MobileMe worth buying?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by littlegreenyoda, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. littlegreenyoda macrumors member

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    Is it worth buying mobileme for my ipad (wifi only) and macbook pro?

    What do you guys use it for?

    Im also wondering if its possible for mobileme to trace a lost ipad if its not connected to wifi?
     
  2. poloponies Suspended

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    I like it and use it for work file transfers. If you do buy it, don't pay retail. You can find it discounted for a lot less.
    No, you can't locate a device that's "off the grid." Optimally, it should be on 3G. Wifi location only works if the device can access the Wifi, so just because there's Wifi nearby doesn't help if it's a secured network.
     
  3. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    MobileMe is not worth it. I've tried it twice and both times let it lapse. You can try the free trial to see if its good for your situation.

    If there were no Google, MobileMe might be worthwhile, but since you get almost all the same functionality for free from Google, why pay for something?

    Don't think the FindMyiPhone feature will work with a non-3G iPad.
     
  4. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    For the WiFi model, no you cannot tract it, since it does not have GPS or a cellular system what can give you a general idea with tower triangulation. You can still remote wipe and display a message on it.

    For me, I think its worth it. The calendar and contact sync is spooky good.
     
  5. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Try the trial, but it's a thumbs down from me as well (sorry Steve)
     
  6. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    I really like it. I've had it for over 3 1/2 years back when it was Mac.com. I do miss the greeting cards that Mac.com had. I have an iMac, MBP, iPhone and iPad. I love the syncing between all of my devices. When I make a change on my iPhone it's waiting for me at home to sync with my iMac and MBP. I don't use a lot of the features but to me it's worth every penny. Yes you can buy it cheaper elsewhere but I have it on auto renew. That way I don't have to worry about it. The twenty dollars a year isn't gong to kill me. As another poster said try it free first and see if it's right for you.
     
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  8. littlegreenyoda thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    i think i wont be getting mobileme as there's no way it can track my wifi ipad.

    how about iDisk? google got alternative to this?
     
  9. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    iDisk gives you 20GB of online storage at the price of $99 per year (in addtion you get all the other MobileMe services).

    Google offers 1GB free online storage for GoogleDoc's, 8GB free for Gmail and 1 GB free Picasa picture storage. You can buy additional storage (up to a Terabyte) with 20GB costing $5 per year.

    Dropbox.com provides desktop and mobile integration like iDisk. The 2GB of online storage is free. 50 GB can be had for $9.95 per month or 100GB for $19.99 per month.
     
  10. mstout macrumors member

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    MobileMe is amazing. I have an iPhone, iPad and Mac. It syncs all 3 automatically, and when I hit the sync button just to see how fast it was, within 1 minute or less everything was synced. It's very cheap and worth its weight in gold.
     
  11. Gib macrumors member

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    What is the weight of MobileMe? 0 pounds. Are you saying that is should be free?
     
  12. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    ... and you get the scanning of email for personal information for FREE. Wow, what a deal.

    Seriously, to help pay for Gmail, Google searches your mail for data collection and proper paring of ads to you.

    I'd rather pay Apple for similar services (email, contacts, ect..) and forgo the data collection.
     
  13. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I meant twenty dollars cheaper. Actually, Amazon has it for $72.95.
     
  14. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Just to confirm, dropbox rocks, much better than idisk imo. Find someone you love and uses it, ask them for a signup link- they offer 250mb free upgrades for referrals.
     
  16. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's worth it, but that's just me. I kind of take it for granted now after I've had it for 3 years, back it was still .Mac. I couldn't really imagine what'd it be like without it. Get the trial first.
     
  17. guicane macrumors regular

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    for the uk peeps,

    cex.co.uk sells mobile me single user for £30 and family pack for £45
     
  18. glhiii macrumors regular

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    Family Pack

    I have the family pack and think it's worth what it costs. Unfortunately it doesn't have the functionality of dropbox -- but that's free for 2 gigs.
     
  19. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Worth it for me. I like fact that it keeps all my devices (MBP, iPhone, and iPad) synchronized. Also, I keep all the files I frequently use on iDisk and having the ability to access them from any device is a very handy feature.
     
  20. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    I thinking MobileMe is great. Sign up for the free trial (3 months). Chances are when iTunes.com etc goes live, MobileMe is likely to become free to Apple users anyway, so you may never need to pay.

    Even if you do, I'm more tempted to rely on a pay-for service than 'free' offerings from Google (you pay in other ways...).
     
  21. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Please give me the source for your information. I'd sure like to give it to the proper authorities.
     
  22. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The whole concept of Google AdSense is that it looks at what you're doing and offers you adverts based on that.
     
  23. Gib macrumors member

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    "Google's computers process the information in your messages for various purposes, including formatting and displaying the information to you, delivering advertisements and related links, preventing unsolicited bulk email (spam), backing up your messages, and other purposes relating to offering you Gmail." -- Google's GMail Privacy Notice

    "Google, Inc.'s Gmail webmail service utilizes Deep Packet Inspection to display advertisements based on email content. Gmail uses the inspection of email content to present targeted advertisements to Gmail users. The practice drew criticism from privacy advocates in the wake of Gmail's 2004 launch." -- Electronic Privacy Information Center

    Don't forget they want to get advertisers to target you... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItbmssVqoY&feature=player_embedded#!
     
  24. guicane macrumors regular

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    the only people worried about google scanning their data is people that have stuff to hide. undoubtedly.
     
  25. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. Google may look at my info but why will they? I'm not S Jobs that I'm making millions and am extremely famous worldwide and have idiotic fans wanting to know about my personal information. Anyhow, it is your decision if you wish to trust google or not... I cannot decide that.
     

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