Apple launched their new website iCloud.com last night, which is currently only open to web developers, allowing them to test out the online version of MobileMe's replacement. For those who are not up-to-date on software lingo (don't worry, you are not alone), iCloud is Apple's new "sync" service. When you create or edit a photo or document on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC, it is automatically shared to and then saved on any other device you have chosen. Think it sounds complicated? If used correctly, it is actually meant to simplify everything, saving yourself the trouble of having to manually transfer documents to other devices.
This all may still sound a little overwhelming for those technologically unsavvy. And what if you don't have an Apple computer? Apple has already found a solution: the iCloud Control Panel for Windows (beta 3) is available, which lets you configure it on your PC. Another plus--iCloud is free and it comes with 5GB storage, and of course you can pay for more ($20 a year will buy you 10 GB, $40 will buy you 50 GB and so on). The service will officially launch to the public along with iOS 5 sometime in September. What do you think of Apple's new "sync" service? Will you be using iCloud?