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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I've read 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?
posted by Brian Puccio
on Jun 20, 2008 -
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!
posted by tkbarbarian
on Dec 19, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
is there any way to "sync" email between a mac and a treo or blackberry device? might it be as simple as configuring an IMAP account?
i don't want to manage my email remotely only to come into the office and have to do it all again. and if i send important email from the road, i want it in my "sent" folder on my desktop.
please say yes - i really want one of these babies.
posted by subpixel
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Does anyone know of a good, reliable free/shareware OS X app that can do simple backup/synchronise operations. Something like Syncback
on windows. Thanks.
posted by ascullion
on Aug 20, 2004 -