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  1. Dagolara's Avatar
    Can someone explain what is so fantastic about iCloud?
    It runs on Azure :P
    10-13-2011 02:27 AM
  2. Pronk's Avatar
    I just wanted to add Gmail is WAAAAAY better than hotmail. Better spam filters, better web access, better overall layout, better functionality, better access from multiple platforms. There is absolutely no contest here.
    10-13-2011 02:41 AM
  3. theman60099's Avatar
    I just wanted to add Gmail is WAAAAAY better than hotmail. Better spam filters, better web access, better overall layout, better functionality, better access from multiple platforms. There is absolutely no contest here.
    is not. lavepisos!
    10-13-2011 06:12 AM
  4. Pronk's Avatar
    Oh man, it so is. Can I get a hotmail app on my iPad? No, I can't, because Microsoft don't let anyone else have access restricting them to simplified browser access alone (but hey, they released an android app all of last month - progress!). What happens when I log out of Hotmail on Chrome on my Mac or Safari on my iPad? I get a error saying it couldn't log out properly every single time because it's so poorly coded. Is it easy to navigate around, find settings? No, it isn't - it's unintuitive and poorly designed and laid out. Is the login more clumsy because you have to type your whole "@..." email address? Yes. Does it have handy plugins like Gmail labs? No. Can I drag and drop attachments to add them to messages? No. And the spam filter is worse, downloading attachments is clumsier, the display is less optimised becaus ethey're cramming in extra adverts down the side of the screen and the security setup in general is worse. Even the tiny quirky details, like if you're clicking on messages to select them to delete and accidentally click on a message and it opens is worse - click on the back arrow in the browser with Gmail and it takes you back to your list with all your mails still selected. Hotmail loses them all.

    Hotmail is absolutely worse than Gmail. The only decent implementation of it I've ever seen of it has been on WP7, and I only have an account as a legacy thing anyway (I got my hotmail account way back before MS even bought the company).
    10-13-2011 07:05 AM
  5. Pronk's Avatar
    Also, floor cleaner? Is that supposed to be an insult?
    10-13-2011 07:26 AM
  6. Ba11ers's Avatar
    Can someone please post what exactly they put in to make this work? I tried every way from that forum post and keep getting an 'Attention Required' error.

    Thanks!
    10-14-2011 01:48 PM
  7. d03jke's Avatar
    Can someone please post what exactly they put in to make this work? I tried every way from that forum post and keep getting an 'Attention Required' error.

    Thanks!
    I'm with Ba11ers on this one......Right after these:
    -Microsft is better than Mac.
    -Google is better than Bing.
    -Advils is better than Tylenol.
    -The Simpsons over Family guy.
    -"I" before "E" except after "G"
    -Jets suck, Knicks suck, Yankees suck.

    And hold up. Its one more. Think, think, think...........Oh yeah.
    Americas the best!!!
    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

    BTW, thx W4LLAW4LLA for the heads up.
    10-14-2011 06:58 PM
  8. theman60099's Avatar
    Also, floor cleaner? Is that supposed to be an insult?
    ahh u obviously don't know the Spanish slang.
    I'm with Ba11ers on this one......Right after these:
    -Microsft is better than Mac.
    -Google is better than Bing.
    -Advils is better than Tylenol.
    -The Simpsons over Family guy.
    -"I" before "E" except after "G"
    -Jets suck, Knicks suck, Yankees suck.

    And hold up. Its one more. Think, think, think...........Oh yeah.
    Americas the best!!!
    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

    BTW, thx W4LLAW4LLA for the heads up.
    Google better than Bing? don't think so. look at this Blind Search
    10-14-2011 08:09 PM
  9. d03jke's Avatar
    Google better than Bing? don't think so. look at this Blind Search
    Blind search? Ok I'll do it but the idea of a blind person/animal/search engine/pokemon finding something for me seems crazy. Unless........(gasp) SUPER SMELL!!!.

    SOMETIME LATER:
    Did it and I picked Google. So........ na na na na na na ha ha ha ha ha ha.
    10-14-2011 08:47 PM
  10. Winterfang's Avatar
    The guy behind the blind search works for microsoft, so I'm not buying it.
    10-14-2011 09:45 PM
  11. theman60099's Avatar
    The guy behind the blind search works for microsoft, so I'm not buying it.
    then that's ur problem.
    10-14-2011 10:35 PM
  12. ashykat's Avatar
    TBH this thread is just about using iCloud mail on a third party mail client. Settings appear to be the same as MobileMe, which I use on my Trophy already. :) I don't see why we're having the "OMG apple and iCloud sucks microsoft rulez!" discussion. Those types of threads are why I left android forums.
    TechFan99 likes this.
    10-15-2011 10:09 PM
  13. SirHaxalot's Avatar
    ahh u obviously don't know the Spanish slang.


    Google better than Bing? don't think so. look at this Blind Search
    What if I told you that I choose Fooggle every time on that website, except when it bugged out and showed a whole page with search results from the same page, which is a bug on the webpage, not Google.

    And what if I told you that SkyDrive is the most scary *** piece of **** out there. If you upload a picture am with human nudity, you are in the risk of getting your whole LIVE account silently shut down. Then you have no apps, no mail, no nothing left. Now I guess that you will tell me that you don't have a problem at all with the fact that people on Microsoft are obviously looking through your "private" SkyDrive photos?
    10-16-2011 05:29 AM
  14. TechFan99's Avatar
    The directions don't work for WP7; incomplete and inaccurate - Use Apple's instructions. They worked flawlessly. (Apple Support)

    ;)

    HTC Radar - WP7
    06-08-2012 12:21 PM
  15. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    I've come here for the discussion between battle of the bulls.

    I find myself having over 20 Gmail accounts, had like 30 Hotmail/Live accounts, I have tons of AIM and Yahoo emails/accounts on top of that. I've been creating aliases after alias. What is better? None. There is no better or worse, it's what you as a consumer want from the platform you choose. I've never used the iCloud, but I have used Skydrive and Dropbox and both of them are simple and easy to use from my point of view. I have no problem using Hotmail or Gmail, they both have VERY SIMPLE layouts and can be easily handled by anyone.

    What it comes down to is the consumer and the choice of preferred platform. Just like what brought us to all of our other electronics. Sooner or later, there wont be a debate because people will understand that it's all just choice.

    EDIT: and then there was this Metro redesign for Hotmail
    Last edited by GhoulPhreak; 06-08-2012 at 05:36 PM.
    06-08-2012 05:21 PM
  16. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Oh man, it so is. Can I get a hotmail app on my iPad? No, I can't, because Microsoft don't let anyone else have access restricting them to simplified browser access alone (but hey, they released an android app all of last month - progress!). What happens when I log out of Hotmail on Chrome on my Mac or Safari on my iPad? I get a error saying it couldn't log out properly every single time because it's so poorly coded. Is it easy to navigate around, find settings? No, it isn't - it's unintuitive and poorly designed and laid out. Is the login more clumsy because you have to type your whole "@..." email address? Yes. Does it have handy plugins like Gmail labs? No. Can I drag and drop attachments to add them to messages? No. And the spam filter is worse, downloading attachments is clumsier, the display is less optimised becaus ethey're cramming in extra adverts down the side of the screen and the security setup in general is worse. Even the tiny quirky details, like if you're clicking on messages to select them to delete and accidentally click on a message and it opens is worse - click on the back arrow in the browser with Gmail and it takes you back to your list with all your mails still selected. Hotmail loses them all.

    Hotmail is absolutely worse than Gmail. The only decent implementation of it I've ever seen of it has been on WP7, and I only have an account as a legacy thing anyway (I got my hotmail account way back before MS even bought the company).
    Guess we work differently then. I use hotmail, Gmail, and have iCloud mail too. I find hotmail best, given the SkyDrive integration (which I prefer to iCloud). I also prefer Xbox 360. Now I'm gonna get called a fanboy but before you do, hear this. I have an iPod Touch 4th Gen, HTC Flyer (android TabletPC), HTC titan (WP7 smartphone) HP desktop PC (running Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu), and a MacBook Pro running Lion (so I am hardly a fanboy). All in all I find the Windows Live integration tip notch and hotmail a breeze to use, both on my devices and online.

    EDIT: autocorrect can go die... Fixed typo.
    06-08-2012 10:19 PM
  17. bear_lx's Avatar
    For anybody here that is interested, I managed to get iCloud working on my Verizon HTC Trophy device. So far I just have managed to get my email from iCloud in sync.
    I used the guide located here and it worked flawlessly.

    [HOW TO] Use iCloud email on non-iOS 5 devices - iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch forums - iFans

    The guide is directed towards people using iOS versions below iOS 5 but the instructions work perfectly for WP7 and I would assume Android as well. ;)
    who cares... why would anybody use icloud over skydrive boggles me...
    06-09-2012 09:44 AM
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