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Mac Help: Sharing files between users on the same Mac

Welcome to Mac Help, our new column focused on helping you, the reader, with troubles you're having on your Mac. This installment's question comes from Doug Larsen, who needs help sharing files between his and his wife's user accounts on their family Mac.

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Phone Drive (+File Sharing) updated with iPad support

Phone Drive (+File Sharing) turns your iPhone, and now iPad, into a portal flash drive. Easily and quickly manage your files even better than ever.

  • Download manager (New): Built in web browser with download manager that allows you to download file from internet.
  • Multimedia: Ability to play all audio files in folder like playlist with repeat, shuffle, background playback and remote control from multitask.
  • File sharing: File sharing to other iOS device via Bluetooth or WiFi with auto search nearest devices surrounding you.
  • Easy file upload: Drag and drop file upload via your PC/Mac web browser or USB via iTunes, it's just that simple.
  • Universal app (New): App that is designed for both iPhone and iPad, you only need to purchase once.
  • Text editor: Built in text editor which allows you to edit your text file or source code on your iOS device.
  • Import/create file: Create text file, image capture, video records, voice recoding, and import from photo library.
  • Support various files formats: Document viewer that support various format.
  • Passcode lock: Protect your files from other to view it.

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$1.99 for iPhone and iPad - iTunes link]

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Where did file sharing go in iPhone 3.2 and will it come back for iPhone OS 4?

9to5Mac casts a spotlight on the file sharing feature shown off during Apple's iPad Announcement event back in January as part of iPhone 3.2 for iPad... and how it was mysteriously gone come launch day, April 3.

Given the current kluge that is getting files onto and off of the iPad file sharing seems like a fairly important feature to suddenly go missing.

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iPad Simulator Settings Reveal HTML5 YouTube, File Sharing, Lock Screen Media Controls

9to5mac continues to dive into the iPhone 3.2 Beta 2 SDK and its iPad simulator, this time showing off HTML5 YouTube, file sharing, lock screen media controls, and more.

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Dear Apple -- Where's the iDisk App?

Hey, it's started to work with Push Notification apps, so who can blame us for taking a second bite at the Dear Apple. So...

Where's that free iDisk App at? You remember, the one on your What's New in MobileMe website:

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MobileMe Update Coming June 17: Find my iPhone, Remote Wipe, iDisk Mobile, File Sharing, Public Folders

As part of the WWDC keynote today, Apple announced new features for their MobileMe service as it pertains to the iPhone:

  • Find my iPhone shows map location
  • Find alerts sends text or sound to advise of lost iPhone or help find it
  • Remote wipe lets you clear data from a lost iPhone, or restore it via login or iTunes

  • Mobile iDisk App gives access to viewable files right on your iPhone

  • File sharing lets you send links to files via email with access control
  • Access public folders lets you share files on your friends' iDisks

Like iPhone 3.0, the MobileMe updates will be available June 17.

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How To: Share Multiple Files with MobileMe

How you doing, MobileMe? For weeks, months even, you don't call, you don't write, then Microsoft's My Phone moves into the fixer-upper down the street, and Google Sync starts to cozy up to us, and now you're back with the 3rd news item in just over a week?

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MobileMe (Finally!) Unleashes Large File Sharing!

When Phil Schiller first demonstrated MobileMe at WWDC 2008, one of the features we instantly wanted immediately was the drop-dead simple method for sharing large files via iDisk and email. But the MobileMe launch came and went (and broke down, and went back up), with nary a large file shared between anyone. Until now.

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