I find myself conflicted. For years I've been told that sharing is good--well, up until I started hearing that file sharing was bad. But what if I have files I want to share? Say a video that I've put together with iMovie (involving kittens doing hilarious things, naturally) and want to send to my friends and family. Well, if you're a MobileMe subscriber, you can now share large files on your iDisk quickly and easily.
According to Apple's, erm, irregularly updated MobileMe blog (I know! I'm shocked every time I remember they have a blog too!), all you have to is pick a file on your iDisk and click "Share File..." in the info pane. A dialog box will prompt you for the e-mail addresses of the people you want to share it with and a message. You also have the option to pick an expiration date for the link and password protect it. Hit send and your buddies will receive an e-mail with a link to the file, which they can download at their convenience. You can view a list of your currently shared files from MobileMe's iDisk Web interface.
If all that sounds just too darn complicated, don't worry: Apple's even put up a video tutorial to walk you through the whole process. Because no matter what people might tell you, when it comes to large files (and cupcakes), sharing is good.
This story, "MobileMe Adds Large File Sharing" was originally published by Macworld.