5 Ways Apple Could Make MobileMe Awesome

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kylerwalker

i like mobileme but they need to lower their price

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Numbuh One

You can get mobile me from amazon and several other places at a 25 - 50% discount if you shop carefully. from what i have read, you can use the subscription information in the new purchase to extend your current subscription.

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Ben

I'd like to have the option of choosing an address @mac.com or @me.com.

I'd trade my current @me.com address for one @mac.com without second thought. It would be worth the effort of updating everyone, as I'm almost embarrassed to give out my @me.com address... it just sounds so dumb.

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aroubini

Every Snow Leopard Mac should have MobileMe's OpenDirectory added by default to the list of directory servers. That way I can sit down at any Mac and log in with my MobileMe ID and have my iDisk available as my home folder or as a mounted volume.

The environment would hook into my synced Safari bookmarks, my iCal, MobileMe imap account in Mail, etc. How awesome would that be? Changes are synced live, and as I log out everything is dumped, just like a regular guest account.

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Ben

I second that. Would be all kinds of awesome, provided that they could resolve the latency issues with iDisk.

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aroubini

Have certain folders cached ahead of others perhaps?

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racassady

You forgot the most important thing... Making it F'N work! I have had contacts deleted, doubled, screwed up so many times, that Apple gave me a free year of service. Mean time I have become a master of restoring my lost data...

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mdraznin

I had the same experience but with sync'ing problems. Got to the point where Apple gave me a free year too. The main prob I have though, is upload and download speeds are painfully slow. Has anyone noticed the same? If so, why do you figure that's the case, while just about every other cloud service is continuing to noticeably improve their speeds. If you've had the same prob, please respond here.

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aparm

IMHO, Apple should to blow away storage limits, first and foremost. It's silly. I'm paying $24.95/yr at Flickr for unlimited storage for photos and video; there are many other providers that offer unlimited cloud storage for relatively low prices compared to Apple's MoblieMe pricing. I have no worries of reaching inbox storage limits with gmail and I can make free blogs/websites through any number of web service providers. I use google for mail, contact, and calendar syncing. There is not much beyond that which MobileMe offers that is worth the price of admission.

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raveen69

Tiered Pricing? How about just FREE? You have seen their profits in the past few years right.

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Argelius

As long as you can get all of MobileMe's services for free elsewhere (largely from Google) and when MobileMe doesn't provide them with any significant slickness and polish that we expect from Apple, the $99 is about $99 too high...

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Sigil

I agree with the "significant slickness and polish hat we expect from Apple, the $99 is about $99 too high..." I'm not a fan of Google, because I think they like Facebook aren't exactly free. They just use a different (and more valuable) currency.

I too cancelled my subscription. I was slightly leaning towards renewing it, but the Find My iPhone becoming free made this a no brainer. I'll be putting together a true MobileMe built by me. =)

Thanks for your comments. I feel validated now.

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aparm

I agree. This is why I canceled my subscription

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