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Meet the iPad and iOS 5 by Jeff Carlson

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Use iCloud

iCloud is Apple’s ambitious, ubiquitous service for keeping all of your data in sync no matter which computer or iOS device you’re using. When you update some piece of information, such as an event in the Calendar app, the changes are copied to the iCloud servers and applied to every device that shares your iCloud account. You don’t need to sync using a cable or via Wi-Fi; as long as you have a connection to the Internet, the information is updated automatically.

This feature is especially helpful when editing documents in apps that support iCloud. The process of moving a word processing document in Apple’s Pages application from the computer to the iPad is cumbersome and requires a trip through iTunes. With iCloud, the file is copied ...

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