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Apple updates MobileMe web service

Minor revision for web services

It may not be MobileMe 2.0, but Apple has applied another shot of elbow grease to its suite of web services.

Continuing MobileMe's slow and steady trend this year, minor new features and fixes have been applied to almost every aspect of the service's web apps.

Detailed in this support doc, MobileMe Mail, Gallery, iDisk, Account, Back to My Mac, and Push services are all sporting small updates.

Mail now displays an unread message count on the Inbox and every folder (but still not the toolbar icon as originally previewed at last year's launch), and forwarding or replying to HTML (rich text) messages will maintain the original formatting instead of converting it to plain text.

Gallery now allows iPhone 3GS users to publish videos to an album, and iDisk now displays a proper progress indicator when uploading to a Public folder with a browser.

In addition, Apple now allows more freedom for merging and keeping data when adding or deleting MobileMe accounts from iPhone and iPod touch. Also, speaking of merging, MobileMe accounts which have no upgrades applied to them can now be converted to Family Pack sub-accounts.

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There's a handful of other fixes and updates in this latest MobileMe web app release, including new icons for iDisk and Account, so be sure to peruse the afore-linked support doc for the rest of the details.

Note, however, that you may need to resume holding your breath, as that iDisk iPhone app that Apple promised on its MobileMe product page is still "coming soon".

Macworld.com


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