Briefly: Upgrade reminder emails sent to MobileMe users, Firmware updates
Apple reminds MobileMe users of deadline
Citing information from website Freakgeeks.com, The Next Web reports that Apple sent out emails on Thursday which reminded MobileMe users to switch their accounts to iCloud, as the migration deadline of June 30, 2012 nears.
The move is not uncommon for Apple, as the company previously notified holdouts of upcoming service changes when it moved from .Mac to MobileMe. When the company's free cloud syncing and storage service was announced, emails were sent to existing MobileMe subscribers in preparation of the October, 2011 launch.
Once the deadline to migrate passes, accounts will reportedly be migrated to iCloud without user permission, and user data may be lost.
Apple's iCloud now has over 85 million users and is the backbone of iOS 5's data syncing and storage capabilities.
EFI firmware updates
Thursday's firmware update offers stability improvements, fixes network booting reliability and addresses an issue with selecting a boot device when USB storage is hot-plugged.
All updates require machines to be running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 or later.