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iCloud.com Email Addresses Are Now Available With iOS 6 Beta 3

iCloud.com Email Addresses Are Now Available With iOS 6 Beta 3

Along with today’s launch of iOS 6 Beta 3, Apple has started to roll out iCloud.com email addresses to developers. When iOS users signed up for iCloud in the past they received an email address @me.com. Now that MobileMe has been shut down, Apple is starting to transition over to @iCloud.com email addresses.

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MobileMe Is Officially Dead, Time To Save Your Data And Move To iCloud

MobileMe Is Officially Dead, Time To Save Your Data And Move To iCloud

So long, MobileMe.

Apple has been warning users about the imminent death of MobileMe since last year, and July 1st 2012 marks the day MobileMe shuts down for good. MobileMe’s iDisk and Gallery features have also been axed in favor of Apple’s newer iCloud offerings.

The good news is that MobileMe users still have the chance to retrieve and migrate their data to iCloud. Apple has made it easy to make the transition, and files can be saved directly from existing MobileMe Galleries and iDisks before it’s too late.

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Getting Evicted From MobileMe? Here Are The Best Alternatives [Feature]

Getting Evicted From MobileMe? Here Are The Best Alternatives [Feature]

On Sunday, MobileMe will be dead, and anyone who is still using MobileMe and not Apple’s replacement service, iCloud, will be forcibly evicted. That means anyone still using MobileMe either needs to transition to iCloud and/or copy all data stored in their MobileMe accounts to their Mac or PC. Any files stored in MobileMe’s range of services that can’t be converted to iCloud will be deleted. If you opt not to use iCloud, all data in your MobileMe account will be deleted.

Although iCloud offers several advances over MobileMe, there are some MobileMe services that don’t have direct iCloud equivalents. These include MobileMe Galleries for sharing photos and videos, website creation using Apple’s iWeb, and iDisk remote storage and file sharing. File and information sync is available using iCloud, but the functionality is implemented a bit differently than in MobileMe. In addition, users still using Snow Leopard also can’t upgrade to iCloud.

It’s a tricky problem for thousands of users. There isn’t a single online service that delivers quite the same mix of features and functionality that Apple offered with MobileMe, but by combining some apps and services, you can get pretty close to MobileMe’s feature set. We’ve gone through all of the main competitors to try to find the best services for the soon-to-be dispossessed MobileMe subscriber.

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In An Effort To Save MobileMe Data, The Archiveteam Has Downloaded Over 272 Terabytes Of Websites

In An Effort To Save MobileMe Data, The Archiveteam Has Downloaded Over 272 Terabytes Of Websites

Apple’s MobileMe warning Email.

As you’re probably aware, MobileMe shuts down on June 30, and along with it will go hundreds of thousands of users public webpages, photo galleries, and iDisk folders. In an effort to save this data, the Archiveteam has downloaded all of it. That’s a whopping 272 Terabytes, not Gigabytes, of data.

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iCloud’s OS Integration Illustrates The Future Of Personal Cloud Services

iCloud’s OS Integration Illustrates The Future Of Personal Cloud Services

Widespread personal cloud adoption rests on iCloud-like mobile and desktop OS integration

Cloud storage accounts for just 7% of our digital content according to Gartner the industry research firm. Given the ubiquity of cloud services and their ability to sync personal data, photos, documents, and just about everything else with our iPhone, iPads, Mac, PCs, and other devices, that number may sound a bit small. After all, the range of content that iCloud is capable of syncing in Lion and iOS 5 isn’t exactly minor.

Gartner also predicts that the percentage of the average user’s digital property will grow to more than five times that by 2016. At that point, the firm sees most users store more that a third (36%) of their digital content in various clouds.┬áThat news isn’t exactly surprising for Apple customers. Apple is making a major push for seamless iCloud integration in Mountain Lion and iOS 6. That said, the firm’s report digital storage does have a few surprises in it. In some ways the report shows that Apple is leading rather than following the personal cloud industry.

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How-To Replace MobileMe Features That Apple Discontinued In iCloud [Feature]

How-To Replace MobileMe Features That Apple Discontinued In iCloud [Feature]

MobileMe will be gone in less than a month. Here are the best MobileMe replacement options.

Apple began sending out MobileMe eviction notices last week. The notices remind anyone still using MobileMe that they have until the end of June to transition to iCloud and/or copy all data stored in their MobileMe accounts to their Mac or PC. Any files stored in MobileMe’s range of services that can’t be converted to iCloud will be deleted. If you opt not to use iCloud, all data in your MobileMe account will be deleted.

Although iCloud offers several advances over MobileMe, there are some MobileMe services that don’t have direct iCloud equivalents. These include MobileMe Galleries for sharing photos and videos, website creation using Apple’s iWeb, and iDisk remote storage and file sharing. File and information sync is available using iCloud, but the functionality is implemented a bit differently than in MobileMe.

There isn’t a single online service that delivers quite the same mix of features and functionality that Apple offered with MobileMe but by combining some apps and services, you can get pretty close to MobileMe’s feature set.

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Apple Just Sent Us Our MobileMe Eviction Notice, Have You Gotten Yours?

Apple Just Sent Us Our MobileMe Eviction Notice, Have You Gotten Yours?

Apple's going to destroy MobileMe in 30 days, so hurry and get out.

Apple is hell bent on detonating their MobileMe service on June 30th. If you’re still using it, they want you out, and now. Earlier this morning Apple sent email notices to customers who still use MobileMe, iWeb, and iDisk instead of iCloud and told them to pack their lovely treasures and head over to Me.com before everything gets lost in a digital fireball of destruction in 30days.

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Apple Grants Existing MobileMe Users 3 More Months To Grab 20GB Of Free iCloud Storage

Apple Grants Existing MobileMe Users 3 More Months To Grab 20GB Of Free iCloud Storage

Get some cloud storage while you still can...

Continuing the company’s efforts to transition existing MobileMe users away from the now-defunct service to iCloud, Apple has extended the deadline for customers to take advantage of free iCloud storage amounting to 20GB. MobileMe users with 20GB or more of files have had access to 20GB of free iCloud storage for months, with the extra storage space set to expire in┬áJune of 2012. After the deadline, users transitioning away from MobileMe have the option to purchase the 20GB iCloud plan for $20 per year or default to the free 5GB plan.

In an update to its FAQ page, Apple has quietly extended the free storage deadline from June to September of 2012.

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Apple Starts Giving Away Snow Leopard To Get Remaining MobileMe Users Onto iCloud

Apple Starts Giving Away Snow Leopard To Get Remaining MobileMe Users Onto iCloud

Still using MobileMe? Time to make the jump to iCloud.

Apple finally gave the notice that it would be killing off MobileMe once and for all on June 30th, 2012. The soon-to-be-defunct service has already been replaced with iCloud, but Mac users who are still not running an OS X version older than Snow Leopard can’t hop on the bandwagon. You must have Snow Leopard installed to then install OS X Lion from the Mac App Store and gain access to iCloud. And chances are that if you’re still using MobileMe, you aren’t running the latest version of OS X.

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Apple Shutting Down iWork.com On July 31st, Time To Move Your Documents To iCloud

Apple Shutting Down iWork.com On July 31st, Time To Move Your Documents To iCloud

Apple has announced that it is shutting down iWork.com on July 31st. The website was a beta product that Apple launched back in 2009 to store documents created with its iWork productivity suite. Since then, iCloud has been introduced to let you keep your documents wirelessly synced across devices, and there is no need for iWork.com anymore.

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