Picture Credit: Kopona.netToday, tech world was going gaga based on a rumor that Apple might move iTunes to the cloud and offer wireless syncing between the devices. According to Boy Genius Report, the new capabilities are broken down into three groups.
  • Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc.
  • Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote devices, etc.
  • Wireless iTunes syncing with devices
It is a shame that Apple with so many cloud capable devices is forcing us to connect to a computer using Mac to do the syncing. When startups could let us sync documents, media, etc. from the cloud and stream media from the cloud, it is surprising that Apple is yet to get into the game. It is time they do it and any delay is inexcusable.
Since the rumor is on, I thought I will list my wishlist of what I expect from Apple here.
  • Probably through Mobile Me, I would want to have a low cost cloud storage where I can store all my documents, media, etc., and sync/stream it to all my devices including iPhone, iPad and Mac.
  • My streaming playlist should be shared to all my devices and when I stop listening in a device, I should be able to seamlessly move to another device and start from where I left it off.
  • My docs should seamlessly sync between all my devices (much like sugarsync) and iwork.com.
  • I should be able to archive my SMS messages on the cloud and retrieve it from other devices.
Well, these are some of the basic services I expect from Apple with their cloud initiative. I would love to hear from you about it too. 
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Krish dons several avatars including entrepreneur in exile, analyst cum researcher, technology evangelist, blogger, ex-physicist, social/political commentator, etc.. My main focus is research and analysis on various high impact topics in the fields of Open Source, Cloud Computing and the interface between them. I also evangelize Open Source and Cloud Computing in various media outlets, blogs and other public forums. I offer strategic advise to both Cloud Computing and Open Source providers and, also, help other companies take advantage of Open Source and Cloud Computing. In my opinion, Open Source commoditized software and Cloud Computing commoditized computing resources. A combination of these two developments offers a strong competitive advantage to companies of all sizes and shapes. Due to various factors, including fear, the adoption of both Open Source and Cloud Computing are relatively slow in the business sector. So, I take it upon myself to clear any confusion in this regard and educate, enrich and advise users/customers to take advantage of the benefits offered by these technologies. I am also a managing partner in two consulting companies based in India. I blog about Open Source topics at http://open.krishworld.com and Cloud Computing related topics at http://www.cloudave.com.

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