Hold on to your wallet! MobileMe is great, but with a little work, Google can sync your Mac’s most important stuff -- mail, contacts, and calendars -- to your iOS device and back for free. Before taking the plunge, make sure all the most recent data is on your Mac, then back it up with Time Machine so you can restore it if necessary.
Almost keeping with tradition from last year, where no sooner did we get the first generation of the iPad, we then saw an announcement about iOS 4 shortly thereafter. If the Google translation of a recent posting on German site Macerkopf.de is to be believed, April should bring us not only a glimpse of iOS 5, but also the long awaited MobileMe redo, again on the heels of an iPad release.
Have you ever found it annoying that you can’t re-download music you’ve already purchased from iTunes? Apparently, Apple agrees with you, as a new report claims the company is hard at work negotiating for unlimited downloads as part of their initiative to move iTunes closer to the cloud.
It seems that the usual “people briefed on Apple’s plans” have been telling one newspaper one thing and another newspaper something else -- only days after The Wall Street Journal claimed Apple was working on an “iPhone nano,” along comes The New York Times, who claims they’re not.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The iPhone will get a nano-sized little brother (or sister), and one of these days, MobileMe will be free to everyone. The difference is, now this information is coming a reliable source not usually known for tossing out wild rumors and speculation.
It’s a love/hate relationship with you, MobileMe. When you work, you’re so wonderfully effortless we forget you’re there. Maybe that’s the problem -- because when you don’t, the pain you can wreak on our calendars and contacts is pretty unforgettable. So if you have a computer or iOS device that’s giving you the MobileMe blues, we can help.
Although Apple’s transition from .mac to the MobileMe service got off to a rocky start, it has continued to steadily improve over time. Now, Apple has flipped the switch on something to make the web-based Calendar even more useful.
Alarms are a great feature of iCal and the MobileMe Calendar; alarms can help keep you on track for your various daily activities. However, there's currently a bug with MobileMe that prohibits you from creating an alarm that will alert you more than two days in advance of the scheduled calendar item. We found a simple work around that can help you until this bug is fixed by Apple.
Ho, ho, ho. It's the calm before the storm. There's the holiday season fully underway with more to come, and that doesn't even count on all the new tech releases gearing up for the first quarter of 2011. Everyone's poised with their next big launch, so fasten your seat belts, the next year is going to be killer. Here's what happened while we wait, breath bated.