Aside from the iOS 6 jailbreak yesterday, Monday was generally what we in the biz refer to as a "slow news day" -- a good time to soak in some smaller stories that might otherwise have fallen between the seat cushions of rumors and bigger stories making headlines across the tech community. Won't you sit back and enjoy a handful of those crumbs with us now…?
Cloud storage has become a hot commodity in the tech world, with each service continually trying to leapfrog the others. This week, it's SugarSync's turn, with a slick new version 2.0 public beta now available for all to enjoy.
Still haven't made the transition from MobileMe to iCloud? The June 30 deadline has come and gone, but like zombies in a classic horror film, the service continues to hang around, at least "for a limited time."
A few months ago, we posted a how to on moving your existing iWeb sites to a dedicated web hosting solution. Since then, more information about the MobileMe-to-iCloud transition has emerged that describes exactly how Apple will phase out the iWeb site hosting that has been a vital part of .Mac and MobileMe for the past few years.
Apple released new information today regarding the pending transition from MobileMe to iCloud. Finally, we know which services will be continued and which will be terminated with extreme prejudice. According to Apple, "The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud." The key word there is "core", which is not the same as "all".
Now that Apple has officially revealed what iCloud will contain when it launches this fall, it’s time to sit back and look at what the service isn’t going to bring to our lives. Sure, we know it’s free, but we hang with that “glass half empty” kind of crowd.
You recently gave a funky workaround for keeping track of who you email iDisk links to. When reading it, I worried that something had suddenly broken. This feature has always worked for me. May I suggest reviewing preferences in both the Mail (web) and iDisk, selecting the applicable options? When sending to multiple recipients, the result will be a “copy” of an email addressed to “undisclosed-recipients” and a “Bcc” line with all the addresses the email was sent to.
Whatever it might be that Apple has planned for Lala--the much-mourned music streaming property that the Cupertino-based behemoth acquired and woefully shut down back in May--they're playing it close to their chest.
While you wait for what we're all hoping will be the awesome power to stream our entire music iTunes music library from the cloud, let Mac|Life show you how anyone with a MobileMe account can start streaming their tunes for free right now. While you won't be able to listen to a playlist you've hashed together, the ability it groove to individual audio files streamed to your iOS device on the cheap is a great first step. Let's get started!
On any other morning, shuffling out the door in search of coffee after four hours of sleep would be the height of drudgery. Today, however, thanks to a discovery made by MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, there is an extra little spring our my step.
While many of us have been waiting with bated breath to see what Apple's intends to do with LaLa, the music streaming service they purchased a while back, Robertson has been streaming his music from iTunes to his Apple mobile devices. The new ability comes thanks to Apple's recent iDisc App, and is detailed in the deep in the legal flotsam released notes. See? it always pays to read the fine print.