iCloud now in beta

Apple’s iCloud service went live today and will initially be available to developers for testing. From Apple’s iCloud page: iCloud stores your music, photos, apps,... More Below... Posted by on Aug 1st, 2011 and filed under Apple.

Apple’s iCloud service went live today and will initially be available to developers for testing.

From Apple’s iCloud page:

iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices — automatically. It’s the easiest way to manage your content. Because now you don’t have to.

iCloud is so much more than a hard drive in the sky. It’s the effortless way to access just about everything on all your devices. iCloud stores your content so it’s always accessible from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.* It gives you instant access to your music, apps, latest photos, and more. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all your devices. No syncing required. No management required. In fact, no anything required. iCloud does it all for you.

When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. And that’s plenty of room, because of the way iCloud stores your content. Your purchased music, apps, and books, as well as your Photo Stream, don’t count against your free storage. Since your mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, and other app data don’t use as much space, you’ll find that 5GB goes a long way. And if you need more storage, you can easily purchase a storage upgrade right from your device.

The iCloud service is currently only available OS X Lion users. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users will have to wait for iOS 5 before they can use iCloud.

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