Google is retiring the iGoogle page
, but on a much shorter time scale, Apple is shutting down an iService of its own: the cloud-storage site iWork.com
(linked to Apple's office apps suite iWork
) is slated to go offline at the end of this month
. Says the article, over at SlashCloud: "As of that date, 'you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the Web,' reads Apple’s note on the matter, followed by a recommendation that anyone with documents on iWork download them to the desktop." Both of these announcements remind me why I covet local storage for documents and the ability to set my own GUI prefs.