Deal breaker: no subscribed calendars in MobileMe

Summary:One of my favorite features of MobileMe (and DotMac before it) is subscribed calendars. This feature allows my wife and I to maintain separate calendars which we share with each other by subscribing to each others calendar.

Another MobileMe knock: no subscribed calendars
One of my favorite features of MobileMe (and DotMac before it) is subscribed calendars. This feature allows my wife and I to maintain separate calendars which we share with each other by subscribing to each others calendar. It's great way to keep schedules in order and to prevent double booking events – but it doesn't work with MobileMe.

I initially avoided MobileMe's iPhone syncing after following the rash of problems the service was experiencing. After growing tired of syncing my iPhone with Apple's stupid, proprietary 30-pin cable, I finally switched to to MobileMe syncing last month. It worked quite well and I was excited about it – until I noticed that my wife's calendar wasn't syncing.

It turns out that I forgot that Apple dropped subscribed calendar support in MobileMe back in August, making it a deal breaker for me. Knowledgebase Article TS1213 states:

When syncing subscription calendars between a Mac and an iPhone/iPod touch wirelessly via MobileMe Sync: Subscription calendars do not appear in your iPhone/iPod touch.

So now I'm back to syncing an advanced wireless devices with three built-in radios with a $19 cable.

Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Telcos, Wi-Fi

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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