Apps Essay

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------------------------------------------------- iCloud iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service[2][3][4] from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of February 2016, the service had 782 million users.[5][6]
The service provides its users with means to store data such as documents, photos, and music on remote servers for download toiOS, Macintosh or Windows devices, to share and send data to other users, and to manage their Apple devices if lost or stolen.
The service also provides the means to wirelessly back up iOS devices directly to iCloud, instead of being reliant on manual backups to a host Mac or Windows computer using iTunes. Service users are also able to share photos, music, and games instantly by
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A banner hung at the Moscone Center for WWDC revealed the iCloud logo five days before the official launch.[23]
In the WWDC 2011 keynote speech, Apple announced iCloud will replace MobileMe services and that the basic iCloud service will be free of charge.[24]
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Features[edit]
The cloud-based system allows users to store heterogenous music, photos, applications, documents, bookmarks, reminders, backups, notes, iBooks, and contacts, and provides a platform for Apple's email servers and calendars. Third-party iOS and OS X app developers are able to implement iCloud functionality in their apps through the iCloud API.[25]
Backup and restore[edit] iCloud allows users to back up the settings and data on iOS devices running iOS 5 or later.[26] Data backed up includes photos and videos in the Camera Roll, device settings, app data, messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and

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