An Introduction to Apple's MobileMe Service
Thankfully, as of late July, the technical issues with MobileMe had been fixed. And after a few weeks of using MobileMe, I'm happy to report that MobileMe is a great product.
What makes it so great?
MobileMe keeps email, contacts, appointments up-to-date between a Mac, and iPhone, iPod touch, and even a PC. That means if you make a change to an appointment or an address on your home computer, it will automatically appear on your iPhone and on any other computer you've set up.
There service does this by setting up what Apple calls a "MobileMe cloud." The cloud holds all your e-mail, contact, and appointment information. When you make a change to a contact on your iPhone, it automatically gets sent to the cloud and in a few minutes sent to your other computers. It also works with pictures and large files. What is on one device automatically gets sent to the others through the cloud.
MobileMe works with Microsoft Outlook and Mac Address Book so you don't even have to have a Macyou can synch with the PC office computer too. All you need is an internet connection and be running Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 7.0
But wait, there's more. With MobileMe you get a virtual desktop. That means on almost any computer attached to the internet, you can access your appointments, contacts, and your e-mail.
Next: How to set up iPhone/iPod touch for MobileMe.