How Apple iCloud And iTunes Match Will Work: The Unofficial FAQ
Now that iCloud and iTunes Match have been unveiled, a few questions may remain. how does the iCloud-Match combo differ from Google (NSDQ:GOOG – News) Music Beta and Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN – News) Cloud Drive? how does it improve on MobileMe? We’ve waded through these questions and more:
» What kinds of data/files can you put on the iCloud? Aside from music (MP3 and AAC files) users can store iBooks, apps, pictures, e-mail and documents. iCloud will store photos for only 30 days. Amazon’s Cloud Drive can store photo and video. Google offers e-mail (7.6GB for free) and document storage (1GB free then 25 cents for each extra GB) through Gmail and Google Docs, respectively.
» How much does it cost? iCloud is free and comes with nine applications, including iTunes. iTunes Match, however, will cost $24.99 per year. Here, users can sync up to 25,000 songs not purchased through the iTunes Store among their computers and gadgets.
» How much data can you store in iCloud? 5GB. Music, apps, and books purchased through iTunes, as well as your Photo Stream, don’t count against your free storage… Read More [via johjohnsaidit]