Why iCloud is Apple’s worst product

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Greece is getting a free month of iCloud
What is happening with iCloud within Apple? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iCloud was hailed by Tim Cook back in 2012 as “not just a product. It’s a strategy for the next decade.” Yet these days, iCloud is something of a mess: Not only has it not gained significant features since launch, but a slate of very public hacks have made it a rare black mark on Apple’s security record.

What the heck happened? According to a new report, iCloud isn’t living up to its potential because, organizationally, it’s an orphan within Apple.

Wi-Fi – The Hidden Business Cost Of iPad And iPhone Deployment

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Wi-Fi costs need to be part of mobile/BYOD budgeting
Wi-Fi costs need to be part of mobile/BYOD budgeting

There’s an unforeseen cost for companies as workers become more mobile and trends like BYOD become ever more common. It isn’t the cost of a mobile management solution, deploying iOS apps, or even supporting iPads and iPhones that users want to use to connect to the work email and other business resources.

What is this hidden cost? Wi-Fi.