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Apple Increases Account Security With Optional Two-Step Verification System for Apple IDs

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Two-step verification will require you to verify your identity using one of your devices before you can make changes to your account or make an iTunes or App Store purchase from a new device. You will also get a Recovery Key for safekeeping which you can use to access your account if you ever forget your password or lose your device.

A “fix it” year for Apple. 

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JFMartin

This is happening on my iMac @ home. You know why? I do. When iTunes 11 came out, I installed it on my PC @ work. Then I turned on iTunes Match to see all my music library. I was impressed to be able to see and play my music on this computer while working. 
Back home, I recently tried to download a music song from iCloud because I wanted the song to be on my computer. This is when I got this warning. What a shame. 
iTunes Match prevents us from listening to our music wherever we want. This is the worst iCloud constrain that I discovered. What is this silly rule probably imposed to Apple from the recording music companies?

This is happening on my iMac @ home. You know why? I do. When iTunes 11 came out, I installed it on my PC @ work. Then I turned on iTunes Match to see all my music library. I was impressed to be able to see and play my music on this computer while working. 

Back home, I recently tried to download a music song from iCloud because I wanted the song to be on my computer. This is when I got this warning. What a shame. 

iTunes Match prevents us from listening to our music wherever we want. This is the worst iCloud constrain that I discovered. What is this silly rule probably imposed to Apple from the recording music companies?

Posted by
JFMartin

On iCloud missing file system. 

iCloud in Mountain Lion open and save dialog boxes shows essentially a flat space with documents in it. In other words, there is no file system in iCloud storage. I guess the design choice behind this is to keep things simple. Current computers UI startup UI is essentially to present a windows on a file system. But the computer is not a file system. So the paradigm shift seems to be compelling. 

The problem is when you have more than 10 documents in iCloud for a specific application, looking for the one you want becomes tedious. By not having a file system, this render iCloud storage problematic. And I think this is the kind of problem we see often in Apple applications: they don’t scale well at certain usage level (i.e. power users). Another example of this is the iOS application Photos.app. There is no hierarchy for organizing hundreds of photos. I find it problematic when you are looking for a specific set of pictures.

I guess Apple wants to simplify the computing experience but the thing is, for many of us who are using computers since before the iPhone, we all know and basically understand folders and documents. Apple shouldn’t have eliminated this from iCloud’s document storage. Maybe in iCloud 2.0, who knows.

On iCloud missing file system.

iCloud in Mountain Lion open and save dialog boxes shows essentially a flat space with documents in it. In other words, there is no file system in iCloud storage. I guess the design choice behind this is to keep things simple. Current computers UI startup UI is essentially to present a windows on a file system. But the computer is not a file system. So the paradigm shift seems to be compelling.

The problem is when you have more than 10 documents in iCloud for a specific application, looking for the one you want becomes tedious. By not having a file system, this render iCloud storage problematic. And I think this is the kind of problem we see often in Apple applications: they don’t scale well at certain usage level (i.e. power users). Another example of this is the iOS application Photos.app. There is no hierarchy for organizing hundreds of photos. I find it problematic when you are looking for a specific set of pictures.

I guess Apple wants to simplify the computing experience but the thing is, for many of us who are using computers since before the iPhone, we all know and basically understand folders and documents. Apple shouldn’t have eliminated this from iCloud’s document storage. Maybe in iCloud 2.0, who knows.

Posted by
JFMartin