Not that cloud-computing is anything new, but Apple’s new MobileMe service has just taken off as the replacement to Apple’s .Mac information synchronization service. Announced last month as a complement to the iPhone 3G launch, MobileMe is expected to give on-the-go Mac users some push-emailing support.
MobileMe allows you to keep all your data in sync, regardless of how or when or where you modify any data set. By pushing any and all changes/additions to your email, calendar, or contacts to the MobileMe “cloud,” and then down to all your subscribed devices, MobileMe serves up almost-instantly synchronized data services for $99 per year – regardless of what kind of computer or mobile device you happen to be using at the time.
More importantly, for most, MobileMe brings push email to those without the ability to host their own Exchange setup. And, with 20GB of online storage available to a single-user or the primary user of a MobileMe family-pack ($149), iPhone 3G users with MobileMe subscriptions will be hard-pressed to use up all that delicious storage.