If you're a heavy user of Apple's iCloud service, you can now stake your claim for an email account ending in @icloud.com. If, you know, you're bored (or incredibly and irrevocably spammed) on your Gmail or Hotmail or whatever else. Here's how, straight from the iOS 6 Beta 3 Release Notes:
icloud.com email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an iCloud email address instead of a me.com email address. iCloud users with me.com addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an iCloud email address that matches their me.com address.
So if you've already enabled Mail on your iCloud account, you'll have to either wait for iOS 6, or install the Beta, somehow. All in all, this isn't the biggest deal in the world—another dummy account to point your spammy services at, probably—but it cements iCloud as the foundation Apple is building its castle on. [Mac Rumors via Business Insider]