Smartphones

Fixing Mangled Contact Labels on iPhone

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com">CrunchBase</a> </dd> </dl> A coworker sent this along. I’ve had this issue on a few contacts and didn’t really have time to delve into it. Name removed to protect the innocent and good intentions. Be very careful with this and make sure you have a backup of all data that you plan to manipulate. —

When Address Book and MobileMe Fail to Sync a Record

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mobileme_Logo.png">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> If you find that there’s an address bookcard out there that isn’t syncing with MobileMe, your iPhone, or another Mac… check to see if there is an ampersandin the failing record anywhere. Apparently once a card hits MobileMe, it doesn’t like the ampersand in the vcard and chokes on it. If MobileMe chokes on it, all of your devices will be unable to find the new card.

A Visit to Mission Control

If you were subscribed to my Twitter feed, you would have known in near real time that today I had one seriously exciting treat. I managed to squeeze my way into a tour group being led by the incredible Jack Garmanhere at Johnson Space Center. Think I would turn down such a chance? Absolutely not. Not only is Jack Garman a wonderful friend and professional mentor to me… today I learned much, much more about him… and I’m in simple awe.