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Apple has detailed some recent changes they have made to their MobileMe web apps. A partial list of changes and improvements are listed here:

- Searching for contacts in a large address book (more than 1000 contacts) is faster and no longer results in a "slow script" browser alert message
- Exported vCards with multi-line addresses or notes can now be imported into the Mac OS X Address Book
- Adds keyboard shortcut to create a new contact
- Adds sorting of To Do items by calendar or title
- Family Member accounts now display the accurate renewal/expiration date
- Resolves an issue that prevented some members from using an activation key (MobileMe box) to renew a subscription
- "Keep me logged in for two weeks" checkbox now works reliably

Apple has said that they will be providing regular updates to the MobileMe service that occur transparently to the end user. MobileMe is the online mail, calendar, contact and sync services available to Mac or PC users.


Article Link: Apple Updates MobileMe Online Apps
 

JonHimself

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I got really excited because for whatever reason I thought this meant more access/compatibility with the iPhone... well specifically just accessing my idrive or whatever it's called.
 

dguisinger

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Figures

Last night was the first time i tried to log into my account in a while, I actually had something to do, and the site wasn't working.

Transparently upgrade huh? What's their definition of transparent?
 

drober30

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Mobile Me is amazing and I'm a life time customer! I could not imagine having everything out of sync!
 

roland.g

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Where are the much needed improvements for reliability and stability in the webmail app?
 

rorober

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Jun 19, 2007
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Why can't you...

add the anniversary field on MobileMe contacts like you can in the address book?
 

dguisinger

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Where are the much needed improvements for reliability and stability in the webmail app?

IE7 support might be nice too...you know, I'm forced to use it at work...it has been out for atleast a year now. And it is surprisingly somewhat more secure than IE6. You'd think Apple would have their act together, MobileMe has been a letdown since day 1.
 

raskar

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I use mobile me at work with Safari. Countless bugs.. duuno where to start!! and slow and unstable and..
 

eyephone

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Yeah, well why did this update break its usability with Google Chrome? This is my only browser!
:mad:
 

johnnyjibbs

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At least they made that dog slow interface faster (hopefully). :)

Right now though, I'd just like to be able to use my MobileMe account as my primary forwarded to mail account for personal use. I currently have my mail routed via my gmail because quite a few emails don't get through due to being "over quota". ??? :rolleyes:

That said, my contacts and calendar syncing has always worked flawlessly.
 

dguisinger

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At least they made that dog slow interface faster (hopefully). :)

Right now though, I'd just like to be able to use my MobileMe account as my primary forwarded to mail account for personal use. I currently have my mail routed via my gmail because quite a few emails don't get through due to being "over quota". ??? :rolleyes:

That said, my contacts and calendar syncing has always worked flawlessly.

I've got tons of duplicate contact groups on my iPhone, drives me crazy. Online create a group, add a contact, add another contact, add a third contact......it pushed a new group to my phone every time i added/removed contact members. so I have about 15 groups, each with different combinations of contacts in it. And you can't delete groups from the phone directly, and MobileMe and MacOS X doesn't show the extra groups as existing.
 

odedia

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Nov 24, 2005
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Why on earth is Google Chrome not supported?

It is a Webkit browser, it should work right out of the box, but me.com simply shows a blank page.
 

fowler.

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mobile me is seriously lethargic. after using gmail forever and switching over to this...

i mean, it's just night and day. please, for the love of God, Google... come out with something similar to MobileMe.
 

kornyboy

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

I'm glad to see these improvements. I hope that they will add the ability to setup alerts in the calendar app on the website. It is a little annoying to setup an event and then have to go into the iPhone to setup the alert.

Overall, I have really enjoyed MobileMe since they have worked out the kinks from the rocky start.
 

Bryan Bowler

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I have to admit, I've been stunned at the simplicity of problems that I've experienced with Mobile Me. Many of these bugs should have been worked out before it was ever released to the public. For example, how hard is it to make the "Keep me logged in for 2 weeks" function work? It took them months to get this one going. Pretty sad.

I'm a huge Apple fan, but the rollout of Mobile Me has been disappointing to say the least.

Bryan
 

maybesew

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Google Chrome being "based on" webkit means it should work out of the box? Think about that for a second if you understand what webkit even is. Chrome is not safari. Webkit is not safari. Chrome has an entirely different javascript processing engine. And what it is on top of webkit is also different.

Considering how much javascript goes into these web apps there is no surprise that it doesn't work out of the box.
 

sushi

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add the anniversary field on MobileMe contacts like you can in the address book?
Really! :(

You should be able to do the same actions be it in the Address Book, MobileMe on the web, and iPhone/touch. We aren't there yet!

the rollout of Mobile Me has been disappointing to say the least.
That's the truth.

At least Apple is working on making it better.

I wonder if the Calendar colors work now? Need to give that a try and see.
 

Digital Skunk

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In my imagination
IE7 support might be nice too...you know, I'm forced to use it at work...it has been out for atleast a year now. And it is surprisingly somewhat more secure than IE6. You'd think Apple would have their act together, MobileMe has been a letdown since day 1.

It hasn't been a letdown for me. It actually works better than I expected. Especially Back to my Mac which is now working a crap load better than launch day. Not only is it working for me perfectly, there's a freelancer at my job that has it syncing with iCal and Daylite no problemo.

But I do agree that it should work with other browsers, even if those browsers are inferior garbage. It only works with the java on Safari and Firefox..... nothing else! There is no way ever machine I might be on will have either or both of them since most people just don't care about their web browsers enough.

In this situation, I think Apple should just correct everyone else's mistakes and make MM work with other browers.

Google Chrome being "based on" webkit means it should work out of the box? Think about that for a second if you understand what webkit even is. Chrome is not safari. Webkit is not safari. Chrome has an entirely different javascript processing engine. And what it is on top of webkit is also different.

Considering how much javascript goes into these web apps there is no surprise that it doesn't work out of the box.

Thank you. You did beat me to it.
 

marmiteturkey

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firefox is better, why you using windows ?:rolleyes:

Completely disagree. Chrome is fantastic, I'm waiting for the Mac version. I find it much faster, more stable, less hungry and simpler than Firefox. And some of us are forced to use Windows, don't ask silly questions. :rolleyes:
 

pixpixpix

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Apr 19, 2005
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Searching for contacts in a large address book (more than 1000 contacts) is faster and no longer results in a "slow script" browser alert message

Maybe they could fix it so it doesn't give a slow script message with more than 3000 contacts!

I am still getting the message today (12/23). Doesn't seem any faster
 
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