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Apple boasts MobileMe improvements

MobileMe team lists recent enhancements

MobileMe, Apple's collection of online services and software, got off to a rocky start following its metamorphosis from .Mac and iTools, but Apple is now so sure of its prowess that it has started singing its praises once more.

In a letter to MobileMe subscribers, Apple says it has "been working hard to make MobileMe the best service it can be", and lists a summary of the improvements and performance enhancements that have recently been completed.

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These include:

Easy file sharing

"iDisk now makes it even easier to share files that are too big to email. Simply select a file in the iDisk web app and click the Share File button to generate an email with a download link. You can also optionally add password protection and set an expiration date for the link."

Faster syncing with Mac and PC

"Changes you make to contacts and calendars on your Mac (Address Book and iCal) or PC (Microsoft Outlook) are now automatically pushed up to the cloud every time you make an update. Likewise, changes you make on me.com, iPhone, or iPod touch are automatically pushed to your Mac or PC. As a result, your contacts and calendars update faster across all your devices. To take advantage of faster syncing, be sure you're running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 (Mac) or MobileMe Control Panel 1.3 (Windows).?"

Improved notifications and sync on iPhone

"Reliability of new email notifications and syncing of contacts and calendar with MobileMe have both been improved. To get the best MobileMe experience on your iPhone or iPod touch, you should be running iPhone Software 2.2 or later.?"

Better web app performance

"We have also improved the overall performance of the web apps at me.com including faster start time in Calendar and searching in Contacts."

After reminding users that to take advantage of these improvements their computers and devices "must be running the latest software versions" Apple states that is "committed to making MobileMe the easiest way to sync, access, and share what's important to you. That's why we're constantly working to improve our service."

The MobileMe team even has its own Twitter feed, although with a mere 25 followers at the time of writing.

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