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Apple Shuts Down MobileMe, Data Available for 'Limited Time'

As promised, Apple has shut down the MobileMe web service but is still allowing users to migrate their data for a "limited time". Apple had been sending out warnings to users of the impending shutdown.

Apple announced the planned discontinuation of the MobileMe service last year. Apple expects users to migrate to their iCloud service, though not all services have been transitioned to the new service.

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91 months ago
I just wish they had made iCloud available to Snow Leopard; there is still some important business software that is not yet compatible with Lion.
Rating: 41 Votes
91 months ago
still hope there'll be something equivalent to iDisk in the future, but with Apple's push to having no accessible file system, I doubt it'll happen.
Rating: 27 Votes
91 months ago
I'm surprised they haven't come out with a substitute for iDisk by now. It's not like they can't do it through Documents in the Cloud regardless of file types.
Rating: 25 Votes
91 months ago
good to see apple is still giving people time to backup their data.
Rating: 19 Votes
91 months ago

I just wish they had made iCloud available to Snow Leopard; there is still some important business software that is not yet compatible with Lion.

Same here.
Rating: 11 Votes
91 months ago
I think Apple has been really efficient with reminding people and pushing them towards getting their information off and back. I've used services before that have literally closed shop in a week or two after an announcement. It's that or letting it turn slowly back into the rust of the internet.

Pulling out the fancy graphics though. That's always nice to see.
Rating: 8 Votes
91 months ago
goodbye iDisk :(
Rating: 7 Votes
91 months ago

Never used MobileME and haven't signed up to iCloud yet.

Then why post a comment?
Rating: 7 Votes
91 months ago

Now, my photos are no longer available.

The problem might be that if you can't read, you will not be happy with Apple services.
Rating: 6 Votes
91 months ago
Options for change

if your hardware means you can't go beyond Snow Leopard and you don't want to switch to Vista or W7; or if you rely on some particular MobileMe features not covered by iCloud:

email: / isn't effected regardless of whether you can change to iCloud because it's just an IMAP service.

calendar: this may be time to get a gmail account anyway!
contacts: as above.

Safari Bookmarks: this may be time to switch to FireFox, you can sync bookmarks between machines (using Firefox Sync and Firefox Home on your iPhone).

Notes: try Simplenote!

iWeb: you can still use but you must move your site/s to a new web host (watch the ScreenCastsOnline video SCOM0345 - with some discounts for / WestHost).

iDisk: plenty of options but for me it's Microsoft's SkyDrive and Live Mesh (the later syncs existing folders between machines - brilliant!).

MobileMe Gallery: just go Flickr (pro). An alternative worth checking out is ZangZing.

Yojimbo: You could try Evernote, but there is a workaround using Dropbox but it has limitations - see the Yojimbo website.

iBank: there is a workaround using (free up to 2GB) for the WebDAV sync to your iPhone iBank app.

Hope this helps other .Mac and MobileMe pioneers. It does remind me just how comprehensive MobileMe actually was - and I think, ahead of its time.
Rating: 6 Votes

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