Cloud & Services

Remains of the Day: Lost in space

Apple may soon expand its footprint in India, but your iCloud syncing probably won’t get any better. At least you’ll be able to find your way around, uh, indoors. The remainders for Tuesday, March 26, 2013 are traveling through space and time.

Apple plans to scale up presence in India, to triple exclusive stores to 200 by 2015 (The Economic Times)

Word is that Apple will triple the number of its authorized resellers on the subcontinent by 2015, though the company still doesn’t plan to launch its own Apple Stores in India. That’s thanks to a restriction from the country’s government, stating that 30 percent of goods for sale must be sourced from local companies. Wait, I’ve got: Combination Apple Store/restaurant!

Apple’s broken promise: why doesn’t iCloud ‘just work?’ (The Verge)

Ellis Hamburger at The Verge tears into why iCloud adoption has been slow on the uptake. And he manages to refrain from even once referring to Apple’s online service as “a bag of hurt.” I’m impressed.

What, exactly, WiFiSLAM is, and why Apple acquired it (The Next Web)

A good breakdown of the technology behind Apple’s latest acquisition, which specializes in indoor mapping. The killer feature: Being able to find your way around your apartment in pitch blackness, something you could never ever do with a pho—oh.

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