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Apple launches iCloud service

Apple Inc’s iCloud service, part of its first product release since the death of Steve Jobs on October 5 , may cement the loyalty of millions of consumers lured by Jobs’s pioneering mobile devices over the past decade. The service would automatically store photos, songs and other files on servers at Apple’s data centres and sync them with a customer’s gadgets. A photo taken with an iPhone would appear within seconds on a user’s iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV set-top box and any personal computer running iTunes. The move steps up competition with Google Inc’s ...