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Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes by Brad Miser

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Lesson 1. Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website

In this lesson, you get an overview of iCloud, learn how to obtain an account, and how to use your iCloud website.

Understanding iCloud

iCloud is a service that connects your iOS devices, Macintosh computers, Windows computers, and Apple TVs to a “cloud,” which is a central repository for data storage that is available via the Internet. Each device stores data on the cloud and receives data from the cloud. In this way, all your devices can share the same information.

Note: iOS Device

An iOS device runs Apple’s iOS operating system software. An iOS device is an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. iCloud works very similarly on all these devices, which is why they are referred to together ...

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