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“on my mac” calendar option missing from New Calendar menu

I recently did a clean install of Mountain Lion (upgrading from Lion). Exported my calendars to a "Calendar Archive" on Lion and then imported them on Mountain Lion. Maybe I broke something, but I ...
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How can I add a due date to OS X Reminders?

I would like to know if it is possible through a .plist alteration, or otherwise, to add the due date checkbox shown in my screenshots to the OS X version of Reminders. I am not looking for the ...
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My iPhone 4S has been destroyed… can I backup from the cloud at a later time?

My iPhone 4s is giving me the option to set up as new phone or restore via iTunes or iCloud. I have pictures on my previous phone that is now destroyed. I am unable to maintain a stable wireless ...
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Is there a Mountain Lion dashboard widget that displays notes from iCloud?

I am using the notes functionality in iOS as well as MacOS. My notes sync through iCloud. Works super. Now, I'd like to have the notes displayed in my MacOS dashboard. Is there a notes dashboard ...
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How do I remove the iCloud-first behavior in Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion, I have iCloud activated for Documents. I'd like document-saved-in-the-cloud to be an option, but not the default, as in "if I choose iCloud from the dropdown, save in iCloud, else ...
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Apple ID. Problem with iCloud

I took a video on my iPhone 3GS, and I don't want anyone seeing it because it's personal to me. Now I'm worried because of iCloud. I sold my friend my 2-3rd gen iPod about a year ago, and in worried ...
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Accessing iOS iCloud app data from a Mac?

I want to peek around where I'm not supposed to, specifically, I want to have a look at what "documents & data" is being stored in iCloud by some of my apps. I can see them in Manage Storage on ...
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Can't download DOC or PDF from iCloud web app [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won’t iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer? I recently updated Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the latest versions, and my OS to Mountan Lion. ...
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iCloud backup does not show up in restore list

The only iCloud backups that show up in the list when choosing to restore a brand-new iPhone (4S) are ones from November last year. However, I know that there should be much more recent backups than ...
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iCloud: How long are photos stored?

I heard that photos stored in iCloud are automatically erased one month after the upload date. Can someone please explain the retention period for photos, songs and other information to iCloud? ...
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Guest account on Lion vs Mountain Lion

When you enabled Find My Mac on Lion or ML, it creates a guest account for you. In Lion clicking on the guest account would restart the computer into a Safari only mode. In Mountain Lion the guest ...
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How to reset Messages application settings in Mountain Lion?

I upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion and, when I started the Messages app for the first time, it imported the iCloud account, a Google Talk account and to old iChat accounts I used in the past. I ...
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Can iOS receive email from two Apple ID but iMessages from only one of the two email addresses?

I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone, both on separate Apple ID accounts. What would happen if I added the iPod Touch email to the "receive at" on my iPhone (in addition to the separate email already in ...
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Do I need to wait for an upload to complete before closing Pages/Numbers?

After updating a Pages/Numbers document in iOS, I can go back to the app's file browser to get the list of all of my docs in iCloud. At that moment, the document that I had just updated displays a ...
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Create Note from iCloud.com

Is it possible to create a new note soley by logging into iCloud.com? Also, though I can see my existing notes synced up there, I cannot edit them. Is this the default behaviour or a bug?
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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, http://www.apple.com/icloud/...
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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/… X-LIC-...