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Press Release: October 27, 2011

Take Control of iCloud--New from TidBITS

Take Control of iCloud

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Sebastopol, CA—The rollout of Apple's new iCloud service has not been without problems, and many people have questions about how best to sign up, switch to, and use iCloud. To answer those questions, TidBITS Publishing Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Take Control of iCloud ($15.00 USD), a 143-page ebook that helps readers successfully migrate to iCloud and its many services.

Written by tech expert Joe Kissell, Take Control of iCloud explains how to handle a variety of setup scenarios and concerns (including multiple Apple IDs and upgrading from MobileMe, iCloud's predecessor), and how to best use the many features in iCloud: iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iCloud Backup, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, Find My iPhone, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more.

Readers will learn the answers to questions such as:

  • What are iCloud's primary features?
  • How do I set up iCloud-based calendar and contact syncing on my iOS device?
  • How do I share calendars with people who are not using iCloud?
  • How quickly should I expect iCloud to sync my data?
  • How do I configure my email software to use my iCloud email address?
  • How do I add files to my Photo Stream from Windows?
  • How can I configure my AirPort Extreme to work with Back to My Mac?

    And for those making the jump from MobileMe, Kissell also explains:

    • How iCloud's feature set compares to MobileMe's.
    • Which MobileMe features will disappear after you switch to iCloud, and which will stick around until June 2012, when Apple has announced it will shut off MobileMe.
    • Handling old data stored on MobileMe, such as photos in Gallery and files in iDisk.
    • Converting a MobileMe Family Pack to iCloud accounts.
    • Replicating MobileMe-based group calendar sharing in iCloud, especially if not everyone can upgrade to iCloud.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Take Control of iCloud Take Control of iCloud
Publisher: TidBITS
By Joe Kissell
Ebook ISBN: 9781615423958  
Pages: 144
Ebook Price: $15.00

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About Take Control Ebooks
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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