Posts with keyword: safari


Safari 4 Public Beta Kills MailGrowl

I'm a big fan of Growl, an OS X add-on that creates a universal messaging system on the Desktop. Various plug-ins for Growl allow other applications to send messages. One is GrowlMail, a plug-in for Mail.app, that sends notifications of incoming mail. Last night I installed Safari 4 Public Beta and then Mail quit working. After a little exploration, I found this notice from Apple that "After installing Safari 4 Public Beta in Mac OS X v10.5.6, Mail may unexpectedly quit when opened if a third-party Mail plugin is installed." It specifically references GrowlMail. I removed
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Fixing Safari Crashes on the iPhone

Yesterday I reported that Safari reset on my iPhone frequently. Darcy left a comment that suggested that a hard reset would solve the problem. Sure enough, one simple hard reset later and the problem was solved. To perform a hard reset hold down the top button and home button simultaneously and about 10 seconds. Note that this is also how you power the phone off. When the "Slide to power off" slider appears, just keep holding the buttons down and pretty soon you'll see the Apple that indicates the iPhone is reseting. I didn't lose any data--a hard reset
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Reading News on the iPhone

Before the iPhone was released last week, news of an RSS reader for the iPhone started showing up. If you go to http://reader.mac.com/ with a browser, you see the message "This application can only be viewed using the iPhone." Visting it with an iPhone just shows the message "type an RSS URL into your browser" or something like that. I thought "that's lame--they built a whole Web site to tell me to type a URL into by toolbar?" But when you do, the browser automatically redirects to reader.mac.com and displays the RSS as a nice iPhone formated screen. It's
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First iPhone App

Want a glimpse of the first iPhone app in the wild? OneTrip is a shopping list application that is built with the iPhone's form factor and multi-touch screen in mind, but will run in Safari on any platform (and apparently Firefox as well). one thing I noticed when I played around with it is that there's no log in. That makes it simple, and cookies are good enough to keep your list around from visit to visit. But the power of a Web-based application lies partially in it's ubiquity. I want to be able to maintain my list on
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Safari as a Development Platform

I just put a piece up at BTL with my thoughts of Apple's announcement that Safari will be the SDK for the iPhone. Bottom line: it's a sign of the times and a move in the right direction. Feel free to "vote" that the article is "worthwhile." :-)
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