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How to Set up MobileMe Sync on a Mac or Windows Computer

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mobileme MobileMe is more improved version of .Mac and iTools,  Apple MobileMe targeting OS X, Windows, iPhone, and iPod Touch users.MobileMe keeps all of your information in an online server, or “cloud.” So no matter where you go or what device you use, everything is in sync. And you can manage it all from anywhere using rich web applications at me.com MobileMe uses Ajax and Dynamic HTML to simulate the look and feel of desktop applications within the user’s web browser. Applications on me.com include Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Gallery and iDisk access. MobileMe has two different plans. The Individual plan includes 20 GB of storage and 200 GB of data transfer. The Family Pack includes 40 GB of storage split among one 20 GB individual and four 5 GB e-mail plans. Members can buy additional storage in 20 GB or 40 GB allocations, although sub-account storage cannot be upgraded.

 

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How to synchronize your information using Mac OS X :

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  • In the Mac OS X Finder, choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • If you’re using Mac OS X version 10.5.4 or later, click MobileMe. If you’re using Mac OS X version 10.5.3 or earlier, click .Mac.
  • Make sure your MobileMe member name and password are entered correctly, and then click the Sync button.
  • Select the “Synchronize with MobileMe” checkbox (or if you’re using Mac OS X version 10.5.3 or earlier, “Synchronize with .Mac” checkbox), and then choose how you want to sync (automatically, manually, and so on) from the pop-up menu.
  • Select the checkboxes for the information you want to synchronize.
  • Enter the same synchronization settings on all the computers you want to keep synchronized.Note: If you want to sync your Mac with a Windows computer, make sure you set up your Windows computer following the instructions for syncing on Windows (see Related Topics below). You can sync only calendars, contacts, and bookmarks on a Windows computer.
  • Click the Sync Now button. 

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    How to synchronize your information using Windows XP or Vista :

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  • From the Start menu, open Control Panels and click MobileMe.
  • Make sure your MobileMe member name and password are entered correctly, and then click Sync.
  • Select the “Synchronize with MobileMe” checkbox and then choose Automatic or Manually from the pop-up menu. You can also choose Every Hour, Every Day, or Every Week.
  • Select the checkboxes for the items you want to synchronize.
  • To be notified when the information on your computer changes, choose an item from the pop-up menu.
  • Click the Sync Now button.
  • Enter the same synchronization settings on all the computers you want to keep synchronized. 

    MobileMe synchronization supports the following Windows applications for each information type:

    • Contacts: Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, XP Windows Address Book, and Vista Address Book
    • Bookmarks: Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari
    • Calendars: Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007
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    Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, MobileMe, Sync, Vista, windows XP

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    1. James October 30, 2009 Reply

      Thanks for the article. MobileMe rocks but it is not free. I’ve recently found free sync tool for Mac OS X – Syncmate(http://www.sync-mac.com/syncmate-features.html)
      With this tool you can sync your Mac with WM or Nokia, other Macs or PCS (!!!), PSP, USB drive, Google and online storage.
      Moreover, it is free (some additional features are available at paid version)
      Hope this information will be helpful as I’ve been looking for such a tool for a looooong time:)

    2. ramy July 4, 2009 Reply

      thanks its nice

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