Archive for July 2nd, 2015

by Tom Nelson

iCloud is a popular cloud-based service that can keep multiple Macs and iOS devices synced with the Calendar, Contacts, and Mail apps; it can also sync your Safari bookmarks and other documents.


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The iCloud service stores copies of all of the various data types in the cloud, so you may feel safe about the data being automatically backed up by the various Apple servers. But that feeling of safety is a bit of a false impression.

I’m not saying that your iCloud data is going to be lost because of an Apple server error or outage. Barring a huge catastrophic failure involving natural disasters, your data is safe on Apple’s iCloud service. But being safe and being available are two different things.

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