Monthly Archives: June 2011

Truly “Magical”

A humorous take on the upcoming release of iOS. Very well acted out. Cannot imagine the amount of practice & patience this must have taken to put together!

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Dravid and the mastery of the struggle (via ________________)

Brilliantly put.

Dravid and the mastery of the struggle…For me, an ideal Dravid innings needs a most challenging pitch. If it’s a batting beauty with the ball coming on to the bat, give me Sehwag or Laxman; if there’s a truly great array of bowlers set to be unleashed, give me Tendulkar. If it’s a minefield, give me Dravid…Read More

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iCloud Dilemmas

Apple has demoed iCloud this WWDC & it promises to add many in-demand features. Although it seems Godsend for a person with multiple iOS devices which he uses for himself ONLY, if the devices are used by multiple persons it would a bit of a trouble.

Consider my Uncle & his family. They own a total of 5 iOS devices: 4 iPhones [1 per person] + 1 iPad. Also there are two Macs in the house. All the purchasing of songs/apps/TV shows done through the iTunes Store is handled through his Apple ID.

How will iCloud handle syncing across multiple iOS devices linked to a single Apple ID?

  • If he downloaded an app on his iPhone it would also sync to all the other iOS devices, even if the other ppl linked to the account do not want the app [his kids would not want a medical app & he would not want the FML app 😉 ]
  • The photostream:Will all the photos be synced? I’m not sure the kids would want the parents to see all the photos they take!
  • Ditto for iMessage. Also will it work over EDGE? The Apple page mentions only 3G…
  • About the email service provided under iCloud:How many accounts will be allowed under one Apple ID? If it is only one then it’s kinda sucky.

I hope Apple gives the option of having multiple email accounts for one Apple ID/iCloud & let the users link their devices with THAT email for a particular Apple ID. The sync should be handled with respect to the individual accounts so that the data of each user is private & not broadcast all over the family.

I guess we will know in the Fall.

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Mac Magic.

Three years on & the MacBook is going strong.

  • Still Zippy.
  • 2+ hours of battery backup.
  • It’s still white 🙂
  • And It Just Works.

The only damage is the wear & tear from three years of use. Three years of extensive use, I know people will vouch for that 😉

Will be upgrading to OS X Lion in July. Hoping the Magic will continue for a long time.

Cheers.

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