple discussion thread, where I had duplicates of every contact on my iPhone -- one in iCloud, and one "Unknown". The thread presents a working solution on how ...
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Are iTunes Match songs streamed over HTTP and do they use CDN?

I do not have iTunes Match yet but I am interested in understanding the underlying logistics. We know that Apple built a new data center for iCloud and Match in North Carolina, but when you ...
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How to make iCloud on Windows sync bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer

I'm trying to get iCloud on my PC to sync its bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer. According to Apple's documentation, it is possible to sync iCloud bookmarks to Safari on Windows: You ...
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Is there a way to remove songs in a playlist from an iOS device?

There are situations where (for example to free up storage) on an iOS device with iTunes Match enabled, it would be nice to be able to remove songs on the device, based on certain attributes. For ...
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Removing songs from iCloud

I would like to explicitly remove songs that I uploaded using iTunes Match, from the cloud. How is this done? And if I do remove the song, will it be automatically removed from all my devices?
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Use iCloud calendar and contacts with non-Apple devices

A friend wants to sync his calendar (also his contacts if possible) with a non-iPhone device. Is there a way to connect a device to iCloud via Exchange or CalDav. If so where could the specific ...
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iCloud bookmark sync with Chrome

Apple's iCloud makes syncing of Safari bookmarks easy between Safari on Mac or PC and IE on PC. However I'm using the Chrome browser on both those platforms and I'm wondering if there's any ...
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What do the various iTunes Match icons in iTunes mean?

Enabling iTunes Match adds a new default column to song lists in iTunes that displays several new icons: What do each of these icons (as well as no icon at all) mean?
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How to troubleshoot “iPhoto unable to connect to Photo Stream”?

When I click "Turn On Photo Stream" on in iPhoto it reports "iPhoto unable to connect to Photo Stream." It shows the correct user name on the Photo Stream screen in iPhoto. I have the correct ...
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How does iTunes Match handle metadata?

When I purchase songs from iTunes, I often times hate the way the MetaData is presented. For example, I prefer the format Artist Song Name ------------------------- artist_name ...
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How do I stop Yahoo Sync?

Since upgrading to Max OS X 10.7.2 and converting my MobileMe Account to iCloud I am receiving endless dialog boxes asking about syncing Yahoo Contacts. I cannot find settings anywhere to turn this ...
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iPod touch refuses to sync Keynote documents with iCloud

I have Keynote on my 4th generation iPod touch and iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1. When I try to turn on "Sync with iCloud", it will turn on, but a presentation I created on my iPad will not show up, ...
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How can I use iCloud's 5 GB space with a 64 GB iPod?

I am trying to understand iCloud backup and how the data from a 64 GB iPod might fit in a 5 GB account. I just updated to iOS 5 and the latest iTunes. Now, when I sync, I get a choice to backup to ...
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Sync iCloud TV show purchases between AppleTV and iTunes

How do I sync AppleTV purchases from iCloud to iTunes? I recently purchased the most recent episode of Psych on my Apple TV but am unable to transfer it to iTunes. I was able to do this with a ...
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Is there a way to prevent downloads of purchased items to iTunes?

Is there a way to indicate that I do not want a given item to ever be downloaded to iTunes, but prefer to have it remain in the cloud? For example, if I purchase a TV show or movie, iTunes assumes I ...
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How frequently is Photo Stream synced to Aperture?

I've been experiencing considerable delays between the time I take a photo and the time it shows up in Aperture's synced Photo Stream. Specifically, the photos show up on other devices that consume ...
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Why are all of my all-day events on my iPad on the wrong date?

All of my all-day events are a day "early" on my iPad. This applies to all-day events I have entered manually, birthdays (which I can edit indirectly through the Address Book), and synchronized ...
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Photo Stream & iCloud turned on - but Photos taken on iPhone don't appear on iPad

I have iOS 5 on my iPhone and have iCloud set up. I also have turned Photo Stream on. I have an original iPad that also has iOS 5 and also has iCloud & Photo Stream enabled. When I take pictures ...
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Once iOS files are backed up to iCloud, can you access them programmatically?

Is there a way to get the same files you can find in a local backup of an iPhone / iOS device from iCloud programmatically? Ideally, I would like to access them from a computer, but any access other ...
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Wrong Apple ID for iCloud?

My initial Apple ID was associated with a now defunct email address. I just updated my AppleID to a real email. I have managed to update it successfully with everything except iCloud on my phone. The ...
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Is iCloud is not backing up my iPhone completely?

My iCloud is not backing up my device (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.0) completely. When I try to backup my Contact List or Mails via iCloud; It only backups the newest added contacts or recent mails. ...
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Publicly sharing an iCal calendar to allow web viewing

When using iCal in Snow Leopard, I shared a calendar. I had two options for this - either a privately shared, editable calendar, or a publicably shared, view-only calendar. I used the latter option, ...
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iCloud and iPhone Calendar have different timezones

The updates for my events in iCloud and iPhone differ by a day due to the difference in timezone. My iPhone's timezone is set to Singapore time. How do I set my iCloud timezone to Singapore time as ...
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Can I sync Address Book to iCloud on Snow Leopard?

I've updated my iPhone to iOS 5, but my Mac(s) are still on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Syncing Contacts to iCloud is enabled in iPhone settings. Now, I was wondering is it possible to make Address Book ...
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iCloud: How can I create a calendar event for next 3 days for a specific time?

Is there a quick way to make calendar events for 3 days in a row for like 8am to 4pm without having to make 3 seperate events? Eg. Make event for 8am to 4pm and repeat for next 3 days ONLY. Can't ...
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What are the recommended settings for iCloud + MobileMe? [closed]

I have a apple account on a gmail address and a separate MobileMe account. What should my settings be on the Mac in: iCloud System Preferences Mail, Contacts, Calendars System Preferences accounts ...
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Is there any way to re-download Photo Stream photos on a PC/Mac?

If I accidentally delete a photo from my Photo Stream (or get a corrupted disk or lose a laptop) and later want to recover that picture from the online Photo Stream that has my pictures stored for 30 ...
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iCloud PhotoStream syncing to seperate Windows devices with shared App/Music/iTunes sync

I have been asked to help out with a friends iTunes/iOS/Phot syncing setup, they have 4 iOS devices (all iOS 5 compatible except one 3G iPhone) and a range of iTunes libraries that they have ...
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setting up new me.com to activate iCloud when I already have one

There is no where for me to enter the fact I already have a me.com address that I wish to keep and continue using. At the moment none of my devices are syncing because it insists I set up a new ...
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Verifying my email address for AppleID: Where is the verification link?

When setting up my AppleID I get a verification email but there doesn't seem to be a link to click on. There is a line that says "Verify now" but it's not a link. The only other thing on the page is a ...
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How can I add a second Twitter account to iOS Contacts/iCloud?

iOS 5 recently added Twitter and Facebook fields for contacts, and this was also incorporated into iCloud. However, it seems that you can only add one Twitter (and Facebook) account per contact, which ...
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How can I fix voice dialing iCloud contacts?

I use voice dialing primarily to call my wife, let's call her "Helga". She's the only Helga in my contacts, so I could hold the button and say "call Helga mobile" and it would dial her iPhone. Since ...
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Will iTunes Match replace iTunes Plus?

The current iTunes Plus feature will replace selected purchased iTunes tracks with a 256-Kbps AAC DRM-free version. The soon to be released iTunes Match (for iCloud users) will store all tracks ...
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Does saving photos on iPad from Photo Stream save the full resolution?

When saving photos from the Photo Stream to the Camera Roll, is the full resolution picture stored? I ask this because the the Apple FAQ states that iDevices only get an "optimized" resolution ...
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Apple's iCloud SMTP Server For Old Devices Does Not Work

I have set up my iPod Touch 1G to use the iCloud mail servers as per http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864. IMAP works, but SMTP, although it worked for the first ~24 hours, refuses to work, complaining ...
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Using OS X Lion - Migrating from Mobile Me to iCloud - Incoming Mail Server issue

I have gone through the steps to migrate from Mobile Me to iCloud on my Mac. The incoming mail server (p99-imap.mail.me.com) is grayed out and cannot be changed. According to Apple Support, that is ...
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Is there a way to see or edit Reminder locations in iCal?

With iCloud it is possible to associate a location trigger with Reminders generated on an iOS 5 device, but there seems to be no way to view or edit these locations in iCal. Is that true? Is there a ...
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If I download podcasts on iTunes, should they download on my iOS5 3GS automatically, over the air?

I was under the impression this was a killer feature of iOS5. I'm running the latest versions of OSX, iTunes and iOS.