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    MobileMe, worth it?

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    MobileMe, worth it?
    Why do you guys use this? Seems unnecessary if you don't mind plugging your phone in and setting up email accounts on the iPhone... What am I missing?

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    MobileMe, worth it?
    TomTomTuning's Avatar
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    15in MBP - 27in iMac - iPhone
    I have an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPhone4 and iPad and a time capsule. All of those items use MobileMe.

    - All my contacts, iCal, and @me email account sync instantly.
    - Cloud storage is nice but i dont use that much.
    - "Back to me mac" is part of MobileMe and it's great. I use it all the time. (file and screen sharing between mac computers)
    - Find my iPhone is nice if you lose your phone or it gets stolen.
    - I can access my files that i've saved to my time capsule, or a hard drive attached to it.
    - Gallery allows you to share photos and video with people (upload from the computer and/or your iPhone)
    - Plus most of this stuff is accessible by going to a website (www.me.com).


    It's definitely worth it to me. I posted up links to where you can get it for under 70 bucks. Retail is 99.00

    Link to thread: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...leme-sale.html

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Plus webhosting, if you're into that, and easy uploading of websites, blogs, etc through iWeb. (they still do that, right?)
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    MobileMe, worth it?
    TomTomTuning's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    Plus webhosting, if you're into that, and easy uploading of websites, blogs, etc through iWeb. (they still do that, right?)
    I don't believe so.

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    That's too bad. I mean, the average person doesn't need a web page, espcially with social networking. But I know a lot of people here used that service to promote their own hobbies, small business, etc.

    Once I made a small page with video and music to impress a girl. It worked!
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    I enjoy the added functionality MobileMe gives. I know it's essentially boxes Unix utilities with a pretty face. Still, the added utility makes everything feel better as a whole. Syncing my calendars, notes, bookmarks, etc alone is worth it to me.
    Never judge a man, untill you have walked a mile in his shoes...
    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    I like the automatic sync of contacts and calendar entries because I don't actually sync my iPhone all that much. I personally don't think it's worth $99 a year, but I bought it on ebay for $30. That I can live with.
    3rd Gen Green iPod Nano 8GB  Black iPhone 3G 8GB (sold)  08 13 Black Macbook  Black iPhone 4 32GB

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djgulia View Post
    I like the automatic sync of contacts and calendar entries because I don't actually sync my iPhone all that much. I personally don't think it's worth $99 a year, but I bought it on ebay for $30. That I can live with.
    Nice, and I thought 65 was a deal.

    At 99.00, that's 8.25 a month. I toss more change into my water jug then that. LOL

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    MobileMe, worth it?
    djgulia's Avatar
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    I stalked some listing to get it that cheap! Most went up to $50 in the last few minutes.
    3rd Gen Green iPod Nano 8GB  Black iPhone 3G 8GB (sold)  08 13 Black Macbook  Black iPhone 4 32GB

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    MobileMe, worth it?

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    I don't know
    Its worth it to me just to be able to make a quick calendar change on my ipod touch during a class and have that reflected immediately on my laptop and imac back home without having to do anything.

    That's the essence of Mac right? It just works.

    Now, add dropbox to the mix, and I'm over the moon. I set up dropbox so I can work on iweb sites and school papers from a simple folder on every computer I own (or through the net on any computer anywhere).

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    Plus webhosting, if you're into that, and easy uploading of websites, blogs, etc through iWeb. (they still do that, right?)
    Just for the record, yes they still do that. I have four such iWeb websites running on MobileMe.

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Jun 11, 2006
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    Mini, iPhone 4, iPods, Seagate 1TB HDD
    If you have a family, get the family pack, split it up, and it's quite reasonable. I've had it for years and I love it.

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Apr 16, 2009
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    Houston, TX USA
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    I love the effort-free synching, and I use it to post photos to share. It is a little pricey, but it works very well.

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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bordway View Post
    Why do you guys use this? Seems unnecessary if you don't mind plugging your phone in and setting up email accounts on the iPhone... What am I missing?
    There's a bit more to it than that:

    1) E-mail from all accounts on all devices (Desktop, iBook and iPhone).
    2) Push e-mail from MM, handy if you travel.
    3) Real time calender sync across all devices.
    4) Real time address book sync across all devices.
    5) "Cloud" web storage accessible from anywhere / all devices.
    6) Safari Bookmark sync across all devices.
    7) Keychain sync between Desktop and iBook (handy if you travel).

    Those are the things I use it for.


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    MobileMe, worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    1) E-mail from all accounts on all devices (Desktop, iBook and iPhone).
    Has anyone been able to send emails from other addresses through the Me server using Entourage? I can send from any address via me.com, but when I try to send from my work address via Entourage, I get an error "5.7.0 Email is not one of your registered addresses" (or something like that). Google was no help beyond finding a thousand other people with the same problem.

    I'm trying out the free trial, but if I can't send my work emails through smtp.me.com, then it's pointless to pay for their IMAP service.

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