There’s been some anxiety in the last week regarding MobileMe’s forthcoming transition to iCloud and what it will mean for some of the former service’s features -- such as hosting for iWeb-created websites. Short story even shorter, you’d better start looking for another place to host your websites if you rely on it.
With iCloud lurking in the not so distant future, MobileMe users may be wondering what will happen to their files on iDisk. While Apple has yet to release their plan for MobileMe to iCloud transitions, we can only assume that Apple will phase out iDisk in favor of document syncing and storage in iCloud. If you’re like us, however, you’ll want to take your files off of iDisk and store them on Dropbox or another online storage service.
After months of speculation, Apple has finally announced the features of its new cloud services. Dubbed iCloud, the new service will hopefully make Apple a big contender in the online storage race, against the likes of cloud giants like Google, Amazon and DropBox. But, let's not forget that Apple's always been a part of this world. The company has a rich history of providing online services to Mac users that dates back to over a decade ago. Read along after the cut for a brief tour of some of these services that Apple's offered over the years.
Still got a MobileMe account? Effective today, if you had an active MobileMe account your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012 at no additional charge. After this, MobileMe will cease to exist.
You'll have the ability to move over your MobileMe mail, contacts, calendars and bookmarks to iCloud once it becomes available this fall. And if you purchased the MobileMe box and haven't used the activation code inside, you can get a refund for it by submitting a refund request.
Frequent Apple prognosticator John Gruber of Daring Fireball has chimed in with his last-minute thoughts on WWDC 2011 in the hours leading up to the big event. While he admits that he doesn’t know much about what will be announced, there are a few interesting tidbits on things he’s heard from others.
All together now, mimicking Steve Martin in The Jerk: “The new iCloud is here! The new iCloud is here!” -- or at least it will be soon, according to a press release from Apple themselves on Tuesday. But do we know what exactly it will entail?
The Mac OS X Finder is the first thing anyone sees when you boot a Mac, and that’s one thing that hasn’t changed since 1984. One thing that has changed, however, is all of the ways we interact with the seemingly simple user interface -- especially after the introduction of Snow Leopard 10.6.
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.
One day, not so very long ago, third-party email apps dominated the Mac platform -- until Apple upped the ante with its own Mail application (frequently dubbed “Mail.app” for clarity) included free with every copy of Mac OS X. They’ve tucked away quite a few awesome features over the years, but here are a few of our favorites.
It seems like only yesterday that we were reporting that Apple had secured two of the four major music labels for its cloud music service -- and it was! Only 24 hours later, it appears that Sony makes three, with the lone holdout also close to a deal.