Just a quick note about the dotMac (.Mac) transition to MobileMe (Me).
All of my @mac.com and .mac.com addresses & URLs now have “mirrors” at @me.com and .me.com
The transition has been rough.
The new http://www.me.com MobileMe website & interface looks good, as does the “Push” technology.
There does seem to be some poor choices in the transition – many .Mac account features either didn’t transfer over at the same time, or didn’t transfer at all.
Apple iCards are now history – personally a feature I hope returns soon! I used iCards regularly to communicate graphically to friends.
The ability to sync bookmarks to the web-browser-interface makes accessing ones Safari bookmarks an Apple only thing – boo hiss hiss. I used this feature to allow access to my grab-bag of useful URLs from any computer where I could access my .Mac account.
As my work travels take me out of iPhone service areas 75% of the time, I can’t use that technology to keep my bookmarks on tap.
There are work-arounds, but they require either writing an Automator Script or doing some manual fiddling periodically. So far the work-arounds are not bidirectionally synced but rather are a publish to web system.
…. Apple did a series of software updates to better the dotMac to MobileMe transition today. It also appears that Apple wanted the iCard name and idea for a new project coming down the road, one where some sort of “signed” iCard could be signed by several users, much like passing a card around the office for signatures…. few details at this stage of course…..