Friday, July 30, 2010

Magic Mouse or trackpad App for iPad and iPhone

Well, this one is an idea I would like to share right now with all of you. The intention is that if you can develop it please do... but must be for free to download.

Wouldn't be great to run the app from your iPhone and using Bluetooth to use its screen as the surface of the Magic Mouse or even better the Magic Trackpad?

In my case I always have my iPhone connected while I'm on the office. And I always have it beside my keyboard.

It should work like that:

  1. You load the app using your iPhone or iPad
  2. The app checks if bluetooth is enabled.
  3. When a connection is established the screen can behave as a trackpad.
  4. If possible the backlight of the screen should not be on.
Would be good to have it uh?

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

iCal can’t refresh the account

There are many persons having problems with iCal when it is connected to Exchange.
I experienced the same issue and now I solved it. But first it is important for you to know my configuration:

  1. I use a Mac with OSX 10.6.4
  2. I use Exchange Server in a hosted service, that means that I connect to my exchange accounts using Internet.
When setting the email account with Mail I got automatically the address for the Internal and External server. But after a while I discovered that changed to some other address something like and when that happened all sort of problems happened with Mail, iCal and Contacts.
I have noticed that when using OWA the URL address was different, I just needed to go to, login and the URL was changed to so I replaced the address on Mail:

It works perfect. But the issue with iCal wasn't solved. I edited the account preferences using the same address I used for the servers in Mail and now it works perfectly.