Apple could introduce a complete revamp of its MobileMe internet service as early as next month that would be completely free for customers of the company’s hardware devices, marking a departure and depreciation of the existing service which retails for $99 per year.
Citing a “trusted” source employed by a major educational institution, iLounge claims “the school’s supplier has said the current version of MobileMe is no longer available, and that Apple is suggesting new students sign up for the 60-day trial to cover the gap between the final MobileMe shipment and the launch of the new version.”
Indeed, Apple in late February removed the $99 MobileMe product from its online store and notified resellers that it had discontinued the retail box SKU for the cloud-based syncing service, suggesting the company was prepared to launch a rumored overhaul of the service.
Apple’s MobileMe iDisk application for iPhone is now available for download from the App Store. The application allows MobileMe members to easily browse and view files stored on their iDisk and share files with others via integrated e-mail links
. – View files on your iDisk
- Access Public folders
- Easily share files from your iPhone
- Quickly access recently viewed files
- View iPhone-supported file types-including iWork, Office, PDF, QuickTime and more. (Files larger than 20MB may not be viewable.)
MobileMe iDisk is available for the iPhone and iPod touch and requires iPhone OS 3.0 and a MobileMe subscription.
Apple Posts a Video tutorial of the app >>HERE<<
Source : MacRumors
Just received the following email from apple about the Enhancements they’ve added to the MobileMe service for the iPhone 3.0 firmware :
Dear MobileMe member,
We’re pleased to announce the availability of new MobileMe features that take advantage of the iPhone OS 3.0 update. Read on to see what’s new.
- Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe. With the new Find My iPhone web app on me.com you can locate your lost iPhone on a map and display a message on its screen to help someone return it. If you think you’ve misplaced your iPhone nearby, have it play a sound even when it is set to silent mode. And if your iPhone cannot be recovered, you can use Remote Wipe to permanently erase its data and protect your privacy.* To learn how to set up your iPhone and use these features, click here.
- Search all your messages. Using email search on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can now find and retrieve any MobileMe Mail message, including messages stored in the MobileMe cloud, even if they are no longer on your device. You can search the To, From, and Subject fields of all the messages in your Inbox or any folder you select.
- View published calendars. Many Mac users publish iCal calendars to MobileMe to share them with others. Now you can subscribe to these calendars and view them on your iPhone or iPod touch. When a friend shares a subscribed calendar via email, simply open the email on your iPhone, tap on the iCal link, and the calendar will be added to your iPhone. Learn more.
- Share video on your Gallery. With the new iPhone 3G S you can shoot a video and upload it to a MobileMe Gallery album so your friends and family can view it on the web. Learn more.
To take advantage of these new features, please make sure you’re running iPhone OS 3.0 on your iPhone or iPod touch.
We hope you enjoy these latest enhancements to your MobileMe service. Thank you for being a MobileMe member.
The MobileMe Team
Apple has announced on their MobileMe news page that they have enabled file sharing via iDisk.
We’re pleased to announce that you can now use your MobileMe iDisk to share files with others simply and easily. Instead of attaching a large document to an email and hoping it’s not too big to be received, you can place the file in your iDisk and use the new Share File command in the iDisk web app. It lets you send your friends, family, or colleagues a link they can click to download the file directly. You can password protect the link if you choose to and even set how long it will be available.
Apple has also provided a video tutorial demonstrating the process, which involves simply selecting a file, clicking a “Share File” button, and customizing options and the message to accompany the link to be sent to the recipient.
Source : Macrumors