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Apple iCloud to Bring Streaming Music, Speech Recognition to iPhone

Apple could have a variety of cloud-based services up its sleeve for iPhone owners. The company is expected to announce a complete revamp of its current MobileMe service, possibly at the 2011 WWDC in San Francisco this June. With the recent launches of Google's and Amazon's own streaming media services, the time is ripe for Apple to jump in the game.

Apple iCloud voice control

Rumors have coalesced around the completion of a giant Apple data center in North Carolina as well as a purported email from Steve Jobs claiming that MobileMe is headed for changes. Not only this, but developers have discovered a cloud-based service (codenamed Castle) in the latest developer preview of Lion, Mac OS X 10.7. Apple reportedly even purchased the domain iCloud.com for $4.5 million from a company that has changed its name to CloudMe.

How can I fix syncing problems between MobileMe and the iPhone?

UPDATE: MobileMe has been superseded by iCloud.

Sometimes MobileMe will have problems syncing your data across multiple devices. Ideally, the service will keep ten items (Bookmarks, Calendars, Contacts, Dashboard Widgets, Dock Items, Keychains, Mail Accounts, Mail Rules, Signatures/Smart Mailboxes, Notes/Preferences) synced between your computers, iPhone and other devices. When and if this process stops working properly you can try the following steps to reset your sync.

How do I set up MobileMe on my iPhone?

UPDATE: MobileMe has been superseded by iCloud.

You must be a MobileMe subscriber to use MobileMe features on the iPhone. Once you've purchased a year of MobileMe service from Apple, here's how to set it up on your iPhone:

1. Touch Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
2. Select Fetch New Data -> Push ON
3. Navigate back to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings and choose Add Account
4. Choose MobileMe
5. Enter your account information and touch Save
6. Mail -> ON
7. Contacts -> ON
8. Calendar -> ON
9. Bookmarks -> ON
10. Find My iPhone -> ON

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