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Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes

Apple's new iCloud service connects people's iOS 6 devices together with their Windows and Mac computers. It does this by creating a "cloud" storage space with which all configured devices communicate. The cloud stores the information that it receives from each device and communicates that information to the other devices connected to it. iCloud is not only a very powerful service, but it is also free. Because it is integrated into iOS 6, widespread adoption by iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users is assured. Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes, 2/e offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, readers learn everything they need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed on iCloud. Step-by-step instructions walk readers through the most common questions, issues, and tasks..."Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts..."Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes 2/e will provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common iCloud pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. Updated coverage for ioS 6 include: * Photo Stream sharing. This enables users to both share their photos via Photo Stream and to subscribe to other people's streams * iCloud-enabled applications. Applications that can directly work with documents stored in the cloud are now available for Macs * Find My iPhone. The Find My iPhone feature has been updated with a new UI and steps. * iCloud website UI. The UI for the iCloud website has been updated. * Windows iCloud control panel. The control panel for iCloud on Windows is now in version 2, with updates to the UI and features. * iCloud for iOS 6. iCloud support under the iOS was updated for iOS 6. * iTunes 11. iTunes 11 included a major update to the application's UI, changing how the application looks and works, such as changes to the iOS device sync process, how the iTunes Store looks and works, and so on.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 1 Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website 5 Understanding iCloud 5 Obtaining an iCloud Account 9 Using Your iCloud Website 16 Summary 22 2 Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad 23 Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device 23 Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device 24 Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device 28 Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations 31 Summary 35 3 Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers 37 Logging In to Your iCloud Account 37 Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 39 Using the Back to My Mac Feature 43 Summary 44 4 Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers 45 Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel 45 Logging In to Your iCloud Account 46 Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 47 Summary 52 5 Using iCloud with iTunes Music, Apps, and Books 53 Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading 53 Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 54 Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac 68 Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC 70 Summary 71 6 Using iTunes Match with Your Music 73 Understanding iTunes Match 73 Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 75 Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 78 Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer 82 Summary 85 7 Using iCloud with Your Photos 87 Understanding Photo Stream 87 Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices 90 Using Photo Stream with a Mac 102 Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC 117 Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV 125 Summary 127 8 Using iCloud with Your Documents 129 Syncing Documents with iCloud 129 Enabling iCloud Document Syncing 131 Syncing Documents Using iCloud-Aware Apps 134 Manually Syncing Documents Through iCloud 142 Summary 152 9 Configuring Your iCloud Email 153 Working with iCloud Email 153 Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices 154 Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac 166 Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs 169 Using the iCloud Mail Web Application 173 Working with Email Aliases 175 Summary 177 10 Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts 179 Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information 179 Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device 180 Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac 182 Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC 183 Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application 185 Summary 188 11 Using iCloud with Your Calendars 189 Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars 189 Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device 190 Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac 195 Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC 196 Using the iCloud Calendar Web App 198 Summary 200 12 Using iCloud to Sync Other Information 201 Understanding Other Sync Options 201 Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device 202 Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac 204 Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC 205 Summary 207 13 Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices 209 Using iCloud to Find Devices 209 Finding iOS Devices 210 Finding Macs 219 Summary 221 14 Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices 223 Backing Up iOS Devices 223 Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup 229 Managing Your iCloud Storage Space 233 Summary 234 Index 235

About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple's amazing "i" technology, including iPods, iPhones, and iCloud. In addition to Sams Teach Yourself iCloud, 2nd Edition, books Brad has written include: My iPod touch, 4th Edition; My iPhone,6th Edition; and iTunes and iCloud for iPhones, iPads, and Pod touches Absolute Beginner's Guide. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit; and a sometimes-inside cat. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at

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