How much iCloud storage space do you get for free?
5 GB plus unlimited space for iTunes purchases
This is an important feature that sets iCloud apart from some of its competitors. Not only do you get a full 5 GB free, but anything you purchase from iTunes can be accessed from anywhere you run iTunes without subtracting from that 5 GB.
Anyone with an Apple ID has automatic access to up to 5 GB of iCloud storage without making any changes to their accounts. This is the same Apple ID you use to sign in and make purchases at the iTunes Store.
What additional subscription-based service pairs iTunes tracks with CDs you've imported into iTunes so you can access that music from anywhere, just like iTunes purchases?
The iTunes Match service costs $24.99 per year and lets you access your matched tracks from anywhere alongside your iTunes purchases. This is available for any music that iTunes can match with something in the iTunes Store. The tracks will play at 256 Kbps quality, even if your original was of lower quality.
Which of these is NOT part of the iCloud backup for an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch?
The basic Apple iOS operating system
Because the Apple iOS is the same across devices, there's really no need to back up the entire OS. Instead, iCloud concentrates on what makes your iOS device unique: your personal settings, apps and data.
Personal device settings and your app arrangement on the screen
How much does additional iCloud storage space cost?
About $1 per GB per year
About $2 per GB per year
For $20, the first tier of additional iCloud storage adds 10GB to your free 5 GB for a 15GB total. That's $2 per additional gigabyte for a year. Additional tiers include 20 GB for $40 per year and 50 GB for $100 per year.
Which of the following is a distinguishing feature between Amazon Cloud Drive and Apple iCloud?
One of Amazon's advantages over iCloud is in the area of music access. Using iTunes, you can download any of your music, but you can't stream it directly from the cloud. Amazon lets you stream the music from your cloud storage using the Amazon MP3 Player software on mobile devices or the Amazon Cloud Player in a Web browser on your computer.
Access using a Web browser
Content you purchased from that company doesn't subtract from your available free storage.
The Web interface at icloud.com most closely resembles what other Apple product?
The icloud.com interface has a sleek, simple background and icons representing each application you can use there, just like the Apple iOS. You can open and switch applications at icloud.com just as you would on an iPhone or iPad.
Which of the following families could benefit the most by using iCloud?
A family with three MacBook laptops, two iPhones and an iPod Touch
The more Apple products you have, the more you can benefit from iCloud's integration into the Apple operating systems. That said, iCloud's Web accessibility makes it an excellent way to access data from Windows and other operating systems.
A family with a Windows desktop, two Windows laptops, an Android smartphone and an iPad
A family with a Windows desktop, a MacBook laptop and two Android smartphones
How long did Apple give existing MobileMe customers to switch to iCloud before sunsetting the MobileMe service?
None, service transitioned immediately
MobileMe customers as of June 6, 2011, had services extended until June 30, 2012, without a need to pay any additional fees. At that time, Apple announced that the MobileMe service would end on June 30, 2012.