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Adrian Hon: Apple has head in the cloud amid security fears

We've become acc-ustomed to Apple launching a succession of beautiful objects every year. This week's announcement was different. Steve Jobs didn't have a piece of brushed metal or glass to show us. Instead, it was about a big, revolutionary, and yes, perhaps beautiful new idea: the iCloud.

Once upon a time, a computer was a grey box with a bulky monitor that sat in your office or at home and held all your data. Then came modems and the net, and we began sending emails and surfing the web.

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