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.
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