My wife has an iPad that I am tech support for. With iOS 5 it does back up to iCloud but that seems to only mean doing a complete restore. You can't go looking on iCloud for a specific app and associated files. Or at least not as far as I could tell the other day when I tried to do this after system upgrade seemed to nuke a couple of apps and their files.
Originally Posted by Jamie Elis
So I imagine the best thing is to do as Oogiem suggests and backup to the mac via iTunes.
I haven't investigated security carefully but if it is like the iPhone it is pretty good. You can track it and erase it remotely if it is stolen and you can set password security so that after a certain number of failed attempts it erases everything.
Beware that it isn't quite a laptop in that it doesn't have normal pc file system. Apps keep track of their own files and while a certain amount of passing of information and files between apps occurs it isn't quite the way a pc would do it. There is no centralised file browser.