Reasons for not matching are shown when you hover the little cloud symbol:
* ilegible (mostly for Voice Memos)
* digital booklets Looks like actually all my content has been uploaded and matched properly. Yay!
A slightly different take on 2011. While everyone is rehashing the news, I'll just go through the list of apps on my iPhone and see which apps really stuck during the whole year. Is this list useful? Probably not, unless you are interested in what I have on my iPhone or you are looking for something specific.
How do I know which apps to choose? Well, apps stay on my iPhone when I use them. If I do not use them for a few weeks, I remove them. I won't list apps that were recently released here.
Tools (links open iTunes):
The above tools have been installed on my iPhone for a long time, and get (almost) daily usage.
No, Google+ did not survive 2011.
Those are all the apps that have stuck throughout 2011. Some were released in 2011, but most of them have been available longer and have only been updated. Special mention for Path, which must be my most-used app.
A request for Apple; I'd like to (automatically) organize my apps by times used. So I have the most used apps within easy reach. Yes I can do that manually, but it's extra work, and I'm kind of lazy.
Of course I have more apps on my iPhone, but most of them are cycling on/off the device. Others I install and after some time remove because I just don't use them. And some are only there when needed (e.g. Navigon US West, I'm not there that often)
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 degrees Celsius.
That’s fast and convenient, but also a hindrance. Specifically, my iPhone, iPad and Mac are now cluttered with space-hogging one-offs I shot for the sake of a tweet or a Facebook update. 1 What’s worse is that you can’t delete such throw-away photos from your Photo Stream with an iDevice. Instead, you’ve got to visit icloud.com and click “Reset Photo Stream,” which nukes the lot, good and bad. That’s why I’ve started using Camera+ again for tweeting pictures.
As Dave Caolo mentions above, regardless what you shoot, it will end up in your Photo Stream. Apart from the random twitpics, also the screenshots you may capture to show a bug, feature or just your favorite homescreen layout.
But there's a bigger hindrance. Not so much with the Photo Stream itself as with iPhoto.
my wife, my two kids and myself all have iDevices and we all have our own iCloud account (MobileMe Family but that's defunct now).
We have one computer that has our iTunes collection of music, movies, TV shows and apps. And I would like to use that same computer to collect all Photo Stream content.
However, iPhoto only connects to one single Photo Stream. You just "enable" Photo Stream, and it will use the one that is currently active on your computer. There is (afaik) no option to import other Photo Streams.
This makes the whole feature a lot less interesting and useful.