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 →
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.
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.
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You have about 2 Months to Upgrade to Lion and iCloud! June 30th, 2012 MobileMe closes down.
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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 →
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.
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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 →