Here is my situation. I pay for web hosting and domain names through 1&1. I enjoy the huge amounts of space I get with my package, and the fact that I can actually use emails that have my own domain name on them (which, as far as I can tell, you cannot do with mobile me). Because I'm using IMAP email, it's already syncing between all my computers / iPhone, but I wanted to keep my contacts and Calendars in sync as well. Enter Google. I exported my iCal calendars, imported them into separate gCal calendars, and subscribed to them within iCal using Google's collaboration set up tool. http://code.google.com/p/calaboration/ Than I set up Google Sync (google sync)with my iPhone using exchange accounts, telling it to sync calendars / contacts. Now when I add / modify / delete an event on iCal, gCal, or my iPhone, everything automatically updates, usually within about 15 seconds. It's fast, free, and pretty cool. My apologies if this is common knowledge to everyone, I just noticed I could do this, and will probably be canceling my Mobile Me trial early because I have no use for it anymore.