Topic: apple

iPad Safari UserAgent string values (iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3)

Safari 4.0.4
iPad 1
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B314 Safari/531.21.10
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; es-es) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B360 Safari/531.21.10

Safari 5.1
iPad 2
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3

Safari 5.1
iPad 3
Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3

Lion Mail Deletes IMAP Emails without Notice (Gmail Important Label)

Today I ran across this issue. You open Mail on your Mac running Lion with any IMAP email accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Thirdparty server) and Mac Mail randomly deletes the email messages after it fetches new mail. You can verify this issue by shutting down your Mail app and viewing that messages in fact exist on the IMAP server. Then you open Mail and the emails are deleted as soon as the check activity is complete. There are no filters or rules running behind the scenes.

A ton of people on this thread on the Apple website are discussing and running into the same issue.

There are apparently 2 ways to fix this issue:

The first one is to simply disable “Use IDLE command if the server supports it” from the Advanced settings for your Account, as shown above.

The second fix is to wipe out all your emails and accounts and start all over. This method is pretty risky and I don’t think you should try it unless you really know what you’re doing. To do this, quit Mail, then using Terminal, move all the files in ~/Library/Mail/V2/ out into another location. Then Open Mail and recreate all your accounts.

Side note regarding Gmail and Priority Inbox
Personally I ran into this disappearing mail issue with Lion when I realized that Gmail was assigning some emails the Important Label without me knowing it. These emails were also skipping the Inbox. So basically, anything the Google deemed “Important” was never being show to me in Mail. How ironic right? The fix was to go into the Inbox settings in Gmail and Set these options:

Inbox Type: Classic (The Priority Inbox drives me insane personally)
Importance Markers: Show Markers (I tried using the No Markers option but it was causing the emails not to appear in my Mac Mail Inbox)
Filtered Mail: Override Filters (Again this option is here to leave messages in your inbox)
And finally in Lion Mail make sure to disable the IDLE option for the account.

Having done all this, I still don’t fully trust that Gmail is not putting things in the Important folder, so I have turned on the Show in IMAP feature for that label in Gmail Settings and check that folder once in a while in Mail.

I am using Mail Version 5.1 (1251/1251.1) for your reference.

Let me know if you are having similar issues with either Gmail Importance mail disappearing or Lion Mail deleting emails automatically.

How to use Emoji characters in Mac OS Lion

Good news Emoji lovers! 🔥 The new Lion OS from Apple, now includes the full color emoji font in Unicode 6.0 so you can now view and type the same emoticons you had on the iPhone and iPad on the Mac. These are great for Tweets, status updates, text messages and more.

Here’s how to get to the new Emoji characters in Lion:

1) Hit Apple-Space and type in “Keyboard” and Enter
2) From the Keyboard prefs pane, check the box for “Show keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar”
3) Now from the menu bar click the new icon and choose “Show Character Viewer”
4) From the left menu in Character Viewer click on the Emoji option.
5) You’ll find a list of all the Emoji characters and you can dig deeper and browse them by category as well. Tap any emoticon to see its corresponding name and available font variations in black and white. To use any of these characters just drag the icon to the text area of the app where you are typing, for example in Safari, iChat, Mail or Address Book.

You can also add any one to your favorites for quicker access.

Here’s a screenshot of what the characters and the new Emoji menu looks like. Enjoy! 👍

This one is “Pile of Poo” 💩 and here’s “Skull” 💀 with an Alien👽 . Tip: Two finger tap in Safari to zoom in and get a closer look at the graphics.

10 Beautiful Stands for your New iPad

Looking for a dock, stand, frame, or other accessories to display your new iPad on your desk?

Check out these top 10 beautiful and professional options for displaying your iPad for top designers. Some of them are still being produced, and some are available for purchase.

Griffin A-Frame Tabletop Stand for iPad Price: $49.99
iPad Stand

The heavy aluminum stand swings open to hold your iPad upright, in either portrait or landscape view … perfect for watching video, or viewing pictures. Or close the legs and lay the stand down to hold your iPad at the perfect angle to use it for desk- or table-top surfing, reading or gaming. Soft silicone cradles your iPad and accommodates the iPad’s dock/sync cable. Designed to accommodate Griffin’s flexible and hard-shell cases and many others.

The iPad DODOcase Price: $49.95
iPad Stand

The limited first edition iPad DODOcase is inspired by the Moleskine journals of our favorite artists. Made by hand in San Francisco CA using traditional book binding techniques the DODOcase brings a classic look to protecting your iPad.
A perfect blend of the traditional feel of a book with the technological power of the iPad.

IPDK Price: $44.99
iPad Stand

Shatterproof polycarbonate and shock resistant black rubber hybrid case for iPad. Includes kickBACK case, ultra-clear screen protector and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
Hinged kickstand for convenient widescreen and vertical viewing as well as low-angle typing. Polycarbonate and rubber hybrid case provides unmatched protection and shock resistance. Integrated traction nubs provide grip on flat surfaces

BookArc for iPad Price: $39.99
iPad Stand

BookArc for iPad gives you a choice of four different positions. In “work mode,” iPad sits at an angle in both portrait and landscape positions, and provides access to the home button. In “storage mode” iPad sits upright in both portrait and landscape positions, perfect for charging and using your iPad as a stylish photo frame. No matter what position you’re in, you always have access to the charging port.

LUXA2 H4 Price: $?
iPad Stand

LUXA2 H4, is an e-book holder made of solid aluminum with a sleek and chic design tailor-made for the Apple iPad and other e-book readers. With firm and strong bottom, 6 supporting arms with rubber pins, and silicone pad design, it is the best holder to read, browse and play with iPad. It holds, You Play.

Macally VIEWSTAND for iPad Price: $49.99
iPad Stand

Orgonomically designed to improve typing & viewing comfort / Offers various viewing orientation & angles / Sleek design to match your iPad. Ergonomically designed to improve typing and viewing comfort. Offers various viewing orientation and angles. Sleek design to match your iPad. Supports vertical and horizontal viewing. Durable Aluminum Body With Scratch Prove Thermo Polyurethane Coating

Joule Ipad Stand Price: $129.99
iPad Stand

Designed With Both Landscape and Portrait Modes in mind.
Introducing the new “Joule” work stand for your iPad.
It’s stable solid base has a simple, clean, and elegant design that enhances your iPad and makes it easier to use.
Unlike most stands, the Joule won’t tip over when using the iPad’s touch screen.  Allowing you to better utilize your iPad on your deskop or kitchen counter top.

CNC machined in the USA from solid aluminum, the Joule comes in a brilliant polished finish or a black anodized coating. Custom coatings and laser engraved graphics are available.

Skadoosh by Jadu Price: $?
iPad Stand

The Skadoosh iPad stand’s innovative design incorporates lightweight aluminum strength, a flip out support, and a push button lock to hold your iPad at any angle. The Skadoosh iPad stand is the perfect accessory to stand your pad. Hold down the button on the front of the stand and adjust the iPad to the optimal angle. Releasing the button locks it right where you need it. Use the touch screen abilities of the iPad confident that the Skadoosh iPad stand will hold it solid.

The iPad iFrame dock Price: $49.99
iPad Stand

Easily slide your iPad in this frame dock to charge and display your photos, movies or app. Put in on your night table, work desk or living room to display your iPad in landscape or portrait mode while still charging it. A unique system allows you to easily slide your iPad in the dock in either landscape or portrait mode. A sturdy frame holds your iPad securely without damaging it. It just as easily slides out.

iPad Stand Hacks

If you’re looking for something cheap and dirty to hold your iPad up at a viewable angle while you work, consider buying any old “copyholder” or “book stand” that you can find online for really cheap. I personally picked up a couple of these $7 stands from Amazon.

ROLODEX Nestable Wire Mesh Freestanding Desktop Copyholder Price: $6.99
iPad Stand Hack

Acrylic Easel Book Holder Rack Stand Price: $14.99
iPad Stand Hack

Do it yourself, save money and less time waiting around… Simple iPad Stand Price: A few bucks or whatever
iPad Stand

A small stand suitable useful for things like watching movies on the iPad. Made of three pieces of 1/4″ (6mm) acrylic. The pieces friction-fit together and the stand can be quickly broken down and set up, so it’s easy to toss in a bag.

Know of any others? Have ideas for using existing products as iPad stands?

Let me know.

A new version of the iPhone SDK is now available

I just received an email from the Apple iPhone Developer Program notifying me of a new iPhone SDK, this being the second beta version (build 9A2151).

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