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funrush
Feb 26, 2011, 06:39 AM
Mobile Documents icon.

I found a new icon in 10.7. It's called "SidebarMobileDocumentsFolder.icns", it looks like this:

http://i52.tinypic.com/287korp.png

It's located in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle>Content>Recouses

This is the location for all system-wide/Finder icons. 10.6 does not feature this icon.

I think it'll be used for either: MobileMe/ Apple cloud document storage
or
A folder that shows up in your finder when you plug in your iPad so you can easily copy and manage documents stored on the device.

UPDATE:

iStats Pro tells me there is also a 'MobileBackups" TimeMachine disk mounted, I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Mac. It's 65.67GB big and there is no space left.

Is this also a part of the new MobileMe?

http://i53.tinypic.com/10wjxpu.png



ovrlrd
Feb 26, 2011, 07:27 AM
This, combined with AirDrop makes me think that Apple is working hard to bring better file sharing between Apple devices, including the iOS devices. I expect iOS 5 to have that as key features, "Mobile Cloud Storage" and "AirDrop" capabilities to fill in the lack of a user accessible file system in iOS.

jbg232
Feb 26, 2011, 09:05 AM
Sorry, you're a little late (http://www.9to5mac.com/53924/mobileme-cloud-clues-found?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+(9+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence)). But good job!

funrush
Feb 26, 2011, 09:48 AM
Sorry, you're a little late (http://www.9to5mac.com/53924/mobileme-cloud-clues-found?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+(9+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence)). But good job!

aawh :( I was actually very proud of my geeky discovery.

kirky29
Feb 26, 2011, 10:00 AM
Well I heard/saw it here from you first ;-)
Good find! :)

funrush
Feb 26, 2011, 10:25 AM
This, combined with AirDrop makes me think that Apple is working hard to bring better file sharing between Apple devices, including the iOS devices. I expect iOS 5 to have that as key features, "Mobile Cloud Storage" and "AirDrop" capabilities to fill in the lack of a user accessible file system in iOS.

Has anyone found these icons in the developer release of 10.6.7?

funrush
Feb 26, 2011, 10:26 AM
Well I heard/saw it here from you first ;-)
Good find! :)

yesss

celticpride678
Feb 26, 2011, 10:39 AM
Has anyone found these icons in the developer release of 10.6.7?

The image is not in 10.6.7

ajvizzgamer101
Feb 26, 2011, 10:54 AM
I wonder if I am going to need Dropbox anymore?

Zcott
Feb 26, 2011, 11:06 AM
Hopefully this'll be a version of Dropbox/iDisk that actually works.

funrush
Feb 26, 2011, 01:38 PM
It's really hard to compete with DropBox. It's free and fast, has great integration with OS X and works very reliable. I'm looking forward to hear what Apple has planned for MobileMe and iDisk.

celebi23
Feb 26, 2011, 01:55 PM
Sorry, I kinda found it first (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1103419). I also submitted the information to 9to5 Mac (http://www.9to5mac.com/53924/mobileme-cloud-clues-found#more-53924).

funrush
Feb 27, 2011, 08:12 AM
iStats Pro tells me there is also a 'MobileBackups" TimeMachine disk mounted, I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Mac. It's 65.67GB big and there is no space left.

Is this also a part of the new MobileMe?

http://i53.tinypic.com/10wjxpu.png

jpg
Feb 27, 2011, 08:18 AM
iStats Pro tells me there is also a 'MobileBackups" TimeMachine disk mounted, I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Mac. It's 65.67GB big and there is no space left.

Is this also a part of the new MobileMe?



wow this is a huge find

olisones
Feb 27, 2011, 08:21 AM
iStats Pro tells me there is also a 'MobileBackups" TimeMachine disk mounted, I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Mac. It's 65.67GB big and there is no space left.

Is this also a part of the new MobileMe?



I can confirm I also see this on iStat. My one says 121.0 GB - I guess it reflects my 128gb ssd.

sux2beyou
Feb 27, 2011, 08:22 AM
iStats Pro tells me there is also a 'MobileBackups" TimeMachine disk mounted, I can't seem to find it anywhere on my Mac. It's 65.67GB big and there is no space left.

Is this also a part of the new MobileMe?

http://i53.tinypic.com/10wjxpu.png

Interesting,
You can see what's in there if you go to Finder Go->Go to Folder-> /Volumes/MobileBackups/

It's the same format as Time Machine, a Backups.backupdb folder and looks like it contains snapshots.

ct2k7
Feb 27, 2011, 08:31 AM
MY MobileBackups folder is 77.55GB, again 0MB is free.

iPhone1
Feb 27, 2011, 08:35 AM
I think it has something to do with this "local snapshots" selection.

Tom8
Feb 27, 2011, 08:45 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

I know AirDrop is Mac to Mac only at the minute, but I wonder if it could be opened up to allow full WiFi syncing of iDevices, possibly as part of iOS 5

funrush
Feb 27, 2011, 08:50 AM
I think it has something to do with this "local snapshots" selection.

aaah yes, that makes sense. But why is it called 'mobile'?

iPhone1
Feb 27, 2011, 08:52 AM
aaah yes, that makes sense. But why is it called 'mobile'?

No clue. I can only think that it may have something to do with Versions and Auto-Save.

ajaxodessa
Feb 27, 2011, 09:12 AM
I'm sure that's for those new Auto-Save, Versions and maybe Resume features. Also possible that local DB will be flushed to the TM disk once it will be connected. Quite handy but dunno how this will affect performance and disk space; we'll see.

iPhone1
Feb 27, 2011, 09:19 AM
So I disabled local snapshots and my free space went from 47.93GB to 50.44GB in seconds (SSD). That's a whole lot of data to be cached for a local snapshot.

mrblack927
Feb 27, 2011, 09:25 AM
This doesn't make any sense. My MobileBackups drive is 135gb which is the total size of my entire mac partition and I have no external drives attached (network or otherwise). iStat must be reporting it wrong. It's impossible that there is 135gb of space being used somewhere.

iPhone1
Feb 27, 2011, 11:17 AM
This doesn't make any sense. My MobileBackups drive is 135gb which is the total size of my entire mac partition and I have no external drives attached (network or otherwise). iStat must be reporting it wrong. It's impossible that there is 135gb of space being used somewhere.

It's probably just because iStat Menus isn't written for Lion yet. Woudn't spend too much time worrying.