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.
We’ve got quite the Thursday lined up for you in this edition. How does faster Wi-Fi sound? Check! Live television streamed to your iOS device for free? Got it! MobileMe replacement services? Naturally! And there’s oh so much more in store for MacLife.com readers today, so let’s cue the lights and start the show for this Thursday, April 26, 2012.
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.
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.
With MobileMe’s date with death drawing closer near, we've been getting a lot of questions about whether or not your iWeb podcasts and websites hosted on MobileMe will disappear into thin air on June 30. Since it's better to be safe than sorry, we'll show you how to move over all of your data to a dedicated hosting site.
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.
When Apple first launched iWeb, a new wave of beginners were able to quickly and easily design an attractive website on their Mac and upload it to the web via MobileMe. In recent years, however, iWeb has seen little attention in terms of updates when compared to iLife’s big hitters like iPhoto and iMovie, and MobileMe, along with its web hosting features, has been shut down and replaced by iCloud. The end looks close for iWeb.
Have no fear, however, the online service Squarespace (from $12 a month) provides you with a simple interface which you can write posts and upload images.
I have an iMac at home with all of my downloaded iTunes music, plus Quicken and other apps requiring Rosetta, running on Snow Leopard. I recently purchased a 13-inch MacBook Air running Snow Leopard, and have another iMac for work that came with Lion installed. With MobileMe, I was able to keep all of these machines in sync. However, I’m worried that when MobileMe is completely discontinued, I won’t be able to keep the machines in sync with my iOS devices. I cannot do without my Rosetta apps on Snow Leopard. Will it be possible to keep all of my devices in sync without upgrading to Lion?
Looking at Apple's successes right now, it seems they can do no wrong. But that wasn't always the case -- Cupertino has released some flubs in its day. But those missteps helped pave the way for the awesome products we know and love today. And is a mistake really a mistake if you learn something from it?