Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services

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Could iCloud be replaced by a personal WebDAV server?

I like to run all my own data services (for security and confidentiality). I'm wondering whether anyone has tried to replace iCloud with a personal server. I presume that a combination of server side ...
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Is there a way to disable iCloud documents only

Does anyone know if there is a way to disable iCloud for documents only? (I am using DropBox and would like all my documents to be in the same place). I am using Mountain Lion and in my prefs there ...
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Getting notified when my iPhone is found at a different email address?

If my iPhone gets stolen and I try to use Find my iPhone while it's off, I am given the option to be notified by email when my iPhone is found. I believe this sends an email to my iCloud account. I ...
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Using iCloud at work and privacy

What is the best way of using iCloud at work, and retaining privacy? I have work computer, an iMac. Management requires the login password to be known, so that others can use the computer when I am ...
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does icloud sync cydia apps as well?

Can you add an app downloaded from Cydia to iCloud, so it will sync to all your jailbroken iDevices? I wonder what content iCloud does sync and does not sync, is it folder specific?
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Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes?

Should I use the same Apple ID for iCloud and the iTunes store? My immediate assumption was "sure, of course, keep it simple", but today I read the following recommendation: One potential problem ...
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Is there a way to enable “Find my Mac” to locate your computer but not remotely wipe the drive?

Find My Mac is a useful feature of iCloud to locate your computer. As recent events have shown, however, if bad guys gain control of one's iCloud account, they can wreak havoc, including remotely ...
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Can I delete my iCloud email account?

I signed up with iCloud and I see that there is an @me.com email account associated with my account. I don't have any interest in using email with iCloud - I use gmail for email. Is there a way to ...
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How do I force Keynote to sync with iCloud?

When I create new Keynote presentations on my Mac they are not showing up on my iOS devices. I noticed when I open a document from iCloud there is a dotted iCloud symbol in the file viewer. Is there ...
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What kinds of files can be added to Documents in the Cloud?

I already know that Pages can add .doc files too, but my knowledge ends at that. Does anyone have an exhaustive list of files that can be added to Documents in the Cloud through Apple apps (Preview, ...
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What’s the best way to view all my iCloud Documents without opening different apps?

I frequently have to copy over documents to and fro iCloud and my Desktop. It’s really tedious to open each iWork app, search through the list, copy my file and repeat. Is it possible to view all my ...
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How to create nested folders in iCloud Documents?

I can’t create more than one level of folders in iCloud Documents from iWork. I really want to move my Documents folder (which is all iWork documents) to the cloud. It’s neatly arranged in folders on ...
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How does Versions work with iCloud?

Just wondering how, if at all, Versions on Pages for Mountain Lion (10.8) works with iCloud, specifically in relation to iOS 5 devices. My own testing seems to indicate that a Pages document created ...
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How do I sync notes between two macs with the new Notes.app in Mountain Lion?

I've tried the following to sync notes between two macs with the new notes.app in Mountain Lion: System Preferences > iCloud and check the "document and date" service. System Preferences > Mail ...
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How to set the language of iCloud calendar reminder emails?

Ever since iCloud Calendar became publicly available I have used it to arrange my schedule. I meet with people from other countries on a regular basis and I'd like the Calendar reminder emails I send ...
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Mountain Lion - Does it allow different users to share database files using iCloud?

If a small business wanted to share a common database between all of its employees, is it possible to create a single iCloud account for a specific App rather than for all the iCloud related software ...
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Is a person fully able to make use of iCloud's ability to store and sync documents in the cloud if a person is not a die-hard iWork user?

I see that if I use Preview.app its new method to move files to the cloud, I am not able to access it on my iPad or iPod. I have only one Mac, and an iPad and iPod touch. I use MS Word, Excel, etc., ...
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Does iCloud use client-side encryption?

I would like to know if iCloud uses client-side encryption i.e. all data is encrypted on client side and even Apple can't decrypt the data and read it. Is this true for iCloud?
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Is it possible to backup my iCloud contents?

One of the major features in Mountain Lion is the ability for almost all programs (certainly all the pre-installed ones and any newer MAS based apps) to store the files that they create and/or edit in ...
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iCloud tasks do sync with Gmail

I upgraded to Mountain Lion, use an iPad and iPhone. All syncs effortless over iCloud. Just bought an Android phone (Ic sandwich) and want to use Gmail for TASK syncing. But step 1 is iCloud to Gmail ...
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How to decide what to store in iCloud

For Mac OS X, what criteria should I use to decide whether to store a document or file in iCloud or on my local machine? What are the tradeoffs and considerations to be most aware of?
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Disable saving to iCloud in Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion introduced a feature where you can save your documents to iCloud instead of local storage. I don't ever see myself using it, is there a way to disable this (but I don't want to ...
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How can I put the folder containing my iCloud documents in the Finder sidebar?

iCloud documents live in ~Library/Mobile Documents. But if I try to drag said folder to the Finder sidebar, I get a "do not enter" sign, and it won't add. How can I put my iCloud documents folder in ...
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If I save files in iCloud, where are they “really”?

If I save files to iCloud in apps in Mountain Lion that support such saving, where on my drive can I find these files if I want to run command line utilities on them, edit them in other programs, etc? ...
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Is there some way to sync only Reminders to iCloud?

Under Mountain Lion, syncing Reminders to iCloud is linked to syncing Calendars for some reason: In contrast, under iOS (version 5), you're able to sync Reminders to iCloud separately: I sync my ...
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Is iCloud email address different from me.com address?

I have a me.com address that works on my iPad and on my Mac. However, I am trying to set up iCloud to sync all of my devices on my Mac using the instructions found here, ...
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Is there a way to save notes to the iPhone itself and not to any account for syncing?

On the iPhone and presumably applies to the iPad as well, running iOS 5.1.1. Right now, I've got my iCloud and Gmail account on my phone syncing everything including notes. When creating a note using ...
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How to I access documents saved in iCloud with Mountain Lion on my iOS device

I know that I can save a pages document in the cloud in Mountain Lion and then open it in Pages for iOS, but how do I access something saved in iCloud on TextEdit or Preview. For instance, with ...
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iCloud on Mountain Lion: one account per Mac or one per user?

Before installing Mountain Lion and using iCloud for the first time, I would like to know how it can be configured. My iMac has three standard user accounts and one admin account. If I understand ...
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Downloading previous purchases in iTunes says “Buy”

I'm trying to download previous iTunes purchases to a computer. The following warning comes up. I know how to deal with authorizing the computer, but what I'm concerned about is the "Buy" button. ...
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Some songs are not syncing with iCloud in iPhone

I have some songs that are not synced with iCloud. I reset the iPhone, removed all the songs in iPhone to resync, but it doesn't work. What's wrong with this and how can I fix it?
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1 old (Snow Leopard) iMac & 2 newer (Mountain Lion) MacBooks — iCloud or DropBox?

I have an old iMac (circa 2006, Intel Core Duo) which is running Snow Leopard (somewhat slowly) and cannot be upgraded to Mountain Lion, so there's no iCloud on that machine. I also have 2 MacBook ...
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Move iPhone notes to iCloud

I have OS X 10.8, and there is an empty list of notes on my Mac. But I have some notes on my iPhone, which are not in iCloud. Instead, they are local notes in the "On My iPhone" folder. How to move ...
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3rd Gen iPad photostream

I just bought an iPad for my mother and now I would like to turn on Photostream so she can see them. Is there a setting I can change to make this possible?
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Corrupt timezone in iCloud calendar

Somehow the timezone definitions in my iCal data got corrupted. When I download a shared calendar from iCloud, it contains this spurious timezone definition: BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/… ...
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Keep two people's music separate under one iTunes (Match) account

My wife and I both have large music collections. We share my iTunes Store account, but she has her own iCloud account. We recently had cause to add her music to iTunes Match. To keep our music ...
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Why don't appointment times show on my iCloud Calendar

Maybe I'm confused. I'm using Mac Leopard, so I have to use the iCloud website in order to post appointments on my calendars. The appointment times show up on my iPhone and my iPad, but don't show ...
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Can I disable video iCloud backups in Camera Roll?

My default iCloud backup is almost full at 4 out of 5 GB, and I strongly suspect it's not the photos (I don't take that many) but a few giant videos in the Camera Roll: Is there any way to disable ...
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How can I remove my me.com address from Mail?

I have a few email accounts set up in Mail. One of them is my xxxxx@mac.com email address. At some point (maybe after I switched to iCloud), Mail started including the xxxxx@me.com address in the list ...
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How do I remove multiple mail rules using iCloud server?

Using the iCloud server, is it possible to remove multiple rules at once (instead of selecting each rule individually)?
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Where are Address Book group definitions stored and how can I delete them all?

I know Address Book metadata is stored in Library/Application Support/AddressBook. I wonder, however, what's up with Address Book "Groups". They are peculiar items. For example, I quit LaunchBar ...
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iCloud Document Library as replacement for Dropbox?

I've been put down by iCloud when it came out and kept using Dropbox instead. I mostly need to synch files between macs and eventually sneak-pick them on mobile devices. I don't take lots of pictures, ...
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Archive iCloud calendar

How do I archive an active calendar so it's still in iCloud but doesn't sync with any devices. I can do this in Google Calendar but not sure about iCloud.
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Can two iPhones access the same iCloud content?

My wife and I have iPhones. We have separate Apple accounts on the phones. Can we share the same iCloud music and pictures?
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Transferring contacts from iCloud to Android

I have a Samsung Android phone and need to transfer my iCloud contacts to that phone. How do I accomplish this?
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How do I sync iPad to iTunes without losing iCloud stuff

I have an iPad that has never been synced, It was just set up with an iCloud account originally. I now want to sync it to my laptop to get my photo albums on it, but when I plug it into itunes I am ...
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iCloud in OS X Implementation - which protocol does it use?

In Mountain Lion, iCloud is "integrated" in every program. So when i open or save a document i have an iCloud option available. But where are the documents? Are they local and get syned every now ...
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Keeping contacts on iOS5/iPhone4s

So, I have my iPhone 4S with iOS5. I don't plug it into my computer often (I don't think I plugged it in since I got it), but I did plug it in today and I lost all of my contacts. I don't know if it ...
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iCloud server side wildcard mail rules

I couldn't find any information on how to set up wildcard rules in iCloud mail. I want to forward mail from any sender of a certain domain to another address. What exactly is the syntax of the ...
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How to retrieve backed-up game data from iCloud after reinstalling a game?

I deleted a game from my iPad and was wondering if i could retrieve the data somehow, because the game was backed up on iCloud and when i reinstalled it all my data was gone. How do i retrieve the ...