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  1. W4LLAW4LLA'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. ;)
    10-12-2011 01:01 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Thanks for passing on the info!
    10-12-2011 01:04 PM
  3. archer75's Avatar
    Can't get it working. Do you use your apple id account or your me.com email username? As my apple id email address is not the same as my me email address
    10-12-2011 02:03 PM
  4. theman60099's Avatar
    why would anyone want to use this more inferior service?
    10-12-2011 06:22 PM
  5. archer75's Avatar
    why would anyone want to use this more inferior service?
    How is it inferior? Or are you just spouting nonsense when you have no idea what you're talking about?
    10-12-2011 06:24 PM
  6. theman60099's Avatar
    well it only has 5GB of space and then u have to buy more. we have SkyDrive which provides UNLIMITED storage for pictures and office files and 25GB for everything else for FREE. so definitely not spouting nonsense, u seem quite defensive about iOS tho.
    10-12-2011 06:34 PM
  7. archer75's Avatar
    well it only has 5GB of space and then u have to buy more. we have SkyDrive which provides UNLIMITED storage for pictures and office files and 25GB for everything else for FREE. so definitely not spouting nonsense, u seem quite defensive about iOS tho.
    Defensive, no. Just tired of your fanboyism. I use ios, OSX and Windows. And I think wp7 is cool as ****.

    The online storage for icloud is only for temporally holding photos while they get sync'd across the devices and then eventually stored on your desktop. Most of it is free and it offers some things that skydrive does not. Skydrive trumps it in sheer storage.

    It's way more than enough for email. Which is what the purpose of putting this on WP7, email. How is it an inferior email client?

    And does this thread really need you bashing it? Someones just sharing a way to make it work. It certainly doesn't require your attitude. If you don't have anything useful to contribute then why be an ***?
    Last edited by archer75; 10-12-2011 at 06:52 PM.
    10-12-2011 06:40 PM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    The online storage for icloud is only for temporally holding photos while they get sync'd across the devices and then eventually stored on your desktop.
    That doesn't sound that great to be honest. Skydrive is also terrible, it has the worse user interface I've seen.
    10-12-2011 07:07 PM
  9. archer75's Avatar
    That doesn't sound that great to be honest. Skydrive is also terrible, it has the worse user interface I've seen.
    You can pay for more storage and keep them there longer if you so wish. Personally I don't put too much faith in the cloud and prefer to store my own content on my machines at home but have it available to other devices should I need it.
    I do like icloud for syncing books. I wish it did podcasts so if I left off listening to one on one device I could pick up at that same spot on another. I like that it does bookmarks but I don't use safari much. I don't use IE either. Can skydrive share bookmarks across devices?

    But yeah, no perfect solution for all these things, IMO. Still good to have options. And competition.
    10-12-2011 07:10 PM
  10. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    Hotmail and skydive have horrible interfaces.
    That doesn't sound that great to be honest. Skydrive is also terrible, it has the worse user interface I've seen.
    10-12-2011 07:11 PM
  11. mapexvenus's Avatar
    Defensive, no. Just tired of your fanboyism. I use ios, OSX and Windows. And I think wp7 is cool as ****.

    The online storage for icloud is only for temporally holding photos while they get sync'd across the devices and then eventually stored on your desktop. Most of it is free and it offers some things that skydrive does not. Skydrive trumps it in sheer storage.

    It's way more than enough for email. Which is what the purpose of putting this on WP7, email. How is it an inferior email client?

    And does this thread really need you bashing it? Someones just sharing a way to make it work. It certainly doesn't require your attitude. If you don't have anything useful to contribute then why be an ***?
    Well said! I am sick and tired of fanboyism of any kind, and every platform has its fair share of those idiots. I have WP7, Android, and iOS. I have a Mac and a PC. I love technology. Period.
    10-12-2011 07:20 PM
  12. Winterfang's Avatar
    hotmail works great for what I do but Skydrive? Ugh I can barely access my files.
    10-12-2011 07:23 PM
  13. theman60099's Avatar
    Hotmail and skydive have horrible interfaces.
    because ur too inexperienced with them that's y u find them horrible, hotmail is better than Gmail especially now that they have active view. I don't even use hotmail on the web anymore as I just check it in wp7.
    10-12-2011 07:23 PM
  14. mapexvenus's Avatar
    iCloud is quite amazing in the way it works with my iPhone, iPad, Macbook Pro, and Apple TV. Apple got it right with this first release, and yes, it isn't perfect, but it is way better than what Microsoft and Google have out there.
    10-12-2011 07:24 PM
  15. mapexvenus's Avatar
    because ur too inexperienced with them that's y u find them horrible, hotmail is better than Gmail especially now that they have active view. I don't even use hotmail on the web anymore as I just check it in wp7.
    Your point is what exactly? You're calling someone inexperienced based on what? I don't use Gmail or Yahoo on the web anymore because I can use them both on my Android Device, and iPhone. So what???
    10-12-2011 07:26 PM
  16. theman60099's Avatar
    iCloud is quite amazing in the way it works with my iPhone, iPad, Macbook Pro, and Apple TV. Apple got it right with this first release, and yes, it isn't perfect, but it is way better than what Microsoft and Google have out there.
    how en cojos is iCloud better than SkyDrive? I can access my files anywhere I go and edit them on the fly and they stay updated in all areas, once cloud sync arrives to Xbox apple will be behind again like they already are in storage.
    10-12-2011 07:30 PM
  17. Winterfang's Avatar
    Guys guys!!

    10-12-2011 08:09 PM
  18. theman60099's Avatar
    Guys guys!!

    no I want him to answer me,love to have a nice debate.
    10-12-2011 08:24 PM
  19. W4LLAW4LLA's Avatar
    Can't get it working. Do you use your apple id account or your me.com email username? As my apple id email address is not the same as my me email address
    You must use or @me.com username.
    10-12-2011 08:48 PM
  20. Winterfang's Avatar
    no I want him to answer me,love to have a nice debate.
    Skydrive is a better deal but icloud works better. Which shouldn't made any sense considering Microsoft is a software company and Apple a hardware one but things had change.
    10-12-2011 08:52 PM
  21. theman60099's Avatar
    Skydrive is a better deal but icloud works better. Which shouldn't made any sense considering Microsoft is a software company and Apple a hardware one but things had change.
    how does it work better? because it's apple? and as if SkyDrive is going to stay the way it is forever,it isn't and finally I wasn't asking u.
    10-12-2011 09:00 PM
  22. Winterfang's Avatar
    It might not stay the way it is forever but right now it sucks. It's a mess to upload, organize and find your files.
    10-12-2011 09:15 PM
  23. theman60099's Avatar
    It might not stay the way it is forever but right now it sucks. It's a mess to upload, organize and find your files.
    I can find everything I uploaded. select a folder,then files and then hit upload,what's so hard about it? also all files are listed by time they were added.
    10-12-2011 09:24 PM
  24. Coffee's Avatar
    I don't use iCloud, but I know for certain that Skydrive can be much better. It's not made for file-sharing, the picture albums don't have any of the functionality of something like Picasa or Flickr, there's no real music capability. You can only use Mesh for 5gb of it, it's extremely difficult to map a network drive to non-mesh skydrive, permissions are at the folder level, you can't do much from the phone to modify skydrive, and on and on.

    On the other hand, I get office mobile, free storage, integration with the phone will get better, and I'm pretty optimistic.
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    10-12-2011 09:57 PM
  25. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Can someone explain what is so fantastic about iCloud?
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    10-12-2011 10:23 PM
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