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MobileMe Individual [OLD VERSION]

by Apple
Windows Vista / XP, Mac, Mac OS X
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Keep your email, contacts, and calendars in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web wirelessly and automatically so that you are always up to date, anywhere you are
  • Locate your lost iPhone on a map, display a message and play a sound to help someone return it to you, or remotely wipe all your personal data to protect your privacy
  • Easily share photos in a stunning online Gallery right from your iPhone or any computer; friends and family can view and download print-quality images with a click
  • Store, access, and share files from any computer or your iPhone with iDisk, your 20GB hard drive on the web
  • Access your MobileMe account to check email, update contact and calendar information, share photos and files, and more, right from a browser, Mac or PC
Product Alert: Apple will no longer be activating new MobileMe accounts. Customers who have an active MobileMe paid subscription or a 60-day trial account will have their service automatically extended through 6/30/12, at no additional charge. After that date, the MobileMe service will no longer be available.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / XP, Mac, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001AMLRU4
  • Item model number: MC288Z/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,949 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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MobileMe is the service from Apple that automatically pushes new email, contacts, and calendar events over the air to your iPhone and keeps everything in sync across your Mac, PC, and the web. So your important information is up to date everywhere you go--no docking required. MobileMe also makes it easy to share photos and access files on the go. And if you ever lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it or remotely wipe your data to protect your privacy. An Individual subscription comes with 20GB of combined email and file storage, 200GB of monthly data transfer, and full access to everything MobileMe has to offer.

No matter where you go or what device you use, all your information is up to date. Click to enlarge.

Keep everything in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web automatically. Click to enlarge.

Contacts, emails and calendar events are pushed to your iPhone/iPod automatically, no docking required. Click to enlarge.

Mail, contacts, and calendar.
MobileMe keeps your mail, contacts, and calendar information in the "cloud" and uses push technology to keep everything in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web automatically. So no matter where you go or what device you use, all your information is up to date--no docking required.

Push email.
When you join MobileMe, you get a me.com email account that's always up to date. New messages are pushed to your iPhone or iPod touch automatically, and you're notified the instant they arrive. MobileMe constantly checks for new messages, so you don't have to. And when you use MobileMe, you'll notice that the inbox on your iPhone looks a lot like the inbox on your Mac at home, which also looks a lot like the inbox on your PC at work. That's because it is. Read messages are marked as read, and all your folders are exactly the way you left them, no matter what device you use to check your email. Last but not least, your MobileMe inbox is entirely ad free and includes spam and virus protection.

Push contacts.
With MobileMe Contacts, your entire address book is accessible from your computer, your iPhone, and on the web. Say you meet someone and add that person to Contacts on your iPhone. MobileMe automatically pushes the new contact to the cloud, and in seconds it appears in Address Book on your Mac or in Outlook on your PC. You don't have to connect your iPhone to your computer or do anything at all. Your new friend's information--his phone number, email address, photos and notes, such as "sat next to me at the parenting seminar"--is exactly where it should be, anytime you need it.

Push calendar.
MobileMe keeps your calendar in sync across your Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you always know where you need to be and when you need to be there. Change the time for your doctor's appointment on your computer at work, and it's automatically updated on your iPhone--no docking required. Add an event on your iPhone and it appears in the Calendar application on me.com in seconds, then syncs to your computers. You can even manage multiple calendars. So you'll never miss a lunch date, soccer game, or important meeting again.

Works with the desktop applications you know well.
MobileMe keeps your data in sync across the applications you use every day--Mail, Address Book, and iCal on a Mac; Microsoft Outlook on a PC (Windows XP or Windows Vista); and the built-in applications on your iPhone or iPod touch. All your information stays up to date and is right where you want it, so there's no need to learn new software or change your day-to-day routine.

Find My iPhone.
It’s human to misplace things, even your iPhone. The good news is that if you do lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it. Simply enable Find My iPhone in MobileMe settings on your phone and then you can use the feature anytime you need it.

Locate your iPhone on a map.
Anytime you lose your iPhone just log in to your account page from any computer to display your phone’s approximate location on a map.

Display a message or play a sound on your lost iPhone.
If your iPhone is nearby, you can play a sound to help you find it, even if your ringer is set to silent. Or you can display a message on the screen with information that will help others return it to you.

Protect your privacy with Remote Wipe.
If you’re concerned that your iPhone has been permanently lost or stolen, you can initiate a remote wipe from your account page at me.com. This restores your iPhone to its factory settings, ensuring that your personal information is nobody’s business but your own. If you eventually find your iPhone, simply connect it to your computer, use iTunes to restore the data from your most recent backup, and you're good to go.

Everyone will see your photos come to life. Click to enlarge.

MobileMe Gallery
When your friends and family visit your MobileMe Gallery, they're in for a show. Just upload photos from your computer or iPhone to your Gallery, and invite people to visit, download their favorites, and even contribute their own. With beautiful animated views, everyone will see your photos come to life.

Your photos never looked better.
Friends and family can view your photos in a beautiful Gallery using a web browser on a Mac or PC. They can skim albums to see what's inside, select an album, and choose viewing options such as mosaic, carousel, or slideshow. And with automatic resizing, your photos adjust instantly to fit the browser window so they always look great, even on large displays.

Friends and family can view your photos in a beautiful Gallery using a web browser on a Mac or PC. Click to enlarge.

Manage from anywhere.
You can create a new album or make changes to your MobileMe Gallery at me.com from virtually anywhere. Easily upload new photos, rearrange them, edit titles, and more. Your changes are instantly reflected in your Gallery for friends to see. Have a Mac? You can upload photos directly from iPhoto '09 or Aperture 2 with just a few clicks.

Print-quality downloads.
You can allow visitors to download high-resolution copies of their favorite photos right from their browser. If they want the entire album, it's as easy as one click. MobileMe compresses the album into a ZIP file for a quick and simple download.

Contributions welcome.
You aren't the only one shooting pictures. With MobileMe Gallery, you can get the shots you wish you had by allowing friends to contribute their photos. They can do it from a browser or via email.

Amazing with iPhone and Apple TV.
MobileMe Gallery works beautifully with all your Apple devices. Your photos look great on iPhone. If you snap a picture on the road or capture video using your iPhone 3GS, you can post it directly to your Gallery with a few taps. And with Apple TV, you can view anyone's public photos and videos on your widescreen television--no computer required.

With MobileMe iDisk, it's easy to store, access, and share files online. Click to enlarge.

MobileMe iDisk
With MobileMe iDisk, it's easy to store, access, and share files online. You have plenty of storage space--even large files are no problem. Just add the files you need to your iDisk, and whatever you upload will be there for you to download using a web browser on any computer.

Easy web access.
MobileMe iDisk is accessible from any web browser, Mac or PC, at me.com. With a familiar, intuitive interface, uploading and organizing files is as simple as drag and drop. And if you use a Mac, you can find iDisk right in the Mac OS X Finder.

iDisk on your iPhone.
You can already access your iDisk online at me.com. And now you can access it right from your iPhone. Free for MobileMe members, the iDisk app for iPhone makes your important files accessible anytime, anywhere. View popular file types, such as Microsoft Office and iWork '09 documents and presentations, PDFs, and more, in portrait or landscape. Share any file, big or small, with just a few taps. And access files in the Public folders of other MobileMe members just as easily.

MobileMe iDisk is accessible from any web browser, Mac or PC, at me.com. Click to enlarge.

Make it public.
iDisk includes a Public folder that makes working with others easy. Just add the files you want to share and your friends and coworkers can access them using any web browser. They can download any file in your Public folder to make changes and post their own files, too.

Share large files.
Sharing files too big to email as attachments is a snap with iDisk. Just upload what you want to share, choose your recipients, and iDisk sends them an email with a link to download the file. You can assign a password to keep your files secure and even set the number of days the download link is available.

Space available.
Your MobileMe membership includes 20GB of storage space for all your email, photos, files, and more. Put in perspective, 20GB of space is enough to store nearly 7000 high-quality photos. You can tell MobileMe how much of your 20GB to allocate to Mail and how much to your iDisk. However you split it up, rest assured you'll have plenty of space to store what's important to you.

MobileMe web apps look and feel so much like the desktop applications you already use, you might forget you're using a browser. Click to enlarge.

Me.com. It's your desktop on the web.
At work, at the library, or at a friend's house. You always have easy access to everything you need--email, contacts, calendars, photos, and files--all in one place. MobileMe web apps look and feel so much like the desktop applications you already use, you might forget you're using a browser.

All in one place.
Me.com gives you a full suite of ad-free web applications--Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Gallery, and iDisk--all accessible from a browser. Check your email, add new contacts to your address book, manage your calendar, create an album of your vacation photos, or access and share that big presentation file. Just log in at www.me.com from any computer--Mac or PC.

Drag-and-drop simple.
The web applications on me.com make doing things on the web as simple and intuitive as on your desktop. Convenient features in Mail, such as the preview pane and autocomplete addressing, let you view and compose messages quickly. Organize your email, photo albums, and files with drag-and-drop ease. And advanced features like embedded Google Maps in Contacts, Quick Reply in Mail, and easy file sharing in iDisk give you functionality you might not even find on your desktop.

Easily manage your MobileMe account details at me.com. Click to enlarge.

Always in sync.
Me.com is a key part of staying in sync with MobileMe. Any changes you make to your mail, contacts, and calendars automatically sync across your computers, your iPhone, and your iPod touch. So you always have the latest information. And if you use a Mac, changes you make to your Gallery or iDisk will be reflected in iPhoto or the Finder the next time you're at your computer.

Manage your account.
You can easily manage your MobileMe account details at me.com. Check your renewal date, reallocate your iDisk storage, upgrade your account, change your password, and more. All in a secure, password-protected interface. And if you lose your iPhone, me.com is where you'll go to locate it using Find My iPhone. No matter where you are, on a Mac or PC, me.com is your home base for MobileMe.

Product Description

MobileMe is the service from Apple that automatically pushes new email, contacts, and calendar events over the air to your iPhone and keeps everything in sync across your Mac, PC, and the web. So your important information is up to date everywhere you go—no docking required. MobileMe also gives you an elegant online Gallery for sharing your photos with friends and family, and iDisk for accessing and sharing files via your computer, the web, and your iPhone. And if you ever lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it or remotely wipe your data to protect your privacy. Note that the Find My iPhone feature is not available in all areas.

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
By shep
Verified Purchase
This is a great bargain compared with buying a renewal from Apple for $99. But renewal online using this product is a little tricky; you have to bypass renewal by credit card etc. at Apple's price. Here's how:

1) Go to [...] and log in.
2) Go to Account (click on your name at top right). You'll be asked to enter your password again.
3) Select "Billing Info" in list at left
4) Click on "Apply Activation Key" in bottom left
5) Click radio button "Apply to an existing account" and enter the 16-letter activation code in the box you have bought here
6) Confirm Renewal (you may have to enter your name and password yet again).

Enjoy!
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, bad delivery system March 12, 2010
Verified Purchase
I have no qualms with MobileMe. I use it to host my website, and that's great. What I do have a problem with is how this was purchased. All you are getting is a product code. That is it. This has me wondering why shipping an empty box from New Jersey to Seattle, WA, is needed. Talk about a waste of resources: packaging, fuel for shipping, labor to package and ship it. Now, I'm grateful for the lower price on Amazon (saved around 25 frog skins when compared with Apple), but the delivery needs to be something like this: buy MobileMe code -> have MobileMe code e-mailed to me -> use MobileMe code.
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61 of 73 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Getting better, still overpriced September 23, 2009
By Nemo
Verified Purchase
MobileMe has been much maligned over the years. Used to go by the name of .Mac. Apple charges $99 a year for the service, way more than it's worth, but you can usually catch it at a discount on Amazon which brings the price closer to the true value.

If you have multiple Macs or an iPhone, MobileMe is great to have. Allows you to synch up your favorites, mail accounts, system preferences, from device to device. You can also find, lock, and remotely wipe your iPhone using the service. Truth be told though I think for most users the iPhone locate/wipe/lock features will be fun to play with once or twice and never used again.

MobileMe offers online storage and web page creation as well. The problem with these two areas is that there are so many cheaper (even free) services that do the job better. I think for me the biggest drawback is that the online storage component, iDisk, still does not offer SSL or encryption, which makes storing files online a risky proposition.

MobileMe is worthless if you are a Windows user.

Apple's trying, it's getting better -- I think it's worth about $29.99 now. Keep trying, Apple.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful... Not so much for Windows. September 20, 2009
We all know that Apple has the market cornered on integration of software and hardware. This product is fantastic. HOWEVER, one note of caution. IF you are using it in a Windows environment, there is no native support for ICal or contacts on a Windows machine. OUTLOOK IS REQUIRED!

(Mac folks, if you are looking for the companion software on your Mac, look in system settings and click on .Mac or MobileMe)

If you have an Iphone, this is a MUST HAVE application. Not only will it synchronize your contacts and calendars to the web, it can locate your phone if it is lost.

If you Iphone is on, it can send a text message and sound off (even if your sound is turned off)

It will locate the phone within 1 Meter if it has a decent GPS AND Cell tower signal.

It will give an approximate Google Maps placement to within say 1/4 mile if there is no GPS signal. (At least you can know that yeah I did leave the phone at my friends house.

If you can not find the IPhone, MobileME can wipe the data on your phone clean the next time someone turns it on.

If you phone is damaged or recovered after wiping it clean. When you replace it, your contacts are automatically updated in minutes from the last time you synchronized it.

Finally, MobileME gives you virtual hard disk space to back up and snag important files from ANYWHERE to any machine with internet access. The method is not nearly as cluggy as other systems like Carbonite or others.

Hey, what can I say... it works :-)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great features if you have itouch or iphone July 26, 2009
By TC
Verified Purchase
I love the features this offers. I can sync my itouch with my mac without even docking it. my calendar, addressbook and email are all automatically updated. it also updates pictures. it does this all through push technology. with itouch you have to be in a wifi spot to sync without docking. with iphone you just have to be where you get service. also, all information is on web so you can look it up from any computer if you forget your itouch. had i known about this, i probably would have saved the money on my blackberry and just kept a regular cell phone and then purchased this for my itouch. blackberry's have lots of problems syncing with macs so i am very excited about this program because i can keep my information with me on my itouch.

i forgot to add that this keeps my multiple mac laptops synced with each other without me having to do anything.

I have used this product for almost a year now. I purchased it again to renew it as it is cheaper usually to do that through amazon. One thing to remember is that if you catch it at a good price, you can renew anytime during your membership and it will add another year to your membership--even if you are only 1 day in. I know some people that bought 5 and have 5 years worth--there doesn't seem to be a limit to how long apple will let you pay in advance.

I think it is worth every penny. there is usually a 60 day free trial through apple if you want to check it out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Old Sotware
Replaced by newer releases that were much better than this. Apple developed this further and gave a free version of this.
Published 1 month ago by Ryan Legge
5.0 out of 5 stars MobileMe rocked, iCloud not so much
Mobile Me was a great subscription product by Apple
It had all of the early could storage, syncing and a free Website millions used.
It integrated with iLife. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazoniac
1.0 out of 5 stars highly Unreliable, Horrible support
its enough to make me go to PC software. The system randomly stops synching, just when you go out with the address no synched on your phone. But BEWARE of duplicates. Read more
Published on May 9, 2011 by David Beatty
5.0 out of 5 stars Same as the "new" version
Despite this retail box being the "old" version, the MobileMe 1 year membership signup/extension code on the card inside the box works just great. Read more
Published on April 23, 2011 by Keith in Hanoi
1.0 out of 5 stars New Calendar update TERRIBLE
The new Calendar update is awful. If you are using Outlook 2007 do NOT update to the new MobileMe iCalendar. Read more
Published on March 23, 2011 by DJJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Works just like the Apple Version, bu for less $$$$$
I purchased this product in the hopes it would be the same as the one offered by Mac.Com and it was. The only difference was the price!!! Saved like $60.
Published on February 8, 2011 by tgb
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked great
I was a little nervous about the "old box". However, it worked fine. I bought it several month ahead of my renewal because it was such a good price. Read more
Published on January 31, 2011 by P. Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars Who can beat it... less than 1/2 price!
I was happy to see that this service is offered for less than 1/2 the price that Apple sells it for. It made the service that much better! Read more
Published on January 15, 2011 by Richie
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap price, Back to Mac is Awesome!!!
I'm a professional photographer with a 27imac and a Macbook pro. When on the go, I love the back to my mac feature, although its best to have an apple router like I do to make it... Read more
Published on January 12, 2011 by R. Auger
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great
Just type in the code included in the box and renew your MobileMe subscription for another year for less than half the price that Apple charges!
Published on January 10, 2011 by MobileMe Member
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