iCloud from Apple, this is the major talk among all the people around the world before and after the WWDC 2011. Apple just announced their much awaited cloud based streaming service service in the WWDC.
“Today it is a real hassle and very frustrating to keep all your information and content up-to-date across all your devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iCloud keeps your important information and content up to date across all your devices. All of this happens automatically and wirelessly, and because it’s integrated into our apps you don’t even need to think about it—it all just works.”
iCloud completely replaces the MobileMe, offering users to share contacts, calendars with friends and family with ease. Whenever you purchased a book or app from the app store you can see the history ans taping on the iCloud icon download these to any iOS devices (Maximum 10) at no additional costs.
The new service works as a great back up tool as well. You can easily back up all your apps, contacts, videos, photos and much more to the iCloud. You can easily retrieve your data to a new iOS device by entering the same Apple id you have configured in the previous device. All that you need to do is connect your device with a Wi-Fi network.
iCloud store documents using the iCloud Storage APIs, so if you change any documents on your device that can replicate the same changes to all your other iOS devices connected to the cloud. iCloud also allows users to stream their photos into all devices. ITUnes in the iCloud lets people to download the previous music purchases and you can share them via iCloud. New music purchases can be downloaded automatically to all your devices.
There is another added feature that is iTunes Match, a service that can replace your music with 256 kbps AAC DRM-free version. This can match over 18 million songs in the iTunes store and it can take the matched music, and uploads only the small percentage of unmatched music.
iCloud includes 5GB of free cloud storage for Mail, Document Storage and Backup. Purchased music, apps, books and Photo Stream do not count against the storage limit.
Know more about the Apple iCloud here.