iCloud by Apple


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iCloud by Apple

  2. 2. CONTENTS • Introduction • History • System Requirements • Applications • Basic Features • Setting up iCloud • Competitors • Conclusion
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION • iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. • The service allows users to store data such as music or iOS applications on remote computer servers.
  4. 4. HISTORY • Previously been branded as: – iTools in 2000 – .Mac in 2002 – MobileMe in 2008 • Announced on June 6,2011, at the 2011 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC). • Official website, www.icloud.com, went live in early August for Apple Developers. • On Oct 12, 2011 iCloud became available to use via an iTunes update.
  5. 5. CONTENT EVERYWHERE Anything you purchase from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store is automatically available on all your devices. You can also access past purchases from any of your devices.
  6. 6. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS • iOS device running iOS5.X or later or a Mac running OS X 10.7.2 “Lion” or later to create a new account. • Synchronizing with a PC requires Windows Vista(Service Pack 2) or Windows 7 using iCloud Control Panel. • Online access to iCloud requires a compatible web browser.
  8. 8. BACKUPAND RESTORE • Backup settings and data on iOS devices running iOS5 or later. • Data backed up include: – Photos – Videos – App data – Messages – Ringtones – Voicemails • Occur daily when device locked and connected to Wi-Fi and a Power source.
  9. 9. BACK TO MY MAC • Allow users to log in remotely to other computers that have Back To My Mac enabled and are configured with the same Apple ID.
  10. 10. FIND MY FRIENDS • Users can follow & track people • Share their location • Location determined when location services are turned ON. • Notification appears when a user requests another user to see where they are.
  11. 11. FIND MY IPHONE • Allow users to track the location of their iOS devices or Mac if lost. • User can do following: – Locate device on map – Play a sound – Use Lost Mode – Remotely erase all personal information • New feature “Actication Lock”. Apple ID & Password required before anyone can: – Turn off Find My iPhone – Sign out of iCloud – Erase & reactivate your device
  12. 12. ICLOUD KEYCHAIN • Functions as a secure database • Includes information including user’s website login passwords, Wi-Fi network passwords & other account data. • Securely stored for quick access & auto-fill on web pages. • Stored encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption.
  13. 13. ITUNES MATCH • Customers can scan & match tracks in their iTunes library with those in iTunes Store. • No need to purchase said tracks.
  14. 14. IWORK • 3 apps form Apple’s iWork suite: – Pages(create & edit documents) – Numbers(create & edit spreadsheets) – Keynote(create & edit presentations)
  15. 15. PHOTOSTREAM • Allow users to store most recent 1000 photos on iCloud servers upto 30 days free of charge. • When a photo is taken on a device with Photo Stream enabled, it is automatically uploaded to the iCloud servers; from there, it is automatically pushed to the rest of device you have got. • Also lets user share photos with people they invite when having created a shared photostream.
  16. 16. SAFARI BROWSING • Keeps tabs you’ve open in Safari up to date on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch & Mac.So you can pick up browsing wherever you left off. • Saves web pages. • Keeps bookmarks in sync between Safari on iOs devices &on Mac as well as Internet Explorer,Firefox or Google Chrome on PC.
  17. 17. STORAGE • 5GB of free storage • Additional storage can be purchased in tiers of 10,20 or 50 GB-50GB being maximum. • Amount of storage shared across all devices per iCloud Apple ID.
  19. 19. COMPETITORS Google Drive Microsoft SkyDrive Dropbox Apple iCloud 15GB free space 7GB free space 2GB free space 5GB free space Platforms:Windows ,Mac,iOS,Android Windows,Mac,iOS, Android,Windows Phone Windows,Mac,Linux ,iOS,Android,BlackB erry Mac,iOS,Windows File Size Limit:10GB 2GB Unlimited(via desktop app) 25MB free/250MB paid Best for: Storage space and web apps Windows/MS Office integration Seamless document syncing Heavy iTunes/Mac users
  20. 20. CONCLUSION • Apple’s iCloud can automatically synchronize data from Macs, PCs and iOS devices, which can help people who are forced to deal with multiple computer worlds.
  21. 21. QUERIES?