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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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34 months ago


Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...


because the two are mutually exclusive???
Rating: 27 Votes
34 months ago

kind of cool in theory but why?

Should be releasing the MBP instead of this...


Are you twelve?
Rating: 15 Votes
34 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 Votes
34 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: 11 Votes
34 months ago
access to the iOS features on your phone through the web browser would be handy.
Rating: 10 Votes
34 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 Votes
34 months ago
Maybe they'll enable iMessage in the browser so it can be used cross platform.
Rating: 8 Votes
34 months ago

Yeah, I just realized I do the same, this is really only for online iCloud notifications of course. Still humorous, however it makes for a GREAT alarm clock having all your devices going off at once :D


I love receiving notifications in stereo.
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago

dunno about the worlds most valuable company but they should be doing press releases on the MBP instead of notifications on a website.


I'm trying to be nice but...:confused:

The people doing press releases aren't the people working on notifications for iCloud. Not even close. If you'd like to suggest some software that you'd rather them be working on that would be a fair point.

It'd be like saying "That astronaut should be building the next spaceship instead of spending all his time in space".
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago
Does anyone else find it aesthetically inconsistent that the close button (the "X") is on the right? Since the original Mac operating system, if I'm not mistaken, the close button has been on the left. The only other place Apple has placed the close button is in those HTML5 "pop-over" (does anyone know the name for those?) frames, which are often used for enlarging a photo, playing a short video clip, or brining up a quick text box.
Rating: 7 Votes

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