You just spent a good deal of cash to purchase the new iPad. Have you given thought as to what you would do if it were lost or stolen?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to “track” your iPad and know exactly where it was at all times? Well, fortunately, there is. If you signed up for Apple's free iCloud service (and we all should) you have an easy way of always locating your iPad –- Find my iPhone.
If you just got your new iPad, you're going to want to set it up and get it working just as quickly and effectively as possible. With iCloud you can do that right on your iPad, with no computer or cables involved. If you prefer the old-school approach, you can also set up your new iPad using iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.
For most people, most of the time, we recommend iCloud, but we'll walk you through both of them below.
Movies in the Cloud is the latest addition to iTunes in the Cloud, the iCloud service that let's you re-download previously purchased iTunes content on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac or Windows PC. While apps, iBooks, music, and TV shows have been available for re-download for a while now, movies are brand new and seem to be causing some confusion, namely where they're available, how to access them, and how and when they work with digital copies.
Apple has just released a new iCloud-themed commercial aimed to show the advantages of their push and store network. The commercial begins with an iPhone user tapping "Use iCloud", then buying an album. Cut to an iPad where the music automagically downloads as well. Cut to a MacBook Air and the music is also downloading there.
Apple released a developer preview for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion today, and it finally makes the Mac an equal iCloud citizen, alongside the iPhone and iPad. Previously, iCloud could be enabled as a sync tool for OS X, and a way to re-download iTunes content, but versions of apps like iWork for Mac weren't updated to take advantage of Documents in the cloud.
Keep track of all your mail, message, twitter, and other alerts on your Mac as easily as you do on your iPhone or iPad
Notification Center will be making its way from your iPhone and iPad to your Mac with the release of OS X Mountain Lion. It was one of the most eagerly awaited features of iOS 5 and aims to do the same now for Mac -- bring all your alerts to you in one place, including mail, reminders, calendar, messages, Twitter, and more.
We've made our way through a lot of stuff this week. Plenty of reviews, rumors and tips & tricks. If you missed out on anything make sure you get yourself caught up either here on the blogs or in the iMore forums.