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iCloud Standard Guide

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Andri Yadi, Fauzan Alfi

Making the most of Apple’s iCloud to store, backup, manage, and share your content across all your devices is made beautifully clear in this practical guide. It even tells you how to use it on a Windows PC.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782160502
Paperback158 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

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
Chapter 2: Getting Started with iCloud
About Apple ID
Signing up for iCloud
Migrating from MobileMe
Managing your iCloud account
Summary
Chapter 3: Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
Mail
Contacts
Calendar
Summary
Chapter 4: Collaborate with iMessage, Notes, and Reminders
iMessage
Notes
Reminders
Summary
Chapter 5: Using iPhoto and iTunes with iCloud
Photo Stream
iTunes in the Cloud
iTunes Match
Summary
Chapter 6: Syncing Your Contents with iCloud
Documents in the Cloud
The Safari web browser
iBooks
Summary
Chapter 7: Exploring iCloud Apps
iCloud.com
Find My iPhone
iWork for iCloud (beta)
Find My Friends
Summary
Chapter 8: Backing Up Devices to iCloud
Understanding iCloud Backup
Using iCloud to back up or restore an iOS device
iCloud storage plans
Summary
Chapter 9: Using iCloud with OS X
iCloud-enabled Mac apps
Back to My Mac
Summary
Chapter 10: Using iCloud with Windows
Configuring the iCloud Control Panel
iCloud and Microsoft Outlook
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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