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File Email with a Key in Apple Mail

In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later, you can use the simple and fun MsgFiler Mail plug-in to file Mail messages using keyboard shortcuts.

New in Apple Mail 4 (the 10.6 Snow Leopard version), to assign a keyboard shortcut to any mailbox on the Move To or Copy To submenu, you can also open the Keyboard pane of System Preferences, click Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Application Shortcuts in the list on the left. Click the + button, choose Mail from the Application pop-up menu, type the name of the mailbox in the Menu Title field, click in the Keyboard Shortcut field, and press the keystroke combination you want to use. Then click Add.

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iPhone OS 3.1.3

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Apple has released iPhone OS 3.1.3 to provide a couple of performance improvements and address several security threats. Changes include improved accuracy on the iPhone 3GS's battery level display, a fix for a bug that prevented some third party programs from launching, and a fix for an issue that caused application crashes when using the Japanese Kana keyboard.

Also eliminated are three security vulnerabilities that could lead to application crashes and arbitrary code execution after playing maliciously crafted audio files, viewing maliciously crafted TIFF files, or visiting a maliciously configured FTP server. Another fix prevents remote image or video content being loaded in Mail even when remote image loading is turned off. And finally, the update blocks a vulnerability that could enable an attacker with physical access to a locked iPhone or iPod touch to gain control of personal data via the recovery mode. The update is available only via iTunes. (Free, 291 MB)

 

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Comments about iPhone OS 3.1.3
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Joe Swann  2010-02-03 11:55
I read this with the article about scheduling updates in mind (http://db.tidbits.com/article/10895). This is of interest to me as I am on HughesNet which limits my bandwidth and iTunes does not allow you to schedule updates.

I may be late to this party, but I have found you can download this on a computer your iPhone is not synced to and move the OS update to another computer. It is located in ~/Library/iTunes.
I've heard comments in the Twitterverse today about problems with the update.. can you confirm?
Kendall  2010-02-03 12:59
The update failed for me the first time I tried it. No harm to my iPhone 3G S, though. Looking at the support doc I was sent to on Apple's web site (automagically!), I did a couple of things they recommended: (a) I upgraded iTunes to the one that just came out, and (b) I rebooted. I tried the iPhone update again and this time, it worked fine.
No issues with update. Battery life seems back to where it was with the previous version.