AMITIAE - Friday 25 March 2016

Cassandra: iCloud Storage - Two for Less Than the Price of One

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By Graham K. Rogers


At the office earlier on Friday I was having some problems getting online: this happens sometimes and it is better for me to work at home. Because of the intermittent connection, I was asked to sign in to my iCloud account again. While looking in System Preferences, I went through some of my iCloud settings and saw that memory was a little tight. I clicked on the button for space options.

My current (legacy) plan of 25GB costs me $11.99 a year, while 50GB of space is $0.99 a month. A quick mental calculation suggested this was lower. I confirmed this with the calculator: $0.99 a month is $11.88 a year.

iCloud space

Not that I am really worried about saving 11 cents, but doubling my iCloud storage space, when there is currently only 4.35GB free, seems sensible.

iCloud space

I did have a slight network problem making the additional purchase, but after a Force Quit of System Preferences, I logged in again and the increased space is now available. Instead of a tight 4.35GB I have 29.35GB free.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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