Mac users have had a long, sometimes frustrating relationship with the MobileMe. Originally launched a decade ago as iTools, the service was touted by Apple as a series of free, internet-based tools to make the lives of OS 9 users just a little bit easier. By 2002, iTools had evolved into .Mac and became a subscription-only service geared towards the needs of OS X users, and thus it remained until 2008 when the service was once again rebranded as MobileMe. The service as we know it today is one that MobileMe subscribers have a hard time admitting that they love, as it very often give us reasons to hate it.
This week, in response to an email from an exasperated user of the service, Steve Jobs promised that MobileMe would be getting an overhaul in 2011. Mr. Jobs, if you're reading this, we'd like to offer up a list of five ways that we here at Mac|Life feel Apple could improve MobileMe.
If you’re still on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Apple has a minor security update now available for you. Meanwhile, CEO Steve Jobs responds to yet another e-mail inquiry, this time on the subject of MobileMe.
Happy iOS 4.2 Day! In case you haven’t heard, Apple has generously made one of the formerly subscription-only MobileMe services, Find My iPhone, now free for all owners of current-generation iOS devices. Here’s how to get it up and running -- even on an older device.
Those rumors about free MobileMe for everyone? Not so much, but Apple did gift iOS device users with at least one component on Monday, as the Find My iPhone feature is now free for everyone with iOS 4.2.
Who says that all the news has to happen during the week? Today we have a couple of tidbits in that following up on the iPad's continued global dominance, it looks like Northern Europe shall soon see a rollout of the device. And then in other news, could we at long last see free MobileMe? Read on!
Right on the heels of last week’s 9.0.1 update which addressed potential data loss when updating your library from a previous version, Apple has released iPhoto 9.1 on Thursday. Among the changes are the ability to create and order calendars, additional letterpress holiday greeting cards and bug fixes.
Apple’s MobileMe is a great solution for Mac users with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (particularly if you own more than one of them), dutifully keeping your contacts, calendars and other data synced across computers and mobile devices -- that is, until something goes horribly awry, and then it can be a nightmare worthy of Halloween legends. Here are some tips for getting such problems solved -- without length tech support calls.
I followed Mac|Life’s advice and got myself hooked on Read It Later. Now whenever I want to save a webpage on my Mac for later reading, I just click the Read It Later button in Safari’s toolbar, and that article shows up in the Read It Later app on my iPhone. But when I tried to add Read It Later’s bookmarklet to Mobile Safari, I repeatedly got a MobileMe error message on my Mac that ended up deleting the bookmarklet from my iPhone. How can I avoid this?
Flash-based storage is expensive. The average user's media collection is expansive. With this being the case, will the MacBook Air, a device that Steve Jobs has called the future of notebooks, be able to stand up to the hype Apple's built around it? In a word, maybe. Much of the refreshed line of diminutive notebook's success, as well as the success any other SSD-based hardware, may teeter upon whether or not Apple has an ace up their sleeve.