Friday, July 02, 2010

More Mac/Win questions/comments

I'm used to, on the Mac, being able to "hide" an app, so all its windows disappear from the screen until you call it forth again. In Windows it seems you have to minimize or close every window manually, is this so?

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Comment: MobileMe sucks. I have been paying for this (once called Mac.com) for ten years now, but gawd knows why!! I keep hoping that in the next year I am paying for, it will develop some useful features. And I started using the email address when it was free, so I sorta wanted to keep it when they started to charge money for it (is that even legal?).
Seriously, WTF? The free Dropbox service is way more useful than iDisk. Syncing has always been, and is still, confusing and buggy, and you risk deleting things on your computer instead of exporting them, and... what else is there? Practically fok-all, is what. I don't use the web hosting, and I don't like the comments from those who do.
This has cost me a grand now, I'm a total sucker. This is not one of the products Apple should be proud of.

Update: KC Aussie said...
I appreciate the Mobile Me may not be worth it to you Eolake, though for me it is worth the $99 per year.


I have been using MM since the beginning when it was .mac and free, just like you. I have an iMac, iPad, and iPhone, and what is invaluable to me is to be able to keep all my calendars in sync ... I see many clients every week ... sometimes I take an appt in front of my iMac, other times I am in my front hall (where my iPad lives during the day) rebooking a client, and other times I am out on the road and talking an appt on my iPhone. To have a single calendar on multiple devices which automagically syncs itself is to me, so amazing and so worth it.


Syncing of other things like Safari bookmarks and notes (with iOS 4) is helpful. Just which I could change that hard to read Markerfelt font in the notes.


I don't use the iDisk feature ... it seems clumsy and slow. I do use the mail feature and find my iPhone feature. I do use MM to host my website (which is really simple and integrated with iWeb).


I realize I could probably achieve much of the above for free using Google but I prefer to not share any data with them; I simply do not trust Google's privacy policies. So, a $99 private sync service is worth it to me.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Friday, July 02, 2010   6 comments links to this post

6 Comments:

At 2 Jul 2010 18:12:00, Blogger Marcelo Metayer said...

In Windows, if you press "Windows Key" and M, simultaneously, all the program windows minimize at one. Does this answer your question?

 
At 2 Jul 2010 18:13:00, Blogger Marcelo Metayer said...

Sorry, I mean "at once", nor "at one".

 
At 2 Jul 2010 19:12:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks.
... Sort of.
Except every window takes up a space in the task bar, it can get quite crowded.

 
At 2 Jul 2010 19:18:00, Blogger eolake said...

... Nope, sorry, they have improved that aspect of it. This works nicely, thanks.

(I have bought Pogues Missing Manual ebook for my iPad, to bone up on all these details.)
For instance, I learned from it today how to get to see the file suffixes. Man, that info was well hidden in the system.

 
At 3 Jul 2010 01:02:00, Anonymous KC Aussie said...

I appreciate the Mobile Me may not be worth it to you Eolake, though for me it is worth the $99 per year.

I have been using MM since the beginning when it was .mac and free, just like you. I have an iMac, iPad, and iPhone, and what is invaluable to me is to be able to keep all my calendars in sync ... I see many clients every week ... sometimes I take an appt in front of my iMac, other times I am in my front hall (where my iPad lives during the day) rebooking a client, and other times I am out on the road and talking an appt on my iPhone. To have a single calendar on multiple devices which automagically syncs itself is to me, so amazing and so worth it.

Syncing of other things like Safari bookmarks and notes (with iOS 4) is helpful. Just which I could change that hard to read Markerfelt font in the notes.

I don't use the iDisk feature ... it seems clumsy and slow. I do use the mail feature and find my iPhone feature. I do use MM to host my website (which is really simple and integrated with iWeb).

I realize I could probably achieve much of the above for free using Google but I prefer to not share any data with them; I simply do not trust Google's privacy policies. So, a $99 private sync service is worth it to me.

But for others like yourself I can see it is probably not worth it.

 
At 3 Jul 2010 12:28:00, Blogger eolake said...

OK, good points.

(And I agree: the Marker font sucks in readability, and it's lame you can't change it. You've been able to change fonts in Stickies on the mac for 15 years or more.)

 

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