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The Committed Podcast Looks at the Cloud, Beta Software and More

On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths, and I discuss problems in the cloud. We also look at the new Microsoft Outlook for iOS, Apple’s beta release of its new Photos app, and more.

The Cloud Bursts its Bubble

The cloud has been in the news lately. Prices are starting to drop for a number of cloud services – those online, in-the-ether file repositories. Google and Amazon have both lowered their prices recently, by about 50% for Amazon, and 68% for Google. But iCloud still only offers you 5 GB storage, no matter how […]

iCloud vs. Dropbox: Which is Better for Managing Files on Multiple Devices?

Over at the Mac OS X Hints website, which I edit, I posted a poll about using iCloud to store documents. With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, iCloud is now a way for applications to store files in the “cloud,” or, more correctly on Apple’s servers. This is practical if you work with multiple devices: […]


Writings about Macs, music, and more by Kirk McElhearn