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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4

Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing iCloud

arrow Merging iOS and Yosemite using Handoff

arrow Setting iCloud preferences

arrow Managing iCloud storage

If you ask the average Mac owner about what’s available on the Internet, you likely hear benefits such as email, online games, web surfing, and Google searches. What you may not hear is “instant syncing, cloud storage, and document sharing among all my Macs and iOS devices.”

If you have another brand of phone or tablet, you may have experienced what I like to call the “Synchronizing Blues” in the past: When you took a photo with your phone or created a new document with your tablet, your new additions just sat there (in their original location) until you had a chance to sync your device with your computer. Ah, but with Apple’s iCloud functionality, your stuff on your Macs and iOS devices gets automatically synchronized across the Internet!

In this chapter, I show you what’s really exciting about your Mac and that fancy Internet connection. With iCloud, you can automatically synchronize your stuff, access your documents ...

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