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Alongside the iPhone 3G, Apple on Monday introduced MobileMe, a new Internet service that delivers push email, push contacts and push calendars from the MobileMe service in the "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs.

MobileMe, which replaces the company's ailing .Mac service, also provides a suite of rich Web 2.0 applications that deliver a desktop-like experience through any modern browser, including Mail, Contacts and Calendar. A Gallery for viewing and sharing photos, as well as an iDisk app for storing and exchanging documents online, are also included.

"Think of MobileMe as 'Exchange for the rest of us,'" said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. "Now users who are not part of an enterprise that runs Exchange can get the same push email, push calendars and push contacts that the big guys get."

With a MobileMe email account, all folders, messages and status indicators look identical whether checking email on iPhone, iPod touch, a Mac or a PC. New email messages are pushed instantly to iPhone over the cellular network or Wi-Fi, removing the need to manually check email and wait for downloads. Push also keeps contacts and calendars continuously up-to-date so changes made on one device are automatically pushed up to the cloud and down to other devices.

Push works with the native applications on iPhone and iPod touch, Microsoft Outlook for the PC, and Mac OS X applications, Mail, Address Book and iCal, as well as the MobileMe web application suite.

MobileMe web applications are 100 percent ad-free and provide a desktop-like experience that allows users to drag and drop, click and drag, and even use keyboard shortcuts, all in a unified interface. Users can even switch between applications with a single click and use the Gallery web app to share photos in high quality.

MobileMe's Mail Web Interface.

MobileMe's Contact Web Interface.

MobileMe's Calendar Web Interface.

MobileMe's Gallery Web Interface.

MobileMe's iDisk Web Interface.

Using any browser, the new Gallery web application allows users to upload, rearrange, rotate and title photos; post photos directly from an iPhone; allow visitors to download print quality images; and contribute photos to an album.

Meanwhile, MobileMe iDisk lets users store and manage files online with drag and drop filing. The iDisk web application also makes it easy to share documents too large to email by automatically sending an email with a link for downloading the file.

MobileMe includes 20GB of online storage that can be used for email, contacts, calendar, photos, movies and documents. The service is set to launch on July 11 alongside iPhone 3G, with a yearly subscription fee of $99 for individuals and $149 for a Family Pack. The Family Pack includes one master account with 20GB of storage and four Family Member accounts with 5GB of storage each. MobileMe subscribers can purchase an additional 20GB of storage for $49 or 40GB of storage for $99 annually.

Users who wish to try out the service with no obligation can sign up for a free 60-day MobileMe trial. Current .Mac members will be automatically upgraded to MobileMe accounts.

Using an iPhone or iPod touch with MobileMe requires iPhone 2.0 software and the soon-to-be-released iTunes 7.7 or later. For use with a Mac, MobileMe requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 or the latest version of Mac OS X Leopard. For a PC, MobileMe requires Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2), and Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later is recommended.

MobileMe is accessible on the web via Safari 3, Internet Explorer 7, and Firefox 2 or later. Internet access requires a compatible ISP; fees may apply. Broadband Internet connection recommended. Some features require Mac OS X Leopard and iLife '08.

A Guided Tour of the MobileMe service is available at me.com.
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If it works like advertised I'll keep my .Mac as Mobile Me. If not I'm done after this year.
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I'll be passing on MobileMe. Even the name is dumb, considering it came from Apple I expected more.
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I think they did a tremendous job of integrating iPhoto, iCal and other functionality into a web-based cluster of apps. Pretty amazing.

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It appears that the new web-based applications would finally address the serious deficiencies in .Mac's currect offerings...with one major caveat. If it's going to require Safari 3, Firefox 2, or IE 7, the entire .Mac/MobileMe online services become completely useless to me! My major use of the online clients is from work where IE 6 is the only browser available (can't install anything else).

If IE 7 is required, I'll lose access. Today, photo Galleries "recommend" but don't require newer web browsers. You just don't have as nice an interface using IE 6. The rest of .Mac is accessible from IE6. So will I get a downgraded experience on IE 6, like today's Gallaries, or no access at all?

Apple needs to keep in mind that when you are accessing your data from other computers (the whole point of the online apps!), you don't always have control over which web browser is available (work, internet cafe's, friend's house, etc).

Considering I just signed up for .Mac a few weeks ago (and online contacts never worked right), I'll be pretty peeved if come July I lose access to the online services.
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Mobile me is a lame name. I much prefer .mac. As for the service it provides, it may prove useful for iphone users but others may find more utility in the free gmail accounts. It has potential if apple dropped the price.
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Enough about you, let's talk about Mobileme! What will be next.... mobile mini me??
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I currently consider the sync features of .mac one of the best reasons to pay $100 a year.

I'll love the push features to my phone.

Very glad that I can continue to use my mac.com e-mail address. so-and-so@me.com sounds silly.

the "Cloud" ?!?
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The MobileMe website is up at http://www.me.com and includes a guided tour.
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I currently consider the sync features of .mac one of the best reasons to pay $100 a year.

I'll love the push features to my phone.

Very glad that I can continue to use my mac.com e-mail address. so-and-so@me.com sounds silly.

the "Cloud" ?!?

The "cloud" ("cloud computing") is one of those trendy phrases that is hot this year. It'll be something else eventually, but will still mean the same thing.

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It looks like Apple has once again omitted To Do support in the MobileMe calendar, along with neglecting To Dos on the iPhone itself (despite being on the market for a year).

Thanks very much, Apple, for encouraging me to use To Dos in iCal and Mail on the Mac, but then leaving me high and dry when I use my iPhone, or when I access my MobileMe account.

Seriously, if you're not going to support such a common feature across ALL of your products, then why not just remove To Dos from iCal and Mail, so people don't start to depend on them? It's **asinine** that I can create a bunch of To Dos on my **Apple** Mac running **Apple** iCal and **Apple** Mail, but when I go to use my **Apple** iPhone or **Apple** MobileMe account, I can't see the same To Dos.

Pathetic...
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It looks like Apple has once again omitted To Do support in the MobileMe calendar, along with neglecting To Dos on the iPhone itself (despite being on the market for a year).

Thanks very much, Apple, for encouraging me to use To Dos in iCal and Mail on the Mac, but then leaving me high and dry when I use my iPhone, or when I access my MobileMe account.

Seriously, if you're not going to support such a common feature across ALL of your products, then why not just remove To Dos from iCal and Mail, so people don't start to depend on them? It's **asinine** that I can create a bunch of To Dos on my **Apple** Mac running **Apple** iCal and **Apple** Mail, but when I go to use my **Apple** iPhone or **Apple** MobileMe account, I can't see the same To Dos.

Pathetic...

Email Apple and let 'em know they overlooked this. Maybe they can fix it before it goes live.

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The "cloud" ("cloud computing") is one of those trendy phrases that is hot this year. It'll be something else eventually, but will still mean the same thing.

Well, who knew? Thanks. Interesting stuff.

I thought Apple just named it that so that the average joe wouldn't have to wrap their mind around how it actually works - but could easily imagine the magical cloud handling the sync.
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Yes, MobileMe sounds like a dorky piece of pc free ware ... EXCEPT:

1. It will attract the dorky pc masses who don't get the Apple aesthetic anyway.
2. It is efficient looking and allows me to basically run my Mail, iCal and AddressBook on any computer in the world! That is more awesome them many of you seem to understand. It is like a quick and dirty virtual apps sitting on Windows for productivity and that means the dumb pc's at work. I don't understand the IE7 requirement though.
3. If this can be done in MobileMe, why are Mail, iCal, AddressBook still separate apps? Why not run them all from the same window?

Problems: I still think with TimeMachine, Backup, iSynch, iDisk that things are still to fragmented and complex for people like my mom. Hopefully with MobileMe things will start working together better.
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post #15 of 58
Looks good. Good job I got into .Mac before the upgrade. I want an @mac.com, not @me.com.

I for one will buy Apple's service.

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Is it me, or is this exactly what all .Mac users have right now, plus double the storage space and the push features on the iPhone?

Don't get me wrong; I'm one of those people who thinks .Mac is worth every penny. But journalists are writing about this as if "Apple finally got it right." All they really did was put a fresh coat of paint on the web apps.

The current .Mac web mail program is pretty much the same thing I'm seeing in the demos. The .Mac web gallery is pretty much the same as the new one. The drag and drop on the calendars is cool, I guess. Maybe a few other minor features that are new.

It's just funny to me how the right marketing and branding can evoke a more positive response from essentially the same product.

Now, adding the iPhone sync integration is really, really, awesome. It essentially takes away the need to plug my iPhone into my computer, except for major firmware updates or when I want to add movies or music.

But that feature is only going to be good for iPhone users. Useless to Blackberry owners.

I guess what I'm saying is that I wonder how good the press would have been if Apple had simply announced iPhone push sync as a new feature of .Mac. People would probably still be up in arms about how "out of touch" Apple is with its online services, and how much better Google is at this sort of thing.

.Mac was already a pretty cool service. If calling it MobileMe helps people understand that, then so be it.
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I agree with MacGregor. The web interface sorta combines a few of the Apps in a nice, efficient way. Maybe they'll update the desktop Apps to perform the same way?

This is a BIG BIG deal for businesses that have to resort to 3rd party apps or workarounds to get .mac to function as it should, syncing all ways from any source.

It's a very nice upgrade. Hopefully amazon.com will continue to offer the annual upgrades for $69. The pricing and the name both leave me wanting.
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We also seem to get Push Bookmarks according to the FAQ's here :-

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1932

"What will I need for my iPhone or iPod touch to use MobileMe?
You will need to update to software version 2.0 or later to enable push mail, push contacts, push calendar, and push bookmarks. This software update will be available when MobileMe launches."

A few things are going :-

"Are any other .Mac features affected?
As part of this transition to MobileMe, some features are being discontinued: Web access to bookmarks (bookmark sync between your Macs and/or PCs is still supported), iCards, .Mac slides, and support for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther sync."

I will miss iCards!
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It all sounds good but it isn't helpful if I can't use my own domain. Our business doesn't have Exchange, though I'd like Exchange for the Rest of Us so I can have my email pushed to my phone.

But this is only for me.com email addresses, right?
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If this can be done in MobileMe, why are Mail, iCal, AddressBook still separate apps? Why not run them all from the same window?

I agree with your observation... this could eventually replace or just add iTunes to MobileMe functionality.

If I were Apple, I'd think real hard about turning MobileMe into a free service. It would be like honey attracting flies to the Apple aesthetic and platform.

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2. It is efficient looking and allows me to basically run my Mail, iCal and AddressBook on any computer in the world! That is more awesome them many of you seem to understand. It is like a quick and dirty virtual apps sitting on Windows for productivity and that means the dumb pc's at work. I don't understand the IE7 requirement though.

It appears that MobileMe uses AJAX for it's online apps. You need a modern browser to support AJAX. Currently, the only online service on .Mac that uses AJAX is the photo Gallary. If you visit a Gallery using IE 6, for instance, you get a warning message that you should upgrade your browser to Safari 3, Firefox 2, or IE 7. It will still let you visit the Gallery using IE 6, but the interface is a little bit different (more limited) and it's S-L-O-W. I don't know if the IE 6 presentation is still using AJAX, or if they have a non-AJAX version of the Galleries for older browsers. If those new browsers are a requirement for MobileMe, rather than a "recommendation", then I've lost all usefulness for the online apps as my only need is when I'm at work where I only have access to IE 6.

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Is it me, or is this exactly what all .Mac users have right now, plus double the storage space and the push features on the iPhone?

Don't get me wrong; I'm one of those people who thinks .Mac is worth every penny. But journalists are writing about this as if "Apple finally got it right." All they really did was put a fresh coat of paint on the web apps.

The current .Mac web mail program is pretty much the same thing I'm seeing in the demos. The .Mac web gallery is pretty much the same as the new one. The drag and drop on the calendars is cool, I guess. Maybe a few other minor features that are new.

It's a pretty signifcant upgrade of the online apps. If you've only used Mail online, it probably appears pretty much the same. But the .Mac Address Book doesn't show all of your contacts information. For example, it will only show a Work and a Home email address, regardless of how many addresses you may have for your contact on your Mac. But the biggest upgrade is the calendar. Unlike contacts, which you can view online (well, mostly) just by syncing your Mac's Address Book to .Mac, you have to explicitly publish your iCal calendars. And then they are static, read-only calendars that you can't edit online. You can't get to them from your .Mac home page, and there is also no security on them! Want to see if your buddy's calendar is online? Just enter ical.mac.com/username/Home or ical.mac.com/username/Work. There's a good chance you can view a lot of people's calendars since Home and Work are the two default calendars in iCal. I'm sure a lot of people don't realize that by making their calendars available for themselves to read online, they are really publishing them for anyone with their .Mac email address to view!
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It all sounds good but it isn't helpful if I can't use my own domain. Our business doesn't have Exchange, though I'd like Exchange for the Rest of Us so I can have my email pushed to my phone.

But this is only for me.com email addresses, right?

I believe you still have the option of using the MobileMe features from your own domain, just like you currently can with the .Mac services. I don't think (?) you'd be able to have part of your domain's web pages outside of MobileMe and part be MobileMe services, but if you own a domain name you can register (via Apple) to have it go to your MobleMe account.

Here's the old .Mac help page on it: http://www.mac.com/web/en/Tips/185DE...75A1C95CF.html
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Can I please just have the push features for $49?

They've got it right, except the price. The price is the reason I gave up .Mac about three months ago, and since the price has not changed I will not be going back. Remember of course that in the UK this is £69 - that's about $135.

I do like the push idea, but I won't be able to make good use of that unless I bought an iPhone. So never say never, but had it been cut slightly in price I would have come back.

I wonder how many other return customers Apple have lost out to like me.
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I think they did a tremendous job of integrating iPhoto, iCal and other functionality into a web-based cluster of apps. Pretty amazing.

It is what .Mac should have looked like years ago. I hope they have increased the speed as .Mac has always been slow, especially iDisk.


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Apple needs to keep in mind that when you are accessing your data from other computers (the whole point of the online apps!), you don't always have control over which web browser is available (work, internet cafe's, friend's house, etc).

Apple probably doesn't care about IE6 users. About 70% of internet browsers will be able to access it. IE7, Safari and FF are gaining more marketshare each month and IE is losing a percentage point of so each month. By the time it's released in September IE6, non-compliant browsers will probably only be 20% of the pie.
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Mobile me is a lame name. I much prefer .mac. As for the service it provides, it may prove useful for iphone users but others may find more utility in the free gmail accounts. It has potential if apple dropped the price.

Both were lame sounding at first. Even iPod sounded stupid. I am debating whether I will move to an @mac.com or @me.com address.


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It looks like Apple has once again omitted To Do support in the MobileMe calendar, along with neglecting To Dos on the iPhone itself (despite being on the market for a year).

It is pretty dumb!


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We also seem to get Push Bookmarks according to the FAQ's here!

Nice! I guess we'll now have an agent running 24/7 that monitors changes to iCal, Address Book, Mail, and Safari. I wonder if it will also sync my history? I'd find that very useful. I wonder if it will sucn with other apps liek Entourage and Firefox?


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It all sounds good but it isn't helpful if I can't use my own domain. Our business doesn't have Exchange, though I'd like Exchange for the Rest of Us so I can have my email pushed to my phone.

Since MobileMe can sync with Outlook and Outlook can sync with Exchange, this may be possible, even if it does require a 3rd-party plug in and Outlook to be running at the time.

But I think there is something else going on here. OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will have full Exchange 2007 support. It looks like Apple is about to take personal computers in the enterprise more seriously. So i wouldn't be surprised if They will have an option to parse your Exchange data to and from your MobileMe data.


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If I were Apple, I'd think real hard about turning MobileMe into a free service. It would be like honey attracting flies to the Apple aesthetic and platform.

Hell yeah it would. Of course, they would have to hide it into the price of a Mac and iPhone. It won't be noticed but will be a value added service.


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3. If this can be done in MobileMe, why are Mail, iCal, AddressBook still separate apps? Why not run them all from the same window?

Hear! Hear! Since the data for iCal and Address Book are all intractable by Mail, they should at least have an option to make it integrate with Mail the Way Outlook and Entourage are. That is the Apple way, and yet MS is doing it.
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For use with a Mac, MobileMe requires Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 or the latest version of Mac OS X Leopard.

What? I can understand browser requirements, but what's with the OS limitation? .Mac is the lame sort of service I'd expect "non-adopters" to be using. Maybe I'm wrong.
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What? I can understand browser requirements, but what's with the OS limitation? .Mac is the lame sort of service I'd expect "non-adopters" to be using. Maybe I'm wrong.

I'm sure you can use the web based stuff so long as you have a current browser, but MobileMe has push features which will require software to be run on your Mac continuously. For instance, as soon as you update a bookmark, your Mac's MobileMe service will push it to the remote servers and then push down accordingly. While not a difficult piece of software, Apple probably added the software to 10.4.11 and has no interest in supporting Panther and assumes you have upgraded to the latest version of Tiger.

What do you mean by "non-adopters"? If they aren't adopting it then why would you expect them to be the one's using it?
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I hope sharing files via iDisk is encrypted while uploading and downloading. Unless this is spelled out and prominently indicated, businesses are going to be wary of taking advantage of this service.
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I just bloged my thoughts on this:

I have had .mac account since I got my powerbook 3 years. I have never payed full price thanks to amazon. I used it mainly to sync my macs, idisk, view bookmarks online (this is a great feature at school) and my .mac email for itunes and other apple related stuff. Today apple announced mobile me. I wish I had an iphone but between the cost of the phone and att I can not afford one. So today I loose my .mac and will at some point in July become part of moblie me even though I do not have an iphone.

From the FAQ it seems like the only feature I use that I am going to loose next month is the view bookmarks online. For now my other features stay …. until apple cuts them off. I just wish Apple could have had parallel products for people how do not have iphones.
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On the basis of their conspicuous omission from all the announcements and online information, it is probably safe to assume that Backup, HomePage (and web hosting), iCards, Groups, Bookmarks are all gone. In short, Apple is making a move in the right direction technologically, but is still charging the same overpriced fee, but for even less service. (Who needs 20 GB of online space if you can't use it for Backup? (Especially when you can get unlimited online disk space from other providers for almost half that price.)) Further, is Apple planning on honoring their commitments for web hosting for the remainder of contracts? (How many developers are currently hosting their sites on dot Mac, quite a few it seems.) Already they have announced that they are not supporting Bookmarks after the end of next month. What else is being shorted Prediction: PR firestorm ensues and .Mac subscriptions plummet unless these issues are addressed openly, honestly, and resolved in a fair manner.

Another question? Having moved Address Book, iCal, Mail (and perhaps soon others) into the cloud and establishing them as part of the (formerly) dot Mac revenue center, what is Apple's motivation to continue to develop the stand-alone versions of those applications? If they do, aren't they cannibalizing the sales of MobileMe? As Apple's market share increases, is Apple's need to provide loss-leaders such as the "i-Apps" diminishing? It's an interesting question.

As well, aren't there going to be substantial privacy issues with this iPhone "push" system? How much of your communications do you really want going through both a developer's and Apple's servers, which, on the basis of the system's design, monitors your iPhone 24-hours a day (including your location now that it has GPS)? Perhaps this would be less of an issue if there had been any mention of encryption or security this morning, but there wasn't.

Oh, and one last thing. Why did Jobs keep leaving the stage during the keynote? Has he ever done that before, ever?
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From the FAQ it seems like the only feature I use that I am going to loose next month is the view bookmarks online. For now my other features stay . until apple cuts them off. I just wish Apple could have had parallel products for people how do not have iphones.

I can't say that I've ever used my online bookmarks in the 5 years I've had .Mac, but I don't see why this feature has to go. They are PUSH syncing them, so not why not add another icon at the top that allows me to see my bookmarks and opens up another window when I clock on one. It's odd that a simple, and yet potentially useful option would be thrown away. iCards I can understand. Welcome to AI.
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On the basis of their conspicuous omission from all the announcements and online information, it is probably safe to assume that Backup, HomePage (and web hosting), iCards, Groups, Bookmarks are all gone. In short, Apple is making a move in the right direction technologically, but is still charging the same overpriced fee, but for even less service. (Who needs 20 GB of online space if you can't use it for Backup? (Especially when you can get unlimited online disk space from other providers for almost half that price.)) Further, is Apple planning on honoring their commitments for web hosting for the remainder of contracts? (How many developers are currently hosting their sites on dot Mac, quite a few it seems.) Already they have announced that they are not supporting Bookmarks after the end of next month. What else is being shorted Prediction: PR firestorm ensues and .Mac subscriptions plummet unless these issues are addressed openly, honestly, and resolved in a fair manner.

Another question? Having moved Address Book, iCal, Mail (and perhaps soon others) into the cloud and establishing them as part of the (formerly) dot Mac revenue center, what is Apple's motivation to continue to develop the stand-alone versions of those applications? If they do, aren't they cannibalizing the sales of MobileMe? As Apple's market share increases, is Apple's need to provide loss-leaders such as the "i-Apps" diminishing? It's an interesting question.

As well, aren't there going to be substantial privacy issues with this iPhone "push" system? How much of your communications do you really want going through both a developer's and Apple's servers, which, on the basis of the system's design, monitors your iPhone 24-hours a day (including your location now that it has GPS)? Perhaps this would be less of an issue if there had been any mention of encryption or security this morning, but there wasn't.

Oh, and one last thing. Why did Jobs keep leaving the stage during the keynote? Has he ever done that before, ever?

I wouldn't assume those features are gone yet. Apple's page lists

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So clearly the web publishing is there still. In fact I read somewhere today that iCards is gone and bookmarking syncing is gone in lieu of push bookmarks but most .Mac stuff should still be there even if Apple is only highlighting the juicy stuff today.

As for privacy ...no I don't have an issue with it. Apple doesn't care about adverstising so your data has no real demographic data that Apple wants to sell. Of course those "other" vendors that you mentiond who offer cheaper services just may want your data for back end deals.
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Perhaps you could talk to your IT department? Isn't IE7 more secure than IE6, why are they using it?



You're pretty funny! Don't work at a large company, do you! When you have a lot of custom, in-house web apps you don't simply swap out web browsers on a whim. I can't even VPN into the network remotely without using IE 6 (that's right, can't upgrade my Windows browser at home because I need IE 6 for work).

I'm not saying it makes sense ... welcome to the world of big corporate IT. Let's face it, these are the same guys who dragged us down the Windows path to begin with, not exactly the first place I'd look for the creative application of technology. (No offense to the many, many highly competent IT folks out there...it's a herd mentality thing.)
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You're pretty funny! Don't work at a large company, do you!

It's been many years and I try not to think about when I did. IE6 wasn't even a glint in Gates eye at that point. I understand the need for using legacy apps, but why can't you have FF as well as IE 6? I know IT rules can be strict, but they can also be waved with a coffee a free lunch and/or a some nice words.
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post #34 of 58
I'm in the same boat Wiggin. We're still using Office 2001 where I work with no word of an upgrade. We have thousands of employees. IT sucks.
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So dose MM work with any IMAP account? It doesn't seem to from the and video demos.
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So dose MM work with any IMAP account? It doesn't seem to from the and video demos.

EXACTLY! MobileMe Mail Online should show all of my IMAP accounts that I have configured on my computer, not just my mac.com account.
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I know IT rules can be strict, but they can also be waved with a coffee a free lunch and/or a some nice words.

Nah, just getting a new job would be a better solution (and probably easier). It's about time anyway.

Interviewer: Why did you leave your previous position?
Me: I couldn't check me email.
Interviewer: Your email?
Me: No, me email.
Interviewer: What?
Me: You know, mobile me.
Interviewer: You're mobile? No, there's no travel with this position.
Me: No, for I phone.
Interviewer: No need to phone. Thank you for stopping by. We'll call you.

Hmm, yeah, MobileMe is a really stupid name....
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I think the name is fine.

I really disliked .MAC. I've been offered free accounts on numerous occasions and I couldn't even be bothered to set one of them up.

MobileMe... I might actually pay for.
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On the basis of their conspicuous omission from all the announcements and online information, it is probably safe to assume that Backup, HomePage (and web hosting), iCards, Groups, Bookmarks are all gone. In short, Apple is making a move in the right direction technologically, but is still charging the same overpriced fee, but for even less service. (Who needs 20 GB of online space if you can't use it for Backup? (Especially when you can get unlimited online disk space from other providers for almost half that price.)) Further, is Apple planning on honoring their commitments for web hosting for the remainder of contracts? (How many developers are currently hosting their sites on dot Mac, quite a few it seems.) Already they have announced that they are not supporting Bookmarks after the end of next month. What else is being shorted Prediction: PR firestorm ensues and .Mac subscriptions plummet unless these issues are addressed openly, honestly, and resolved in a fair manner.

your assumption is wrong in most ways. why don't you go to the apple website and see for yourself that backup and web hosting (even with your own domain) will be transferred seamlessly. icards, seriously, who uses those? the other ones i didn't check because i don't use them but rather than assume that they're screwing their customers out of their extra services, just check on their website. it wasn't hard to find the mobile me faq.
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your assumption is wrong in most ways. why don't you go to the apple website and see for yourself that backup and web hosting (even with your own domain) will be transferred seamlessly. icards, seriously, who uses those? the other ones i didn't check because i don't use them but rather than assume that they're screwing their customers out of their extra services, just check on their website. it wasn't hard to find the mobile me faq.

As far as dropping the iCards, I'd assume they want to direct people toward buying iPhoto greeting cards instead.

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