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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Mountain Lion > end of mobile me timing?

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I keep getting the helpful reminders from Apple that they are shutting down mobile me and that if I want to keep the coordinating functionality I need to move to iCloud. I know there is a workaround to use iCloud with 10.6.x and that 10.7.x is a hit and miss so I thought I'd see if there's any word if mountain lion is supposed to be out before mobile me ends.

I hate being forced into a change but if I must then at least I'd rather not move twice if I can wait it out and only have to move once to 10.8.

I know nobody knows for sure but thought I'd ask
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I moved everything I wanted to keep off MobileMe months ago to an external HD. Am now on Lion and use the Cloud partially, but my old MM stuff is not on the Cloud.
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Mobile Me ends at the end of June. Mountion Lion will be out some time after that.
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Just came across this scenario with a customer. (Was funny, I was doing some Google searches on ehMac for Lion and Mobile Me, and this thread came up)

Elderly lady had iMac from 2007, Intel Core Duo with 1GB RAM running 10.5. Did all her email on MobileMe. Put her in a bad position. To do it according to Apple, she needs to upgrade her RAM, go to Snow Leopard, then go to Lion just to continue using her @Mac.com address.

Can you tell me more about this workaround to use iCloud with 10.6?

Is there any workaround for 10.5?

The whole iTools -> .Mac -> Mobile Me -> iCloud strategy with dumping things like iDisk and iWeb Publishing has been quite a roller-coaster.
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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I'm not so concerned with keeping stuff on mobile me, but I must remember to redirect a domain name I have pointed there. I have some stuff on iDisk but mostly as duplicates so not worried there.

I'm mostly concerned with the iCal/bookmarks etc. coordination that keeps this house of far too many iOS and OS X devices all in sync with each other. As I understand it, all of that moves to iCloud right?

So, Lars, I guess I either have to give up a coordinated life for a while until Mountain Lion or upgrade OSs twice? Rats and fishes!
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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Can you tell me more about this workaround to use iCloud with 10.6?
While I am remis to point to another forum since I can't put my finger on where I read about the 10.6 workaround the first time I found this on macrumors that apparently works.

It's not comprehensive and might not address the mail issue. No idea about 10.5 though.
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I log in to iCloud.com. using Firefox to access my mobileme mail. Does that help?
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Just came across this scenario with a customer. (Was funny, I was doing some Google searches on ehMac for Lion and Mobile Me, and this thread came up)

Elderly lady had iMac from 2007, Intel Core Duo with 1GB RAM running 10.5. Did all her email on MobileMe. Put her in a bad position. To do it according to Apple, she needs to upgrade her RAM, go to Snow Leopard, then go to Lion just to continue using her @Mac.com address.

Can you tell me more about this workaround to use iCloud with 10.6?

Is there any workaround for 10.5?

The whole iTools -> .Mac -> Mobile Me -> iCloud strategy with dumping things like iDisk and iWeb Publishing has been quite a roller-coaster.
iCloud as a whole is barely functional on 10.7 where its *supposed* to work. i can only imagine the gong show it would be on 10.6 with a bunch of duct tape and chewing gum-med together remedies haha
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iCloud as a whole is barely functional on 10.7 where its *supposed* to work. i can only imagine the gong show it would be on 10.6 with a bunch of duct tape and chewing gum-med together remedies haha
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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I just read somewhere today that Apple is offering MM customers that are still on 10.5 a free 10.6 upgrade (but they still have to pay for 10.7). I moved all of my stuff off of MM quite a while back. The only thing I ever really depending on with MM was syncing of contacts, calendars and bookmarks. iCloud is still pathetically bad at all of the above so I now run my own server for calendar and contacts and cross my fingers when it comes to bookmarks (and keep backups of the bookmarks). Just this week I lost one whole folder full of bookmarks to iCloud. They duplicated on one of my machines (I had 2 identical folders) ... I deleted one of them and on next sync lost that whole folder across all my machines. Too bad Steve is not still around to go a have a good yell at them because it's looking a lot like iCloud is working a lot like MM did -- in that it's not improving.
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