Apple Quietly Updates MobileMe Web Apps.
Apple has updated its MobileMe software but has not noted it in its MobileMe news blog or otherwise notified subscribers. The only indication is an article on the company support site.
The article says "Apple is always working to improve MobileMe. Since MobileMe is primarily a server-side, or 'cloud'-based, service, the MobileMe team can make improvements and push updates to MobileMe without any action being required of MobileMe customers. Since server-side updates are a bit more innocuous than a standard software update to Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows, it's easy not to notice that updates are occurring. Usually the only hint of these updates is that things just 'work better.'"
The MobileMe update has improved several areas; In accounts, data transfer details are more accurate, an inaccuracy in reporting used storage on Group iDisks is improved, storage allocation menu on family pack sub accounts is improved and users are now logged out of the entire MobileMe session.
MobileMe Mail has also been updated. Keyboard short cuts for “reply all” functions have been fixed, greater compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 has been achieved along with junk mail filtration, and a loading graphic is now displayed instead of a blank page.
Calendar updates include; better performance with recurring events and with large numbers of To Do items, improved handling of international time zones, faster performance on Firefox 3, and overall faster loading time for Calender.
Contacts features vCard export and improved IE7 performance.
Galleries can be viewed much more easyily on the iPhone and iPod touch, a display issue of the buttons has been corrected on Firefox 3, and photo information between the MobileMe website and published photos on the gallery.me.com site has been improved.
I have not noticed any significant improvements, MobileMe does just seem to “work better” though in some areas, mainly Calendar for me.
AppleInsider | Apple silently updates MobileMe web apps