Windows users have gained access to iCloud Drive, Mac owners are waiting for OS X Yosemite




Apple has released an updated control panel for iCloud users Windows-based PCs. The new version of the program has received support for a new cloud service iCloud Drive. In this case, for Mac owners access to the service is still limited. Apple computer users will have to wait for the operating system OS X Yosemite, which will be released in October this year.


Cloud Drive, presented at WWDC 2014, came to replace the service “Documents and data iCloud» and works on the same principle as its competitors – Dropbox, Google Drive, Yandex.Disk. After the initial synchronization, it opens up access to content from computers and mobile devices and transparently synchronizes content between them. iCloud Drive lets you store in the cloud any files – documents, videos, photos, etc.

Testing iCloud Drive for Mac is conducted from June of this year, while the version for Windows is now available from today. The application works on all versions of the operating system from Microsoft, since Windows 7.

Previously, users have found that access to the files in iCloud Drive will be not only to devices on Windows, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but also through a browser on any computer. It is expected that in the near future Apple will update the website, allowing you to view the contents of iCloud Drive through a browser.


iCloud Drive is integrated with the email application Mail, and helps to send large attachments are not supported free e-mail services. The maximum amount of investment may be 5 GB. For subsequent space will have to pay $ 0.99 for 20 GB per month, $ 3.99 per month – 200 GB. The maximum available space – 1 TB.


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