The problem with .Mac (the previous name for Mobile Me) was never the concept, nor was it what was promised, the problem was always the implementation. I expressed my views on .Mac back in January 2007 in a post entitled “.Mac – The Devil is in the Implementation”, and nothing has really changed since. I had high hopes that Mobile Me would finally give us the .Mac we’d always wanted. If all Mobile Me had been was a working version of .Mac without any new functionality it would have been great! However, since it’s launch Mobile Me has just been one disappointment after another. Things started badly when it took them days to get the system even remotely stable, got worse when they permanently lost thousands of people’s email, and didn’t improve at all when we found out Apple had lied to us about push.
This week’s panel are : Stu Helm, Lewis King, Chris Wall, Rob Hanson, Dave Hopkinson and Chris Leydon
With guests : James Lamyman, Keith Harrat, Dave Wall and Chris Sayburn
A large part of the IMP team gatherred in Leeds for a meetup and recording, despite train problems it was a great day and we’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who helped us mak it what it was.
Photos of the day can be found here, more to come soon!
From all the folks here at IMP, we would like to wish the IMac a great, big, happy tenth birthday!
The IMac was first announced in May of 1998 and was available on August 15th, 1998.
A new version of Apple’s iPhone software could provide to iPhone and
iPod touch users with access to their home computers entire itunes
library. This can be done anywhere without having to first download
those media items through a traditional sync. (more…)
This week’s panel are : Stu Helm, Lewis King, Bart Busschots, Chris Wall and Rob Hanson
First of all we’d like to apologise to everyone who tried to listen live this week. As you know we’ve left the TalkShoe service due to quality and other issues, however our new solution with Stickam didn’t work out as well as we hoped due to bandwidth issues with Stu’s broadband (should be fixed soon). We are trying to resolve these issues to get a great live experience for you all.
With the largest IMP Live panel we’ve ever had we tackled this week’s Apple news head on!
Remember folks, next week is IMP Live @ Leeds, so there will be no Friday live show. If you can make the live event we’d love to see you there.
Show Notes & Links
Yesterday Apple released security update 2008-005 which was supposed to fix the DNS flaw I recently complained about Apple not having fixed yet. Well, it appears that Apple only half-fixed the problem. Yes, they have fixed the BIND DNS server in OS X, but in reality that only protects X-Serves running a DNS server. Sure, regular OS X ships with the BIND DNS server installed, but it’s not on by default, and almost no one turns it on. What we all use all the time is the stub resolver that’s part of OS X, and that’s what Apple didn’t fix. This means that regular Mac users are still not protected from this DNS flaw while just about everyone else is.