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Facebook, Contacts, iCloud, and Mountain Lion

Erik Barzeski:

Perhaps there was another way, but researching via the Internet didn’t turn any up. I’d be happy if someone was able to post something in the comments to help anyone in the future, but I believe this highlights one of the big problems with iCloud: there’s no way to really get at your data in the cloud. I would have loved being able to go to icloud.com, log in, and click a button to restore my contacts to where they were at 10:38am, before I accidentally deleted them all and gave myself three hours of unnecessary work.

This is the sort of situation where the cloud should be an advantage. iCloud should have a Restore Contacts feature like Gmail’s. In fact, perhaps it would make more sense to sync one’s Mac and iPhone with Google rather than iCloud.

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[...] Link. Don’t use iCloud. It is a hobby. by jgordon on October 30, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in share Tagged pinboard [...]

I was just thinking this yesterday as I had to make space in my phone for new software updates.wouldnt it be nice if I could access my photos in the cloud and see which we're backed up so I could delete them from one device or another and not have duplicates on each device? I ended up sending them all to Flickr.

The ability to revert any changes is available in GMail's Address Book. You can use that for address book storage separately from any other e-mail you are using on your phone. Or you can wholesale switch to using GMail for cloud needs, at least for communication (mail, address book, calendar), integrates marvelously well with iPhone.

"This is the sort of situation where the cloud should be an advantage. iCloud should have a Restore Contacts feature like Gmail’s. In fact, perhaps it would make more sense to sync one’s Mac and iPhone with Google rather than iCloud."

But Apple's online services have been top notch for decades. You can go all the way back starting with eWorld and moving forward to see how each and every one of these online services have been top-notch.

When I think of reliable and trustworthy online services, I think of Apple.

How could they possibly have had this minor glitch in pop up in the otherwise top-notch iCloud?

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