Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes
Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical information designed to get you up and running quickly and easily. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to effectively use Apple’s iCloud online services. Each compact lesson zeroes in on a specific aspect of iCloud, explained through concise and informative descriptions along with accurate and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly become comfortable performing the most important iCloud tasks to make the most of what iCloud offers every day!
Tips point out shortcuts and solutions
Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls
Notes provide additional information
10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…
- Obtain an iCloud account and use your own iCloud website.
- Configure iCloud services on iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, and Windows PCs.
- Use iCloud with your iTunes music, apps, and books to ensure you have great content on all your devices!
- Take advantage of iTunes Match to stream your iTunes music wherever you are.
- Use Photo Stream for instant access to photos you take with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on all your other mobile devices and computers.
- Have easy access to the same document files on iOS devices and computers so that you can efficiently work whenever and wherever you need to.
- Use iCloud’s great email, calendar, contact, and other tools to automatically have the same information on all your devices.
- Locate your devices, secure them if they aren’t under your control, and protect your data with online backups.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Less nebulous than the other books about Apple's confusing, time-robbing Cloud,
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes) (Paperback)The author is not so insensitive as to make explicit reference to the potential problems of the "iCloud." But unlike other books about Apple's curious (and confounding) Cloud, he goes further than simply "explaining" the invention or praising its alleged benefits. He gets to the point, showing you how to find step 1 and proceed from there to step 2. (I did not get this help from a currently more popular book in Amazon's ratings.) In fact, the author of "ICloud in 10 Minutes" provided information that "enabled" me (as suggested by the book's parenthetical subtitle) to solve a couple of especially sticky problems.
Admittedly, no Apple innovation has given me as much trouble as Apple's "unique" Cloud. It's led to ridiculously exponential multiplication of my music files, along with black marks by all of the nascent, or "imaginary," tunes in my iTunes library, making me search repeatedly for the "real" tune (and mostly when time is of the essence). It's glutted my... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Learning and using iCloud,
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes) (Paperback)Just started reading this nice little book. It seems to have all the answers for how to manage and use iCloud. Good illustrations and easy to follow instructions.
Could be a lot better,
This review is from: Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes) (Paperback)I don't think this book was very helpful. I bought it for my Mom to help her understand how iCloud works but I ended up setting it all up for her because the book was not organized very well and confusing to follow. I'd stick with one of those "For Dummies" books.
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Table of Contents
About This Book 1
Who This Book Is For 2
What Do I Need to Use This Book? 3
Conventions Used in This Book 3
1 Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website 5
Understanding iCloud 5
Obtaining an iCloud Account 8
Creating an iCloud Account on an iOS Device 10
Obtaining an iCloud Account on a Mac 12
Creating an iCloud Account via the iTunes Store 12
Converting MobileMe to iCloud 14
Using Your iCloud Website 15
Logging Into Your Website 16
Working with iCloud Web Applications 17
Managing Your Account and Apple ID 19
2 Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad 21
Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device 21
Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device 22
Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device 26
Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations 29
3 Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers 35
Logging Into Your iCloud Account 35
Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 37
Using the Back to My Mac Feature 41
4 Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers 43
Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel 43
Logging Into Your iCloud Account 44
Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services 45
5 Using iCloud with Your iTunes Music, Apps, and Books 51
Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading 51
Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 52
Configuring Automatic Downloading of iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device 53
Downloading Previous iTunes Store Music or TV Show Purchases on an iOS Device 54
Downloading Previous iTunes Book Purchases on an iOS Device 59
Downloading Previous iTunes App Purchases on an iOS Device 60
Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac 62
Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC 63
6 Using iTunes Match with Your Music 67
Understanding iTunes Match 67
Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 69
Setting Up iTunes Match in iTunes 69
Managing iTunes Match in iTunes 71
Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 72
Configuring an iOS Device to Use iTunes Match 73
Listening to iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device 73
Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer 76
Adding a Computer to iTunes Match 76
Listening to iTunes Match Music on a Computer 78
7 Using iCloud with Your Photos 81
Understanding Photo Stream 81
Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices 84
Enabling Photo Stream on an iOS Device 85
Viewing Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 86
Working with Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 86
Saving Photo Stream Photos on an iOS Device 88
Using Photo Stream with a Mac 92
Enabling Photo Stream on a Mac 92
Using Photo Stream with iPhoto 93
Using Photo Stream with Aperture 95
Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC 98
Enabling Photo Stream on a Windows PC 98
Using Photo Stream Photos on a Windows PC 99
Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV 101
Enabling Photo Stream on an Apple TV 101
Viewing Your Photo Stream on an Apple TV 102
Removing Photos from Your Photo Stream 102
8 Using iCloud with Your Documents 105
Syncing Documents with iCloud 105
Syncing Documents on iOS Devices 106
Enabling Document Syncing on iOS Devices 107
Enabling Document Syncing in iOS Apps 108
Working with Synced Documents on iOS Devices 110
Using the iWork Feature of Your iCloud Website 112
Syncing Documents on Macs 115
Configuring Document Syncing on a Mac 115
Working with iCloud Document Syncing on a Mac 116
Syncing Documents on Windows PCs 120
9 Configuring Your iCloud Email 123
Working with iCloud Email 123
Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices 123
Enabling iCloud Email on an iOS Device 124
Determining How iCloud Email Is Synced on an iOS Device 125
Changing Global Email Settings on an iOS Device 126
Changing iCloud-Specific Email Settings on an iOS Device 132
Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac 133
Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs 137
Using the iCloud Mail Web Application 139
Working with Email Aliases 141
10 Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts 145
Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information 145
Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device 146
Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on an iOS Device 146
Configuring How Contacts Display on an iOS Device 146
Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac 148
Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC 149
Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application 150
11 Using iCloud with Your Calendars 155
Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars 155
Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device 156
Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on an iOS Device 156
Configuring Calendar Preferences on an iOS Device 157
Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac 161
Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC 162
Using the iCloud Calendar Web Application 164
12 Using iCloud to Sync Other Information 167
Understanding Other Sync Options 167
Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device 168
Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac 170
Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC 171
13 Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices 175
Using iCloud to Find Devices 175
Finding iOS Devices 176
Enabling Find My iPhone on iOS Devices 176
Using Find My iPhone with iOS Devices 178
Finding Macs 184
Enabling Find My Mac 184
Finding a Mac 185
14 Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices 187
Backing Up iOS Devices 187
Understanding Back Up Options 187
Configuring How an iOS Device Is Backed Up 188
Backing Up an iOS Device 189
Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup 191
Managing Your iCloud Storage Space 193
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