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iCloud Standard Guide

Book Description

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.

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

  1. iCloud Standard Guide
    1. Table of Contents
    2. iCloud Standard Guide
    3. Credits
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Hello, iCloud!
      1. 2000s – PC as a digital hub
      2. 2010s – cloud is the digital hub
      3. What is iCloud?
      4. What can iCloud do for you?
        1. Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
        2. iMessage
        3. Notes and Reminders
        4. Photo Stream
        5. iTunes in the Cloud
        6. iTunes Match
        7. Documents in the Cloud
        8. Find My iPhone
        9. iCloud.com
        10. Back to My Mac
        11. Back up your devices
        12. Collaborating with OS X
        13. Collaborating with Microsoft Windows
        14. iWork for iCloud
        15. iCloud Keychain
      5. How does iCloud differ from other cloud services?
        1. iCloud versus Windows Azure
        2. iCloud versus Dropbox
      6. Summary
    9. 2. Getting Started with iCloud
      1. About Apple ID
      2. Signing up for iCloud
        1. System requirements
          1. iOS devices
          2. Mac
          3. Windows PC
        2. Mac
          1. For new Mac
          2. For existing Mac
        3. Windows PC
        4. iOS device
          1. For new iOS devices
          2. For existing iOS devices
      3. Migrating from MobileMe
      4. Managing your iCloud account
      5. Summary
    10. 3. Working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
      1. Mail
        1. Setting up mail on your iOS device
          1. Configuring mail settings on iOS devices
            1. iCloud-specific configuration
          2. Global mail configuration
          3. Fetch or push your message to iOS device
          4. Notify new mail on iOS Notification Center
        2. Setting up mail on your Mac
          1. Configuring iCloud mail settings on Mac
            1. Accounts information
            2. Mailbox behaviors
            3. Advanced
          2. Notify new mail on OS X Notification Center
        3. Working with mail on iCloud.com
          1. Mail aliases on iCloud e-mail
          2. Organize incoming messages with rules
          3. Auto response mail on vacation
      2. Contacts
        1. Add, edit, and search contacts
          1. On your iOS devices
          2. On your Mac
        2. Managing contacts with groups
        3. Contacts on iCloud.com
      3. Calendar
        1. Setting up calendars
          1. On your iOS devices
          2. On your Mac
        2. Sharing your calendar with the public
        3. Calendar on iCloud.com
      4. Summary
    11. 4. Collaborate with iMessage, Notes, and Reminders
      1. iMessage
        1. Setting up iMessage on your iOS device
          1. Activating iMessage
          2. iMessage or SMS?
          3. More iMessage settings in iOS
          4. Alerts and notifications for iMessage on iOS
        2. Setting up Messages on your Mac
          1. More iMessage settings for Mac
          2. Alerts and notifications for iMessage on Mac
        3. Sending iMessages
          1. Sending texts
          2. Sending pictures
          3. Sending a location pin
          4. Sending contacts
      2. Notes
        1. Notes on your iOS device
          1. Sharing a note on iOS
          2. Configuring Notes on iOS
        2. Notes on your Mac
          1. Sharing a note on Mac
          2. Configuring Notes on Mac
        3. Notes on iCloud.com
      3. Reminders
        1. Reminders on iOS devices
        2. Reminders on Mac
        3. Reminders on iCloud.com
      4. Summary
    12. 5. Using iPhoto and iTunes with iCloud
      1. Photo Stream
        1. Setting up Photo Stream
          1. Photo Stream on iOS
          2. Photo Stream on Mac
        2. Viewing Photo Stream on iPhoto
        3. Photo Sharing
      2. iTunes in the Cloud
        1. Purchased music
          1. Purchased music on Apple TV
        2. Purchased movies
          1. Purchased movies on Apple TV
        3. Purchased apps
      3. iTunes Match
        1. Setting up iTunes Match
        2. Using iTunes Match on iOS
        3. Using iTunes Match on Mac
        4. Using iTunes Match on Apple TV
      4. Summary
    13. 6. Syncing Your Contents with iCloud
      1. Documents in the Cloud
        1. Syncing iWork Documents with iCloud
          1. Syncing documents on iOS devices
          2. Syncing documents on Mac
        2. Syncing data from third-party apps
      2. The Safari web browser
        1. Enabling sync for Safari on iOS
        2. Enabling sync for Safari on Mac
        3. Syncing bookmarks
        4. Syncing iCloud Tabs between devices
        5. Syncing Reading List
      3. iBooks
        1. Purchased iBooks
        2. Syncing bookmarks on iBooks
      4. Summary
    14. 7. Exploring iCloud Apps
      1. iCloud.com
        1. Change iCloud.com settings
        2. Notifications on iCloud.com
      2. Find My iPhone
        1. Configure Find My iPhone on iOS devices
        2. Configure Find My Mac on Mac
        3. Find your Apple devices
          1. Send a sound alert to devices
          2. Remotely lock your device with Lost Mode
          3. Remotely wipe your device
      3. iWork for iCloud (beta)
        1. Pages for iCloud
        2. Keynote for iCloud
        3. Numbers for iCloud
      4. Find My Friends
      5. Summary
    15. 8. Backing Up Devices to iCloud
      1. Understanding iCloud Backup
      2. Using iCloud to back up or restore an iOS device
        1. Turning ON iCloud Backup on iOS devices
        2. Turning ON iCloud Backup from iTunes
        3. Restoring an iOS device from iCloud
      3. iCloud storage plans
        1. Managing iCloud storage on iOS
        2. Managing iCloud storage on Mac
        3. Changing storage plan on iOS
        4. Changing storage plan on Mac
      4. Summary
    16. 9. Using iCloud with OS X
      1. iCloud-enabled Mac apps
        1. Preview
        2. TextEdit
        3. iWork for Mac
      2. Back to My Mac
        1. System requirements
        2. Setting up Back to My Mac on your Mac
          1. Configuring your router
        3. Using Back to My Mac
          1. Remote file sharing
          2. Remote screen sharing
      3. Summary
    17. 10. Using iCloud with Windows
      1. Configuring the iCloud Control Panel
        1. Syncing bookmarks
        2. Integrating Photo Stream with file explorer
        3. Managing iCloud storage
        4. Managing an iCloud account
      2. iCloud and Microsoft Outlook
        1. Configuring Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders on Outlook
        2. Accessing Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders on Outlook
      3. Summary
    18. Index