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Hilarious: iCloud Drive Hits PCs Before Final Version Hits Mac Users

by Todd Haselton | September 19, 2014September 19, 2014 11:00 am PDT


Well this isn’t something you see very often. Apple is rolling out a software update for its iCloud for Windows application that enables iCloud Drive. Funny enough, that isn’t fully functional for OS X users yet, unless you’re beta testing the OS X Yosemite update, which is expected to launch publicly for everyone sometime next month.

Ars Technica spotted the update on Thursday and found that iCloud Drive will appear inside of Windows Explorer as an explorable folder, much like it does on OS X Yosemite where it exists by default under “Favorites.” Also like in the OS X Yosemite beta, iCloud Drive for Windows provides quick access  to Pages, Number, Keynote, QuickTime, Preview, Script Editor and TextEdit folders, in addition to any others that you might have created elsewhere.

iCloud Drive was introduced during WWDC, when Apple also announced new storage pricing tiers, and allows users to store any kind of information, whether it’s work documents, photos, videos and more, in iCloud. It can then be accessed from iOS 8 devices, OS X Yosemite soon and now Windows.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...