Any PC / iPhone Users That Have Mobile-Me? A Quick Question, Please?

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    Dec 11, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    I want to get my BF the program "MobileMe" from iPhone, yet I'm unsure that it will work as indicated with a PC platform, as opposed to the Apple/Mac platform.
    Has anyone any experience with this program and PC-Vs-Mac?
    Thanks, guys!
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    Dec 11, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    Only with the Mac, on which it works fine for me. Is there an Apple store near you? Most have a help desk that may be able to answer your question in person, though an appointment is recommended. Or phone Apple Help if he has a new iPhone.
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    Dec 11, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    http://www.apple.com/mobileme/features/pc.html
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    Dec 11, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    I've a PC and iPhone. I've read the Apple page on this app/service and I don't see how it's different than when I sync my iPhone now. I already have access to the same email the iPhone that I have on my PC using Outlook. The calender is updated/synched everytime I connect my iPhone with iTunes. I don't see the point in this app.

    If there is something beyond that, other than remotely wiping my iPhone of data if lost, I don't see it.
  • Puppy80

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    Dec 11, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    Hey Studly,

    I tried out the free trial on my PC. It's nice because all changes made to email, contacts and such are automatically synced up to your iPhone or computer. It was nice, but I dont think it was worth paying the money for it.
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    Dec 12, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    Puppy80 saidHey Studly,

    I tried out the free trial on my PC. It's nice because all changes made to email, contacts and such are automatically synced up to your iPhone or computer. It was nice, but I dont think it was worth paying the money for it.


    Yes it does work, however most people stop short of the steep price....

    I guess Apple believes it's customers will pay for a quality product. With this one I'll wait for a price drop before I get it, if I need it that is...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 12, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI've a PC and iPhone. I've read the Apple page on this app/service and I don't see how it's different than when I sync my iPhone now. I already have access to the same email the iPhone that I have on my PC using Outlook. The calender is updated/synched everytime I connect my iPhone with iTunes. I don't see the point in this app.

    If there is something beyond that, other than remotely wiping my iPhone of data if lost, I don't see it.

    The main selling point is unified synchronization and storage on Apple's servers. Basically, cloud storage and push notification.

    I don't think it's really worth the money, especially if you have a Gmail account. Google has an app that does the same thing, but free.

    http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sync.html

    So yeah, the remote wipe and real time tracking are probably the only worthwhile features of MobileMe.

    But I'm pretty sure there other remote wipe apps available. And ATT offers tracking services on all GPS enabled phones, for a monthly fee.
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    Dec 12, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    Firstly, MobileMe, is not an app, it's a service with a recurring yearly fee.

    Things offered by mobile me are

    Storage Space
    And email address with @me.com with all emails received that said address being pushed immediately to your iphone.
    Website service (although only basic HTML pages)
    Remote Tracking of the phone (incase it's lost/stolen) with the remote wipe feature (plus you can send a message to the phone)
    Syncing of calenders/address book to mobile me which is again pushed to the phone (personally, this is the feature I love, I make a change in calendar and it just appears on my phone moments later)
    there are also apps that make sure of the webdav stuff so files stored on mobile me can be accessed from the iphone.

    is it worth while? hmm I have it, use it and couldn't be without it, but others might not feel the same.

    there aren't any other ways or services that can access the iphone GPS without an app running, I don't believe ATT can access the GPS info like apple can (although I could be wrong) and there are no "none jailbroken" ways to do remote wipe
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    Dec 12, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidFirstly, MobileMe, is not an app, it's a service with a recurring yearly fee.

    Things offered by mobile me are

    Storage Space
    And email address with @me.com with all emails received that said address being pushed immediately to your iphone.
    Website service (although only basic HTML pages)
    Remote Tracking of the phone (incase it's lost/stolen) with the remote wipe feature (plus you can send a message to the phone)
    Syncing of calenders/address book to mobile me which is again pushed to the phone (personally, this is the feature I love, I make a change in calendar and it just appears on my phone moments later)
    there are also apps that make sure of the webdav stuff so files stored on mobile me can be accessed from the iphone.

    is it worth while? hmm I have it, use it and couldn't be without it, but others might not feel the same.

    there aren't any other ways or services that can access the iphone GPS without an app running, I don't believe ATT can access the GPS info like apple can (although I could be wrong) and there are no "none jailbroken" ways to do remote wipe


    I'm glad to hear someone is getting their moneys worth out of it. I feel like I might be cheated if I spent the whole 99 dollars for it. I just wish they offered a further breakdown of subscriptions so it would be easier for me to gauge it.
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    Dec 12, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    Thanks, guys, for the useful info. From what I've read on here, CNnet and Apple webs.....it's not worth the annual fee. So you don't have to hook up cable.....big whoopie. Otherwise, baring the "remote wipe" I don't see the appeal. Someone who uses iPhone for business appts. may say otherwise. To each his own.

    I'm not an iPhone/Mac user and really can't get my head around the 'love affair' some seem to have...maybe it's just an "I've got something different, and you don't!" thing with some, or maybe since I'm not a graphics designer I don't appreciate it.

    Anywho, I'm going to pass on "MobileMe". This is just what I wanted to know......do you think it's worth it? And I'm gonna say "no." MY BF is a smart and frugal guy, so he must have weighed the pros & cons and decided against it. (This is his 3rd iPhone)

    BTW: Amazon has the package far cheaper than Apple. Apparently the annual renewal is cheaper thru Amazon, as well.
    Just FYI.
  • iGator

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if you've already finalized your decision, but there is a 60 day FREE trial of MobileMe. You will need to give a credit card so you can be charged it you don't cancel within the 60- days, but like Tanker, I have and use it and couldn't be without it...

    I not only keep my contacts, calendars, bookmarks and e-mail synched up my iPhone with it, but I also keep my Mac and Windows computers in synch too. In addition, I use it to hold files on my iDisk and host my two webpages through them.

    I honestly think it's worth the price, but again, to each his own...
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    Dec 12, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    iGator saidI'm not sure if you've already finalized your decision, but there is a 60 day FREE trial of MobileMe. You will need to give a credit card so you can be charged it you don't cancel within the 60- days, but like Tanker, I have and use it and couldn't be without it...

    I not only keep my contacts, calendars, bookmarks and e-mail synched up my iPhone with it, but I also keep my Mac and Windows computers in synch too. In addition, I use it to hold files on my iDisk and host my two webpages through them.

    I honestly think it's worth the price, but again, to each his own...


    where is the 60 day trial located?
  • vindog

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    Dec 12, 2009 4:59 PM GMT


    I agree...can't live without it. $100/year is a steep price? I think it's a great deal.

  • shirty

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    Dec 12, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    I love mobileme!!! the end.
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    Jan 04, 2010 6:38 AM GMT
    Free Trial?? It's RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOBILEME PAGE! You know... where it says: "Start 60-Day Free Trial"

    Just keep scrolling... icon_lol.gif

    http://www.apple.com/mobileme/