iCloud goes live for developers

Apple have recently launched the first Beta of their new long awaited MobileMe service, iCloud.com. iCloud.com is now available for long in if you hold a valid Apple Developer account, which is available from the Apple website for around £99 per year.

Upon account creation you are given access to 5GB of free online storage, with access to more (at a price) In fact a total of 55GB is available, if you are willing to pay the hefty price tag of £50 per year!

iCloud.com features all of the applications/facilitates you’d have expected to find in MobileMe, the first immediate difference is the interface of the apps. They have been designed to look similar to the apps found on Apple’s iPad range.

The iCloud.com‘s calendar and iCloud.com‘s Contacts look similar to the ones found in OS X Lion, with the ‘fake’ leather look and the red tab for a bookmark.

iCloud.com also features iWork, which is designed to sync all your ‘Pages’ documents on your web connected devices.

The opening of iCloud.com to developer means Apple should be on track for their ‘Fall’ public release, which is rumoured to be around September and at the same time as the iPhone 5.

If you intend to sign up to iCloud.com on it’s release its worth remembering to use it to it’s full potential your iOS devices will need to be running iOS 5 and your Mac’s will need to be running OS X Lion!

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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