In what would have been an otherwise mundane update, Apple has released its MobileMe iDisk App for iOS 4, including support for iPad. The update may hint at possibilities of a cloud-based iTunes in the works.
In the update notes, Apple lists the ability to "play audio from your iDisk while using another app." This is an interesting feature addition for many reasons, but mostly because it could be the first step to establishing a cloud-based streaming media solution for iPhone and iPad users.
If Apple is using iDisk as a test for future plans to launch an &… Read more
The new Calendar includes redesigned views for day, week, and month, as well as a new list view showing your events. As it did with MobileMe Mail, Apple has also improved performance of the Calendar application.
Sharing calendars has also become easier on MobileMe. Users can share a calendar with other MobileMe members and allow them to make changes to the shared calendars and then get notified when changes are made.
Event invitations can be sent by … Read more
Well, Apple never did make MobileMe free, despite the rumors. However, at least you don't have to pay the usual $99 for a year of service.
That's because Amazon currently has MobileMe Individual for $66.98 shipped. (Yep, that's the boxed, CD-ROM version of the software and service.)
As you probably know, MobileMe keeps your data (e-mail, contacts, appointments, etc.) in sync among your devices, your PCs, and the Web. It also provides the potentially invaluable Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe features (the former was just updated to include its own app).
Speaking of updates, be … Read more
Apple has released a new app to help users track lost iPhones on the go. The Find My iPhone app does what the Web application version, found on me.com, did previously, but allows users to log in from another iPhone or iPad to aid in the search on the go.
True to Apple form, the interface is simple, elegant, and easy to use. Users need only log in to the application using their MobileMe user name and password to begin the search for their lost iPhone or iPad. Each device connected to the user's account will show up … Read more
Apple made some changes to its MobileMe service Friday.
The MobileMe Mail service that was in beta for a little over a month is now available to all members. Mail at me.com now has widescreen and compact views, mail organization rules, single-click archiving, a formatting toolbar, SSL protection, and better junk mail protection. You can also use MobileMe to read mail from your other e-mail addresses now, according to Apple.
The service is only supported in Safari, Firefox, and IE8, and not in Chrome or Opera.
Yesterday Apple updated the MobileMe website to include a new version of the WebMail interface that has been in beta development for a while. Since the update, Mail now has a bunch of new features, including widescreen and compact views, more organization and filtering rules, archiving features, better security, and a new layout. Along with the new release, Apple has a number of releated knowledgebase articles available, including a FAQ that MobileMe users may find useful.… Read more
Apple announced that the MobileMe Web site, me.com, will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, June 17, from 10 p.m. until midnight Pacific Time. The outage will affect all MobileMe Web applications at me.com, but it is not expected to affect any other MobileMe services on desktops, notebooks, iPads, iPhones, or iPods.… Read more
Apple is in the middle of testing a new version of the MobileMe webmail application, which a number of users have signed up to try. To keep users up to date with the latest fixes and known issues in the development of the new interface, Apple has a knowledgebase article they are keeping updated with news about past and current builds of the Web application.… Read more