Cloud computing is basically the ability to save your files (music, documents, pictures, videos etc) on a remote server rather than on your computer and device, and still have the ability to access them even when youre online.
Think of it this way; Say you have over 10,000 songs and with so limited space on your computer to Save them. You can transfer all those song to an external server (cloud) and thwn access them on your devices online. Companies like, Google, Amazon, Youtube and now Apple offer Cloud services though in diffrent forms.
Whilst Youtube and Flikr offer cloud services in a public way, the others make it more private. For example, you can save all your photos and videos on Flikr and youtube respectively but do not have restrictions on who to view them as they can be viewed by the general public. As for the othersm its more private as only you can access them from your own account.
Basically by saving your 10,000 songs in your asigned cloud, you can just play them from you iPod or iPad or any accessible device anywhere you are provided you are online. You are hence free of the hasles of syncing the same music to your iPad, iPod and computers every time you add new songs.
I dont know if we can access the clouds yet in Nigeria as google cloud (called ‘Music Beta’) is currently not provided for the Nigerian market. As for apple, well not sure too. Meanwhile the difference between Google service and that of Apple is that, with Google you will have to upload your files to an external server manually whilst with Apple they just mirror your playlist without you having to save or upload which atiles take days or weeks. So which would you prefer?
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