Who’s ready for @icloud.com email addresses? Plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

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With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy.┬áHere’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • The transition from MobileMe to iCloud is nearly complete: Apple’s getting ready to rollout new @icloud.com email addresses. While users of legacy @me.com and @mac.com addresses don’t have to change, a lot of people are still annoyed with the third Apple email domain change in a little over a decade, Fortune writes.
  • From 9to5Mac: No real surprise here, considering its attitude toward the iPhone’s HotSpot feature, but AT&T is reportedly set to charge its iPhone customers that want to use Apple’s FaceTime service over a cellular connection, which will be enabled in iOS 6. (You can also take our poll on what you think about this.)
  • Some good news for iPhone 3GS owners via MacRumors: Apple is beefing up the iOS 6 features that will be compatible with these older iPhone models. Both shared Photostreams and VIP lists for Mail filtering will work on the 3GS, according to Apple.
  • The iPad can now double as a remote for My Xbox Live users thanks to a software update now available in the iOS App Store, according to Engadget.
  • Steve Jobs (and Apple) famously patented the glass staircase design used in Apple Stores. But an eagle-eyed attendant at the Apple Store reopening in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood this weekend notes on design blog Core77┬áthat Apple is continuing to push architectural boundaries with its use of glass.
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