In today's world, we use many devices to keep ourselves connected. You may know that 'the cloud' is used to connect our devices, but what does 'the cloud' mean and how can it be best used with our all of our Apple devices? In this course, we'll discuss and compare the five most common cloud services that easily integrate into the Apple device ecosystem: iCloud, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon. We'll help you set up each of these services and explain how they can be used for syncing, storing and accessing your media (like photos and videos), documents and other information. This course is suitable for anyone who uses multiple Apple devices (Macs, iPhones, iPads) daily, from beginners to experts. We'll start by defining 'the cloud' and introducing each service. Next, we'll guide you in setting up and using each service in a step-by-step manner - - it will be helpful to follow along with your Apple Device. Finally, we'll compare and contrast each service so that you can decide which best suits your needs. By the end of this course, you should have a strong understanding on how to best use cloud services on all of your Apple devices.
This lecture will define 'The Cloud' as it pertains to Cloud Computing.
Understand more about how 'The Cloud' interacts with your Apple devices.
Understand how much you'll expect to pay by using any of the cloud services in this course.
Learn how to create an iCloud account and the available iCloud settings on your Mac.
Learn how to create an iCloud account and the available iCloud settings on your iPhone or iPad.
Learn about Apple's iCloud Drive functionality.
iCloud.com has many features associated with your iCloud account.
Understand how to set up a Google account and use on your Mac.
Learn to set up a Google account on your iPhone or iPad and use Google's iOS Apps.
Learn how to use Google Photos as an alternative to Apple's Photos application
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are fantastic (free) cloud-based alternatives to Microsoft Office or Apple's Pages, Keynote and Numbers
Learn how to set up a Dropbox account and use Dropbox on your Mac.
Learn to set up Dropbox on your iPhone or iPad and use the Dropbox App.
Understand Dropbox's pricing structure.
Learn to set up and use Microsoft's OneDrive on your Mac.
Understand how to set up and use Microsoft's OneDrive App on your iPhone or iPad.
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft's web-based versions of Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
Understand the advantages of using Amazon's personal cloud services.
Learn how to set up and use Amazon Cloud Drive on your Mac.
Understand how to set up and use Amazon's Cloud Drive and Photos Apps on your iPhone or iPad.
We'll compare and contrast the various cloud services discussed in this course.
We will summarize the course and discuss how to select the Cloud Storage, Photos, Productivity and Backup solutions best suited for you.
The MacSpa is dedicated to providing exceptional service for you and your Mac, iPhone or iPad. From our location in downtown Denver, we specialize in on-site Mac support and maintenance, remote support, and training on every level, for home or business. Before coming to The MacSpa, our instructors trained in the Apple Store for a combined twelve years and have used Apple products for over a combined forty years. We provide outstanding service, quick turnarounds, and second-to-none training and support in person, and online. Our team of trained and experienced professionals will solve your woes and de-mystify the complexities of your Mac or Apple device. See our website for more information on what we do, and browse our online courses here for a taste of the personal service and expert instruction you get with our awesome team!