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

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…

Microsoft lures iCloud users with 15GB free SkyDrive storage upgrade

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 HelpMeSkyDrive@outlook.com 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…

Apple warns ex MobileMe users of September 30 iCloud storage downgrade

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…

Apple gives previous MobileMe users additional year of increased iCloud storage

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…

Apple officially shuts down MobileMe and iWork.com

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…

MobileMe lives on another day

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…

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

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…

How to Install Mobile Terminal for iOS 5 on Your iPhone

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…

Warning: MobileMe Phishing Scam Poses Security Risk Via Email

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…

Apple Wants to Let You Merge Your Apple IDs

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.

Developers Get Green Light to Start Migrating MobileMe Accounts to iCloud

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…

Apple Confirms iCloud Will Have Web Apps

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.