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:
If you didn't get the memo last year, here's your last warning: MobileMe is shutting down on Saturday June 30th. That's tomorrow. If you still have pictures in your MobileMe Gallery or files on iDisk, save it or it's going bye bye forever!
Apple is known for its ability to create products that are easy to use and even easier to understand. Too bad that ease of use doesn't translate to their latest cloud features. Instead, they've seemed to have mastered the art of confusing the hell out of everyone.
I'm super excited for iCloud but I'm still wondering what the hell I'm going to do with my two separate Apple ID accounts: my original one, which I made to buy stuff on iTunes—and still use to buy apps—and then the MobileMe account that Apple forced you to make as a separate Apple ID.
You probably have an Apple ID. You might have more than one. It's also possible you have a MobileMe account. So with the impending launch of iCloud, which login will you use? It turns out, you won't have to choose.
There are all sorts of goodies coming out of the iCloud developer build that arrived this weekend, the first being news that MobileMe customers transitioning to the service will receive 25GB of storage space once the service launches.
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