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How can my wife and I keep our iOS and MacOS contacts synchronized

Mrs. Alms and I like to maintain a single contact list for both of us across our iPhones and Macintoshes. How can we do this without abusing my Apple ID and iCloud? [more inside]
posted by alms on May 12, 2014 - 8 answers

USB tentacle dismay

I have a lot of USB-connecting equipment to sync and charge. Not everything uses the same USB interface, and all the cables are the opposite of tidy. How can I make this work? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jan 7, 2014 - 9 answers

iCloud…Should I Use It?

Just curious if I should use the iCloud? Will it make things complicated for me? Make it easier? Do I need it? Am I using it already?? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Lights on wind turbines - all in sync, but how?

The Biglow Canyon Wind Farm in Oregon, south of the Columbia River, has around 200 wind turbines operating. A while ago I drove past this installation at night time and I noticed that all the lights on top of the turbines - to indicate their presence to aircrafts, no doubt - were blinking in a totally synchronized manner. How is that possible? [more inside]
posted by nostrada on Oct 26, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 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

How to sync oracle calendar with iCloud?

I have a Mac with OSX Mountain Lion. My university uses Oracle Calendar 9.0.4. In the past, I have set up syncing to my iCloud calendar using my iPad with SyncML pro, so I know I can do this, in principle. What I'd like to do is find a way of syncing to my iCloud calendar without an iOS device - preferably an OSX application. Why is this so hard to figure out how to do? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Feb 18, 2013 - 4 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

Sync android to outlook

Long time Blackberry user. Stuck with BB because it was so easy to sync with Outlook which I'm tied to by work. My BB crapped out last night (okay I washed it) and I went out and bought a Sprint Android Motorola Photon Q 4GLTE this morning on a whim. Sales lady says it syncs with Outlook no problem. I'm not seeing how. Do I DTMA or can you explain how I sync my Outlook contacts and calendar to this droid? I love you all.
posted by Carbolic on Sep 8, 2012 - 7 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

SyncFIlter: iCal, Google Calendar, Android

How best to sync iCal and Google Calendar so that my laptop and Android device update one another? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Sep 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Droid Calendar Dropping Appointment

Google Calendar to Droid Calendar dropping event: Overlapping events show correctly on both Win 7 Outlook Calendar and sync'd Google Calendar. But from Google Calendar to Droid Calendar, only one event appears on Droid if 2 events are scheduled for the same time. [more inside]
posted by Feisty on Aug 22, 2011 - 3 answers

My Kindle Can Connect Wirelessly but Won't Sync

I have kind of a weird problem with my 3rd gen kindle (wifi only). [more inside]
posted by banshee on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Devolving into chaos

How do I fix two audio recordings that should be in sync, but aren't? [more inside]
posted by monospace on Feb 2, 2011 - 8 answers

How to manage iTunes library with an iPad and w/o desktop/laptop computer?

I'm retiring my home PC, in favor of an new iPad. How can I manage my existing iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Jan 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Colors/Syncing/Calendars

I've read tons of advice on how to sync iCal on my mac with iCal on my iPhone via Google, but I'm still confused. Could a patient explainer explain to me how it works? [more inside]
posted by skidoom on Jan 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Problem syncing kindle for pc content to Kindle 3.

I got a kindle 3 for Christmas and since I'm trying to limit my spending, I'm trying to take advantage of the free books available on Amazon and sites like Manybooks.net that offers free books in the kindle (awz) format. I also downloaded kindle for pc onto my home laptop. So I downloaded 3 or 4 awz format books from manybook.net onto my kindle for pc no problem. I then connected my kindle 3 to my computer via usb and tried to sync them to no avail. The books that I've downloaded directly to the kindle 3 from Amazon show up as "archived items" on my kindle for pc interface (and did before the attempted sync), but I can not get the books that were loaded directly to the pc onto the kindle 3. [more inside]
posted by kaybdc on Jan 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Picking a new computer to sync iPhone with while keeping everything.

Is there a possibility to jailbreak my iOS 4.0.2 iPhone without resetting it? Can I backup everything from my iPhone to my new computer and make it the new sync computer? [more inside]
posted by ihavearedcouch on Jan 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Exchange calendar limit?

Is there a limit to the number of Exchange (Google) calendars I can sync to an iphone 4? I can sync my primary calendar and one additional Exchange calendar, but I cannot get my second exchange calendar to show up. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 12, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I control what I want sync'd in Android?

I'm a new smartphone user... How do I sync calendar/contacts but not Gmail in Android? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Dec 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Why won't this app sync to my iPod?

I downloaded "bit.trip beat" for my iPod Touch through the iTunes store on my MacBook, but it won't sync. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Sep 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Synchronizing flash games across computers

Is there an easy way to keep flash game data synchronized across computers? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get an xml file (online calendar feed) to auto update to iCal or any other calendar?

How can I sync an online calendar feed (xml) with either iCal or Google Calendar? I know I can sync iCal and gCalendar easily through several methods. But what I also need to include is my department's events calendar. I can import it as an iCal or Outlook file, but this is only a one-time option. Once the department's calendar is updated I don't receive the new or changed events. And I suspect if I import the (newer) file again, I will get many duplicates. The calendar has an xml feed I could subscribe to, but can't figure out how to translate this into a calendar that automatically syncs or updates. Willing to consider any options that would lead to the online calendar (.ics, .csv, or .xml file) being auto updated to any calendar application. This would make my life so much easier! Thanks!
posted by madscientist01 on Aug 31, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm hungry. RSS feed me.

What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Aug 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Blackberry 8900 Issues

I was given a Blackberry 8900 that the person could not get to work correctly. I am just wondering if it is worth my time to get running or if it is even a possibility. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Jun 3, 2010 - 11 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

How do I set up a good mp3 player sync scenario?

How do I set up an effective sync scenario with Media Monkey and my Philips mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on May 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help me solve my syncing problems?

How can I add new songs to my iPhone that I downloaded on my iTunes without waiting forever for the phone to backup? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Apr 25, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I make karmic Ubuntu and WinMo 6.1 play nice?

Why won't Ubuntu 9.10 recognize any recent pictures or new folders on my Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone when I plug it in? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 18, 2010 - 5 answers

iPhone challenged

My home computer bit the dust and I want to transfer everything on my iphone onto my laptop. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by madred on Dec 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Movie in which thieves sync their heist with songs?

What's that movie in which two male thieves synchronise the timing of their heist by whistling jazz songs? [more inside]
posted by oxit on Aug 23, 2009 - 14 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

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts?

How do I keep iTunes from deleting old podcasts? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Jun 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Can the iPhone be productive without a Web connection?

I am thinking of switching to the iPhone cult (long-time Nokia user) but I am very concerned about whether the iPhones/iTunes combo can support my day-to-day workflow, which is mostly Outlook-based. [more inside]
posted by costas on Jun 18, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I setup iTunes' sync to only remove podcasts from my iPhone if they've been played completely?

How can I setup iTunes' sync to remove podcasts from my iPhone only if they've been played completely? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Apr 6, 2009 - 5 answers

How to two-way sync google calendar with outlook 2002, Entourage, or iCal?

Are there any free options for two-way syncing my work calendar (either Outlook 2002, Entourage for OS X, or iCal) with my google calendar? [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Online backup services

What is the best online backup service? [more inside]
posted by bove on Dec 16, 2008 - 14 answers

My iPhone and Macbook are out of sync!

Why is my iCal out of sync by one hour between my Macbook and my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Oct 18, 2008 - 2 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

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