It's commonly thought that a significant number of people use Android-powered devices over iPhones on account of the larger screens on handsets made by Samsung and other companies; Apple hopes it can win them back with the release of the iPhone 6. To that end (and a day ahead of the public release of iOS 8), the company today released a guide for former Android users that teaches them how to migrate their data to their new, larger iPhones.
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."
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.
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 CEO Steve Jobs has teased some exciting changes are ahead for MobileMe, but a French website may have uncovered evidence in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that indicates the service will be getting a new name as well.
With Apple, we never know more than we have to, and its upcoming "product transition" is no exception. We know it's coming before Sept. 30, and we know it'll put a strain on the company's gross margins. But if Apple's track record for such announcements is any indictor, we should be ready for something big.