I've just bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000
, which comes with the matching mouse (8000). It works great with my Windows XP computer, as long as the computer is on. Once I switch the computer off and attempt to restart, the Bluetooth connection is lost and the computer won't start, citing the lack of a keyboard as the reason. Only by repeatedly fiddling and resynching can I get the computer started up. Can anyone suggest how I bond these three devices in permanent holy matrimony?
posted by skylar
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Is there a way to use a google calendar and outlook exchange without completely mixing the two and can they be synced differently on different computers? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz
on Jan 21, 2008 -
iPhone Sync Help - I am helping move my wife to a new computer. She currently syncs her iPhone to the older XP computer. She wants to sync her iPhone on the new Vista computer. What is the best way to do this transition to ensure we do not lose her contacts and other non-music information?
posted by Argyle
on Jan 20, 2008 -
I sync my nano with iTunes. I play a few podcasts on my iPod, plug it in to my computer, but iTunes doesn't notice they've been played, and resets all my podcasts. But only sometimes! Infuriating! [more inside]
posted by the_W
on Jan 6, 2008 -
stupid google calendar question: why won't event times display when importing a csv file? [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Dec 23, 2007 -
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 want to synchronise calendar information between my Outlook 2007 and Google Apps for my domain.
posted by chairish
on Dec 14, 2007 -
About 150 pictures on my iPhone need to be in iPhoto '08 on my MacBook. I can email them individually to myself of course, but there has to be a better way. How do you move a bunch of images off the iPhone and into iPhoto?
posted by acorncup
on Dec 11, 2007 -
I need to play two separate DVDs at the same time on two separate monitors. The output must be synched precisely as the two signals will work as a single "show" on two adjacent monitors. I need a reliable and idiot-proof way to do this. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A
on Nov 27, 2007 -
Is there a option or another product like Active Sync that will allow me to sync certain files where I want them to go on my PDA (ie storage card) instead of the default local place on the device? Its a Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 5....
posted by keep it tight
on Nov 15, 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 -
My iPod and iTunes are no longer cooperating. Every attempt to sync maxes out my memory use and hangs the iTunes app. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by pardonyou?
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I rate my music on my ipod as I listen through it, and I'm trying to get several thousand ratings from the ipod back into itunes. It doesn't seem like itunes can do this for me. (That's stupid!) I found this script
, which also has failed to work for me. Need help using the script, or itunes, or finding another alternative. [more inside]
posted by lockse
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Any one know if you can limit MS's Foldershare app to only sync certain filetypes (say .mp3 only). I am trying to sync my music collection between 2 PC's but I've hit the 10000 file limit. These folders include the .jpg album covers that media player downloads when updating an album. I would rather sync just the .mp3 files and have each PC download the album art so I can stay under the 10000 file limit. Thanks.
posted by schleppo
on Sep 20, 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 -
[NoseBleedFilter] How to maintain a file library on Big Computer, and a small selection on Little Computer, so Big Computer Looks like Little Computer, but Little Computer doesn't need to carry all the files in file library? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling
on Aug 22, 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 -
Sigh. iPod problems and I can't figure them out. They key obstacle is "Sync failed: unknown error (-124)", followed by "iPod cannot be synced: required folder cannot be found".
More fascating details inside. Fun for the whole family! [more inside]
posted by twirlypen
on Aug 5, 2007 -
Audio and video are out of sync on mp4s downloaded from Google Video about 80% of the time. Is there anything simple that I can do about this? OSX, by the way, and it's mostly for watching on my iPod.
posted by interrobang
on Jul 16, 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 -
Two PCs. Two stereos. How to get them to play the same mp3s at the same time? [more inside]
posted by skwm
on Jul 2, 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 -
Please help me come up with a solution for automatically syncing Gmail, GCal, my desktop client and my mobile in one big data orgy. [more inside]
posted by mjbraun
on May 1, 2007 -
I keep up with alot of rss feeds. I read them at work on my breaks, and then at home before bed and in the morning before work. I would like a reader that will synchronize between the two locations so that I know where I left off at work, or at home. I allways forget my USB memory stick, so having a portable app doesn't work well for me. I haven't found a web based RSS reader that was fast enough, and designed the way I like it, I like to have my feeds grouped into folders, and read them one at a time by clicking on the item and reading the article. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Apr 26, 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 -
I create loop-based MIDI music. I want to jam with a live drummer who can't play to a click track so I'll have to manually sync to him. Come!! Let us discuss tactics and tools. [more inside]
posted by Moistener
on Mar 1, 2007 -
I have an Axim x51. I'd like to know if there is a simple way to sync it with Google Calendar.
posted by jplank
on Jan 10, 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 -
Can Flash/ActionScript play multiple audio clips simultaneously, while maintaining sync, over a timespan of, say, 4-7 minutes? Preferably while presenting only one set of playback controls (stop, play, pause, and maybe positioning) to the user? [more inside]
posted by baylink
on Dec 21, 2006 -
Briefcase vs. Offline files - please help get the boss out of my hair. Too much [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Oct 12, 2006 -
In a Windows environment, what's the best way to keep a folder with large files sync'ed across multiple pc's? [more inside]
posted by alightfoot
on Sep 27, 2006 -
I am looking for any online task list/calendar that meets the following criteria: 1)sync with Palm/using WinXP; 2)supports categories; 3)supports recurrence; 4)(preferably) has some way to be integrated into my Wordpress website. (Robust goal management would be a plus). I have tried Yahoo, but it does not support recurrent tasks and I find the auto-add of Y! Messenger contacts to be intrusive and annoying.
posted by polexxia
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I need a web-based calendar application, for multiple users, that will sync (or at least read-in) calendars currently in palm pilots. [more inside]
posted by little miss manners
on Jul 29, 2006 -
How to start a program on five computers simultaneously. Usb splitter (not hub)? Network tool? Send ASCII code over ethernet? [more inside]
posted by Smegoid
on Jul 25, 2006 -
It's been months now and I still can't find a synchronization solution for Google Calendar / iCal (or palm desktop) / Palm Pilot. The very fact that it's taken so long is making me suspect that there's some technical issue that makes it actually not possible. Is this correct? Is there a solution out there to sync (push data both ways) my google calendar with my palm pilot?
posted by Envoy
on Jul 24, 2006 -