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Migrating my iphone syncing from PC to Mac. Outlook/itunes questions!

I've been syncing my iphone via itunes on my windows laptop for years. I've also used the same itunes install to hold my media library (mounted via a NAS on the wifi router.) I use Outlook to manage contacts. Just got a mac mini to use as a media server. I want to sync through that now. I'm not sure if going through icloud is the right choice. Is it? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 27, 2014 - 0 answers

Not another iPhone contacts sync question!

A strange mismatch is going on between my Mac Contacts and my iPhone contacts. Even though I'm using a single Apple ID on both machines, certain contacts exist on the iPhone but not the Mac and vice-versa. I haven't been able to find the explanation for this. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jun 19, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I sync Outlook 2011 for Mac with a Web Calendar?

I have only two wishes: world peace and getting Outlook 2011 for Mac to sync with a web calendar that will also sync wirelessly with my Android phone. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Help converting audible .aax files for use on jump drive in car

Recently, I am finding myself with a significant amount of drive time. I have many audio books I have downloaded from amazon which use the audible proprietary .aax file. They play in iTunes but I need to put them on a jump drive so that my MicroSoft sync system in my car will recognize them and allow me to listen. I could care less about the DRM, sharing or any of that business. I just want to be able to use the files outside of my Mac. They are too long to burn to a CD I have searched the web with no satisfaction. Any answers, oh wise mefi?
posted by ooklah on Jan 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Cool things to do with a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter?

I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Calendar Editing and Syncing Between Two Mac Users

I'd like to sync a shared event/appointment calendar with a work colleague, which we both can edit (not just view) on our iMac computers, preferably without having to go to an external website to make edits, or paying for an outside service. Details within. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Copying between iCal calendars, Exchange to Google.

I have a work calendar in Exchange. I also have an Android phone and a Mac. For the last couple of years I've been using Spanning Sync to copy entries from my Exchange calendar to a Google calendar and then on my phone I can see all my calendars using the built in calendar program ( I also use Touchdown so I can see my exchange calendar on my phone if I have to, but it doesn't integrate with the phone calendars so I have to use two different applications to see my entire calendar, which is a pain). The problem is that Spanning Sync is going away. Is there any other application or service out there that'll automatically copy entries from one iCal calendar to another?
posted by Runes on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

I cannot keep my deleted bookmarks in Chrome to stay deleted

I have a MacBook Pro with all software updated. I have been using Google Chrome as my browser for the last year or so. I also have Google Chrome installed on my Iphone 4s, but rarely use it. For the first 6-7 month, my bookmarks synced fine between the devices and my Google accounts. About 2-3 months ago, I have started to notice that bookmarks I have deleted have started to show up in Chrome again, sometimes multiple times... I delete the unwanted bookmarks again, and they re-appear several days later. I have 'googled' my problem and it seems many people have/are experiencing this issue... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Dec 9, 2012 - 3 answers

iPhone, Mac and PC calendar and contact sync

I just switched to an iPhone 5 after years with an Android phone. My carefully constructed sync setup between my work Win 7 PC, my home Mac and my phone is no longer as useful. Details of my current setup within. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Mac to iphone calendar push notification app?

Is there an app, combo of apps or app/email combo where I can send a calendar event from my mac to my wife's iPhone - and then the event is added to a calendar app on her iPhone? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 24, 2012 - 10 answers

How to upload contacts to an Android phone?

How can I copy my phone book from my old Blackberry to my new Galaxy Nexus without uploading the data to Google, Facebook, or any other service? I have a Mac and a USB cable; this ought to be possible, right? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Dec 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Restoring only certain items after Mac OS X upgrade?

What's the best strategy to do a clean install of Mac OS X and then restore ONLY iTunes/iPhoto libraries, and ensure iOS devices still sync properly? [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

OSX Startup Disc old computer transfers

Can i use the OSX startup disc option to 'move stuff from old computer' more than once? I want to put old imac and old laptop all on my new laptop. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

OS X - Sync my Music folder to my Sansa

How can I sync my Music folder (and other nonmusic stuff) on Mac OS X to my Sansa? [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on May 24, 2011 - 4 answers

How to sync iTunes libraries between computers to use a single external HD?

I have an external hard disk (a Western Digital My Passport), I have all my music in this drive and I want to be able to use it on my Mac and my girlfriend Windows machine, but I want to sync the library, with all the ratings, playlists, etc. Is that possible in any way? [more inside]
posted by Leech on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

P*LAYING M*OVIES N*SYNC

Anybody know a way of playing two movie files simultaneously, in sync? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 26, 2010 - 13 answers

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help?

iPhone not syncing calendars, photos, and triplicated my notes. Help? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Nov 12, 2009 - 3 answers

How to delay Mac sound output?

I want to delay the sound output from my Mac Mini so I can get it to sync with video from a different source. [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Losing a contact (and not in the "fall out of your eye onto the carpet" way)

On a mac, in the address book program, is there any way to sort contacts or have a group, that shows the contacts that have been most recently created? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Pimp My Sync

How can I synchronize calendar/contact data among an iPhone, 1 Mac, and (1 or 2) Windows boxes? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Jul 3, 2009 - 10 answers

How to make the Mac play nice with my Sansa?

How to sync Macbook with a non-iPod MP3 player? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Syncing passwords between Windows, Mac and iPhone

Help me synchronise my passwords across Windows, Mac and iPhone. Preferably without having to re-enter all my existing passwords. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 14, 2009 - 6 answers

MobileMe ftw

Make me love MobileMe. How do YOU use it? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Mar 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Make my home movies look less like bad kung fu

Why is iDVD ruining the audio of my home movies? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server?

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server across a network? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

help me manage my contacts

I accidentally synced my mac's contacts with gmail, and added 4000 unwanted contacts. I manually stripped them out, turned off gmail syncing, and now I get an "unknown error" from itunes when syncing with my iphone, and a "syncing contacts will add 4000 (or so) contacts" message ... even though those people weren't showing up in my contacts app. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Oct 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Syncing the macs

I am looking for a way to sync an ibook with an imac. I'd like to make sure all my working documents, ical, adresses, firefox bookmarks and zotero files are updated when I come home. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Aug 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Please help me sync iCal to my Palm before my Palm sinks to the bottom of Puget Sound

Please help me sync my Palm Z22 with Mac's iCal and Address Book before I chuck it out the window. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Aug 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Anyone had any success using Apple's portable home directory feature without OS X server or a linux server?

I've read this, this, this and a bunch of other sites. I've got a Mac Pro and a Powerbook I'd like to share home directories over, but I'd rather not purchase OS X Server or get a small machine up and running Linux to deal with authentication (LDAP). Anyone authenticate locally, but still use the portable home directories? Alternatively, anyone just unison their entire /user/ directory? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on Jun 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Mismarried Mac, Mac, Mac

How can I sync, and keep in sync, my Powerbook G4 (tiger) & Mac Mini (leopard)? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Dec 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Recommend a simple monochrome mobile phone that can sync with Mac / PC?

I want a simple mobile phone with a monochrome screen and a fast interface that can sync contacts with my Mac or PC via a cable or IR. Something like the Nokia 1110 but with the ability to sync! [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Dec 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Where is my mind?

I'm using a Macbook with Tiger (10.4.10) installed and Missing Sync 5.1.2 (140) installed. When I sync my Treo 650 to iCal, my events in both places (Mac/Palm) show up in the wrong time zones, so the times are wrong. I've never been to exotic places like Havana, Montreal, or Indianapolis, so this won't work for me. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Oct 31, 2007 - 0 answers

Syncing iCal on two Macs

I want to sync iCal to two different Macs, one at work and one at home. [more inside]
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Oct 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Foldershare only syncs one way

I am having a weird problem with Foldershare. I was able to set everything up so that I can share a folder between my desktop and laptop (both are connected to the internet via an AirPort Extreme Base Station), but now when I sync it only goes one way -- from my desktop (iMac running OS X 10.4) to my laptop (running XP). Anything I fix on the mac shows up instantly on the laptop, but everything I fix on the laptop, or ghost p2p files I double click on the Mac, get caught in the queue and the status switches wildly between "queued" "all matches currently busy" "idle" and "listening" in the activity window on the mac and they are not visible on the xp laptop activity window. Also, all ports are reporting as blocked, despite my turning off the Mac firewall. I tried Foldershare support and they gave me the standard settings FS should operate with and told me to contact the manufacturer of the router. Applecare said the Airport doesn't block any ports. Any ideas? I googled and couldn't find anyone that was having this issue... Thanks in advance.
posted by jules1651 on Aug 30, 2007 - 2 answers

I'm afraid my sync might go missing.

I recently switched from a Treo 650 to a Palm z22 for my organizing needs. It took me forever to get the initial Treo syncing to work with my Macbook, and the z22 syncs fine with my old Treo conduits, but I want to add the z22's Expense conduit, so there is [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Aug 21, 2007 - 2 answers

How to get itunes on my home mac to recognize the iphone that was activated my work pc?

How to get itunes on my home mac to recognize the iphone that was activated my work pc?I've scraped around for two days looking for an answer to why my itunes wont recognize my iphone. [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Jul 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Keeping my laptops in sync

I need some ideas to keep my email, calendar and some key files on my laptops in sync. [more inside]
posted by chairish on May 22, 2007 - 2 answers

What is the ultimate cell phone?

Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Mar 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Hello Mini? This is Katana!

Will Mini Talk To Katana? I've got a intel mac mini with bluetooth, and a Sanyo Katana cellphone with bluetooth. Is it possible to get them to talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Dec 26, 2006 - 7 answers

What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)?

What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)? [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Dec 11, 2006 - 13 answers

.mac sync

one mac w/ multiple .mac accounts? [more inside]
posted by subpixel on Oct 23, 2006 - 1 answer

How can I automatically sync a file on a Mac?

How do I automatically synchronize (via SFTP) an application data file at launch/exit of an application on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by sfluke20 on Jul 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Automatically decompress all files on a Mac disk?

Is there a way to have ZIP files automatically decompress when they are copied to a remote Mac server via FTP? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Jun 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Palm Syncing Woes

My Palm hates my mac. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jun 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Sync Windows Mobile to Mac?

Thinking of abandoning Palm OS for Windows Mobile, and Windows for Mac. Can I still sync? Please let's avoid a four-way fanboy war here. Just asking about syncing. [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Feb 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Recover my address book?

OhNoesFilter: Is it possible to recover the address book that was lost in an ill-fated sync attempt between my Mac and my Motorola phone? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Jan 1, 2006 - 2 answers

How to sync Palm and Mac text files?

Help me simplify my life. Need help with Palm .txt and Mac. I want to sync a text file (large) between the two. [more inside]
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Dec 16, 2005 - 7 answers

How to sync an older PDA with a Mac

How can I synchronize my old PDA with my new Mac without paying? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Nov 30, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Can I sync my Palm Zire memos to my iBook?

I have a Palm Zire that I sync with my iBook. Calendar and To Dos sync with iCal and Address Books sync well, but I have to view my memos in the big bloated Palm Desktop. Is there an app for Mac to sync with Memos? Version Tracker has this but I have always disliked Stickies, and would prefer a nice little app with a list of my memos all in one place if such a thing exists. Suggestions?
posted by spartacusroosevelt on Dec 1, 2004 - 1 answer

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