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Sams Teach Yourself iCloud® in 10 Minutes, Second Edition

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Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes, Second Edition, offers straightforward, practical information designed to get you up and running quickly and easily. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to effectively use Apple’s iCloud online services. Each compact lesson zeroes in on a specific aspect of iCloud, explained through concise and informative descriptions along with accurate and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly become comfortable performing the most important iCloud tasks to make the most of what iCloud offers every day!

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Obtain an iCloud account and use your own iCloud website.

  • Configure iCloud services on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Macs, and Windows PCs.

  • Use iCloud with your iTunes music, apps, and books to ensure you have great content on all your devices.

  • Take advantage of iTunes Match to stream your iTunes music wherever you are.

  • Use Photo Stream for instant access to photos you take with an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on all your other mobile devices and computers; you can also share your photos with others and view photos being shared with you.

  • Have easy access to the same document files on iOS devices and computers so that you can efficiently work whenever and wherever you need to.

  • Use iCloud’s great email, calendar,contact, and other tools to automatically have the same information on all your devices.

  • Locate your devices, secure them if they aren’t under your control, and protect your data with online backups.

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. We Want to Hear from You!
    9. Reader Services
    10. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Who This Book Is For
      3. What Do I Need to Use This Book?
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
    11. Lesson 1. Getting Started with Your iCloud Account and Website
      1. Understanding iCloud
      2. Obtaining an iCloud Account
      3. Using Your iCloud Website
      4. Summary
    12. Lesson 2. Configuring iCloud on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
      1. Configuring iCloud on an iOS Device
      2. Performing Basic iCloud Configuration on an iOS Device
      3. Configuring Information Updates on an iOS Device
      4. Performing Advanced iCloud Account Configurations
      5. Summary
    13. Lesson 3. Configuring iCloud on Macintosh Computers
      1. Logging In to Your iCloud Account
      2. Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services
      3. Using the Back to My Mac Feature
      4. Summary
    14. Lesson 4. Configuring iCloud on Windows Computers
      1. Downloading and Installing the iCloud Control Panel
      2. Logging In to Your iCloud Account
      3. Configuring and Managing Your iCloud Services
      4. Summary
    15. Lesson 5. Using iCloud with iTunes Music, Apps, and Books
      1. Understanding Automatic iTunes Store Purchase Downloading
      2. Using iCloud to Download iTunes Store Purchases on an iOS Device
      3. Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Mac
      4. Using iCloud to Automatically Download iTunes Store Purchases on a Windows PC
      5. Summary
    16. Lesson 6. Using iTunes Match with Your Music
      1. Understanding iTunes Match
      2. Configuring and Managing iTunes Match in iTunes
      3. Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device
      4. Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer
      5. Summary
    17. Lesson 7. Using iCloud with Your Photos
      1. Understanding Photo Stream
      2. Using Photo Stream with iOS Devices
      3. Using Photo Stream with a Mac
      4. Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC
      5. Using Photo Stream with an Apple TV
      6. Summary
    18. Lesson 8. Using iCloud with Your Documents
      1. Syncing Documents with iCloud
      2. Enabling iCloud Document Syncing
      3. Syncing Documents Using iCloud-Aware Apps
      4. Manually Syncing Documents Through iCloud
      5. Summary
    19. Lesson 9. Configuring Your iCloud Email
      1. Working with iCloud Email
      2. Setting Up iCloud Email on iOS Devices
      3. Configuring iCloud Email on a Mac
      4. Configuring iCloud Email on Windows PCs
      5. Using the iCloud Mail Web Application
      6. Working with Email Aliases
      7. Summary
    20. Lesson 10. Using iCloud to Manage Your Contacts
      1. Using iCloud to Manage Contact Information
      2. Configuring iCloud for Contacts on an iOS Device
      3. Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Mac
      4. Configuring iCloud Contact Syncing on a Windows PC
      5. Using the iCloud Contacts Web Application
      6. Summary
    21. Lesson 11. Using iCloud with Your Calendars
      1. Using iCloud to Manage Your Calendars
      2. Configuring iCloud Calendars on an iOS Device
      3. Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Mac
      4. Configuring iCloud Calendar Syncing on a Windows PC
      5. Using the iCloud Calendar Web App
      6. Summary
    22. Lesson 12. Using iCloud to Sync Other Information
      1. Understanding Other Sync Options
      2. Configuring Other Sync Options on an iOS Device
      3. Configuring Other Sync Options on a Mac
      4. Configuring Other Sync Options on a Windows PC
      5. Summary
    23. Lesson 13. Using iCloud to Locate and Secure Your Devices
      1. Using iCloud to Find Devices
      2. Finding iOS Devices
      3. Finding Macs
      4. Summary
    24. Lesson 14. Using iCloud to Back Up and Restore Devices
      1. Backing Up iOS Devices
      2. Restoring iOS Devices from a Backup
      3. Managing Your iCloud Storage Space
      4. Summary
    25. Index