Apple just announced the beta for the MobileMe Calendar. I sent an invite request, let's see how long that takes to process (2 weeks for the MobileMe mail beta)
And holy shit Batman it supports calendar sharing, FINALLY!
Everyone jumped for joy iOS4 is released! But why didn’t Apple add support for multiple MobileMe accounts, next to the new update to allow multiple Exchange accounts? Now the iPhone is still incompatible for Family pack usage, and Apple forces me to keep using Google Calendar for a shared calendar in our family.
My wife and I both have our own MobileMe account. The kids each have one as well. And I created one general account which is for all of us (mostly my wife and I).
The current situation is that for our shared calendar I setup a CalDAV Google Calendar account. Since MobileMe does not allow shared calendars which can be both read and written to. This has not changed in the new MobileMe update. I already sent a new request to Apple support for this, again, I’d recommend everyone who want this to do the same!
But even if this could be done, the iOS does not support adding multiple MobileMe accounts, so I would never be able to use our shared account on the iPhone.
To make MobileMe really work, Apple should really work on this. I love the service, and I am generally very pleased with the support, but this lack of flexibility is a major issue, especially if free services are providing this a long time already. It’s way overdue.
Finally got my invite and started playing with it.
A few issues found within the first ten minutes of playing with it:
I just tried opening my mobileme webmail, and noticed that the Calendar icon has a "beta" label on top of it! (see image) The site doesn't load properly, so I bet Apple is doing *something*
update False alarm? after 10 minutes I checked again and no beta label anymore and the site loads fine.. hmm.. glitch?
I created the same mobileme account on my own and my wife's iPhone, and voila, in the MobileMe "Find my iPhone" there are now two iPhones which can be tracked.
Useful in come ways, I guess (I have a family acct, so each has his/her own MobileMe)
(FWIW: big FAIL for Apple that you cannot have two MobileMe accounts actively syncing on the iPhone)
We have a MobileMe family account and with the event of iPhone OS3 I thought my wife and I would finally be able to share our calendars. So, I published my calendar on iCal, my wife published hers and we cross-subscribed to eachother's calendar on our iPhones.
However, new events weren't visible for either party. Sucks. And what do you know? According to this support article: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1213 The shared calendars do NOT sync through MobileMe! Which means to get this working computer syncing is a neccessity. Big bummer and fail.
So, since MobileMe family package allows for 5 accounts and we're with 4 people in our family (not counting the cats, who may want an account too..), I thought I'd just set up one central "family" account and use that. Bummer again, the iPhone does NOT allow two active MobileMe accounts and activating one account will remove the other account's calendars on the iPhone.
Dear Apple, please solve this, it's rediculous that if you have a family account you cannot do anything that is really shared and it's even more weird you cannot have more than one MobileMe account on your iPhone!
- 17" "unibody" MBP is a 99% cert
- New Mac Mini w/new intel CPU and no more Firefire (which would suck)
- no iMac update, these will "silently" be updated after MWSF09 I think,
unless they're going to pitch this as a "first quad core consumer
- updated iLife and iWork suites and
- improvements on MobileMe (again) for functionality in above suits
- no iPhone Nano (but possibly an iPod Touch Nano!)
- demo of Snow Leopard with a few bigshots in the industry and it'll be
available right after the WWDC09 possibly I don't think there'll be much iPod/iPhone related stuff, it'll probably
be mostly Mac related. I expect a "special event" by the end of
February, March with more iPhone/iPod announcements. There, now I am among those geeks that consider themselves important
enough that their predictions actually matter... (no, really)
stick, and I get spontaneous reloads of the website for some weirdo
reason. And funnily enough, the buttons have all gone blank.. Apple, fix this! My subscription is about to expire, but I'm having
serious doubts to extend it with the current problems.. (I probably
will, since I depend on it heavily... Sigh)