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iCloudy with a Chance of Google

The cornerstone of Apple’s push towards iOS 5 is iCloud and we decided it deserves a 30 minute block of it’s own. Are sync services central to digital devices going forward? How does Apple’s method compare to Google’s?
We also discuss what really happens when all of those 8 megapixel pictures from new iPhone 4Ss make there way into Photo Stream and dispel the myth that Pixar’s best digital artists actually touch up any blemishes they find.
Again, thanks to Kelly Guimont (@verso) for joining us.

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Updated: Google Music For The Win (In the Cloud Storage War)

Updated: I did a followup here:  http://chaimtime.com/2012/03/18/how-to-deal-with-the-listening-to-music-problem-a-continuation/

 

With all the new cloud players out there, which one will have the advantage.  I think I have a plus for google music.

Running a mac, with an android phone, and an ever growing music library, I have yet to find the perfect solution.  The iphone was the perfect solution except for the fact that Android does more of what I need, and music isn’t super high up there.  While play counts, and playlists are, other functionality won out.

Converting from PC to Mac to a Windows Home Server, my iTunes.itl file is the holy grail for me.  It is one of the few things that I have backed up just about everywhere.  When you have reconverted your audio in ever increasing (and now FLAC) quality, you lose space. Lots of space.  With an 8gig nano in your car, you have to choose your music wisely.

So what am I complaining about ?  Simply, how can you use a cloud service to store all your music and update your play count.  I think I found it.

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