Many customers have become frustrated with Apple’s policy not to combine Apple IDs. Whether people start using iTunes, and later sign up for MobileMe or iCloud, want to retire an email address, etc, Apple does not provide a way to consolidate purchases between two Apple IDs.
As part of Apple’s release of and transition to their new, free iCloud service, Apple will reportedly be restoring people’s expired MobileMe accounts. A recent report indicates that 9to5Mac got ahold of an expired MobileMe account, and found that it had already been migrated to iCloud.
We’ve been hearing reports that Apple is getting ready to release new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsules. Further, the new devices will reportedly feature software caching that determines what devices connect to it and automatically download relevant updates, speeding up the process.
It looks like former Endgadget editor Joshua Topolsky’s rant yesterday about iCloud killing off MobileMe’s web apps was a bit overzealous. It seems iCloud will have a web interface after all.
Wi-Fi syncing to iTunes and backup via iCloud can’t come soon enough for lazy iPhone users since only about half of them sync and backup their devices.
With the announcement of the free iCloud at WWDC, which largely replaces the $99 annual MobileMe services, some consumers who recently purchased or renewed their subscriptions are unhappy. Fortunately, however, Apple has decided to begin offering pro-rated refunds for some users.
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In a swift legal move, iCloud Communications has filed a trademark infringement suit against Apple in the US District Court in Arizona just three days after the announcement of the cloud storage service at WWDC.
Consumer PC analysts at Gartner have trimmed their estimates for worldwide PC shipments to just 9.3% growth, down from prior projections of 10.5% growth. The key to the decrease? More people are buying iPhones and Tablets.
DropTunes is a third party site that uses your Dropbox storage to host MP3s and then play them back to you through your web browser. This is not a million miles away from Apple’s soon to launch iTunes in the Cloud service where you will be able to access and sync all of your MP3s from across all of your iDevices.
According to Bloomberg, iCloud is more than a compelling new free service – it’s a Steve Jobs-led terrorist attack on the PC industry (I may be paraphrasing). By introducing a service that shares files across devices, Jobs is taking another step towards sidelining the PC industry he helped create.
It seems as though Apple’s hard at work in placing pieces of their cloud technology on already existing devices, enabling users to sync new music, apps, or iBooks purchased on the iBookstore or an iDevice to be wirelessly synced to any other iDevice logged in with the same Apple ID.
After a false start yesterday, Apple has finally made iTunes 10.3 available for download.
When discussing iCloud, Steve Jobs said in his keynote this morning “we’re going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.” John Gruber sums up today’s announcement very succinctly…
For months we speculated about Apple’s cloud service. On Sunday it was widely tipped that you would be able to run iCloud on Time Capsule. Ultimately this turned out to be bogus. So what exactly is iCloud? Find more about Apple’s latest service, inside.
Alongside the first beta of iOS 5, and another developer preview of OS X Lion, Apple has released iTunes 10.5 beta, which is required to sync iOS 5 devices (and enable more iCloud-related features), as well as the developer beta of their new iCloud service.