iCloud Standard Guide

iCloud Standard Guide
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Explore the differences between iCloud and other cloud services
  • Understand how iCloud can easily be used in Microsoft Windows
  • Learn how to facilitate storage, backup, and management across all devices with iCloud

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 158 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 1782160507
ISBN 13 : 9781782160502
Author(s) : Andri Yadi, Fauzan Alfi
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Mobile Application Development, Other, Virtualization and Cloud

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hello, iCloud!
Chapter 2: Getting Started with iCloud
Chapter 3: Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
Chapter 4: Collaborate with iMessage, Notes, and Reminders
Chapter 5: Using iPhoto and iTunes with iCloud
Chapter 6: Syncing Your Contents with iCloud
Chapter 7: Exploring iCloud Apps
Chapter 8: Backing Up Devices to iCloud
Chapter 9: Using iCloud with OS X
Chapter 10: Using iCloud with Windows
  • Chapter 1: Hello, iCloud!
    • 2000s – PC as a digital hub
    • 2010s – cloud is the digital hub
    • What is iCloud?
    • What can iCloud do for you?
    • How does iCloud differ from other cloud services?
    • Summary

                      Andri Yadi

                      Andri Yadi is a developer, entrepreneur, influencer, and educator in the IT industry, especially in the mobile apps field. As a developer, he has been developing in many well-known programming languages for the past 16 years. Since iOS SDK was first released in 2008, he's one of the early adopters in developing iOS apps with iOS SDK and Objective-C. He has developed more than 50 web and desktop apps and 10 iOS apps. He's the creator of a well-known iOS app in Indonesia, Movreak that is a social app for movies and the cinema. As an entrepreneur, he has founded four software companies since 2003. The more recent one is PT. Dycode Cominfotech Development (DyCode), where he has been putting all his heart, time, thoughts, and passion for the last 6 years. As an influencer, he has been actively influencing the mobile apps industry as well as the startup and developer community in Indonesia. He co-founded four developer communities; one of them is the ID-Objective-C community, Indonesia's first and biggest iOS developer community, where he also serves as the President. For his technical expertise and community influence, he has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 6 years in a row. He occasionally shares his thoughts on his blog http://andriyadi.me. As an educator, he has delivered more than 100 discussions and training about software development and entrepreneurship. Lately, he's been actively talking about Microsoft Windows Azure and iOS app development, and also delivering regular iOS app development training. He's majoring in Physics from the famous Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB), yet, he's been spending more than half of his life in the IT field. He lives in Bandung, Indonesia, with his two dogs, Cocoa and Kinect, and hopefully, will soon be joined by his soon-to-be wife, Gina.

                      Fauzan Alfi

                      Fauzan Alfi lives in Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, with his family. At the time of writing this book, he was still a student majoring in Architecture from the Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB). He has been using Mac ever since 2007. Admiring how well-designed and sophisticated Apple technology is, he joined MakeMac, a well-known Apple website with news and guides to using Apple products in Indonesia, as a writer and has been writing for 5 years. He also supports the Open Web movement and joined Mozilla as a volunteer and representative. He's also a blogger and contributes to many communities in his hometown. You can contact him by visiting his blog on www.fauzanalfi.com or mention him on Twitter @fauzanalfi.

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Sign up for iCloud using Apple ID
                      • Setup iCloud on Mac, PC, and iOS devices
                      • Migrate contents from MobileMe to iCloud
                      • Use Mail, Contacts, and Calendar and manage their contents
                      • Configure iMessage, using Notes and Reminders
                      • Create a shared Photo Stream on supported devices
                      • Manage purchased contents on iTunes, including iTunes Match
                      • Sync contents with iCloud, including documents and bookmarks
                      • Explore more iCloud apps and iCloud.com
                      • Back up devices easily to iCloud
                      • Operate iCloud with OS X and Windows PC

                      In Detail

                      iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. iCloud is a hub in a multi-devices environment, that allows your iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, and Macs sync with each other and always have the same content. The service allows users to store data, such as music files, on remote computer servers that can be downloaded to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices, and personal computers running OS X or Microsoft Windows.

                      This practical guide provides easy, step-by-step guidance to using the numerous features offered by iCloud, for first time users You will be guided through everything that you need to know about using iCloud on multiple platforms, as well as how to use it on a Windows PC.

                      Learn about what iCloud can offer you with this practical guide, and what makes it better than other cloud services. It will take you through all of the iCloud services available, and help you to manage your contents easily across devices.

                      You will also learn how to use Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and other iCloud services on Mac, PC, iOS devices or in the web browser. This book will also let you explore more on using iPhone and iTunes with iCloud, sync all contents without any hassle, and even back them up with iCloud. If you want to take full advantage of iCloud, then this is the right book for you.


                      An easy-to-use guide, filled with tutorials that will teach you how to set up and use iCloud, and profit from all of its marvellous features.

                      Who this book is for

                      This book is for anyone with basic knowledge of computers and mobile operations. Prior knowledge of cloud computing or iCloud is not expected.

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