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How to Do Everything: iCloud, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Maximize the latest iCloud capabilities

This all-new edition of How To Do Everything: iCloud fully covers iCloud’s versatile features and offers step-by-step directions on how to use each one, including Shared Photo Streams, the iWork for iCloud apps, and iCloud Keychain. You’ll learn how to set up iCloud, transfer and sync app-specific data, documents, files, photos, music, and other content among your computers and iOS mobile devices.

  • Use iCloud with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch
  • Migrate from Apple MobileMe to iCloud
  • Learn new iCloud features, including Shared Photo Streams, iWork for iCloud online apps, iCloud Keychain, and much more
  • Manage your digital music library and iTunes purchases with iCloud
  • Use the Premium iTunes Match service
  • Store and manage your digital photos with My Photo Stream
  • Share your digital images with others using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams
  • Sync files and documents among computers and iOS devices
  • Manage and sync your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and passwords using iCloud and iCloud Keychain
  • Work with iWork for iCloud
  • Learn about other cloud-based services
  • Sync and share apps, app-related data, and eBooks among iOS mobile devices and your computer(s)
  • Back up your iPhone and iPad with iCloud
  • Stream Apple TV content to your HD TV
  • Locate a Lost Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iCloud’s Find My… feature
  • Manage your iCloud email account
  • Troubleshoot iCloud-related problems

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. About the Author
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents 
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. What’s in This Book?
      1. Part I: Learn About Online File Sharing and Apple’s iCloud
      2. Part II: Manage Your Music, Multimedia Content, and Photos in the Cloud
      3. Part III: Share Documents, Music, Data, and More via iCloud
      4. Part IV: Discover More Uses for iCloud When Used with Your Mac and iOS Mobile Devices
      5. Part V: Additional iCloud Features and Functions
      6. Conventions Used in This Book
  9. Part I: Learn About Online File Sharing and Apple’s iCloud
    1. 1. Learn About Cloud-Based Online File-Sharing Services
      1. iCloud Works with Many Apple Products
      2. Set Up a Free iCloud Account
        1. Use Your Existing Apple ID to Create Your iCloud Account
      3. What Exactly Is iCloud Anyway?
      4. What iCloud Can Do
        1. iCloud Works with iTunes
        2. Manage Your Entire Music Library with Premium iTunes Match Service
        3. Store, View, and Share Your Photos Online
        4. iCloud Can Make Surfing the Web Easier Too
        5. Use iCloud to Back Up and Sync App-Specific Data
        6. iCloud Can Be Used in Conjunction with the iWork Apps
        7. Use iCloud to Track the Exact Location of Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad
        8. Maintain Full Backups of Your iOS Mobile Devices Using iCloud
        9. iCloud Comes with Its Own Email Account
        10. iCloud Works Nicely with Apple TV Too
      5. Pick and Choose Which iCloud Features You Want to Use
      6. Discover What Using a Cloud-Based File-Sharing Service Costs
      7. What You’ll Need to Start Using iCloud with a Mac
      8. What You’ll Need to Start Using iCloud with an iPhone or iPad
      9. Let’s Get Started
    2. 2. How Mac Users Can Utilize iCloud
      1. Manage Your Music via iCloud
        1. Manually Access Past iTunes Store Purchases via iCloud
      2. Sync and Share Digital Photos Using iCloud
      3. Sync App-Specific Data with iCloud
        1. Surf the Web More Efficiently
      4. Access App-Specific Data from Any Web Browser
      5. Use the Find My Mac Feature via iCloud
      6. Share Files Using the Back to My Mac Feature
      7. Sync Your Ebooks Library via iCloud
      8. Use iCloud’s Documents in the Cloud Feature to Sync iWork Data, Documents, and Files
      9. Additional iCloud Functionality for Your Mac
    3. 3. How iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch Users Can Utilize iCloud
      1. Only One iCloud Account Is Needed: Multiple Accounts Are Optional
      2. What an iOS Mobile Device User Can Do with iCloud
      3. Set Up Your iOS Devices to Work with iCloud
      4. Turn On iCloud Functionality On Your iOS Devices
        1. Turn On iCloud Functionality for Specific iOS Apps
      5. Your iTunes Content Is Always Accessible via iCloud
      6. Share Content With and Without iCloud
    4. 4. How to Use the New OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 iCloud Features
      1. iCloud Works Much the Same Way on Macs and iOS Mobile Devices
        1. iCloud Features Need to Be Activated on Each Computer or Device
        2. iCloud Keychain Remembers Your Website Usernames and Passwords
        3. iBooks Now Works with iCloud
        4. Shared Photo Stream Is Improved
      2. iCloud Still Stores All of Your Content Purchases
      3. Access iCloud from Any Computer
      4. iCloud Works a Bit Differently with Each App
      5. Start Using the iCloud Features That Meet Your Specific Needs
  10. Part II: Manage Your Music, Multimedia Content, and Photos in the Cloud
    1. 5. Manage Your Digital Music Library and iTunes Purchases
      1. Shop for Music from the iTunes Store
        1. Learn More About Music Before Purchasing It
        2. Browse the iTunes Store for Music by Genre
        3. Save Money Using iTunes’ Complete My Album Feature
      2. Apple ID Required
      3. Install and Set Up iTunes to Acquire and Manage Your Music Library
        1. Get iTunes Running on Your Mac or PC
      4. How Digital Music Becomes Accessible from iCloud
        1. Manually Access and Download Past iTunes Purchases from Your PC or Mac
        2. Access and Download Past iTunes Purchases from Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    2. 6. Use the Premium iTunes Match Service
      1. Sign Up for iTunes Match
      2. How to Cancel Your Auto-Renewing iTunes Match Subscription
      3. Activate iTunes Match on Your Other Macs
      4. Activate iTunes Match on Your iPhone or iPod touch
      5. Activate iTunes Match on Your iPad
      6. Activate iTunes Match on Another Computer
      7. Keep Your Music Library Up to Date on iCloud
    3. 7. Store and Manage Your Digital Photos with My Photo Stream
      1. First Turn On the My Photo Stream Feature
        1. Turn On My Photo Stream on Your Mac
        2. Turn On My Photo Stream on Your PC
        3. Turn On My Photo Stream on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
      2. How to View Your My Photo Stream Images
        1. View or Delete My Photo Stream Images on a Mac
        2. View or Delete My Photo Stream Images on Any iOS Device
        3. View or Delete Photo Stream Images on Your PC
        4. View Photo Stream Images on Your HD Television
      3. Manually Add Images to Your My Photo Stream from Your Computer
      4. Turn Off Photo Stream Without Deleting Photos on Your Mac
      5. Share Images Among Computers and Devices
    4. 8. Share Your Digital Images with Others Using Shared Photo Streams
      1. Create and Manage a Shared Photo Stream from a Mac
        1. Create a New Photo Stream Using iPhoto on a Mac
        2. Edit a Shared Photo Stream Using iPhoto
      2. Create and Manage a Shared Photo Stream from an iPhone or iPad
        1. Create a Shared Photo Stream from Scratch Using the Photos App
        2. Edit a Shared Photo Stream Using the Photos App on Your iOS Mobile Device
      3. Access a Shared Photo Stream via Apple TV
  11. Part III: Share Documents, Music, Data, and More via iCloud
    1. 9. Manage and Sync Your Safari Bookmarks, Reading List, and Passwords
      1. Turn On iCloud Functionality in Safari
        1. Turn On Web Surfing iCloud Functionality on a Mac
        2. Turn On Web Surfing iCloud Functionality on an iOS Mobile Device
      2. iCloud Related to Safari Works Automatically in the Background
      3. Create New Bookmarks Using Safari
        1. Create and Manage Your Favorites Bar
        2. Edit Your Bookmarks Menu or Favorites Bar Listings
      4. Create and Manage Your Reading List
        1. Access Your Reading List on a Mac
        2. Access Your Reading List on an iOS Mobile Device
      5. Utilize Tabbed Browsing in Safari
      6. Tips for Using iCloud Keychain
        1. Customize iCloud Keychain Options on Your Mac
        2. Customize iCloud Keychain on Your iOS Mobile Devices
    2. 10. Working with iWork for iCloud
      1. Use the iWork for iCloud Apps from Any Compatible Web Browser
      2. Get Started Using Pages via iCloud
        1. Navigate Your Way Around the Pages Library Screen
        2. Work with Documents Using Pages for iCloud
      3. The Interface for Numbers and Keynote Is Very Similar to Pages
      4. What’s Not Yet Possible Using the iWork for iCloud Apps
      5. Manage Numbers Spreadsheets via iCloud
      6. Work with Keynote Presentations via iCloud
      7. The iWork for iCloud Apps Can Utilize Full-Screen Mode
      8. Collaboration with Others Is Now Possible Using iWork Apps
  12. Part IV: Discover More Uses for iCloud When Used with Your Mac and iOS Mobile Devices
    1. 11. Manage Apps, App-Related Data, and Ebooks with iCloud
      1. Configure Your iOS Device’s Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders Apps to Work with iCloud
        1. Use the Contacts App with iCloud
        2. Use the Calendar, Reminders, and Notes Apps with iCloud
      2. Configure the Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes Apps on the Mac to Work with iCloud
      3. Set Up Your PC to Access and Use Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes via Microsoft Outlook
      4. Configure iCloud to Synchronize Apps and Ebooks Among Your Computers and iOS Mobile Devices
        1. Manually Install Purchased Apps from the App Store
        2. Manually Access Past iTunes Store Purchases via iTunes
        3. Manually Access Past iBookstore Purchases
      5. The Benefits of Syncing App-Related Data via iCloud
    2. 12. Back Up Your iPhone and iPad
      1. Back Up Your iOS Mobile Device to iCloud
        1. Use iCloud to Back Up App-Related Documents, Files, and Data
      2. Restore Your iOS Device from an iCloud Backup
      3. Create an iTunes Sync Backup from Your iOS Mobile Device
      4. Create a Wireless iTunes Sync Backup from Your iOS Device
      5. Use iTunes Sync and iCloud Together
    3. 13. iCloud and Apple TV: The Perfect Entertainment Combination
      1. What Is Apple TV and How Does It Work?
      2. Use Apple TV to Access iTunes Store Content via iCloud
        1. Access Movies Rented from the iTunes Store Using Another Computer or Device
        2. Use AirPlay to Stream Content from an iOS Mobile Device to Apple TV
        3. Access Purchased TV Shows from iCloud to Watch via Apple TV
      3. Use Apple TV to Access Your iCloud My Photo Stream or Shared Photo Streams
        1. Customize Your Slideshows on Apple TV
        2. View Individual Photo Stream Images on Your Television via Apple TV
        3. Set Up the Screen Saver to Display Photo Stream Images
  13. Part V: Additional iCloud Features and Functions
    1. 14. Locate a Lost Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iCloud’s Find My… Feature
      1. Find My iPhone Has Expanded to Work with Macs and Other iOS Mobile Devices
      2. Turn On and Set Up the Find My… Feature on an iOS Mobile Device
      3. Turn On and Set Up the Find My… Feature on a Mac
      4. Locate a Compatible Apple Device Using the Find My iPhone App
        1. Take Advantage of the Find My iPhone App’s Security Features
      5. Locate a Compatible Apple Device Using iCloud.com
    2. 15. Manage Your iCloud Email Account
      1. Turn On the iCloud Mail Sync Option on Each of Your Macs and iOS Mobile Devices
      2. Manage Your Email Account Using the Mail App on Your Mac or iOS Mobile Device
      3. Manage Your Email Account Using the Online Edition of the Mail App Available Through iCloud.com
        1. Explore the Online Edition of the Mail App’s Mailbox Folders Menu
        2. Explore the Command Icons Available from the Online Mail App
        3. Discover What’s Available from the Mail App’s Menu
        4. Compose an Email from Scratch Using the Online Edition of the Mail App
      4. iCloud Represents an Ongoing Evolution in Cloud-Based Computing
    3. A: Troubleshoot iCloud-Related Problems
      1. What to Do if iCloud Doesn’t Work as Expected
      2. Avoid Accidentally Overwriting One File Version with Another
      3. What to Do if You Forget Your iCloud Account Information
  14. Index