Wednesday, Sept. 19 was a busy Apple day, indeed, as the eagerly awaited iOS 6 update (free) for Apple mobile device users was available for download. Surprisingly, 10.8.2 update for Mountain Lion Mac users also appeared on Apple’s Support Downloads page, too.
A first for us was doing the iOS update over wi-fi only, untethered from our Mac and the iTunes app. The download went faster than expected, and the install smooth, too. Sweet.
With Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion now purring smoothly into version 10.8.1 (and 10.8.2 coming soon), the next big event for Apple will come next month with the highly anticipated iPhone 5 and iOS 6. We will get a chance to catch our breath before the iPad mini (best guess name) surfaces in October.
Following Apple’s home court victory over Samsung in court recently, Apple fans and Apple can now concentrate on products rather than paperwork.
Omug has selected John Clark of AshMUG as the recipient of this year’s donated Open Source Convention (OSCON) full pass to OSCON 2012, July 16-20, at the Portland Convention Center, Portland, Oregon.
OSCON, is the premiere Open Source event on the globe, a code-heaven for programmers or those who want to foster open source resources and tools. OSCON is one of O’Reilly Media‘s flagship annual events, and features a wide range of classes, topics, keynotes, instruction and more for attendees. Pass recipients are required to write a post-OSCON event story (in any form) and provide photos and/or video (whenever possible) to share with our MUG community via the Omug web site. Tweeting (optional) from the event is encouraged, too.
Omug once again thanks O’Reilly and OSCON for supporting Oregon MUGs in this manner. We are proud to have OSCON in Oregon once again.
Even after giving MobileMe members a year’s notice of the end of its MM service (June 30, 2012), Apple graciously kept a “back door” open to MM members who have not fully migrated their key data off their iDisk storage beyond the June 30 deadline.
We highly recommend those MM users to download any critical data from their iDisk ASAP, as this extra time is limited according to Apple (a specific date not given).
Omug will hold a 1-hour “TwitterFuneral” online for the end of Apple’s MobileMe service tonight, Saturday, June 30 (the switch will be thrown OFF at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, according to Apple).
Our TwitterFuneral “service” — primarily for Apple User Group members and certainly MobileMe members — will be from 8:30 p.m. Pacific/11:30 ET (we chose this time slot to better accommodate folk on both coasts).
Our TwitterFuneral service will be an open-air “adieu” and farewell to MobileMe where members can voice their memories (or good riddance) in this Twitter feed. Misery or celebration loves company. If you were there for the sad end to eWorld in 1996 this will be familiar ground for you (as in 6-feet under). We may even help those truly waited-until-the-last-second MM-to-iCloud converters with an answer or two, if possible. We hope this will be a fun-packed and at the same time semi-sad hour. Black attire not necessary. Tissue paper (or confetti) will be provided.
By the way, you can dump these 2 apps from your Apple iOS devices on July 1 (or soon thereafter — Apple has graciously extended access to iDisk storage for a limited time to allow those who still need to download critical data, see post above — upon complete move to iCloud); they are now toast:
After the TwitterFuneral and the dawn of tomorrow, we’ll see you in the iClouds.
From Adam Engst: “As a public service for those still dealing with the upcoming MobileMe shutoff, Take Control author Joe Kissell will be giving a free TidBITS Presents “Adieu MobileMe” online presentation about how to deal with the loss of MobileMe services — whether that involves switching to iCloud or using services from other companies. As publisher of the Take Control ebook series, I’ll be hosting the presentation, and you can join us on Saturday, June 16th, at 9 AM Pacific/Noon ET (6 PM in Paris, France, where Joe lives). If you can’t participate live, you can tune in later.
Omug’s free To Do-Checklist-Guide (1.1 mb PDF) for MobileMe users to help with their transition to iCloud (or other services) before the expiration of MobileMe at the end of June 30. Although primarily targeted to Apple Users Groups, our PDF Guide should help most MobileMe users prepare to download/move their data from MobileMe. Remember MM users, ALL OF YOUR DATA on your iDisk is gone (from the MM servers) at the end of June 30.
Mac users, Option-Click on the link below to ensure your download; otherwise it may try to load in your web browser:
Download Omug’s free Checklist Guide
Use it in good health, MM folk, and be sure to tune in to the LIVE! TidBITS Google+ Hangout on Saturday, too (see previous post).