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[ZDNet] Philosophical differences: The Google cloud vs. the Apple cloud

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At the end of TechRepublic’s live commentary of the Apple WWDC keynote on Monday, after Apple had unveiled iCloud, I had a conversation with the participants in our live chat in which I explained that Apple’s cloud was a “store and forward” cloud as opposed to an “All your base are belong to us” cloud. Goofy Internet memes and technical jargon aside, that’s a pretty good description of the difference between the Apple cloud and the Google cloud — even though I was half-joking at the time.
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It's a nice concept (Cloud computing) but will it rape my bandwidth and how's the security?
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niether approach is superior...thats the problem.
we need a happy middle ground.
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It's a nice concept (Cloud computing) but will it rape my bandwidth and how's the security?
From what I've seen it still has something left to be desired in security, and with bandwidth caps being implemented you could easily run out of up/download room. Especially if you store media in a cloud, I'd much rather have my movies on an HDD. I'll never personally trust cloud computing.
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Cloud computing is a progression. Apple's approach isn't anything remarkable since it's more or less the start. They are focusing on upgrading their native apps to make a smooth/slow transition to web based apps.

And the infrastructure doesn't exist to support Google's cloud for the masses. They seem to be moving backwards from the future which means the transistion won't be as easy.

Everybody is going to approach cloud computing with skepticism since it relies on companies taking responsibility for the privacy and security of our data. We all have seen instances no matter how small of where companies has accidentally released information or were broken into.
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Next it will be Lulz vs Da Cloud, watch.. lol!
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You can't really compare the two though.

Apple doesn't give you any control over your content. Everything has to go through iTunes, so a feature that lets you transfer everything without going through iTunes is big deal.


But I doubt Google even sees iCloud as competition, since they already have that functionality on Android.


Google already ties apps, contacts, bookmarks, preferences, and calendars to your Google account and pushes them to your device, and you can download mp3s, videos, documents and pictures directly to the device without having to use an external program, so the iCloud is really nothing new.
    
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