Welcome to MacFormat, the UK’s best-selling Apple magazine
fter the recent celebrity photo-hacking scandal, the Daily Mail ran an article explaining what iCloud is. The paper was mocked on Twitter for saying that iCloud is “not an actual cloud”, but I think it’s not a completely ridiculous thing to say; for lots of us, the idea of ‘the cloud’ or ‘cloud computing’ (not interchangeable terms, incidentally) is a bit nebulous and hard to get to grips with. A bit like a cloud, really. Indeed, Apple’s recent announcement of iCloud Drive has only confused things further, because while it complements the existing iCloud services, it’s also quite different. It’s much more like Dropbox or Google Drive – but even that doesn’t tell you the whole story.
So therefore, in this issue, we delve deep into iCloud Drive in OS X 10.10 Yosemite (and how it relates to iOS 8) to explain it clearly without reference to meteorological phenomena – but that’s not all. We also take a close look at iCloud Drive’s competitors so you can decide what the perfect mix of cloud services is for you.
I’ve run out of space to tell you about the other terrific stuff we’ve got in this issue, but you have another hundredodd pages to come to discover it all!