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8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad

Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
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AirDrop for iOS 7, which arrives later this year, is Apple's answer to Android Beam, a tap-and-share technology for a quick, short-range transfer of contacts, bookmarks, videos and other personal data. Using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, AirDrop allows users of iOS 7 devices to do pretty much the same thing, only without the tapping.

If you use a 3rd-generation or older iPad, however, AirDrop won't work with your device. Here's a workaround: A third-party app such as Instashare, which also uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for close-range file transfers. The free version has ads; the 99-cent edition is ad-free. Instashare runs on iOS and Mac OS X. An Android version is in the works, the developer says.

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