After Some Hiccups, Apple's MobileMe Goes Live - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
7/11/2008
01:46 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Ransomware: Latest Developments & How to Defend Against Them
Nov 01, 2017
Ransomware is one of the fastest growing types of malware, and new breeds that escalate quickly ar ...Read More>>

After Some Hiccups, Apple's MobileMe Goes Live

Apple's "Exchange for the rest of us" experienced multiple technical issues during its launch Thursday.

It's not just activation problems that have marred the launch of the Apple's iPhone 3G, as the company's wireless data syncing service also stumbled out of the gates.

MobileMe, the company's replacement for the .Mac service, was expected to be rolled out Wednesday night after scheduled maintenance.

The service was activated Thursday morning, but users reported multiple issues with backing up data, as well as using the new Web portal Me.com.

"The MobileMe transition is underway, but is taking longer than expected," read a note on Apple's Web site Thursday afternoon. "Please refer to the official System Status to the right for current information on the availability of MobileMe services. We apologize for any inconvenience."

The company said the service is now fully functional, and its Web site now features a demonstration video of MobileMe's features.

Introduced at Apple's WWDC conference last month, MobileMe is a cloud storage service that will enable push e-mail and real-time synchronization of contacts, calendar items, and other information between multiple devices without a need for a Microsoft Exchange server.

"Think of MobileMe as Exchange for the rest of us," said Phil Shiller, Apple's senior VP of worldwide product marketing, during a presentation.

The service will work with the iPhone's calendar, contacts, and mail applications in addition to working with Mail, iCal, and Address Book on the Macintosh and Outlook on Windows. Users will be able manage their accounts through Me.com from any Web-connected device.

Customers can also use the service to store and share photos, videos, and other data wirelessly. The company said existing .Mac customers will be automatically transferred over. The service costs $99 per year and offers 20 GB of storage, with additional storage costing extra.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll