Former MobileMe members lose 20GB free storage, here’s what to know

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 1, 2013

Apple gave former MobileMe members a complimentary twenty gigabytes of free cloud storage upgrade after moving to iCloud between October 12, 2011 and August 1, 2012. The company’s been sending email notices ahead of the cut-off deadline a few times now.

Unfortunately, today marks the day when your complimentary storage expires. Yours truly used to be a paid MobileMe member and today my iCloud storage got automatically adjusted to the free entry-level 5GB iCloud tier. Here’s what you need to know about the change and how to avoid service interruption… Read More


Microsoft lures iCloud users with 15GB free SkyDrive storage upgrade

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 7, 2013

Oh Microsoft, you’re so cunning. Taking advantage of the impending iCloud storage downgrade, the Windows maker has tweeted out a tempting offer meant to promote its SkyDrive cloud storage service whilst luring customers away from Apple’s iCloud.

If you are a former MobileMe member and have received an email from Apple announcing your complimentary iCloud storage is expiring soon, just forward it to to claim your fifteen gigabytes of SkyDrive storage, free for a year.

You should take advantage of the promo because Microsoft otherwise sells an additional twenty gigabytes of SkyDrive storage for ten bucks a year so that’s nearly ten bucks saved right off the bat… Read More


Apple warns ex MobileMe users of September 30 iCloud storage downgrade

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 1, 2013

Apple’s troubled MobileMe online services suite was officially shut down on this day a year ago. Following the iCloud announcement back in the summer of 2011, Apple originally told MobileMe users they could keep their current storage, in addition to the five free gigabytes of iCloud storage to help with the transition.

As the August 1, 2012 deadline was approaching, Apple had changed its mind and extended MobileMe users’ complimentary iCloud storage upgrade to another year. As that plan is now set to expire on September 30, the iPhone maker has started emailing former MobileMe account holders to inform them of the impending iCloud storage downgrade… Read More


Apple gives previous MobileMe users additional year of increased iCloud storage

By Cody Lee on Oct 6, 2012

When Apple announced iCloud last year, it told MobileMe users that they could keep their current storage in addition to the free 5GB they’d get with the new service for 12 months to help with the transition.

That promotion was set to expire at the end of September, knocking previous MobileMe members back down to the standard free 5GB. But it looks like Apple has decided to extend the deal another year… Read More


Apple officially shuts down MobileMe and

By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2012

Apple has officially closed the door on its MobileMe cloud service today. The move comes after a several month-long transition period that allowed users to move their accounts to iCloud and download their remaining files.

As of this morning, the MobileMe site no longer offers users the option to transfer their accounts over to iCloud, or download their remaining data. Instead, MobileMe visitors are redirected to the existing iCloud website… Read More


MobileMe lives on another day

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2012

Following numerous warnings that it would discontinue its paid online services suite dubbed MobileMe, Apple issued the final warning a month ago. Cupertino said it would shutter the service July 1 and advised users to download all their files and image galleries and transfer their MobileMe accounts to iCloud, a replacement and free of charge service.

So we were a little surprised that Apple didn’t take down MobileMe on July 1. Instead, the company gave abandoned MobileMe users an extension. A new disclaimer on the website now informs users they have “a limited time” to transfer all their stuff to their computers or iCloud accounts… Read More


With 85 Million Users, iCloud Plays Big Part in Apple’s Next 10 Years Strategy

By Oliver Haslam on Jan 24, 2012

Apple’s quarterly earnings call has certainly raised a few eyebrows this time around, with the company reporting huge sales, huge profits and just all around awesomeness. If you’re an Apple shareholder, then you’re probably very happy right about now.

Many interesting tidbits came out of the earnings call, but one that may not be getting that much attention is the news that there are now 85 million iCloud users, making it clear just why Apple needed that fancy new data center after all.

We suspect Apple wishes it was charging them all the same $99 it charged for MobileMe… Read More


How to Install Mobile Terminal for iOS 5 on Your iPhone

By Sébastien Page on Jan 23, 2012

Those of you who use Mobile Terminal know that the version currently in Cydia hasn’t been updated in a while, and currently doesn’t support iOS 5 and above. As usual, we have a fix for you.

As a matter of fact, we had a fix for you three months ago, when we first published a tutorial on how to install MobileTerminal on your iPhone running iOS 5… Read More


Warning: MobileMe Phishing Scam Poses Security Risk Via Email

By Oliver Haslam on Dec 20, 2011

It may be nearly Christmas, but that isn’t stopping the bad guys from trying to rip us all off, and the latest victim is Apple’s MobileMe service.

The phishing method is a familiar one – send an email to a few thousand people, ask them for their login credentials and hope that some fall for it. It’s low-tech, but it unfortunately works more often than you would think.

As The Mac Observer writes, customers of Apple’s MobileMe service are the latest to receive such phishing emails, with recipients being warned that their iDisks have been found to contain a virus. The way to get rid? Email off your login details, obviously… Read More


Apple Wants to Let You Merge Your Apple IDs

By Alex Heath on Sep 16, 2011

Apple wants to let you merge multiple Apple IDs, according to an Apple executive relations employee. Users have voiced complaints about Apple’s confusing policy relating to logins and accessing purchased content through multiple Apple IDs. A remedy for the situation is in the works.

Customers have emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the issue, and Apple has confirmed that customers will soon be able to consolidate multiple logins into one unified account. Read More


Developers Get Green Light to Start Migrating MobileMe Accounts to iCloud

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2011

This Fall season is going to be huge for a certain Cupertino company. With several product refreshes expected along with a new mobile OS and cloud storage system launch, it’s safe to say that Apple has a big couple of months ahead of them.

Apple hit a couple of semi-major milestones yesterday in their march for September. They released version 5 of their iOS 5 Beta, and they also gave the green light for developers to start migrating their MobileMe accounts over to iCloud… Read More


Apple Confirms iCloud Will Have Web Apps

By Alex Heath on Jun 24, 2011

Apple has published a transition Q&A that outlines how MobileMe’s services will be dissolved and transitioned into iCloud offerings. As of June 30, 2012, MobileMe will cease to exist, and Gallery, iWeb and iDisk will be discontinued.

Among other details, Apple has confirmed that iCloud will in fact offer web apps for Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Find My iPhone. Read More


What to Do with Your Old MobileMe Account

By Sébastien Page on Jun 7, 2011

Mobile is Dead, Long Live iCloud!

MobileMe is dead and iCloud is the new king of the syncing and online storage lands, but what happens to your old MobileMe account? According to Apple, “if you had an active MobileMe account, your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After this, the MobileMe service will no longer be available.” Read More


Apple Introduces iCloud

By Alex Heath on Jun 6, 2011

It’s finally here, folks! Apple has introduced and detailed the mysterious iCloud. Steve Jobs himself says that iCloud is something the company has been working on for 10 years, and iCloud has totally replaced MobileMe and added new services, such as Photo Stream.

Details below! Read More


iCloud More iTunes Than MobileMe?

By Oliver Haslam on Jun 5, 2011

We’re less than 24 hours away from the big opening to WWDC 2011 now, and the rumors are still flying as to what we will and won’t see when Steve Jobs puts sneaker to stage at the Moscone Center. The latest buzz comes courtesy of Apple fanboy and tech pundit John Gruber, with the Daring Fireball himself sharing his thoughts on tomorrow’s announcements.

The full post goes on for a good few hundred words and re-hashes much of what the community has already speculated over the last week or so, but with one considerable exception. According to Gruber’s fourth-hand information, we shouldn’t be thinking of Apple’s iCloud as the new MobileMe, but rather the new iTunes. Intrigued? So were we… Read More


Everything You Need to Know About the Mysterious iCloud

By Alex Heath on May 31, 2011

Apple issued a very unusual press release earlier today that outlined what would be announced at the World Wide Developer’s Conference next Monday, June 6th. Steve Jobs will be speaking and talking about Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the newly-confirmed ‘iCloud service.

Apple’s press release was unusual because it was oddly descriptive. Even though nothing was actually said about iCloud, Apple still bothered to state that iCloud, an unreleased product, would be part of the WWDC lineup.

When has Apple ever stated the name of an unreleased product in a press release? Why would the company do so? Read More


Wait Until After WWDC to Renew Your MobileMe Subscription

By Alex Heath on May 31, 2011

If you’ve been contemplating the $99/year renewal of your MobileMe account, you should probably hold off for a little while longer. Unless you’re totally reliant on MobileMe and your account is about to expire, wait until after WWDC next week.

Apple is planning on doing something big with its cloud services, and MobileMe will most definitely be a piece of the puzzle. The MobileMe features that you use now (email services, calendar sync, etc.) will most likely be free services from Apple very soon… Read More


Safari “Reading List” in Mac OS X Lion Will Wirelessly Sync Bookmarks with iOS Devices

By Alex Heath on May 18, 2011

Apple’s next version of their desktop operating system, Mac OS X Lion, is nearing the final stages of developer beta testing. It is suspected that Apple will release the new OS to Mac users this summer.

More and more features are being uncovered in the developer builds of OS X Lion, and a recent finding points to a cloud-synced bookmark feature in Apple’s browser, Safari. The new “Reading List” feature in OS X Lion will allow users to wirelessly sync their bookmarked webpages with iOS devices.

This would allow you to easily take your bookmarked pages with you on the go… Read More


MobileMe Enters Lame Duck Status as Amazon Halts Sales

By Jeff Benjamin on May 13, 2011

So long MobileMe, it wasn’t nice knowing ya.

You were overpriced, you didn’t do much, and there were many other cloud services that simply did it better. Good riddance.

If you’re feeling like I’m feeling, then the revelation that Amazon has halted orders of MobileMe sales is music to your ears.

Speaking of music, the worst kept secret in the industry will likely be replacing MobileMe as an all in one service that does music, document sharing, and more. Yep, I’m talking about iCloudRead More


Apple Did Buy

By Guest Author on May 1, 2011


According to anonymous sources cited by All Things Digital, Apple has indeed purchased the domain.

Earlier this week, GigaOM reported that Apple had allegedly purchased from Xcerion for the sum of $4.5 million. Apple is rumored to be announcing a major revamp to its current MobileMe cloud service at this summer’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Although All Things D confirms that the purchase was made, its sources declined to confirm the rumored $4.5 million purchase price.  Read More

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