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Hooch Tan
08-09-2011, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390307,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...,2390307,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"But what if you can&rsquo;t wait? Or what if you haven&rsquo;t subscribed to the Jobsian reality distortion field? Certainly, there must be ways to replicate the iCloud experience with existing services. It turns out there are&mdash;in spades. The challenge is in paring them down. Once you do that, you can get everything you get from iCloud&mdash;and more&mdash;for free if you&rsquo;re willing to mix together a cocktail of services. Here&rsquo;s your shopping list."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1312914298.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Now that Apple has announced its iCloud service, the whole cloud industry is going to get a huge shot in the arm from the added attention.&nbsp; If you are someone who is either impatient, or not privy to the Apple world, there are a wide range of cloud services that you can take advantage of, some which can even mostly replicate the exact same services that iCloud will bring.&nbsp; The biggest thing you should pay attention to, though, is how efficient each service is.&nbsp; I imagine that the draw of a lot of these services is that you will have access to&nbsp; your digital life from anywhere, and that means data.&nbsp; And at least for Canada, and large growing part of the world, that means that your data caps may come into play.</p>