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on 10 October 2013
This book is a marketing brochure for Mac products. If you want to know HOW to do things on the Mac you'd be better off typing your queries into Google. For example, I wanted to know how to back-up documents on iCloud. The chapter tells you how great iCloud is, and all the great things it can do with music and photos but nothing about documents (is it just me who still uses their computer mainly for work?). Of course there's plenty of info about how you can buy more iCloud space and give Apple more money. Information that I couldn't find on the Apple site, or in this book, or anywhere, is that iCloud isn't really a back-up facility for documents and files - how foolish I was to think that it was (apart from you kind of get that impression from the hype and Apple don't advertise the fact that it's not very good for this function). I found out that iCloud isn't really for back-up storage of work-type documents from an Internet forum. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't make me like my lovely Mac computer any less. But as I've had iCloud pushed in my face from every angle/device, perhaps the simple point and commonly asked question about backing up documents should have been covered in this book. I haven't used this book to tackle any other more complex tasks . . . think I'll go directly to the Internet nerds.