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Topic: MobileMe

MobileMe now in good hands with Eddy at the helm, insider says

08/08/2008, 01:08 pm

A management shakeup at Apple sparked by the poorly executed launch of MobileMe has landed the internet service in the trusted hands of vice president Eddy Cue -- a man with a work ethic as grueling and demanding as Steve Jobs, says one insider.


Inside MobileMe: Secrets of the Cloud and Mobile Push

08/08/2008, 09:08 am

While Apple's previous .Mac service left many unclear as to what it offered beyond email and web hosting, its value under the new identity of MobileMe is far easier to communicate. MobileMe is all about push messaging, delivering immediate updates to mobile iPhone users over the air for their mailbox, calendars, and contacts as well as web bookmarks. This segment in the Inside MobileMe series looks at how the various components of the MobileMe service work together.


Inside iPhone 2.0: MobileMe Push Messaging

08/07/2008, 10:08 am

Here's a look at how Apple transformed its .Mac service into MobileMe and why the launch failed so spectacularly. In a followup segment, we'll dive deeper into how MobileMe works, how it compares to competing services, how the service delivers push messaging to the iPhone 2.0 software, and whether it's worth the annual subscription price.


Steve Jobs confesses to poorly planned MobileMe launch

08/05/2008, 08:08 am

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is admitting that his firm bit off more than it could chew with last month's simultaneous product launches, which resulted in a MobileMe Internet service that was pushed out prematurely "and not up to Apple's standards."


Apple says MobileMe transition complete, lost messages recovered [u]

07/30/2008, 08:07 am

Apple said Tuesday evening that it has rid Mobile Me of the kinks and bugs that plagued its launch from the onset nearly three weeks ago and will now focus on improving other areas of the service.


Apple now posting near-daily MobileMe outage updates

07/26/2008, 11:07 am

Taking the matter head-on, Apple is now fully acknowledging the problems it's had with MobileMe in the past two weeks as well as the attempts to fix it -- to the point where company chief Steve Jobs is involved.


Server, connectivity problems add to Apple's MobileMe woes [u]

07/22/2008, 05:07 pm

A mail server crash and unexpected fiber-optic line problems are the latest in a long string of hiccups that have soured the launch of Apple's new MobileMe internet service and recently left some subscribers without email access for as many as five straight days.


Apple apologizes to MobileMe subscribers with free 30-day extension

07/16/2008, 11:07 am

Apple on Wednesday admitted to botching the launch of its new MobileMe Internet service and said all current customers will be awarded with a free 30-day extension to their subscription as a result.


Apple delays iDisk File Sharing feature of new MobileMe service

07/14/2008, 11:07 am

Apple has postponed one of the most highly anticipated features of MobileMe in effort to finally get the new suite of internet services up and running, the company has confirmed.


Concerns raised about lack of Mac-to-MobileMe push sync

07/13/2008, 04:07 pm

While Apple markets MobileMe primarily as a push service, some are now discovering that updates to the Mac don't translate to immediate updates for the web or for Apple's handhelds, raising questions about whether the new service is as full-featured as promised.


Server problems spoil Apple's iPhone 3G launch

07/11/2008, 03:07 pm

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G roll-out has quickly shifted from the much ballyhooed consumer electronics launch of the year into a nightmare for both the company and its loyal customers.


Apple's MobileMe push service now live

07/10/2008, 08:07 am

Apple early Thursday morning switched on MobileMe, its new Internet service that delivers push email, push contacts and push calendars from the MobileMe service in the "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs.


Apple says MobileMe service to go live Wednesday evening

07/07/2008, 11:07 pm

Apple on Monday night gave word that it would launch MobileMe just ahead of iPhone 3G, turning on the lights during a six-hour window on Wednesday evening.


Apple accidently ships MobileMe boxes; Google Talk for iPhone

07/03/2008, 12:07 pm

Apple this morning is sending couriers to fetch and recoup MobileMe retail boxes that were mistakenly delivered early to some customers. Meanwhile, Google has released a streamlined Google Talk messaging client for iPhone and the iPod touch.


Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.4 update, security fixes

06/30/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple on Monday evening released Mac OS X 10.5.4, the latest significant revision to Leopard and a key part of its online strategy. Also, Security Update 2008-004 and Safari 3.1.2 for Tiger address security issues for earlier Mac OS X versions.


iTunes 7.7 reveals iTunes Remote app for iPhone and iPod

06/27/2008, 12:06 am

Tucked away in Apple's pre-release version of iTunes 7.7 is word that the iPhone and iPod touch will soon act as remote controls for nearby computers. Also, Apple is now accepting submissions to the App Store.


New 10.5.4 seed shows Apple mending iCal, winding down

06/23/2008, 07:06 pm

A new build of Apple's upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.4 update shows the patch all but finished with most bugs already taken care of in the past, AppleInsider has learned


Apple's open secret: SproutCore is Cocoa for the Web

06/16/2008, 09:06 am

One of the biggest revelations at WWDC was quietly unveiled in a session on Friday morning entitled "Building Native Look-and-Feel Web Applications Using SproutCore." While Apple maintained high security during the entire NDA-sealed WWDC session, the secret of SproutCore is out because it is an open source project and people can't stop talking about it.


The .Mac to MobileMe transition: what you need to know

06/10/2008, 02:06 pm

When Apple rolls out its new MobileMe internet service early next month, it will completely replace the company's existing .Mac service. Many features will continue to function the same way they do today, some will change, and others will disappear completely. Here's what you need to know.


Apple introduces MobileMe "push" internet service

06/09/2008, 03:06 pm

Alongside the iPhone 3G, Apple on Monday introduced MobileMe, a new Internet service that delivers push email, push contacts and push calendars from the MobileMe service in the "cloud" to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs.