iCloud unveiled

Apple has today announced a new cloud based service named, perhaps predictably, ‘iCloud’. It’s designed to store music, photos, apps, calendars and documents with 5GB of space. Purchased music, apps, and books, as well as the Photo Stream, don’t count against the free storage.

The best part of the move into the cloud is a new service called iTunes Match. It lets users store their entire collection, including music ripped from CDs, for an annual subscription each year. If songs aren’t in the library, then they can be uploaded to the cloud as part of the cost of the subscription. This is an ideal solution for anyone with multiple PCs and Macs who simply wishes to keep all their music in sync, available on any device.