Apple's premium web service and-then-some, MobileMe, updates today with a new Find My iPhone app for tracking down your lost gadget from another iOS device. They've also pushed out a significant update to their MobileMe Mail service.
At $119 per year for a service that's historically shaky at best, we don't know a lot of people who are all that keen on using MobileMe, but some features — specifically, the Find My iPhone feature (and the newly released app) — do make the service somewhat enticing.
Find My iPhone
You could already use this service from a web-based interface, but with the new Find My iPhone app (which works with any iPad/iPhone/iPod touch) locates your phone on Google Maps, can remotely lock your phone, play a sound at full volume, set a passcode lock (even if you don't already have one enabled), and — if worse comes to worst — it can remotely wipe your entire device.
MobileMe Mail updates with a new interface that looks very similar to Mail on the iPad and looks rather nice. Perhaps more enticing, MobileMe Mail has integrated a Gmail-like archive option and the ability to send email using an External address — so you can use your Gmail account, for example, from MobileMe.
These two MobileMe updates are pretty good, and for anyone shelling out for MobileMe, it's probably pretty good news.
Find My iPhone [iTunes App Store]