I was excited to try out the new MobileMe push service from Apple, so I made a change to my calendar on my MacBook and then put my computer to sleep. Several hours later, the change still had not appeared on the me.com website or on my iPhone. I thought this was supposed to be instantaneous?
Do you really need an iPhone 3G? We give you 5 reasons it’s the world’s best cell phone—and 5 reasons to wait to buy one or just keep rocking your 2G iPhone.
We admit it—after hearing Steve Jobs’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 9, we all wanted an iPhone 3G. Badly. There’s plenty to like about the iPhone’s second coming, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t show you both sides of Apple’s newest smartphone, the good and the bad. In fact, the original working title of this article was “10 Reasons You Need an iPhone Now,” but in researching the story, we couldn’t look past the device’s clear downsides.
So in the spirit of the proverbial angel and devil that sit on either shoulder when you’re weighing a decision, we present both the good and the bad news about the iPhone 3G, so you can you make the most informed choice possible.
Apple offers up two more free months of MobileMe to customers. Steve Jobs allegedly emails a customer about iPhone 3G connectivity and a fire at the Apple campus.
Los Angeles victims are chosen for our weekly, "Keep or Delete." Each week we download and review the free iTunes song of the week and decide whether we're going to keep or delete the file. This week's artist:
Apple comes clean about MobileMe to its employees, new nanos are on the horizon and iPhone 3Gs will cover the earth soon.
A honky-tonk victim is chosen for our weekly, "Keep or Delete." Each week we download and review the free iTunes song of the week and decide whether we're going to keep or delete the file. This week's artist:
Last night David G. of Apple posted MobileMe Update #3. The update explained that Apple has finished restoring Mail service to the 1% of customers who experienced historical message loss.
If you are still experiencing email loss problems, Apple has created a dedicated chat line for you to speak with an MobileMe specialist.
David also noted that a syncing bug, which caused calendar and address data to not properly sync over-the-air to the iPhone and iPod touch, was discovered and fixed. If you are still experiencing issues with over-air-syncing to your mobile device, you should follow the instructions here to restore your data.
We're getting closer to MobileMe nirvana folks. Maybe if we cross our fingers and wish upon a star it'll happen sooner rather than later.
For anyone who has suffered through the fits and starts of on-again-off-again functionality of Mobile Me—which actually has .Mac subscribers missing that now-defunct service.—this list is for you. Maybe a laugh or two now will help you not be so annoyed by the fact that MobileMe is still not working seamlessly, two weeks after it launched.
Check our list of 6 things that work better than MobileMe after the jump.
If MobileMe is still giving you a headache, you can take solace in the fact that the service is now intertwined with the iLife suite.
Apple released the iLife suite update to combat the usual compatibility issues, and to improve overall performance. But the big fun is when you launch your newly updated apps and see the happy little cloud just waiting to make your world a living hell rock your world.
Online galleries are now MobileMe galleries, and they sport a shiny-happy sun to let you know, everything is gonna be okay.