iWork for iCloud + 1GB of storage now available to users who don't own Apple hardware
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iWork for iCloud + 1GB of storage now available to users who don't own Apple hardware

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Found 1st Mar 2015
Users of non-Apple hardware, including Windows and Android machines, can now register an iCloud account. Previously, users could only create an Apple ID login on Apple hardware, like a Mac, iPhone or iPad.

After creating an Apple ID, users will be able to log in to iCloud.com and access Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the apps that make up Apple's iWork.

Users who create an iCloud login without Apple hardware won't have access to all of the standard iCloud features. The only applications displayed are the iWork trio and Settings. Apple also gives users on other ecosystems a gigabyte of free storage to host their iWork documents in the cloud.

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With Google giving you 100gb of free storage, although myself being an apple user I never used their service as a mean for storage...

mixmixi

With Google giving you 100gb of free storage, although myself being an … With Google giving you 100gb of free storage, although myself being an apple user I never used their service as a mean for storage...



All these fantastic INCREDIBLE bits of huge Data Storage 'allowances' they be giving FREELY on a whim like EACH!, to every one of us 2 Billion people+ on this planet, kinda gets me seriously thinking .. where the hell are they storing ALLLLLL these massively huge bits of Data?, &/or what kinda Servers are they running all these volitile bits of Data on in the first place? .. like WOWWWWWW?!, lool. :-)

amour3k

All these fantastic INCREDIBLE bits of huge Data Storage 'allowances' … All these fantastic INCREDIBLE bits of huge Data Storage 'allowances' they be giving FREELY on a whim like EACH!, to every one of us 2 Billion people+ on this planet, kinda gets me seriously thinking .. where the hell are they storing ALLLLLL these massively huge bits of Data?, &/or what kinda Servers are they running all these volitile bits of Data on in the first place? .. like WOWWWWWW?!, lool. :-)

It is not as much as you like to think as 1,000,0000 individually uploaded of say, "Bridge over troubled waters", if same, after an initial ~10% CRC checked, is stored as one file. That was how Megaupload and other hosts worked. However a lot of "free" storage is idle cloud storage which companies have bought for making money with, when available they just let others use it cheaply or freely. The analogy is like a huge hotel with 10,000 rooms, they make money from corporate customers, however the spare capacity not used during quiet periods could be made available as free. Even if you are getting it "free", some one must be paying for you directly and then somehow "they" get the money from you indirectly.

Cant do much with 1gb these days. Thats a bit miserly apple.
Heat for the offer though.

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mixmixi

With Google giving you 100gb of free storage, although myself being an … With Google giving you 100gb of free storage, although myself being an apple user I never used their service as a mean for storage...



A GB for documents is quite a lot of storage space. Back in the day small companies ran with about 500Mb of storage.

Google Drive & Microsoft OneDrive = 15gb free including document editors. Google Drive doesn't count documents in their format towards your storage so is unlimited free. OneDrive I'm not sure.
Dropbox 2gb free, mega 50gb free
1gb is very stingy. Not likely to make people want iDevices is it?
Edited by: "Mozart321" 1st Mar 2015

WTF??? 1GB. is that actually right, i immediately read it as 1TB but no, it really says GB. just what does Apple think giving away such a vast amount of storage space is going to do.

next theyll be announcing free email accounts with a wapping 100mb of storage space.

splender

It is not as much as you like to think as 1,000,0000 individually … It is not as much as you like to think as 1,000,0000 individually uploaded of say, "Bridge over troubled waters", if same, after an initial ~10% CRC checked, is stored as one file. That was how Megaupload and other hosts worked. However a lot of "free" storage is idle cloud storage which companies have bought for making money with, when available they just let others use it cheaply or freely. The analogy is like a huge hotel with 10,000 rooms, they make money from corporate customers, however the spare capacity not used during quiet periods could be made available as free. Even if you are getting it "free", some one must be paying for you directly and then somehow "they" get the money from you indirectly.



VERY INTERESTING? .. I hear u? .. thanx lool. :-)
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