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Apple iCloud apps updated with iOS-like notifications

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:36PM EST

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In preparation for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, Apple (AAPL) has updated its iCloud website. New Web apps in iCloud include Notes and Reminders, but that’s not all: To bring the iCloud experience ever closer to that of iOS, there is now a notifications bar that pops up when users receive new emails, events, reminders and so on, as well as iOS-style badges that update in real-time. As it stands, users will need to have the iCloud website open in a window or tab in order to get real-time notifications, but the same can be said for any other cloud-based service that can be viewed in a browser. As Apple adds more Web apps to iCloud, the service is slowly gaining appeal.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.