Believe it or not, horny politicians aren’t the only thing the web it talking about today. Oh yes, there’s the massive geek Apple orgy that takes place every time Steve Jobs steps up to a microphone!
Reports the NY Times:
Mr. Jobs said the new, free service, iCloud, would replace the personal computer as the central hub of people’s digital lives — storing photos, music and documents. Relying on the PC, he said, no longer works now that millions of people have multiple devices, each with photos, documents, songs, phone applications and other files.
“Keeping these devices in sync is driving us crazy,” Mr. Jobs said, speaking at the opening day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. “We have a great solution for this problem. We are going to demote the PC to just be a device. We are going to move the digital hub, the center of your digital life, into the cloud.”
Mr. Jobs added, “Everything happens automatically and there is nothing new to learn.”
At the center of iCloud is a new version of iTunes that will allow users to download on any device any song they have ever purchased. Songs that were not purchased from iTunes can be added for $25 a year, Mr. Jobs said.
The iCloud service also works with documents, apps and photos through a new service, Photo Stream. And it will replace MobileMe, a failed $99-a-year service that allowed people to synchronize their calendar, e-mail and contacts across devices.
In other words, Apple is going to save me from actually thinking about punching myself in the balls if my hard drive crashes. And you too! While this is all quite cool, it’s not worth a kidney. Just saying. Now stop writing Steve Jobs’ obituary, dammit!
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