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.
It seems like an eternity ago that everyone was talking about RockMelt (including MacLife.com!), then the invitations arrived, folks poked around and the chatter subsided. That may change this week now that the social browser has received its first big update.
iOS device users gained access to some pretty awesome perks yesterday when iOS 4.2 became available for download. iPad owners were finally rewarded by Apple for their patience with AirPlay, Wireless Printing and of course, multitasking. If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed a few new perks as well. However, it would appear that Apple also threw in a whole bag of awesome that they've kept on the down low.
In an effort to make your viewing of our newly redesigned website all that it can be, Apple has released an update to Safari 5 for both OS X and Windows versions. The update repairs a problem that, in the past, has prevented some users from submitting web forms and corrects an issue that prevented some web surfers from viewing Google image results if Flash version 10.1 was installed on their system.
If you’re an iOS developer or just a user who’s hopelessly addicted to app updates, you might want to find something else to do come late December -- Apple’s iTunes Connect is closing its doors for nearly a week over Christmas.
Even if you’re only a casual reader of The New York Times, most everyone agreed that the newspaper’s limited Editor’s Choice iPad app left a lot to be desired when compared to other offerings. Today, the newspaper updated the app to version 2.0, now simply known as NYTimes for iPad.
Amazon released a pair of updates Tuesday to their popular universal iOS apps -- the Kindle app now lets you view pages two-up in landscape on the iPad, while the Amazon Mobile app makes price matching even easier by incorporating barcode scanning.
If you’ve often wished you could deposit checks easily into your PayPal account, the company finally answered your prayers on Tuesday night with an update to their iPhone app which now allows check capture and deposit.