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Take Control of iCloud, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Get to Know iCloud

Before you dive in and start setting up and using this mysterious thing called iCloud, you should take a few moments to get your bearings and understand what you’re dealing with.

In addition to explaining what you can and cannot do with iCloud, this chapter discusses what you need to know About iCloud System Requirements, About Your Apple ID, and About iCloud Storage.

What Is iCloud?

If you’ve followed Apple’s Internet services over the years from iTools through .Mac to MobileMe, you may be tempted to think iCloud is just the latest name for essentially the same thing. But it’s not! Despite some features that have carried over from earlier services, iCloud is different from its predecessors in several crucial ways.

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