Apple and Google's differences in the Cloud

The ability to have all your ‘stuff’ on every device you use, automatically and without you having to even think about it, is the kind of thing that gets arch-geeks like me staring wistfully into space with a gentle sigh. And that’s what Apple’s iCloud, which is now available to developers and is due to launch some time in the autumn alongside iOS 5, is designed to do.

You might think that this is something that only the technically inclined care about, but I disagree; I’ve started to believe that iCloud is going to be a huge, game-changing experience for anyone with an iPad or iPhone, and especially for the kind of person who currently doesn’t think they need it.