In about three weeks, Apple is going to talk a lot about how great iCloud is for everyone, and hopefully demonstrate a few ways that it’s gotten even better. Gus Mueller explains a few simple ways to verify.
Apple has taken spam filtering way, way too far. It isn’t just sending a bunch of false positives to the junk folder, it wipes them out entirely so iCloud email users never even have the chance of seeing the message. It’s scanning attachments, including zipped attachments, and you don’t even need “teens” in the phrase, just the quite innocuous “barely legal.”
Customers were trying to send us emails and we just never saw them. The customer assumed we were ignoring them and justifiably got mad, we got confused and had no recourse or idea of where to start.
I get that Apple is trying to take care of its customers, but spam filtering is enough. Nuking messages from existence, even genuine junk, is over the line.
Great update to one of my favorite OS X photo editors. Plus it’s on sale in the Mac App Store for just $15.
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Apple Support: Microsoft Exchange behavior with iCloud They can indeed coexist.
How do you know when Apple cares a lot about a new initiative, like iCloud? It creates a new badge. Update: Jordan Patterson rightly pointed out that Apple placed an iCloud badge on the bottom of iPhone 4S boxes, too.