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OS X® Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks by Jason R. Rich

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11. Navigating Around iCloud

In This Chapter

• Discover what the iCloud service is and how to use it

• Set up your free iCloud account

• Configure iCloud-related features on your Mac

• Keep tabs on the location of your Macs and iDevices

The concept of and technology behind a cloud-based data backup and file sharing service has been around for years. However, when Apple introduced iCloud, it not only made this web-based technology more accessible and affordable for consumers, it also made it practical to use in conjunction with the average person’s everyday computing needs.

Apple’s iCloud is a free service. When you sign up for your own iCloud account, it comes with 5GB of online storage space and a free email account. Unlike other cloud-based ...

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