With the newly revamped free iCloud service fast approaching its fall release, one of the warts in Apple’s otherwise beautiful system has been gaining a lot of attention in recent months: The inability to consolidate multiple Apple IDs into one, particularly for existing MobileMe users stuck with one for iTunes purchases and another for everything else.
After demoing the MobileMe replacement, iCloud at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this summer, we've been eagerly awaiting a chance to play with the service. Earlier this week, the company launched the web-based version of iCloud beta. However, there is still some confusion about how to register for this service, we’ll show you the steps required to convert your Apple ID into an iCloud-ready account.
In the early days of the iTunes Store, Apple was fairly lenient about your account name and password for the service. With the advent of the Apple ID and all of the moving parts it taps into, that’s all changed, with Cupertino requiring new users to create Apple IDs from their email addresses. If you’re looking for a new identity or just want to join the cool kids by using your email address too, read on.
Before Lion, your Apple ID could only be used online, in the Mac App Store, or iTunes Store. But now, Apple allows you to link your Apple ID with your user account in OS X Lion. This enables you to do things like sign into screen sharing with your Apple ID and use your account with Air Drop and as authentication for File Sharing.
Right on cue, Apple released a Mac OS X 10.6.6 update which includes the Mac App Store first previewed back in October. Launching with over 1,000 apps stocking its virtual shelves, and potentially just as many questions which we’re all too happy to answer for you.
Happy iOS 4.2 Day! In case you haven’t heard, Apple has generously made one of the formerly subscription-only MobileMe services, Find My iPhone, now free for all owners of current-generation iOS devices. Here’s how to get it up and running -- even on an older device.
If you're like a most of the Mac|Life staff, you have more than one email address. If you're on Game Center, your main email address might not be the one you have attached to your Game Center account. Here's how to add all of your email addresses to Game Center so you don't miss an invitation from your game playing friendship.