PC Free – Making iPad Self-Sufficient
This feature of iPad has a very interesting icon, which is truly marvelous. We can see a USB cord, connected to an iPhone, being cut off. It symbolizes an icon of independence; hence the name ‘PC Free’ suits it. The latest mobile operating system iOS5 has the capability of functioning on its own. With iOS5 on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch you don’t need a computer to support your gadget. The iGadget can function on its own by downloading updates or the OS itself wirelessly. There is another main app that supports the iDevices to be independent and that is iCloud. Great features have been implemented into the iCloud by the iPhone developers.
iCloud features and functions
When you have a fully networked system of Apple at home, you can store all your data (photos, movies, documents) in the cloud i.e. via iCloud. Hence iCloud is a virtual information storage app. This data can be accessed by any of the iGadgets namely iPhone or iPad or iMac or AppleTV. The iCloud wirelessly retrieves the required data onto the device that sent for it. This enables dynamic updation of data from any of the iGadgets, that is, information is always upto date. iCloud can be downloaded from the AppStore and is free with iOS5. Setting it up is an even easier task. We just have to slide it on before we start using our iPhone or iPad or iMac. Not only does it provide ease of use but it also provides faster retrieval speed.
Working with other Apps
Now your mail is accessible to you from anywhere either your phone or iPad. Similarly one can set their calendar, book appointments, select and store documents, download numerous other apps, edit photos, make videos and do a whole lot of things using iCloud along with the Apple devices. iCloud is incorporated into the basic applications that are built to support applications such as iTunes, mail, calendar, AppStore, eBooks, Contacts, Photo etc. Unlike the way we sync up data from iTunes, with iCloud there is no necessity for any sync up operation. With iCloud it is dynamic updation of data on-the-go. The various iGadgets or iDevices that have been talked about in this article are among the following. iPhone(3GS, 4 and 4S), iPad, iPad 2,iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generation).
Other merits of iOS 5
The main requirement in setting up the virtual network of iGadgets is to setup one Apple account when setting up the initial instrument. Going forward, while setting up the rest of the instruments, on by one, there is an option called ‘Restore from iCloud backup’ that sets up the current instrument with information in the cloud. The other option of setting it up as an independent device is also available. Apart from the above, iOS will be a popular choice among the differently abled people since it is equipped with an LED flash and custom vibration settings for notification purposes of hearing impaired and vision impaired people. With all these accessibility options, making an iGadget PC independent is a big relief.
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