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How to share entire address book?

Only after setting up my girlfriend's and my own Lion user account to sync with iCloud did I discover that the address book still doesn't lend itself to sharing in the way that calendar does :-( We ...
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Merge e-mail addresses on iCloud

I have made a mistake. I'm a developer and while testing iCloud I made an @me.com (let's call it dummy@me.com) account. Now I am setting up iCloud on all my devies and would like to use my original ...
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“This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account”

Trying to sign into iCloud on my Macbook and I get this error message. I've also had some trouble signing into the same account with iCloud on iPad and iPhone, but the messages there are even more ...
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iCloud calendar not sending invites

As in the title. iCloud calendar is not sending invites to people being invited. No matter whether I try via icloud.com or iCal.app synced with iCloud - it just doesn't. No events no updates. Tested ...
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Replacing sync services Apple is dropping in iCloud

I have a two Macs at home and one at work that I have kept nicely synced with a combination of MobileMe and Jungle Disk. Apple's replacement for MobileMe, iCloud, looks interesting, but I am not going ...
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How to use SMTP and IMAP with iCloud email?

I've never used @me.com or @mac.com emails before. Neither did I use MobileMe. So when the iCloud came out last night I created @me.com email account this morning. Registration on its own went just ...
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Will iCloud sync interfere with Gmail Contacts/Calendars sync?

I'm looking to setup with iCloud, and I'm concerned with their desire to sync my contacts, calendars, and bookmarks. While I'm fine with the bookmarks, I am legitimately concerned about contacts and ...
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Can I use the new @me.com address as a full feature mailbox?

When setting up iCloud in my iOS 5 iPhone 4, there is a new @me.com address created (Settings > iCloud > Account > Advanced > Mail Is this new @me.com a full feature mailbox?
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Is a me.com address only used for email in iCloud (outside of brand new accounts)?

I am one of those people who had an iTunes account way before having an .mac or MobileMe account. Since one can't really merge accounts, I have been trying to decide what to do about my iCloud ...
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How do I migrate an expired Mobile Me account to iCloud?

I had a Mobile Me account which expired before iCloud was announced. I want to migrate this account to iCloud rather than signing up for a new iCloud account with a different email address. Is this ...
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Using iCloud Mail account from Computers without Lion?

If I understand correctly, MobileMe Mail will only work in the future under ICloud. For iCloud you need iOS 5 or Lion on an actual computer. I have 4 Apple computers currently in use, I use mail on ...
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How many Apple IDs should one household have?

To date my wife and I share one Apple ID for all Apple purchases and devices. We currently own a first and third generation iPod, iPhone 4, and will own an iPad 2 in the morning. Thus far having the ...
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Will iTunes Match let me “upgrade” existing tracks to higher quality or bitrate?

I want to pay the $25/year for iTunes Match specifically to get my thousands of low-bitrate tracks "upgraded" to high-bitrate. Will I be able to invoke the service, get high-bitrate tracks downloaded ...
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Unopened .mac box - any value?

I found an unopened .mac box. It's still in its plastic wrap, so the subscription code has not been used. Is this of any value or should it simply be thrown away?
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Will @mac.com e-mail addresses continue to work after the MobileMe to iCloud transition?

Will @mac.com (as from .Mac) e-mail addresses continue to work after the MobileMe to iCloud transition?
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How to use Dropbox for applications with Lion Versions support?

I have several Numbers files that I sync between my laptop and desktop. I upgraded both machines to Lion and the latest version of Numbers. I love the Versions feature: many of these spreadsheets that ...
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Will iCloud work with Mail and a Gmail account?

Does iCloud work with Mail and a Gmail account, or do I need to necessarily create a .me account and then forward the mails from gmail to .me ?
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Is it possible to export all my iPhone contacts to my iPad 2?

Does anyone know of a way to export all my contacts from my iPhone straight into my iPad 2 without having to re-type all of them in?
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How can I get a me.com e-mail address?

Was this a service only offered with Apple's Mobile Me? Is there anyway I can still get an e-mail address ending in @me.com?