iCloud Replaces MobileMe, iWeb Hosted Sites Will Go Down

Are you one of those who uses MobileMe's hosting services to host your iWeb-built website, or even worse, your small business website? First of all that was a bad idea from the get-go as iWeb offers extremely limited tools and functionality. Not to mention the MobileMe servers are turtle slow. Apple will be transferring existing MobileMe users over to the new iCloud service later this fall, sadly the MobileMe hosting service for iWeb will not be transferred. Apple will no longer support iWeb and its hosting leaving you in a whole lot of frustration. The good news though is that you've got roughly a year until Apple completely pulls the plug on you and your iWeb website. 

Don't worry, there are plenty of low-cost publishing platforms readily available for the taking. My suggestion to you is Squarespace and WordPress. Both include hosting and cloud website building tools similar to iWeb but so much better. As do many other web publishing platforms out there. Beginning the move from iWeb towards a new publishing service shouldn't be too difficult. Services like Squarespace already have many tools and easy to follow tutorials on how you can transfer your old website. So get moving.

Nir Schneider


iCloud Revealed, Offers Free Storage & Streaming Services

Along with Apple announcing iOS 5, Mac OSX Lion, they have announced iCloud. iCloud that will backup your apps, songs, books, photos, videos and contacts. You will be able to have access to any of your information from any device whether it is a tablet, phone, or laptop/desktop. This will be taking over Mobile Me and the apps have been rewritten. iWork will be playing nice with iCloud, and app history, device settings, new photos, purchased music will all be automatically over wi-fi. The iTunes app for the iCloud will be available as the end of today. Contacts and mail and calendar store will be free, while some of the rest will be paided subscriptions. The rest will be announced.

Google Bringing Ultra High-Speed Internet To Kansas City

Google announced that it picked Kansas City, Kansas out of roughly 1,100 cities. Google will roll out their gigabit fiber network beginning 2012 which will bring locals internet speeds of 1Gbps, more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today. That is pure awesome. Although Kansas City were the first lucky ones to participate in this incredible service, Google said it will not stop there and it is working on bringing their ultra high-speed internet service to other cities and states. 

Nir Schneider


Apple's iTV Will Change Everything

With all these rumors going around the much anticipated new Apple iTV, Kevin Rose, founder of Digg might have the inside info on just what we should be expected from this new service/set-top box. 

  • iOS TV Applications: Expect to see an iPhone/Pad like marketplace for television applications. Video sharing/streaming/recording apps, interactive news apps, and of course games.
  • a la carte (app) stations: With Apple's iAds, content producers (eg. ABC/NBC/etc.) can directly monetize and distribute their content. This will eventually destroy the television side of the cable and satellite industry, as your only requirement to access these on-demand stations will be an internet connection. Say goodbye to your monthly cable bill.
  • .Me Picture/Video sharing: At $99 your parents, grandparents, and friends will have an iTV.  Sharing pictures/videos from your iPhone will happen with the push of a button.  Imagine getting a notification of new family videos the next time you turn on your TV. My mom will love this feature.
  • The iPad will turn into one big badass remote control: The iPad will be the preferred input device for the iTV. You'll be able to editing videos, control games, and extend the interactive television experience. Imagine watching monday night football on the TV while viewing/exploring other camera angles on the iPad.

Kevin Rose further states that we should expect iTV to be announced on September for $99.

Source Kevin Rose Blogg

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Hulu Now on iPad and iPhone

OMG! It is real! And it looks awesome!

So for just $10 a month you will be able to stream all of Hulu's content over your internet to your chosen device. The supported devices now include a iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, your computer and your TV! Hulu Plus will be supported on the PS3 soon and the 360 in early next year. And because you are paying for this service, you get access to all previous shows on Hulu.com

Hulu Plus is going to be available in July, but you can enter your email for an invite to the "Hulu Plus Preview" now. 

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