Thursday, November 10, 2011

What is iCloud?

Apple has recently released their new operating system which is called Lion. You may have heard the term "cloud" in some of the new commercials from computer companies, but what is it?

Simply put, the term "Cloud" means instead of storing your information on the device , it is transferred to a server and is available on any device that has Internet connectivity.  Apple's approach to the "cloud" is a service they call "iCloud".  With this, you can share all of your media between all of your Apple devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod and your Mac computer.  For example, if you have an iPhone and took a picture while you were out, within seconds that picture will be immediately accessible from your home computer and any other Apple devices that you may have because it is stored on Apple's company servers rather than on your phone. The hassle of synching your media with all your devices is now a thing of the past because of the "cloud".

Written by Josh Cochran