Imagine standing on the middle of a highway and your car decides to call it quits. You take out your shiny iPhone hoping to call the breakdown service and that’s when you realize that you had recently deleted that contact. Just when you start developing a headache you remember you had synced your contacts with iCloud.
What is cloud computing?
The medium of storage has constantly evolved over the years and the cloud computing is being touted as future of computing storage. Cloud computing helps you store data in a wireless medium .Expensive software which takes lots of time to install and run can be stored in a single spot for the use of the whole company is what that could define cloud computing in the simplest of ways.
What is the iCloud?
The iCloud is apple’s version of cloud computing which helps you store data such as music, images, documents. Syncronisation of contacts, calendar entries, mail and all your apps is also possible.iCloud also allows the possibility of retrieving data on any apple device possible.You can access your data from your iPad or your iPhone without any hassle.
What use is the icloud to you?
Apple basically wants you to stop worrying about the loss of your data. The application enables you to sync all your contacts calendar appointments, app data, emails etc. You need not worry about your data being lost if your phone gets stolen or some other mishap takes place. Your settings can also be backed up for future use.
How much will it cost me and how should I set it up?
Apple offers you a whopping 5GB of free storage on sign up and storage options varying from 10GB to 50GB are available at reasonable prices .To set iClouds up you need to ensure that you are running the iOS 5 and connect the device to a pc.The iCloud application has to be turned on and settings should be customized to your liking and lastly enable automatic downloads.
Should I use it?
Hell yes ! 5GB of hassle free data backup almost makes it sound like a no brainer. The product has its share of glitches like its refusal to store pictures older than 30 days or its refusal to update page document typed on the ipad or the iphone on the mac. But when its vast advantages and the fact that it’s a free is taken into consideration, the case can be rested.