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MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 10

iCloud Is Made for MacBooks

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing iCloud

arrow Setting iCloud preferences

arrow Managing iCloud storage

Readers often ask me to name my favorite reasons why they should switch. In other words, why should a Windows user who thinks all is well move to the Apple universe? I always mention the superior hardware and that Mavericks is a much better operating system. My favorite selling point is innovation. Apple comes up with the best ideas first, and everyone else plays catch-up.

Here’s the perfect example: The folks at Apple got tired of constantly synchronizing their iOS devices with their computers over a USB cable. Remember those archaic days? When you took a photo with your iPhone or created a new document with your iPad, your new additions just sat there in their original locations until you had a chance to sync your device with your MacBook. But with Apple’s iCloud functionality, your stuff gets automatically synchronized and backed up across the Internet!

In this chapter, I save you the trouble of researching all the benefits of iCloud. Heck, that’s one of the reasons you bought this book, right?

So How Does iCloud Work, Anyway?

Today’s Apple iOS devices ...

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