I have turned Photo Stream off. It's automatic saving uses local space without my control. It does not have a means to manage the images, I.e., no image delete. Images are kept for 30 days and then automatically deleted even if I want them there longer. Also, I have found it to be quite flaky - sometimes my Photo Stream on the iPad 2 has images, and sometimes it does not. Much easier to manage a photo directory on Dropbox.Quote:
Originally Posted by jwt873
ICloud backup allows one to backup continuously to the cloud rather than to a computer using iTunes. One can also make a backup to the syncing computer using iTunes by selecting that option. Restore is done via iTunes as before from wherever the backup is located. It is almost a TimeMachine for the iPad.
I too am a heavy user of dropbox. I do, however, like that calendars, contacts, and reminders are automatically sync'd between my iPhone & iPad. Also, it allows me to share those items with my wife - we have access to each other's data. Also, I find the automatic syncing of my pages & numbers files between the iPad & iPhone useful. However, I still put a copy on Dropbox so I can get to them on my Mackbook Air - it should have the same sharing capability.
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