One of Apple's more recent projects has been the upgrades to the MobileMe online services. Recently after a while of beta testing they released a sleek new Mail interface and navigation bar, and have also released new iDisk-related features for the iPhone. The latest revision is to the MobileMe calendar, and following its beta release Apple has made available a number of troubleshooting documents regarding the calendar.… Read more
The new Calendar includes redesigned views for day, week, and month, as well as a new list view showing your events. As it did with MobileMe Mail, Apple has also improved performance of the Calendar application.
Sharing calendars has also become easier on MobileMe. Users can share a calendar with other MobileMe members and allow them to make changes to the shared calendars and then get notified when changes are made.
Event invitations can be sent by … Read more
Probably like many people reading this blog post, I experienced firsthand the trouble Apple and AT&T had with the overwhelming number of preorders for the iPhone 4 on Tuesday. I thought I was being smart by deciding to skip the long lines and get the iPhone 4 delivered to my house, but I ended up getting nothing but errors after only the first few steps into the process.
After several attempts, I decided to wait a couple of days before trying again and ended up buying the black 32GB model through Apple on Thursday. Unfortunately, with the enormous … Read more
HyperCalendar from Foryousoft is a full-featured Personal Information Manager (PIM) that combines a desktop calendar and scheduling program with multimedia reminders, an analog clock display, sound recorder, and an encrypted diary in rich-text format. You can change the look, position, and other aspects of the display. Password protection secures the program from prying eyes, a feature that shouldn't be underestimated.
The first thing you notice about HyperCalendar is its semitransparent TopCalendar display, which features the month's calendar, the analog clock, and navigation buttons. You can drag the calendar anywhere on the desktop, resize it, and alter its transparency … Read more
Google Calendar went down Thursday for the second time in three days, as Google investigates what went wrong this time.
Mashable noted the update posted at 8:30 a.m. PDT to Google's Apps Status Dashboard: "We're aware of a problem with Google Calendar affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Calendar." Google originally hoped to update users by 9 a.m. PDT, but pushed the deadline back to 9:30 a.m.
Your Microsoft Outlook 2007 in-box is one of those apps that's underappreciated and easily overlooked, yet for business professionals and home users alike, it often bears the brunt of most e-mail exchange.
It's time to give Outlook--and yourself--a hand with some free, and free-to-try, add-ons that could very well smooth out your workflow. We've rounded up five time-saving Outlook add-ons for you to take on a spin. Just don't get too add-on-happy, since, as with browser extensions, a surplus of running Outlook extras can drag down the pace.
Google put out a pair of small, but useful Gmail updates on Thursday that make it both easier to use and more integrated with the company's free Calendar service. Notably, both have skipped a trial through the service's "labs" section, and gone straight through to the final product.
The first is drag-and-drop attachments, a feature which lets you drag files from your desktop machine right into your e-mail message to have them begin uploading. It works the same as the system Google implemented in its Wave service for photos and other media types. It also has … Read more
Now that China is playing hardball with Google by blocking some of its search results, are Gmail and Google Apps business customers at risk?
The search giant tried to address fears of a loss of service among enterprise customers using Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs by offering some technical solutions in a blog posted by the Google Apps team late Tuesday.
For Gmail and Google Apps business customers with operations and employees in China, Google cautioned that the Chinese government could at any time block access to those and other services in mainland China. As a remedy, the company … Read more
As we get closer to the launch date of Apple's iPad (April 3), I can't help but ponder how each application I use might translate to the new device.
Games obviously will have a lot more flexibility with the added touch-screen space, and having more available screen room will probably make development of more complex control systems easier. Apps in every category will have a little more processing power to work with, taking away any delays we've grown used to on the iPhone and iPod Touch. But another noticeable difference for me is how I look at … Read more
Google is trying to solve a very difficult part of personal time management with a new experimental rescheduling feature for the free and paid versions of its online Calendar service.
Smart rescheduling, as Google calls it, lets Google Calendar event creators pick another time for a meeting based on the shared schedules of its participants. The feature, which numerous start-ups have attempted to solve over the years, automates the process of finding these new times.
The only requirement in this case, is that your other attendees have shared their calendars with you. This may be a bit of a stretch … Read more