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Apple Testing Notifications on iCloud Website

Apple appears to be testing a notification service on the iCloud website. The test message appears at the top of the browser window upon logging into iCloud.com.


Apple introduced a new notification system in iOS 5 and has announced that a similar feature will be coming to the Mac in the Mountain Lion operating system this summer.

It's possible that Apple will include syncing code in iCloud to share notifications across devices, for calendar alerts and new mail, or the notifications may be used for some other purpose.

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26 months ago


Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...


because the two are mutually exclusive???
Rating: 28 Positives
26 months ago

kind of cool in theory but why?

Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...


Are you twelve?
Rating: 18 Positives
26 months ago
Hopefully this means they are working on cloud-based alerts and if you read one on your iPhone it is removed from your iPad, etc.
Rating: 12 Positives
26 months ago

kind of cool in theory but why?

Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...


I'm guessing Apple is working on more than just test notifications.
Rating: 12 Positives
26 months ago
Why doesn't Apple fix all the issues with the current services instead of testing a pointless notification system like this. What you gonna do? Sit with iCloud.com open and wait for notifications there? There are already so many issues with iCloud the whole thing is just a big let down...
Rating: 10 Positives
26 months ago
access to the iOS features on your phone through the web browser would be handy.
Rating: 10 Positives
26 months ago

kind of cool in theory but why?

Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...

Come on guys, the world's most valuable company can only work on one product at a time, obviously.
Rating: 9 Positives
26 months ago
I can see it now, iPhone, iPad, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro all "pinging" when a notification comes on. I'd be running around my room trying to turn them all off lol (I know, you can set each device with its own settings, just being humorous) :)
Rating: 8 Positives
26 months ago
Maybe they'll enable iMessage in the browser so it can be used cross platform.
Rating: 8 Positives
26 months ago

Why doesn't Apple fix all the issues with the current services instead of testing a pointless notification system like this. What you gonna do? Sit with iCloud.com open and wait for notifications there? There are already so many issues with iCloud the whole thing is just a big let down...


Who's to say they aren't? Maybe they're working on bug fixes/enhancements, as well as wrapping something like this up into it?
Rating: 7 Positives

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