MobileMe Users Bumped to 5GB of iCloud Storage After Grace Period Ends

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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 […]

Apple April Fools: 8 Products That Are Better As Jokes

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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 […]

Apple Gives Former MobileMe Subscribers Another Free Year of iCloud

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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 […]

Apple Sending 30 Day Notices to MobileMe Users

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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. […]

MobileMe Subscribers Now Get Free iCloud Storage Until September 30

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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 […]

MobileMe to iCloud Migration “Move Error”

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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 […]

MobileMe Subscribers Will Get a 25GB iCloud Sub Till June ’12

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As a MobileMe subscriber I am excited to read that Apple will be giving me a 25GB iCloud account to replace my MobileMe account. I can use it for no additional cost until June 30, 2012. The 20GB account plus the free 5GB will give us plenty of storage and far more than we ever had […]

iCloud Reset Thursday Means Backups No Longer Available

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On Thursday September 22nd Apple will reset iCloud in preparation for the beta service’s final releas, which is expected to arrive when iOS 5 leaves beta. If you have been using the developer beta of iOS 5 on your iPhone or iPad, you won’t be able to access the backups made before Thursday, 22 September starting at 9 […]

iCloud Drops MobileMe’s Mac OS X Sync Settings Features

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iCloud won’t include one of the most useful MobileMe features – OS X Settings synchronization. Things like the layout of your OS X Dock icons, keychain passwords and user names and all of your email accounts will not be synced between devices via the new iCloud service. When I first made the leap to the […]

Apple Registers iCloud.com for Online MobileMe Replacement?

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It was reported that Apple bought the domain iCloud.com from a Swedish company called Xcerion and now we learned from Apple Insider that Apple is using the name internally as it preps the newest versions of iOS and Mac OS X. When you type the domain icloud.com you get a page redirect to cloudme.com and […]

Google Circles Social Network Not Yet (or Ever) Launching

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Despite rumors of a false start for a Google-developed social network called Circles, the Mountain View, California-based search giant is denying that Circles is launching, at least not at the South by Southwest Interactive digital conference in Austin, Texas this week. In an interview with All Things D, Google’s Chris Messina, who’s closely associated with […]

New Apple Social-Centric MobileMe, Digital Locker Expected in Spring

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While Apple has long been rumored to be building out a solution to offer customers a digital locker and enhanced social features, including photo streaming, through a new MobileMe and iTunes feature, there is now an anticipated date for when the revamped cloud-based service will launch. At its shareholder meeting during a Q&A session, Apple […]

Apple: No Go for Nano Phone

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Despite rumors of a smaller, cheaper iPhone, lovingly dubbed the iPhone Nano, the New York Times is reporting that Apple is not pursuing plans to release a smaller iPhone model. Rather, the Cupertino, California Mac- and iPhone-maker may be more aggressive in its plans to drop prices on previous generation models–right now, the iPhone 3GS […]

MobileMe to Go Social in Next Major Overhaul

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Rumors of a digital locker service for Apple’s MobileMe service has been persistent, but according to Cult of Mac, the online service will get a major overhaul to bring additional social features that will compete against Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook, and Ustream. Some of the features that Cult of Mac is reporting includes: Live video streaming […]

Sync Showdown: Windows Live Mesh and MobileMe

I’m taking a quick break from writing a new theatre piece called Southern Crossroads for Wayside Theatre. We’re creating this piece ourselves out of necessity due to difficult economic circumstances, but that’s not the point of the post. I’m been writing pretty much straight through for the last 56 hours or so, and drafts have […]

Is Apple Blocking Google’s Chrome Browser on Me.com?

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Last month I made the change from an Exchange hosted service to Apple’s MobileMe / Me.com . So far, I’ve been pretty impressed with the services, the cost, and the reliability of the sync process. Apple has clearly made some headway since the disastrous launch last year. However, all is not good in Google Chrome […]

Evernote-ing, Mesh-ing and MobileMe-ing Around in Rehearsal

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I’m knee deep in Christmas, the London of Charles Dickens with Ebenezer Scrooge, and 34 actors in two casts (including 18 children) as we rehearse a new musical production of A Christmas Carol which opens November 29 at Wayside Theatre. In addition to exercising the creative muscles, and the drill sergeant routine to keep things […]

Weekend Discussion: Your Advice for New Mobile Warriors

Here’s the deal: you are at party doing the normal chit-chat, when the topic starts to change to what people do for a living, etc. You hear someone mention that they are starting a new business that will put them on the road a lot more and they need help sorting a bunch of stuff […]

MobileMe Users To Get Another 60-Day Extension

Apple’s MobileMe woes continue and so do the extensions for customers who purchased the service. Yesterday, Apple announced that customers would receive an additional 60–day extension of the MobileMe service they paid $99 for. This is on top of the 30–day extension already granted. Touted as Exchange for the rest of us, MobileMe promises file […]