Price: $20-100 per year
Requirements: online, Windows (Vista/7), Mac OS X Lion+, iOS 5+
Company: Apple, Inc.
Tags: cloud storage
ICloud is Apple's online cloud storage designed for accessing content on all iOS devices.
- 5 GB free.
- Purchased content and Photo Stream do not count against free storage.
- ITunes automatically download new music purchases to all your devices.
- ITunes Match, available at $24.99 per year, syncs music not purchased on iTunes.
- Photo Stream:
- Allows you to view photos on all your devices, including your Mac or PC.
- New pictures on your computer are imported iOS device.
- View photos on your Apple TV.
- Choose who you want to share your photos with.
- View and edit documents on all your devices.
- Keeps bookmarks and Reading List from Safari.
- Stores and updates your your calendars, contacts, and email.
- New apps are automatically downloaded to your other devices.
- IBookstore purchases appear in the iBooks library on all iOS devices.
- Backup and restore your:
- Purchased music, movies,.
- TV shows, apps, and books.
- Photos and video in the Camera Roll.
- Device settings.
- App data.
- Home screen and app organization.
- Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS).
- Backs up daily over Wi-Fi.
- Find my iPhone:
- Locate your iPhone on a map.
- Display a message on its screen.
- Remotely set a passcode lock.
- Initiate a remote wipe to delete your data.
- Share your location using Find my Friends.
- Uses a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption.
- Uses secure tokens for authentication.