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iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

iTunes cloud deal for backup & universal access due mid-year tip insiders

Apple failed to announce the cloud-streaming iTunes update we expected as part of broad-ranging MobileMe updates at its iPad 2 event earlier this week, concentrating instead on the updated tablet, iOS 4.3 and its new apps. According to new leaks, however, a deal is in the works to allow for more universal access to music from a single iTunes account on multiple devices, expected to reach fruition by midyear.

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MobileMe online-only shift detailed by leaky Genius

MobileMe online-only shift detailed by leaky Genius

A leaked screenshot purportedly from Apple's internal systems has confirmed that MobileMe is transitioning to be available exclusively online. Rumored earlier this week, as part of broad sweeping changes to the Apple backup and remote access service, the information sent by an Apple Genius to 9 to 5 Mac suggests that once the the remaining MobileMe retail boxes have been sold, customers should be directed to the website instead.

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iPhone 5 price shrinking, not screen, claim insiders

iPhone 5 price shrinking, not screen, claim insiders

Persistent rumors of a smaller - or, more recently, larger - iPhone are apparently untrue, with insiders suggesting that instead Apple is looking to shrink the price of the iOS smartphone. According to the NYTimes' anonymous sources the new iPhone 5, expected to arrive this summer, will offer voice command control and perhaps a broader range of SKUs, all with the same physical size but differing in certain core ways.

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Motorola Mobility Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement

Motorola Mobility Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement

Patents are a serious issue in the tech industry. Any industry, really. And companies will seemingly go out of their way to make sure that the ideas they believe they created are protected. Motorola Mobility has just announced today that they are moving forward with suing Apple over patent infringement. The complaint has been filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC), and alleges that the Apple iPad, iPod Touch ("iTouch"), and some Mac computers are currently infringing on Motorola patents.

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MobileMe Mail beta streamlines email as Apple take on Gmail

MobileMe Mail beta streamlines email as Apple take on Gmail

It's not fee-free service, but it's certainly a sign that Apple are stepping up their game when it comes to MobileMe functionality.  The company has updated their MobileMe Mail client with a new beta, and while their obvious target is Google's Gmail there's also a fair amount of streamlining for those using multiple Apple devices.  Not least are the new processing rules, which can be set up via the online interface and then organize incoming email on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC.

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Apple MobileMe to go free?

Apple MobileMe to go free?

Pinch of salt time, but MadDailyNews are reporting on an unconfirmed tip that Apple are considering making their MobileMe cloud-based synchronisation and backup service subscription-free.  Currently priced at $99 per year, according to the unnamed source Apple's timescale is "sooner than later... [and] depends on certain facilities going operational."

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Apple MobileMe Gallery app for iPhone launched

Apple MobileMe Gallery app for iPhone launched

Apple have released a MobileMe gallery app for the iPhone and iPod touch, that gives subscribers to their cloud storage and backup service easier access to their online galleries.  The app - which is a free download from the App Store, but which obviously requires a MobileMe subscription in order to use - supports the usual pinch-zooming and swipe navigation on the iPhone, as well as basic offline browsing functionality.

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