iCloud site drops the beta, sign in now (if you want)

iCloud site drops the beta, sign in now (if you want)iCloud is one of the next big thingies from Apple, alongside iOS 5 with its 200+ new features and of course the, uhm, revolutionary iPhone 4S.

Desktop and mobile access remain unavailable pending updates to OSX and iOS, but the iCloud website has now dropped the beta tag and gone live for all.

Users with an Apple ID and password can sign in using the fancy new login page at – no prizes for guessing the URL – icloud.com.

iCloud was initially unveiled by Steve Jobs at WWDC in June. Steve told us: “We're going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device. We're going to move the digital hub, the center of your digital life, into the cloud.

"iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices. It automatically uploads it, stores it, and pushes it to all your devices. Everything happens automatically and there's nothing new to learn. It just all works."

Photos, contacts, calendars, documents, apps, books and @me.com email will all automatically sync across your various devices, eliminating the need for tedious manual syncing.

Music will be handled separately by subscription service iMatch, though we’re a bit behind the States on that one, as Apple has some licensing kinks to iron out.

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