The big news of the day has to be the discovery of a beta iCloud website, which has the rumor blogs grabbing up paper bags in an effort to stifle their hyperventilation. Seems as if we’ll be seeing new Reminders and Notes web apps as part of the iCloud website, but personally we’d prefer some of the old-school MobileMe settings and features to come back. Oh well, we can’t have everything -- but one thing we can have is a break for the weekend, right after you have a look at the news for this Friday, May 11, 2012.
My father-in-law doesn’t own a computer, and he’s considering getting an iPad for email, apps, internet surfing, and more. I know you can set them up, update, back up, and use an iPad without a computer, but what if the iPad were to just die? Is it possible to restore an iPad without connecting it to a Mac or PC if a simple hard reset doesn’t solve problems?
Grab bag o' news this week as no one really duked it out for top dog in the headline race. Apple's got a few tricks up its sleeves, Samsung did well in sales, lawsuits are such a constant they're like air anymore, and the iPad still kicks major butt. So what else did happen this week worth your time? How about these 10 stories, tips, and reviews?
With the June 30 deadline fast approaching, the eventual end of MobileMe is looming closer each day. Many of you have asked how to handle this change, and whether Apple will continue support for your MobileMe files and websites. Read on and we'll answer those for you, as well as show you how to backup your iDisk files to your Mac and transition your MobileMe account to iCloud for email and other Apple services.
Discovering that your iOS device has to be replaced due to a hardware defect can often be troubling, especially in the case of the iPhone. A new report claims that Apple Store Geniuses may soon provide a solution to getting these users back to normal.
Are you one of the few, the proud (?) who haven’t made the leap to OS X Lion, let alone Snow Leopard 10.6 yet? If you also happen to be a MobileMe subscriber, Apple is planning to entice you with a free DVD of one so you can get to the other.
We hope everyone got their 2011 Federal taxes off to Uncle Sam yesterday, because it’s now officially too late to file them unless your accountant was wise enough to request an extension. If the mere thought of enduring such pain and suffering continues to haunt you, keep reading -- there won’t be any further tax talk for our Wednesday, April 18, 2012 edition.
I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. I haven’t upgraded to Lion because I still have important files in AppleWorks 6 Draw format, that I can only open with Rosetta. My iPhone 3GS runs iOS 3.1.3, and I have a MobileMe account. I’m trying to figure out how to keep Rosetta compatibility (will Mountain Lion have Rosetta?) and still move to a newer iPhone, and get iCloud. I need to know what to do and in what order.
Happy Friday the 13th! Or, maybe not, depending on what kind of luck you’ve been having so far today. We’ve got quite a mixed bag of tech news to sort through today, so take a break from watching those Jason Voorhees movies (what -- you don’t do that on Friday the 13th?) and step right up as we present the latest and greatest for this Friday, April 13, 2012.
iTunes in the Cloud got way cooler with the launch of the new iPad last month, when Apple announced that movies could now be re-downloaded from any device using your iCloud account. Unfortunately, HBO restrictions held Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox back from joining the party -- but progress is finally being made.