Manage Multiple Apple Devices In Your Family With iCloud and Apple ID

Manage multiple Apple devices

Prior to iOS 5 and now iOS 6, managing multiple devices within a family using one Apple ID didn’t pose any major problems. The only restriction being a limit of X devices, which most typical families would fall under. Family members would use one Apple ID for iTunes, so they all had access to apps, music and movies purchased on that account. This all changed with iOS 5 and the introduction of iCloud. A host of new services were introduced that are tied to an Apple ID. Facetime, iMessage, Photostream, iTunes Match and Home Sharing. iCloud accounts also sync reminders, calendars, notes and more. For a good number of families, this caused quite a bit of confusion and still does today. There are a few ways to manage multiple Apple devices in … [Read more...]

How to setup iCloud on Mac, PC and iOS

How to setup iCloud on Mac, PC or iOS

Apple’s iCloud is at its core a seamless and easy to use remote storage and backup service available to Apple mobile devices using iOS 5, Mac computers running OS X Lion and PC computers running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows 7. All iCloud use on any platform requires iTunes version 10.5 or later which is a free download from Apple’s web site. Much more than a mere virtual hard drive, iCloud securely automates the backup process for users and keeps their media files, apps and personal data including calendar and contacts effortlessly synchronized while available on all their iCloud ready devices. With any combination of iPods, iPads, iPhones, Macs or PCs, iCloud users can access, interact with, enjoy, backup, restore and share … [Read more...]