On June 6, Apple’s Steve Jobs announced iCloud, a service that allows music, photos, and documents saved onto an Apple device to soon appear almost instantly on any other Apple product that a person owns. After iCloud rolls out, music purchased on iTunes will also automatically appear on every Apple device associated with a person’s Apple account.
Instapaper — Apple just integrated bookmarking of favorite web pages for later reading directly into its Safari web browser (Safari Reading List). Red Pop hardware iPhone camera button — Apple just announced that with iOS5, the volume up button on the phone becomes a hardware camera shutter button, replacing the need for a third-party add-on camera button. The Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence newsletter concisely covers relevant major science and technology breakthroughs (daily or weekly) via e-mail. If you established a free iCloud account for yourself, and you configured it on your iPhone and other devices (including Macs and PCs), you can jump in and exploit all that the My Photo Stream service has to offer. First, it's important to realize that, while there is no limit to the number of photos you can upload to Photo Stream over time, iCloud does limit the number of photos that can be uploaded within a given hour to 1000 images, within a given day to 10,000 images, or within any given month to 25,000 images. If you exceed one of these limits, your uploads to your Photo Stream will be paused temporarily, and you may see a notification message on your device. The 30-day rule stipulates that the photos you upload to your Photo Stream are stored in your iCloud account for 30 days. The 30-day limit is a very important consideration for those who are away from home for more than thirty days. As for the1000-photo rule, each of your iOS devices (not iCloud) keep a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos in the My Photo Stream album. On the Mac, your iPhoto or Aperture are the primary apps used to manage the your incoming Photo Stream.
Assuming you have a continuous or occasional Wi-Fi connection during your travel, let's consider two travel photography scenarios.
As you approach the 30th day of your splendid trip, be aware that your photos will start being deleted from your iCloud account as each of your oldest ones reach their 30-day-old mark.
This is important: photos you take with your iPhone DO NOT get deleted from its Camera Roll. As you approach 1000 images taken with your iPhone, the oldest will begin to be removed from your Photo Stream Album on your iPhone, not your Camera Roll. One way is to have your home Mac configured to sync regularly to your Photo Stream via iPhoto or Aperture while you are away. For this to work, be sure that iPhoto or Aperture are already open so that your Photo Stream will refresh and your travel photos get permanently stored to your Mac. You already know that photos which you capture with your iOS device are injected into your Photo Stream.
If you are concerned that your Photo Stream might exhaust your iCloud storage quota, don't be. Photo Stream is yet another example of technology stepping up to make our lives simpler – or perhaps not. 1) Even though we can take videos with our devices and store them in the Camera Roll and in iPhoto, videos are not part of Photo Stream. Is there a way to work (not just access) photostream from Mac WITHOUT using iPhoto nor Aperture? This does not seem to work if your iCloud account is different from your iTunes account being used. It can provide three ways for you to recover photos on iPhone, which means you can download and save the data on PC. Once upon a time one of the primary handicaps of iOS devices was the fact that you had to physically connect it to a Windows or Mac PC with a USB sync cable to back it up using iTunes. Apple provides 5GB of free cloud storage space, but you can purchase additional iCloud storage for a fee. Because of these limitations, iCloud backup is best used when youa€™re on the go, have minimal data to back up, or just cana€™t get to your Mac or PC. The same cannot be said about your music or videos that werena€™t purchased through iTunes, photos that arena€™t stored in the local camera roll, your call history, homescreen arrangement, and loads of other data. An iTunes Backup is also the best choice If you have a lot of large files or want networked backups. But checking this box allows iTunes Backup to save all of your account passwords from your iOS device. Encryption is even more critical if you also use your device for work and keep sensitive company information on it. Therea€™s no denying the convenience of being able to back up and restore your iOS device without having to use iTunes or a PC, but it shouldna€™t be your only method. Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends.
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Enter your email below to get exclusive access to our best articles and tips before everybody else. Click on Account Details to change your name, contact, security, and payment information, and remove devices that are connected your iCloud account. First, there’s the iCloud Drive option, which will store a variety of documents and data in iCloud. Mail: By syncing your Mail, whatever changes you make on one device will be reflected on another.
Calendars: If you make an event or schedule an appointment, it will show up on your other devices.
Keychain: Unlike the others, which are all undoubtedly useful, you may want to think for a moment about this one.
The storage option will give you the option to manage your current storage, and buy more if needed. Scroll down through this iCloud settings page and you will see that, just like on a Mac, you can enable or disable different iCloud features. Additionally, you can see a list of apps that allow people to look you up by your email address.

Below that, there’s a list of specific apps that can use iCloud Drive to store files.
Under the Photos settings, there’s the ever-present iCloud Photo Library master switch, which lets you turn the whole thing off if you prefer. If you choose to upload photos to your photo stream, new ones will be sent to your iCloud devices whenever they’re connected to Wi-Fi.
The last option here is to utilize iCloud Photo Sharing, which means you can share albums with others, and subscribe to theirs as well.
From the main iCloud settings screen, tap on your name to see your iCloud account settings. If you look at the Devices settings, just like with the Mac settings, you can see all the devices you have connected to your iCloud account, see the model, version, serial number, and even remove it from your account.
Obviously, you can turn off each or even all these features per your individual needs and preferences. Born and brainwashed as an Ohio State Buckeye, Matt Klein fancies himself a modern-day jack-of-all-trades; favorite conversation starters include operating systems, Android, BBQ, quantum physics, and roller skating.
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This screen works differently than the similar Battery screen on Android, which you may be familiar with.
In most cases, apps that appear in this list are using the battery power because you have your device on and are actively using the app. For most apps here, there’s not a lot you can do to reduce their battery usage aside from using the app less.
New versions of Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems, OS X Lion and iOS 5, respectively, will contain iCloud. You're using your iPhone to record the memorable family events that are bound to ensue. This is the iCloud service that wirelessly uploads and stores your photos and automatically pushes (synchronizes or "syncs") them to all your iOS devices and computers. Many iOS users hear, and often get confused about, some Photo Stream limitations imposed by Apple.
However, your uploads will resume automatically once you no longer exceed one of the limits (such as the following hour or day). Apple explains that the reason for this is to give your other devices, including your Mac, plenty of time to connect and download the photos.
It is automatically injected into your Photo Stream, uploaded to iCloud and synced down to your other devices participating in your Photo Stream. This is particularly important while photographing during your travels: you need to turn on certain important settings that are disabled by default. These apps can be set up to permanently store your incoming images – no matter what happens to your iCloud account.
All of your Photo Stream photos will now be imported and permanently stored into your Events, Projects, Photos, Faces, and Places folders in iPhoto or Aperture on your Mac.
They also begin dropping off your My Photo Stream album on your iPhone as you sync with iCloud.
On the other hand, any photos taken on other devices and entered into your stream and downloaded to your iPhone will be subject to deletion on your iPhone in accordance with the two rules mentioned previously.
If you can, be sure to confirm that your travel photos are syncing successfully to your Mac as well as to any other devices linked to your Photo Stream. I suspect that we will want to use separate iCloud accounts on our iPhones, when we get them. It is a useful and easy program that can help you achieve what you want with only a few steps! If so, you might enjoy hanging out with other like-minded folks on the Mac Geek Gab Facebook Group.
It backs up onlyA what Apple deems the a€?most important dataa€? on your iOS device: your camera roll, accounts, documents, and settings.
Without this, youa€™ll be able to restore all of your apps, data, and settings, but youa€™ll have to re-enter all of your passwordsa€”many of which you probably entered once months or years ago and promptly forgot.
Encrypting the backup will protect it from unauthorized access and ensure that nobody else will be able to restore your apps and data to a different iOS device.
Today, we’ll take you through the entire range of iCloud syncing and show you how to turn it off, if you so desire. Luckily, if you sync your Safari to iCloud, everything will stay the same no matter what Apple device you’re using. Sadly, if you suddenly wake up at night and dash off a note on computer, you might not have it with you when you want to recall it the next day.
You can tap your name to open up further settings, which we’ll delve into in just a bit. You can turn this off or on with a simple tap, and choose whether you want to see it on the home screen.
If you find yourself running low on storage space, or simply don’t want an app to use iCloud Drive, then you can turn them off here. Here you can change your contact information, password, and credit card associated with your Apple ID. You can see how much battery apps have been using in the past 24 hours, or in the past seven days.
As we mentioned before, tapping on an app’s name displays the number of minutes on screen and in the background. Android’s data resets when you charge the device, so the screen always shows data from the last charge cycle.

So, if you see Safari near the top of the list here, that’s because you spent a good amount of time using Safari on your device. A graphically intensive game will use more battery life in 10 minutes than the Safari web browser or another basic app will.
If you see a game using a lot of battery power, be aware how much battery that game is draining while you play it. Disable background refresh for battery-sucking apps here, preventing them from refreshing their data in the background.
For example, the display uses a lot of battery power — turn down your display brightness to get more battery life. Photo Stream lets you view all your recent photos on all your devices without having to manually transfer them – all you have to do is turn the service on.
I can concentrate more on my photography as I am confident in the knowledge that my photos are being copied wirelessly elsewhere – an ad hoc backup of my treasured moments. At the end of day-thirty, your photo will automatically be deleted from your Photo Stream, unless you deleted it manually within that 30-day period. By the way, for this to occur successfully, these apps must be running; in the background is fine. While traveling, if you are able to connect to a Wi-Fi network on a fairly regular basis, this shouldn’t be a problem. However, as with many wonderful features Apple gives us, there's more to it than meets the eye.
The reason is that Aperture and especially iPhoto are not suitable programs for a serious photographer: their obscure photo storage and limited editing capabilities put me off using them.
I have been trying with all kind of software I have been in touch with to recover my precious photos. But these iOS backup methods were not created equal, and if you dona€™t choose carefully you could be risking significant data loss. Take advantage of iCloud Backupa€™s ease and reliability, while also performing a more comprehensive iTunes Backup at least once a month. You can click the Options button to see what apps can store data in iCloud drive, and disable any that are taking up too much space.
So, if you compose a mail message on your iPhone and send it, you can find it then on your Mac in the Sent folder, and so forth. By syncing Notes to iCloud, you can rest assured that your genius will travel with you wherever you go. Consider playing a less graphically intensive game if you want to play a game and need to stretch your battery farther.
Can you imagine losing forever those pictures of you and cousin Guido doing the tarantella while juggling grandma's meatballs? When offline, your photos will be queued up for later syncing with iCloud when Wi-Fi becomes available.
There are behind-the-scenes settings to set, switches to switch and sliders to slide in order to ensure that everything works like a well-oiled machine when it comes to the safekeeping of your precious photos.
Would like to use iCloud also on my mb pro; problem is that I need to switch from iMac to mb pro. Now to share a pic which I worked out in photoshop I have to import it first to Aperture, then put it in a photostream. This is what happened: I went to study for one year in another city (obviously I took over 10 GB of pics and videos) and I was downloading them regularly from my iPhone to my Mac. To ensure your iPhone or iPad data is fully protected, herea€™s a look at what each option backs up and when to use it. It will show you how much total storage you have in iCloud, and how much is still available.
In the screenshot below, the AccuWeather and Surveys apps were refreshing in the background and using battery power. The third one is when you edit photos in third-party photography apps because most will offer the option to save edited photos to your device's Camera Roll. If we do it this way, then there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to get photos taken on both of our phones into our one computer.
The photo is still on my iphone but the problem is I cant export it out to my new window based PC. And I upgraded, hence the Photo app emerged and the iphoto app disappeared and apparently everything was fine. Other sites are invited to link to any aspect of this site provided that all content is presented in its original form and is not placed within another frame.
When activated, it will perform the backup automatically when your device is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi. The Mac Observer is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple, Inc. And, if I subscribe to a shared stream, all of the photos are not automatically saved on our iMac, are they? Or, would it be better to use the same iCloud account on our phones, and just change the settings for iMessage and Skype to se can contact each other that way? I did it again two days after that and then, I formatted the disc on my Mac and installed Maverick from Zero. I used the iCloud thing and it only restored the 30 day pictures prior me formatting my Mac…. Of course I have uploaded some Pics to Facebook, but they are not ALL my pics and also the quality is not the best one.

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