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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

Easy way to manage iPhone photos and iCloud photo backups?

I'm getting frequent alerts on my iPhone that my free 5gb of iCloud storage is full. Most of this is from years of photos on my phone--in fact, that's pretty much the only thing on my phone I would care about having backed up. I also think most/all of the images on my phone are already backed up to my computer in Lightroom. Is there a convenient/automatic way to handle what photos stay on my phone and what photos are backed up to iCloud? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Need to contact the Mac at home.

We have a several Macs at home. We want to securely connect to any of them from outside of home, via other Macs or iPhone or iPad and pull off files or use the home computer via the remote Mac/iDevice if needed. Talk to us like we're not tech savy and tell us how to do this. All the macs are running 10.9.2.
posted by sock, the puppet on May 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Something like Instapaper, but for email threads?

Is there an equivalent of Instapaper or Pocket, but more or less optimized for saving and decluttering (long) email threads? (Gmail, specifically?) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Feb 26, 2014 - 1 answer

IMAP difficulties on iPhone

How can I prevent the default iPhone mail.app from showing ALL my emails in the inbox as well as in their respective folders? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jan 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a way to ditch the album cover view in Music app on my iphone?

This is simple. When my phone is in portrait modein the native music app, you get a useful player. But in landscape mode the screen turns into a collection of album covers to choose music. Which stinks. Any way to have the portrait usability in landscape mode?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 1, 2014 - 1 answer

iPhone 4 versus iPhone 4s: antennas, maps, and iOS questions

I have a no-contract plan at Virgin Mobile USA, which I like because it is so cheap ($35/month for unlimited data and enough calling). The downside of cheap and no-contract is expensive phones. However, I just lost my Android phone and would like to switch back to iPhone. My options at Virgin are iPhone 4, for $200, iPhone 4s, for $314, or iPhone 5, for more than I want to pay really. How to decide? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 27, 2013 - 13 answers

iTunes iPhone filter: Changing default from iTunes Radio

So ever since the new iTunes version came out for iPhone, when you open it up, it starts at the radio screen. Not "Now Playing" or even "Songs." It opens to the thing that doesn't work with my usage plan and I have to change it back. Every. Single. Time. So It's an annoyance. The question is, is there ANY way to change it short of jailbreaking the thing?
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Please help me practice good hygiene when it comes to iPhoto and iPhones

I have an iPhone. I use iPhoto on a MacBook. What settings for iCloud, Photo Stream, iTunes, etc will stop the frustrating situation I find myself in? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 1, 2013 - 8 answers

How to fix iPhone photos upside down in iPhoto

I took a bunch of photos with my iPhone held horizontally, which when imported into iPhoto are now upside down. Last time I did this, and I rotated the photos in iPhoto, the photos then appear upside down when viewing them on the iPhone. Is there any way to get the iPhone to agree with iPhoto on which way is up? Or do I have to create duplicate photos and rotate one so that at least one version is properly viewable on each device? (Also, does anyone have a good trick for remembering what the right position is for the camera eye when holding the iPhone sideways so I don't do this again?)
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Money, money, mon-ey. Mo-ney. (on a Mac and iPhone?)

I’m looking for a money management app for Mac that also syncs with iPhone. What do you use and why? (I’ve looked here on Metafilter and found little to nothing that’s recent). [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Aug 15, 2013 - 10 answers

What should I use to dial phone numbers on my computer?

I've got a Mac and an iPhone. I have a huge list of phone numbers to call in a spreadsheet. I'd like to copy/paste from the spreadsheet into a dialer which then dials my phone. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by amanda on May 1, 2013 - 3 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

Sending myself a message

I'm trying to send notes from my iDevice to my Mac, and I'm wondering if such software exists. I don't mean 'Note'-notes. [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Dec 4, 2012 - 14 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

What sexy dance will an iPhone and Macbook do together?

What magic can an iPhone and a Macbook work together? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Sep 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Project management / shared to-do list software for families?

Project management / shared to-do list software for families? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Owning music is so ten years ago

iTunes match question: If I "match" 40 gigs of music off of my laptop, I know I can then download tracks to my iPhone whenever I want, but could I ever re-sync it back to another Mac? How about a PC? Do those tracks have DRM on them? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Aug 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Quick and easy task management software.

Task management: help me find just the right iPhone/web app, please. To get you started, I love Taskpaper, but... [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Mar 1, 2012 - 11 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

Writing App that Syncs

Recommendations for a clean, simple, functional writing app that will sync documents between a desktop Mac, ipad, and iphone/ipod touch. [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Feb 18, 2012 - 8 answers

What's the deal with syncing contacts between Address Book, iCloud and Gmail???

In short: how do I sync all my contacts between Mac OS X Address Book, iOS, iCloud.com, and Gmail.com? Not as short: In olden days, I used the Address Book app on my Mac to store all my contacts. Everything in there would sync to MobileMe (and by extension, iPhone, iPad and me.com) and Google (for Gmail). After iCloud was released in October, turning on contact syncing between Address Book and iCloud resulted in a message that said if iCloud contact syncing is turned on Google syncing must be turned off. Googling tells me that lots of people are having this problem, but I'm not finding a solution within all the noise. What am I missing? Any settings to change? Any software? Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Upgrading and buying new Apple gear.

In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Best way to record iPhone interviews on the cheap

Best solution for recording phone interviews. Here's my equipment: iPhone, MacBook, iPad. I'm a blogger, and I've been recording my interviews into a recording app on my iPad, or into garageband on my mac, using my iPhone on speakerphone. I'd prefer to not use speakerphone, as it cuts out and sounds like a walkie-talkie. I have an important interview coming up, and I'd like to up my game audio fidelity-wise without buying any other gear. What's my best solution?
posted by letstrythis on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Quick, remind me about... I forget!

I need a reminder/task desktop (mac) AND iphone (iOS 5, but not a 4S) capable application. It will be for work and for play. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Unlocked Iphone and Mac Software?

Will updating my Mac software (from Leopard to Snow Leopard) re-lock my iphone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 - 5 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

File sharing from an old Mac to iPhone

I have an old MacBook (purchased in 2007) running OS X 10.4.11. I have a new Verizon iPhone running 4.2.10. Is there a way I can share/send a PDF from my MacBook to my iPhone without Internet? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Aug 23, 2011 - 11 answers

trying to automatically click items on a webpage. but how?

trying to automatically click items on a webpage. but how? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

How to watch my dog at home when I'm at work?

Is there a good iphone app that will allow me to use my Mac's built in camera (or multiple Macs cameras) to monitor my home? I need an app that will record both audio and video (and save them to my computer) not just play sound when I am monitoring it through my phone. [more inside]
posted by laxlaws on Apr 25, 2011 - 2 answers

It must annoy me when I don't expect it.

I need a program that will randomly pick a time to sound an alarm without my knowing in advance. It needs to be available for Mac or iPhone -- or failing that, a physical device that I can keep around would work too. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Purchasing strategy for New MacBookPro (with bonus iPhone problem)

The new MacBookPros just came out, and just in time, as I have encountered an issue with my iPhone 3GS (constantly disconnects from the 3G network) that, obnoxiously, seems to require me to upgrade my computer (a June '04 12" Powerbook G4 1.33ghz, OS 10.4.11).* My question is whether, as a long-term investment, it makes more sense to buy the 2.7ghz 13" MBP vs. the $300 cheaper 2.3ghz. [more inside]
posted by neko75 on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Is it worth paying to have my iPod Touch fixed?

2nd generation iPod Touch isn't syncing properly. Is it worth fixing or should I just look into buying a refurbished one? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

What is wrong with my Calengoo!?

What happened to my iPad Calengoo?!?! [more inside]
posted by junipero on Feb 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Slow Macs, iPhone. I'm stumped.

All 3 of my primary Apple machines have sudden, inexplicable slowness. My Quad G5, my PowerBook G4, and now even my iPhone suddenly have serious performance problems for no reason I can determine. I know there are some Mac guys on MeFi, I thought I'd ask for additional angles to investigate. [more inside]
posted by charlie don't surf on Feb 14, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I conveniently text message from all my devices?

Are there ways to do my text message correspondence from my Mac and my iPad? I would greatly prefer a solution that does not require me to switch phone numbers or send from different phone numbers/addresses on different devices, I don't want my recipients to have to know different addresses/numbers for texting me. Ideally I would like my texting to be like my IMAP email, the same no matter what device I check it from.
posted by shanevsevil on Feb 12, 2011 - 5 answers

What's your favorite travel expense app?

What's a good solution for tracking travel expenses while on the road? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Feb 9, 2011 - 8 answers

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people?

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

iPhone disrupting WiFi on Mac

Why would an iPhone disable my Mac's internet connection? [more inside]
posted by yclipse on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Point me to some good websites/apps

Japanese Learning 2010 [more inside]
posted by Aya on Nov 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Need a Mac video download conversion automator

MacOSX: Want to run a video converter after a download/torrent finishes. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Sep 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Ink keeps washing off my hand, I need a new money management method.

Help me find an iPhone and Mac program or method that will help me keep my client payments managed. How do other tutors keep their payments managed? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Aug 29, 2010 - 3 answers

The Curious Case of the Missing iPhone Notes Content

I often jot down bits, lines, concepts and even entire poems on my iPhone in the notes section, as I have found that my atrocious handwriting proves illegible if I try to transfer my fleeting, rare moments of inspiration with a old-fashion pen and paper. But recently, an entire section of one of the notes disappeared... [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Jul 6, 2010 - 4 answers

iPhone and a Mac? Etc?

I'm finally getting an iPhone when the new model is released. I have questions about integrating an iPhone with a Mac. Also: how can I save a little money on my soon-to-be hefty AT&T bill? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 5, 2010 - 14 answers

help me recover backup on iphone

Why can't I get Restore Backup to complete on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Apr 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me force iTunes to not lost my songs!

iTunes filter: I store all my MP3s on an external hard drive, and iTunes is set to automatically sync my iPhone whenever I plug it in. Everything works fine, except when I'm traveling without my external hd and I plug in my iPhone. If I do that, the next time I check my iTunes all the songs that are on the iPhone have a gray exclamation point next to them. Help! [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Apr 10, 2010 - 4 answers

So the MacGyver version of the Ipad or the one where I leave well enough alone?

Trying to decide if I should get the 16gb ipad and hack the crap out of it or, for 200 bucks more, get the 64gb and treat it well. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I start using OS X Mail?

How can I start using OS X .Mail App when I'm so in love with Gmail on the web? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Nov 3, 2009 - 19 answers

iPhone's DRM - let my music go!

Does the DRM on iPhone work differently than the DRM on, say, the iPod Classic? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

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