Apple quietly refreshes MobileMe

Yesterday, Apple pushed out an update to its MobileMe service, promising an overall enhancement in performance.

MobileMe, Apple's e-mail synchronization service, had an extremely problematic launch this summer, with numerous outages, rashes of lost e-mails, and cases of surreptitious installations in Vista. Many users complained that "it just doesn't work."

Yesterday, MobileMe was quietly updated by Apple, with the note, "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."

But enough playing with Apple slogans. The update enhances localization for all of the MobileMe Web applications, and fixes the member name suggestion function when the name a user wants is already taken. Performance issues with Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Gallery in Firefox 3 and IE7 have been resolved, and an across the board reliability improvement has also been made, according to the company.

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