iCloud is a key enabler of the "post-PC" experience for iOS users. It supports wireless daily backup, storage of purchased music, apps, and books, and synchronization. It also has some interesting Mac OS X features, and it's free. But the most-compelling feature of iCloud is what it means to future applications on iDevices, the Mac, and even Windows! iCloud Is Much More Than … [Read more...] about How Apple iCloud Will Challenge the Storage Status Quo
Last week, at WWDC, Apple introduced many of the features found in their next operating system, OS X “Lion”. At that time, I posted an article about the storage features found in this new release, including integrated revision control, a major update to the FileVault encryption package, and additional enterprise storage protocol support. But, like Snow Leopard, Lion still lacks … [Read more...] about Three Key Storage Features Missing in Mac OS X “Lion”
Apple's not an enterprise company or a storage company. In fact, they're rapidly jettisoning both - consider the sad fate of the Xserve RAID. But Apple does have enterprise features and storage features in their operating systems. And Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" is a great case in point. From Versions to Time Machine Local Snapshots to AirDrop, Lion brings some storage love, and … [Read more...] about Key Storage Features in Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”
As computers get easier to use, once-"magical" features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth begin showing usability issues. Although every modern computer operating system includes the ability to share files locally, it is usually a major hassle setting things up. Apple intends to remedy this situation with AirDrop, a Wi-Fi-based local filesharing protocol built into Mac OS X “Lion”. How … [Read more...] about Snooping on AirDrop in Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”
Apple is readying the next major release of their Mac OS X operating system. Dubbed "Lion", Mac OS X 10.7 is widely expected to hit Apple stores in the Summer of 2011, and brings many exciting new features along for the ride. This series of articles introduces the storage and data protection features of Lion as they are revealed. Many operating systems include a backup … [Read more...] about Local Snapshots in Mac OS X Lion Time Machine: Is It A Good Idea?