Winners and losers in MobileMe

 In early July, your .Mac account will automatically be upgraded to MobileMe – and it’s time to send your last iCard, sync your last online bookmark and take a look at a .Mac slideshow for the first time – they’re history.

See, MobileMe offers lots of advantages for its users, but Apple’s consigned some of its more unusual features to history. Oh, and if you use any OS older than 10.4, forget it – it won’t work. 

"Due to its use of new technologies, MobileMe will only work correctly with Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later. However, Mac OS X Leopard is strongly recommended to allow you to take full advantage of all that MobileMe has to offer," Apple explains.

Users will still be able to keep their @mac.com email and iChat addresses, and .Mac addresses will also work as Apple identities for iTunes or the ADC. A small benefit means users will get to use @me.com for these services also. All of your existing iDisk files will be available on MobileMe iDisk and Backup 3.1.2 will continue to work with MobileMe.

Our iWeb websites will remain available at the same URLs and will also be given a new URL at me.com. For example, web.mac.com/emily_parker/ will work as will web.me.com/emily_parker (both will go to the same website). If you have a personal domain setup for your iWeb site, it will continue to work without changing any settings at your registrar.

More information on the changes in MobileMe is available here, while a MobileMe guided tour video is available here.

 

 

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