When Apple discontinued MobileMe at the end of June 2012, this book became obsolete. You may instead be interested in Take Control of iCloud, also by Joe Kissell.
MobileMe has become a Swiss-army knife of online services, offering not only a whizzy "push" data-syncing service for tracking calendar, contact, bookmark, and note info on a variety of devices, but also email services, online storage and file sharing, a place to put your iWeb site or share photos or videos, and more. Take Control of MobileMe helps you understand the features and get set up, and then it dives into the details of real-world tasks.
This 140-page ebook covers how to handle many aspects of using MobileMe, including: • Syncing—what to expect, handling problems, and more • Various ways to use an iDisk for storing and sharing files • Setting up and using a MobileMe email account • Managing calendar and contact data on the MobileMe site • Posting photos and videos online via the Gallery and iLife ’11 or ’09 • Publishing a Web site to MobileMe's servers via iWeb • Using Back to My Mac to get at the files and screen of one Mac from another • Understanding what Apple's Backup, free with MobileMe, can and can't do, and whether it's a good choice for you • Tracking your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via Find My iPhone • Accessing your iDisk from an iOS device (with instructions for Apple's free iDisk app and notes on several third-party apps)
Read this book to learn the answers to questions such as: • What are MobileMe's primary features? • How do I set up MobileMe syncing on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? • How quickly should I expect MobileMe to sync my data? • Which types of data sync only between Macs and which can sync across platforms? • How do I configure my email software to use MobileMe? • How do I access my iDisk from Windows? • How do I add movies and photos to my Web Gallery? • Where in my MobileMe account does my iWeb-created site go? • What should I do to host a non-iWeb site in my MobileMe account? • How can I configure my AirPort Extreme to work with Back to My Mac?
Table of Contents • Read Me First • Introduction • MobileMe Quick Start • Get to Know MobileMe • Set Up and Explore MobileMe • Keep Your Data in Sync • Mail • Contacts • Calendar • Gallery • iDisk • Find My iPhone • Account • MobileMe and iLife • Access Your Mac Remotely • Back Up Your Files • Appendix A: Account Conversion Methods • About This Book
Read Me First Membership in MobileMe gives you access to a suite of online services that both complements and integrates tightly with Mac OS X and iLife. Although MobileMe was designed for ease of use, it also has tremendous power—and a few hidden pitfalls. Learn how to make the most of your MobileMe membership by reading this book, which goes far beyond Apple’s online help to give you detailed instructions, tips, and strategies. This book was written by Joe Kissell, edited by Dan Frakes, and published by TidBITS Publishing Inc.