[crarko adds: I find I already don't have middle names in any of my Contacts, so I've not seen this.
Perhaps in preparation for i OS 8.] As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers.They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.[crarko adds: I believe Oracle has said that eventually Java will no longer support applets at all, on any platform.] A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri.Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working.Theres a wealth of great information here that many will find useful, so we've elected to maintain it in a read-only form.
Thanks for your many years of attention and everything you've done to make the site such a valuable resource.
Once that was all done, I could log in from all my Macs, fire up the applet and establish a secure connection. I made sure that the Safari and Java preferences were set the same on each machine but still no joy.
On two of the Macs, as soon as I fired up the Citrix app, the Java vpn window would show 'error'. Then I remembered that I had done some Java development in the past and installed various jdks from Oracle so I ran: That was on the working Mac.
So I guess the best part of the evening was that it was not only clothes-free, it was also drinks-for-free.
We respect its storied history, and value the contributions of its many readers, but we can no longer support it at the level it deserves.
I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even exists.