Feeds

Another 60 days' free MobileMe service, madam?

You just can't give it away

High performance access to file storage

Apple has added 60 days onto the end of every MobileMe subscription, in another attempt to pacify punters still unhappy with the online synchronisation service.

This latest offering is in addition to the free month all users received when the system first failed, and the month given away to those Apple accidentally charged for their free trial. So anyone still persisting with the free trial will now be getting 180 days of free usage - almost six months' worth.

That's assuming that Apple doesn't screw things up any more, resulting in yet more extensions to the trial.

Steve Jobs has admitted the company tried to do too much at the launch of MobileMe, and tasked one of his minions to report every other day on the status of the service. Those updates only lasted six days, three updates in all, before falling silent for a couple of weeks and yesterday being suspended: presumably the great man's attention is now elsewhere.

The Reg mailbox isn't overflowing with complaints about the service, as it has been for the last few months, so we can only assume that things are improving over at MobileMe - either that or things are so bad that even email isn't working any more. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
AT&T dangles gigabit broadband plans over 100 US cities
So soon after a mulled Google Fiber expansion, fancy that
AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction
Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes
Bandwidth hogger needs tube embiggenment if it's to succeed
Turnbull gave NBN Co NO RULES to plan blackspot upgrades
NBN Co faces huge future Telstra bills and reduces fibre footprint
NBN Co plans fibre-to-the-basement blitz to beat cherry-pickers
Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing
NBN Co in 'broadband kit we tested worked' STUNNER
Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.