Wow...could this be any more of a suckfest? <br><br>I read about all of the new features...so I decided to give it a whirl. I even waited until all the kinks were worked out. It still sucks. It's just too slow. It sucked so much, I cancelled my 60-day free trial 55 days early. <br><br>We know a web service can be lightning-fast. Look at the services Google offers. And what's with announcing and promoting features, then not offering them at the last minute? Like iDisk sharing, which Apple now says is not available. And I don't mean sharing files in your public folder, either. <br><br>Sorry, Apple. You can't charge $100 in 2008 for 1998 performance. <br><br>
#372370 - 07/16/0811:11 PMRe: MobileMe not for me
I used it today at work to upload a large file to so that I could work at home. I'm loving the new changes and Apple is giving us all a free month to make up for the initial difficulties. Not too shabby! :-)<br><br>I need it for syncing my computers and iPhone with my calendar, mail, and contacts. It's frosting on the cake to not only access my calendar from a Windows browser, but to be able to make changes to it. Couldn't do that before unless I did it on the iPhone. <br><br>
It's definitely for me. <br><br>If you have a desktop, laptop and an iPhone, MobileMe is a no brainer. I'm loving the way everything syncs together. <br><br>I don't find it slow at all. It's a vast improvement over the way things used to be.<br><br>
Here's an email I received today:<br><br><br><blockquote>We have recently completed the transition from .Mac to MobileMe. Unfortunately, it was a lot rockier than we had hoped.<br><br>Although core services such as Mail, iDisk, Sync, Back to My Mac, and Gallery went relatively smoothly, the new MobileMe web applications had lots of problems initially. Fortunately we have worked through those problems and the web apps are now up and running.<br><br>Another snag we have run into is our use of the word "push" in describing everything under the MobileMe umbrella. While all email, contact or calendar changes on the iPhone and the web apps are immediately synced to and from the MobileMe "cloud," changes made on a PC or Mac take up to 15 minutes to sync with the cloud and your other devices. So even though things are indeed instantly pushed to and from your iPhone and the web apps today, we are going to stop using the word "push" until it is near-instant on PCs and Macs, too.<br><br>We want to apologize to our loyal customers and express our appreciation for their patience by giving all current subscribers an automatic 30-day extension to their MobileMe subscription free of charge. Your extension will be reflected in your account settings within the next few weeks.<br><br>We hope you enjoy your new suite of web applications at me.com, in addition to keeping your iPhone and iPod touch wirelessly in sync with these new web applications and your Mac or PC.<br><br>Thank you,<br>The MobileMe Team</blockquote><br><br><br>***************<br><br>nuttin'
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Loc: Sunnyvale, CA mostly
Well, most people will pay a premium for braindead simple plug and play. It's not my cup of tea, but it works for most.<br><br>Since I do bi-synch web PIMs and bookmarks (and actually other cool stuff Apple doesn't have, like CRMs), it's unneeded. I have a webdisk (but I don't actually use it, since I don't want to leave those ports open to world, and am too lazy to whitelist my IP address to ports on a real firewall) - SFTP or uploads/downloads thru C-Panel are no big deal, plus there's encoding controls. Public/private FTP, VPN, password protected directories, etc are comparable to file sharing. I could have streaming-downloadable A/V playlists and photo galleries, but I'd rather use free servers' bandwidth for that, although with 1.5TB to play with, it only makes sense to archive some stuff to password protected directories. Unlimited mailboxes instead of one. Server side spam management. $80-some/year for 1.5TB. One free for life domain registration, free registration proxy (no way to mine registration data). More cool stuff.<br><br>Ed<br><br>[color:purple]Information isn't a connection - It doesn't stir people</font color=purple><br>
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