This week’s email-focused issue is unusually large, so it will take either much more time to read, or much less. That’s because Joe Kissell has written the definitive article about how to use IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail together. It’s much longer than our normal articles, but it’s essential if you use Google’s Gmail and Apple Mail, and worth at least skimming if you use any of the three. Similarly, though at much less length, Adam explores the question of how to send full-quality photos from iPhoto via email and warns about a Facebook phishing attack carried in part via email. Breaking from the email theme, we’re happy to announce the release of Steve Sande’s “Take Control of iWeb ’09” ebook. Notable software releases that we look at briefly this week include the ConceptDraw Pro NetDiagrammer Plug-in, Firefox 3.0.10, Snapz Pro X 2.1.5, The Missing Sync for iPhone 2.0, Labels & Addresses 1.3, PageSender 4.5, MacGourmet Deluxe 1.2, and MacTuneUp 3.5.
If you get a Facebook message from a friend suggesting that you visit fbaction.net or fbstarter.com, delete it, since it's a phishing attack that's trying to capture your login credentials.
For anyone using iWeb '09 and looking for assistance beyond Apple's minimal help, check out Steve Sande's "Take Control of iWeb '09," which provides book-length documentation on working creatively and effectively in iWeb '09.
When you send a photo via email from iPhoto, you get to choose a size for the email attachment. But what does "Actual Size (Full Quality)" really mean? A hint: "full quality" isn't quite right, and iPhoto's other built-in methods of publishing photos to the Web won't help you share a full-quality photo with a friend.
IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail can be a powerful combination, but all have certain idiosyncrasies that can test your patience. Joe Kissell offers an in-depth exploration of the three technologies and how to use them together optimally.
Notable software releases this week include ConceptDraw Pro NetDiagrammer Plug-in, Firefox 3.0.10, Snapz Pro X 2.1.5, The Missing Sync for iPhone 2.0, Labels & Addresses 1.3, PageSender 4.5, MacGourmet Deluxe 1.2, and MacTuneUp 3.5.
Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.
This week's discussions are a nice mix of technical, social, and geographic topics. Readers have questions about permissions errors that keep cropping up, using the data features of iPhone and BlackBerry devices, a persistent Finder under Tiger, the feasibility of ReactOS, using Apple Mail with Gmail and IMAP, and removing old email addresses in Mail. On the social front, readers talk about TidBITS turning 19 and how technology has changed and the dangers of leaving GPS devices in cars as tempting targets for thieves. Lastly, a reader from Australia looks to take his iPhone out of the country, but isn't sure about what that means for data roaming costs and coverage.