Today is the first day that former MobileMe subscribers will have to begin paying for more cloud storage if they want it. When Apple’s iCloud launched back in 2011, this meant that MobileMe would be dissolved, but Apple decided to grace those with paying subscriptions with two free years of iCloud storage equivalent to what they were paying for with MobileMe. However, that two year period ended yesterday.
After giving users 25GB of iCloud storage absolutely free for two years, Apple ended the offer and is dropping all iCloud users down to the 5GB entry-level tier for those who haven’t yet paid for an upper storage tier. Basically, this means that if you were one of [...]
Apple’s reputation of bringing out new and innovative devices is well-known, but sometimes even Apple can take a few missteps.
Many of Apple’s poorly thought-out or poorly supported products come from the period when Steve Jobs wasn’t involved in the company, but Jobs was in charge when Apple released a few of them. No matter who was in charge at the time, there’s no denying that Apple isn’t always perfect.
Of Apple’s products that should have been April Fools’ Day jokes, many were physical products, but a couple are notable failures in web services, and one was a high-profile new software releaseNewton
The Newton was [...]
Apple continues to offer an iCloud deal to former MobileMe subscribers, offering an extra year of 20GB iCloud service free.
Apple gave MobileMe users a free year of iCloud when it closed down the old syncing service and created the new less feature-filled version built into new versions of iOS and OS X.
Apple gives all of their customers a free 5GB iCloud account, but users must pay for extra storage. A 10GB account costs $20/year. 20GB account costs $40/year and 50GB costs $100/year. People who didn’t subscribe to MobileMe can add extra iCloud storage for the above fees and can learn more about iCloud here.
MobileMe offered a few features that [...]
Apple’s MobileMe service is winding down at the end of the month, and the company is making another push to bring MobileMe subscribers over to iCloud.
According to The Verge, Apple is sending out reminders to MobileMe subscribers telling them the service only has 30 days left before the company shuts it down for good. In the email Apple offers subscribers a chance to move to iCloud or to skip iCloud and just continue using their MobileMe email after the service is shut down.
Whether users switch to iCloud or not, they’ll be losing a few features at the end of June. iCloud doesn’t offer publishing from iWeb, iDisk, or photo galleries. There are rumors [...]
MobileMe subscribers who have switched over to iCloud have a few extra months of free upgraded storage space.
According to AppleInsider, MobileMe subscribers that switched to iCloud now have 20GB of free storage space (up from the free 5GB) until September 30, 2012. Users that paid for extra storage on MobileMe have 50GB of free storage space.
When Apple first announced iCloud, the company offered MobileMe subscribers the expanded storage until June 30, 2012. Now those users have a few more months of extra storage.
It’s not clear when Apple increased the time period for expanded storage, though it was likely sometime in the past week. A Google cache of the [...]
As Apple rolls out updates to OS X 10.7.2 Lion and iOS 5, MobileMe users can now migrate their account over to iCloud and get a free 25GB account till June 30, 2012. Unfortunately, the migration fails for some users. The weight of millions of Apple customers downloading updates and setting up their iCloud accounts seems to be taking Apple’s new data farm to its knees.
If you want to move you can try things out at me.com/move but here’s the error message I’m getting when I attempt to migrate my account. I recommend that you just sit tight and wait till tomorrow. If you experience other errors, check out the troubleshooting page at Apple, if you can get it to [...]