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Topic: MobileMe

Apple officially killing MobileMe sync for keychains, widgets, accounts, preferences

08/06/2011, 10:08 pm

While many of the features of MobileMe are simply being upgraded in the move to iCloud, Apple has previously noted that Gallery, iDisk and iWeb are on the chopping block. Now, the company has further made it clear that data sync features will also be canceled in its iCloud transition steps.


Inside iCloud: Apple's new web services for iOS and Mac OS X Lion

08/04/2011, 04:08 pm

Apple's iCloud services, announced this summer at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference, are quickly maturing for their initial release this fall. Here's what's new and what's changed.


Apple posts new iCloud login page as a revamped MobileMe,

08/01/2011, 07:08 pm

Apple has posted a not yet fully functional login page for its new iCloud service, representing a revamped version of its existing Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Find My iPhone MobileMe apps as well as newly integrating the document sharing features of


Apple confirms iCloud to retain web apps, but ax iDisk and iWeb

06/24/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple on Friday offered some additional transparency on its MobileMe to iCloud transition, specifying which features will safely make the jump to the new service and which will be lost forever -- namely iDisk, Gallery and iWeb.


76% of iPhone owners plan to use Apple's iCloud, 30% interested in iTunes Match

06/21/2011, 01:06 pm

A new survey of iPhone users indicates that Apple's iCloud service could gain 150 million users, while nearly as many are also interested in using iMessage.


Apple exploring 'proactive' iPhone security methods for stolen hardware

06/16/2011, 08:06 am

Apple could be planning to greatly enhance its "Find My iPhone" security feature in the future, as the company has shown interest in giving users the ability to scramble or delete specific data, or even record audio or visual information in the event that an iPhone is lost.


Apple job postings indicate iCloud will target app-based web services rather than web clients

06/14/2011, 08:06 pm

Speculative reports that Apple will throw away all of its existing web services in the transition from MobileMe to its new iCloud service appear to be reinforced by the company's job postings for iCloud web engineers, which describe web services but make little mention of web clients.


Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4 for $649; iCloud mirroring some MobileMe web services

06/13/2011, 10:06 pm

Apple is rumored to begin selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 in the U.S. starting at $649 on Wednesday, while iOS 5 beta users have discovered that is mirroring some of MobileMe's web services.


Existing MobileMe subscriptions extended, service ends June 2012

06/06/2011, 08:06 pm

On the heels of the unveiling of the new iCloud service, Apple has indicated that current MobileMe subscribers will receive a free extension until June 30, 2012, at which point the service will be shuttered.


Apple's free iCloud will automatically sync data from Macs, PCs, iOS devices

06/06/2011, 02:06 pm

Apple finally showed off its long-awaited iCloud service on Monday, portraying it as a service that stores content, wirelessly pushes it to devices, and integrates with applications -- all at no cost to users.


Rumor: Think of Apple's iCloud as 'the new iTunes'

06/05/2011, 09:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming cloud-based service could replace iTunes' syncing functionality, according to an unverified report.


iCloud record label deals may cost Apple $150 million

06/03/2011, 07:06 am

In order to get the major record labels onboard with its forthcoming iCloud service, Apple could fork over as much as $150 million in "advanced payments."


Apple files for European 'iCloud' trademark

06/01/2011, 08:06 pm

Apple has filed for the "iCloud" trademark with the European Trademark Office with a wide range of classes, including "delivering digital music by telecommunications."


Apple may offer free iCloud services with aggressively priced Mac OS X Lion

06/01/2011, 10:06 am

Apple next week is likely to announce that all Mac owners who run the latest version of the OS X operating system, Lion, will also receive at least some of the services from iCloud for free, sources have told AppleInsider.


iCloud preannouncement leads Wall Street to expect big things from Apple at WWDC

06/01/2011, 08:06 am

After Apple tipped its hand on Tuesday and revealed it will unveil its new iCloud service next week, Wall Street analysts believe the company has set the stage for a strong software-focused Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.


Apple's iCloud may offer remote storage of movies, TV shows at launch

05/31/2011, 03:05 pm

In addition to agreements with music labels, Apple is also said to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios that would allow users to remotely store and stream copyrighted video content via the forthcoming iCloud service.


Steve Jobs to present iCloud, iOS 5, Lion at Apple's June 6 WWDC keynote

05/31/2011, 08:05 am

Apple announced on Tuesday that in less than a week, Chief Executive Steve Jobs will return to the stage, along with a team of company executives, to present Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and iOS 5 -- and to introduce its new iCloud service.


Apple's iCloud music service to scan, mirror iTunes libraries

05/26/2011, 08:05 pm

Sources allege that the much-rumored streaming music service from Apple will scan users' iTunes libraries and mirror them in the cloud, but it reportedly won't be free.


Music publishers reportedly close to cloud streaming deal with Apple

05/24/2011, 12:05 pm

There is little to separate music publishers and Apple from striking a deal to allow music to be streamed through a new iTunes cloud service, a new report claims.


Apple strikes deal with Sony for streaming iTunes music service - report

05/20/2011, 12:05 am

Apple has reportedly inked a licensing deal with Sony Corp.'s music division to begin offering the label's catalog in the cloud, leaving Universal Music Group as the last holdout among the major record labels.