I replaced my trusty MacBook Pro last week, the latest in a series of upgrades stretching back over 25 years. In the past, moving to a new computer is a time-consuming process of installing applications and moving data. But things were different this time: I still had the installs to do, but most of the data migrated on its own.
A few years ago, I posted a treatise on calendar subscription for iOS devices. This post noted that iOS 3 handled Internet links ending in “.ics” correctly – that is, that it asked to automatically subscribe to them in the Calendar app. This was an example of Apple’s excellent iOS data detection features, and made it very easy to subscribe to a calendar. But recently, a commenter noted that this no longer works in iOS 4.2. I checked, and sure enough it’s broken or removed after iOS 4.1.
Along with native over-the-air CalDAV and ICS support, iPhone OS 3.0 also introduces LDAP integration. Although LDAP is somewhat less common than the calendaring features, it still has a significant share of the directory market and is found in all sorts of products. Home users are unlikely to encounter it, since Google, Yahoo, MobileMe, and […]