Category: iCloud

Final countdown begins with 30 days until Apple shutters MobileMe

MobileMe users now have just 30 days remaining to download their photos and files from iDisk, Gallery and iWeb before Apple's service concludes. Legacy MobileMe users began receiving e-mails this week warning that the deadline is fast approaching. The company originally announced a year ago that MobileMe will cease to exist as of June 30, 2012. The deprecated service, which used to be offered for $99 per year, has been replaced by Apple's new, free cloud-based offering, dubbed iCloud. As part of that transition to iCloud, the iDisk, Gallery and iWeb services will no longer be offered. Before MobileMe goes dark on June 30, users should log in to their account and back up and save all of the content that is stored on the Web in the iDisk, Galleries and iWeb services. A step-by-step tutorial on how to do this was published on Friday by Ars Technica. For those who want to continue using Apple's cloud-based services, a MobileMe account must be rolled over to iCloud. The transition Read the full article →

How to set up iCloud on Windows

iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, contacts, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices, including your PC. To take full advantage of iCloud, you will need to set up iCloud on your computer. Installing the iCloud Control Panel will allow you to use iCloud with Mail, Photos, Contacts, Bookmarks and Calendars on your PC (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 required). If you haven’t yet turned on iCloud on your iOS device, you will need to do so. Go to Settings-> iCloud and turn on iCloud. First, you will need to download the iCloud Control Panel for Windows. After you download and install the software, you will need to need to setup iCloud. You should be prompted to sign with the same Apple ID you used to create your iCloud account. You can also access the iCloud Control Panel by going to the Windows Start menu, Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> iCloud. Now you can select the iCloud services you’d like to Read the full article →

iCloud explained and how to set it up

What Does iCloud Do? iCloud will store your music, photos, documents, contacts, calendar events and more and automatically push them to all your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. iTunes Purchases Whenever you purchase music, apps and books in iTunes it will automatically transfer the items to your other iOS devices and your computer. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad, and it will show up on your iPhone without having to sync it. You can buy a book on your iPhone and leave a bookmark, then pick up reading the book where you left off on your iPad. All of your previous purchases are available for download on your devices with iCloud. If you have music that was not purchased through iTunes, Apple has iTunes Match for $24.99 a year. iTunes Match will let you store your entire music collection in iCloud without having to upload most of your music. The only songs that would require uploading are ones that are not in the iTunes store. Photos Photo Stream applies the same Read the full article →

About 2 Months To Go…

You have about 2 Months to Upgrade to Lion and iCloud! June 30th, 2012 MobileMe closes down. Contact MacDaddy for additional info. Apple encouraging iCloud upgrades with free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users By Josh Ong Published: 01:50 AM EST (10:50 PM PST) In an effort to push customers toward iCloud ahead of shuttering its MobileMe service, Apple has reportedly begun offering free copies of OS X Snow Leopard to MobileMe users still on the older Leopard version. Macgasm reported on Wednesday that the Mac maker had sent an article to MobileMe customers with an offer for a free DVD of OS X Snow Leopard. The move comes as Apple is just months away from its June 30 deadline to close the service. It's not immediately clear, however, exactly who is eligible for the free upgrade offer, which expires on June 15. The publication contacted Apple to clarify but had yet to hear back from the company. Apple's email reportedly outlines a three-step process for Read the full article →

Time to join iCloud? Let me help…

iCloud climbs to 85 million users By Tim Stevens  posted Jan 24th 2012 5:58PM It seems like only yesterday Apple unveiled iCloud to the world at WWDC, just a puff of vapor. Now look at it. The company has just confirmed the service has swelled to 85 million users as part of its Q1 2012 earnings call. That's more than twice as many iPhones as it sold in the same period, but of course it's worth noting that iCloud is, of course, free, so there's no penalty in people sticking their head in and seeing how things feel. iCloud stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Automatic, effortless, and seamless — it just works.Watch the iCloud video Your content. On all your devices. iCloud is so much more than a hard drive in the sky. It makes it quick and effortless to access just about everything on the devices you use every day. iCloud automatically and securely stores your content so it's always available Read the full article →

Apple and the year ahead

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Dec 30, 2011 9:00 am Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don’t come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products—including two major new operating system versions—and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company. SIMILAR ARTICLES Review: MacBook Air (first-generation) 2011 in review: The year in Mac The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware What you need to know about Thunderbolt Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Given all of that, it would seem that 2012 might have to be a quiet year by comparison. But Apple’s not the kind of company to stand still. Read the full article →

Hands on with iTunes Match

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Nov 14, 2011 2:34 pm SIMILAR ARTICLES Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match iCloud: What you need to know Check your music's iCloud Status Dealing with iTunes Match's 25,000 Track Limit iTunes 10.5 helps you use iTunes less often First Look: iTunes in the Cloud Perhaps no part of Apple’s iCloud service has prompted as much interest as iTunes Match. You could attribute that to a number of factors, including Apple’s industry-dominating music store, iTunes Match’s library-matching system, and the fundamental integration with all of Apple’s devices. But in general, I think it’s the idea of having your music everywhere, always at your fingertips, that’s really captured the interest of users. On Monday, iTunes Match officially launched for U.S. users. So, now that the feature is actually available, what can you expect? I’ve had some time to take iTunes Match for a spin, so here’s Read the full article →

Getting started with iCloud, Apple’s new sync service

Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s suite of wireless sync and backup services by Serenity Caldwell, Macworld.com   Oct 12, 2011 11:05 am SIMILAR ARTICLES iCloud: What you need to know iCloud: What we already know iCloud to make official debut on October 12 WWDC: Apple introduces iCloud Lion: The Complete Macworld Review iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes Live Update: Apple talks iPhone Over the past few years, consumers have become obsessed with the notion of having their documents and data instantly available wherever they are, on whichever device they happen to be using at the time. In the past, Apple experimented with this by offering limited sync services; with iCloud, the company is charging head-first into the digital-sync sphere. What is iCloud? In short, iCloud is a catchall phrase that covers Apple’s entire suite of wireless sync and backup services, which aim to keep your devices—both Read the full article →

How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

Apple’s latest iOS has arrived; here’s how to get it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by Serenity Caldwell, Macworld.com   Oct 12, 2011 10:15 am iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide. COMPLETE COVERAGE Review: iOS 5 SIMILAR ARTICLES iOS 5: What you need to know iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes iOS 5: What we already know Review: The iPad 2 iPhone 4S review: It's a sure thing Lion: The Complete Macworld Review How to set up Find My iOS device on your iPhone and iPad What devices will run iOS 5? Before we get into the upgrade process itself, you’ll want to make sure you actually have a compatible device. Because Read the full article →

Apple unleashes iOS 5, a major brain transplant for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Christian ZibregApple IncAppsiOS Devices share this Speak up! (0) October 12, 2011 at 10:04 am Great news from Cupertino, California: The wait is finally over. After nearly four months of extensive public testing, bug squashing, teeth gnashing and under-the-hood tweaking, Apple today released the final consumer version of iOS 5, a major and most ambitious upgrade to its mobile operating system yet. iOS 5 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, as well as both iPad 1 and iPad 2. However, some features are resource-intensive and thus only available on recent devices. Note that Siri, an intelligent personal assistant users can converse with, remains exclusive to iPhone 4S for the time being. Preceding the iOS 5 roll out, Apple earlier this morning posted Find My Friends and AirPort Utility apps, enabled iCloud accounts for everyone, flipped the switch on the Newsstand Store and rolled out music re-downloading Read the full article →