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Today is the day. If you're a MobileMe user, the doors are closing -- it's one last call for a clouded shot, if you will. Apple pretty much started the process of shutting the door on MobileMe just as soon as iCloud was introduced, and users have known that this day was coming for months on end. But for avid MobileMe users, particularly those who relied heavily on their iDisk, this reality still might not be easy to swallow. Still, it's better you deal with the situation now and get your digital goods ported over to iCloud, Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive or any of those other cloud offerings. Wouldn't... Read more...
Is the iCloud really all it's cracked up to be? Obviously, tell will tell, but Apple's plugging a few obvious holes this week in a new FAQ. The company never really made clear at the onset whether any of this 'cloud' information would ever be accessible from anywhere other than a cloud-connected device, but thankfully, it looks like the majority of things will also be available via a standard web browser. Phew. The FAQ centers mostly around the death of MobileMe and the transition to iCloud, but it does shed a bit of light on how iCloud will be established in due time. For starters -- if you had... Read more...
Well, there's no doubt that iCloud is the next hot thing for Apple, but MobileMe is where it all started for Apple's cloud initiatives. MobileMe was always a curious service. Why did it cost $99/year? Why did it do so little? Why were there so many problems? Why was it even an Apple service? Steve Jobs has reportedly been growing increasingly frustrated with MobileMe as a whole, even admitting during the WWDC opening keynote that the product wasn't Apple's finest. But if you're an existing user, don't worry, things are vanishing right away. Emails are going around to those who bought into MobileMe... Read more...
Chalk up another Apple confirmation. Not only did we find out that March 2nd would be the day that Apple would reveal the iPad 2, and now the company is revealing that the North Carolina data center they invested in last year will be for iTunes and MobileMe. The news was confirmed during a Q&A session at a shareholder meeting, with the data center expected to become fully operational later in the spring. Very few details beyond that were available, but at least shareholders now know that Steve Jobs didn't invest in this just to store his own personal movie library. Adding more capacity for... Read more...
Since launching the MobileMe syncing service in July, Apple has been working on various fixes. Earlier this week, Apple revealed that 27 changes were made late last month. MobileMe is a hosted service, so you don’t have to do anything to get the updates—Apple made all of the changes on the servers. All components of the service were affected by the update, with MobileMe Mail receiving the most updates. Keyboard shortcuts that didn’t behave as expected were fixed, along with a bug that didn’t remove messages from the Drafts folder once they were sent. MobileMe Mail users should also see improved... Read more...
Apple sent an e-mail out to its MobileMe service members today, apologizing for the hiccups in getting the $99 per month MobileMe service up and running, announcing that the service was now finally fully operational, and even offering a conciliatory, free 30-day extension to all current MobileMe subscriptions.  Apple's e-mail (click the image to read the e-mail) MobileMe is an updated version of Apple's .Mac ("Dot Mac") subscription-based online service, which has been around since 2002 (or even as far back as 2000 if you count its original iteration as Apple's free, Mac-only, online service... Read more...