The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

iCloud this and iCloud that. What about uShutTheXXXXUp!

On the plus side, I have finally restored my iPhone. Of course, to do that, I had to disable “Find my iPhone” before iTunes would restore my iPhone. If course, when you do that, you get this friendly email from Apple:

From
Find My iPhone <noreply@insideicloud.icloud.com>
To
sean@conman.org
Subject
Find My iPhone has been disabled on iPhone.
Date
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 03:48:57 +0000 (GMT)

Find My iPhone has been disabled on iPhone.

With Find My iPhone disabled, this device can no longer be located, placed in Lost Mode, or remotely erased using icloud.com/find or the Find My iPhone iOS app.

In addition, your Apple ID and password will no longer be required for someone to erase, reactivate, and use your iPhone.

--

iCloud is a service provided by Apple.
Apple ID: https://appleid.apple.com/choose-your-country/
Support: https://www.apple.com/support/icloud/ww
Terms and Conditions: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/icloud/ww/
Privacy Policy: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/privacy/
Copyright 2015Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States. All rights reserved.

XXXX you too, Apple!

Apple is really pushing the iCloud thing. Really pushing it. Like, “you know you'll be XXXXXX if you don't use this, right?” pushing it.

No, I do NOT want to use it. And yet, I have to keep telling Apple that over and over and over again as I run various applications.

Sigh.

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