UPDATED: Monday 31 October 2011
I thought I'd solved the one apparent problem: duplicate calendar entries. But then I discovered lots of other frustrating flaws. How could Apple launch a service riddled with so many faults?
Here are the ones I've noticed:
- My iPad and iPhone have access to my old Mac iCal calendars. Yet there's no sign of them on the iMac itself.
- The iCloud calendar only includes entries since 25 September. If I want anything before this I have to tick on calendars 'from my Mac' in the calendars tab (see my blogpost above) to show them. Yet this duplicates all entries since 25 September - and recurring ones before as well.
- The notifications service duplicates calendar notifications - even when the event appears only once on the device (through having just one calendar visible).
- iMessages written on my iPhone don't appear on the iPad.
As I said in the earlier blogpost, I gave up on MobileMe because of the frustration of duplicate entries. It's hugely disappointing that iCloud is even worse. Didn't Apple test the damn thing before launching it? They even had four months between announcement and launch to make sure!
I still like Photostream, though...