Upgraded to OS 10.7.2 and iOS 5.0 on all devices

I spent this evening downloading and updating my laptop to the latest Mac OS release, 10.7.2 (which introduces iCloud) and upgrade my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iOS 5. It appears to have all gone smoothly. There are lots of cool new features (I love being able to sync the phone and iPad wirelessly!) and I haven’t had a chance to play with all of them yet. But this upgrade finally allows me to remove most of my music and movies from my iDrive backups, freeing up a ton of space there. That’s because these are now accessible from the iCloud, should I lose them on my devices. And I still have backups of my media on the 1 TB external disk anyway.

But it’s nice to free these up from IDrive. I have 500GB of storage there and am using about 75% of it across 2 machines and my website. This will give me a little extra breathing room.

More on iOS 5 once I’ve had a little time to play with it.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.