Apple has had an on again off again strategy when it comes to providing customers traditional access to online storage. The question is did they finally get it right this time with iCloud Drive.
When you think of online sharing, you think about sharing your files with other people. Apple’s iOS and OS X updates will show you how easy it is to to share with your other devices.
iCloud Drive, the cloud storage service announced by Apple(s appl) at WWDC, looks like a Dropbox killer in its ability to share files across devices and platforms. The company had officially announced that it would work on iOS, OS X and (surprisingly) Windows, but according to a snippet discovered in the third iOS 8 beta by 9to5Mac, it looks as if you’ll be able to access your files from iCloud.com as well. If you were hoping web access means iCloud Drive would get some form of Android support, unfortunately, Apple will first need to change its current policy, as most browsers on Android(s goog) can’t access iCloud.com. Still, coupled with last week’s news that iCloud is getting two-factor authentication, it does look as if Apple is beefing up its web services — a historic weak point for the giant from Cupertino.