iCloud encompasses so very many different features and fun bits that it's surprising to realize just how much you can do with a free account. Let Macworld's editors help you get the most out of it. This book collects all the material we've written in the last year on Apple's sync service, and we hope it will help you get to know iCloud and learn how best to use it in your life. This book focuses on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, iOS 6, and iTunes 11 - but we still have some helpful hints for those users with older operating systems. We hope that you enjoy our Starter Guide, but, even more important, that you enjoy iCloud and find ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.
If you want to learn more about your other iOS devices, make sure to check out our available Superguides including our iPhone 5 Superguide, iPad Mini Starter Guide, iPad Starter Guide, Fourth Edition (for Retina iPads; Apple's latest iPad, or third generation iPad users running iOS 6), iPhone 5 Starter Guide, iOS 6 Upgrade Guide, and Master iPhone Photography. Looking for Mac and OS X books? We also sell our Total Mountain Lion Superguide, Mac Basics, Mountain Lion, and Mac Gems, Mountain Lion edition.
Want to upgrade to iOS 5? We lay out which devices will run Apple's newest mobile OS, and how to download and install it. Once you've gotten the software on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, we'll walk you through its marquee features: Master new multitasking gestures on the iPad 2 and explore Notification Center; play with Apple's three new apps, Reminders, Messages, and Newsstand; learn about improvements to Safari, Mail, Camera, Photos, and Game Center; check out the smaller tweaks made to Maps, Calendar, Music, Videos, FaceTime, Weather, and Stocks; and discover what's been done under-the-hood in regards to Twitter integration, new typing tricks, AirPlay mirroring, and Accessibility.
If you're confused about Apple's new sync service, iCloud, never fear: Our iOS 5 Upgrade Guide also offers a rundown of the service and each of its features, as well as a step-by-step guide for setting it up on your device. And for those who wish to untether their iOS device from their computer, the guide explains how to take advantage of iOS 5's Wi-Fi Sync and eliminate cord-based backup and information transfer.
The Rough Guide to the iPad covers everything from buying advice, and the low-down on the features you get straight out of the box, to advanced tips and reviews of the most useful apps. This new edition covers all the latest software developments, including syncing via iCloud, iBooks 2, multitouch gestures, iTunes Music Match and advanced photo editing. And of course, all you need to know about the glorious new retina display.
If you are new to iPad or looking to upgrade to the latest model, this Rough Guide will show you how to make the most of the world's most iconic tablet.
Now available in ePub format.
Fully updated to cover the iPhone 5 and iOS6, the bestselling Rough Guide to the iPhone is the ultimate guide to the definitive gadget of our time. The full color guide shows you how to make the most of the iPhone 5's unique blend of fun and function.
The book covers the basics, such as synchronizing with iCloud, using Facetime, making the most of Siri, and exploring the latest built-in features, including Facebook integration, panoramic photos, and Apple Maps. The guide also unlocks new secrets, such as how to make free international calls, and there's even up-to-date advice on the coolest apps available on the App Store.
Whether your focus is productivity or creativity, The Rough Guide to the iPhone will turn you from an iPhone user into an iPhone guru.
Karen takes you on a tour of the important default apps that come from Apple, so whether you want to understand the mechanics of receiving and placing a phone call, check for voicemail from your boss, run a FaceTime call with your cousin, take a photo and send it to your Mom, play Game Center games with your friends, listen to a podcast, map a route to your next appointment, or match certain contacts to specific ringtones, you'll find help and advice.
This ebook covers the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4, including the Verizon iPhone 4.
Find answers to these basic questions:What is the purpose of the slots and buttons on my iPhone?How do I connect my iPhone to a computer, and why would I want to?How do I turn my iPhone on, and what if it doesn't?How do I control the touchscreen with my fingers?How do I answer and "hang up" the phone?
Get help with basic setup tasks including:Connect to networks.Customize your voicemail greeting.Set up your email accounts.Use the Safari Web browser while maintaining your personal security.Move Web bookmarks from your computer to Safari.Transfer songs and podcasts to your iPhone.Set up a Game Center account and invite friends to play with you.Sync calendar and address book info between your computer and your iPhone.Customize the image on your iPhone's screen.
Here's a sample of things you'll learn how to do:Organize app icons into folders.Quickly switch to a recently opened app.Place a call using your voice to "dial" instead of your finger.Make a FaceTime video call.Turn your iPhone into an alarm clock.Look up a date on your calendar.Take a photo and email it to a friend.Get directions and determine which way you're headed.Quickly access the iPod playback controls.Find your apps and other information on the iPhone.Shop for third-party apps, share them your family, and keep them updated.Create or buy ringtones, sync them with your computer, and assign them to contacts.