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gjdkeu Calculating status...
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Oct 26, 2007 11:17 AM
What happend to SMS in Address Book, I sure miss it !!
Please bring it back in 10.5.1, thanks.
iMac 20" C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 2Gb RAM, 500Gb HD
  • Andy Moore Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 11:44 AM (in response to gjdkeu)
    Yeah, where's it gone? I was hoping my K800i was going to work with Leopard.

    I expect Apple are working on a tie-in with iChat or something.
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  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 12:50 PM (in response to Andy Moore)
    You should send your feedback on this issue directly to Apple here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

    the more people who complain, the more likely they might do something about it.
    Aluminium 20" iMac 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Matthew Smith Level 5 Level 5 (6,780 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 1:39 PM (in response to gjdkeu)
    If I type SMS in iChat's help it says to select the menu File > Send SMS. But that doesn't exist. Does anyone have that in their iChat?
    PowerBook G4 Alu 15, Mac mini G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Philip Raby1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 2:51 PM (in response to Matthew Smith)
    I'm not impressed with this. I've downloaded BluePhoneElite but miss having the facility within Address Book.

    Does anyone know if the Tiger Address Book could be reloaded to work within Leopard?

    Phil
    24inch Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 2:58 PM (in response to Philip Raby1)
    I've just tried it - and the Tiger Address Book application just 'unexpectedly quits' as soon as you click its icon in Leopard.

    Just have to keep pestering Apple via their feedback form.
    Aluminium 20" iMac 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Philip Raby1 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 3:06 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
    Oh well, thanks for trying.

    Did many people use this? Not getting a great response here.

    Phil
    24inch Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Frank1968 Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 3:32 PM (in response to Philip Raby1)
    I used it in the past. But since its not working with an iPhone...
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  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 4:04 PM (in response to Philip Raby1)
    Well, I can tell you that many thousands of Sony Ericsson phone owners use it because thousands are using Feisar's "Address Book Enabler", which now no longer works with Leopard.

    Then there's also all the owners of natively supported phones, plus the users of nova media's Address Book Phone Plugins.

    So, I would say that yes, many people did use it.

    However, the lack of response is probably more to do with the fact that Leopard's only been out a few hours, not everyone who upgraded will have noticed yet, and not everyone has upgraded anyway.
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  • KnightNZ Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2007 4:53 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
    The particular file that the addressbook enabler patched (ABDeviceCommandSets.plist) is no longer present in the 10.5 Addressbook, all support for devices appears to have been stripped out. Hopefully they can add it back in as I used to use this with my SE W900 pretty frequently.

    An alternative which works ok for me is http://algoritmer.dk/widget/ - Not quite as versatile (doesn't display incoming SMS) but better than nothing. And it's free whereas BluePhone Elite is not.
    Mini, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 26, 2007 5:10 PM (in response to KnightNZ)
    It's not just the 'ABDeviceCommandSets.plist' file that is missing - it's the whole 'telephony.bundle' that's gone.

    And you can't just add the old 'telephony.bundle' from Tiger to the final release either.
    Aluminium 20" iMac 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • ScorpZZZ Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2007 9:02 AM (in response to gjdkeu)
    I noticed this too, and I am NOT pleased. I was thinking, that when i upgrade features would increase instead of dropping out.

    I did use Address Book to send my SMS, since doing it manually isn't quite as easy and fast to do.

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  • shoreflyer Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2007 4:03 AM (in response to ScorpZZZ)
    I also just sent Apple some feedback... really don't know what they were thinking when they removed such a useful feature...
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  • chrisoftheweb Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2007 12:53 PM (in response to shoreflyer)
    Very disappointing. I really don't want to go back to using thumbs.
    I've also sent feedback.

    But wasn't there some talk of SMS in iChat? Haven't been able to find that either.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 27, 2007 1:36 PM (in response to chrisoftheweb)
    iChats SMS feature doesn't send via your connected Bluetooth phone, and only works if you're in the US to US mobiles.
    Aluminium 20" iMac 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5)
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