I have a really stupid iPhone iOS update question. So dumb I feel embarrassed about it. I really want to avoid updating to iOS 6, but I need to get some pictures from my phone onto my computer and sync my address book. But can I plug the phone in and sync without updating automatically? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Sep 21, 2012 -
Mountain Lion iCloud question: I know iCloud stores files locally on my Mac, somewhere. Generally I use two document editors — iA Writer, which syncs to iCloud, and Notational Velocity, which doesn't. Can I set Notational Velocity to save its notes in iA's iCloud folder, so that it automatically syncs to iCloud and I can use iA's mobile apps to edit my notes on the fly?
posted by Rory Marinich
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I had to wipe my HDD & reinstall Windows. Will iTunes sync my iPhone 4 correctly, or decide to wipe its contents? It's synced to the cloud, and yet I am worried... [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Mar 7, 2012 -
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 -
Help my wife and I wrangle our address book full of contacts, phone numbers, and calendars across our two iPhones, two individual Gmails, and a few shared GMail email addresses with Google calendar's each. Plus, we use a shared OSX account. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Do you use a Mac laptop in combination with a PC desktop computer? Please tell me how you manage your workflow between the two. Can you recommend useful software and/or hardware to make coexistence as painless as possible? [more inside]
posted by embrangled
on Jan 3, 2012 -
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 -
Is there any way to restore the data on just one particular app from an older iPhone to a new one? Special difficulties inside... [more inside]
posted by Aubergine
on Mar 18, 2011 -
I have a MacBook and an iMac and would like to keep the same iPhoto library on both machines. I'm comfortable with making sure I only change the library on one machine at a time. I've done research and it seems the only way to keep the library on both machines is to use rsync, but despite following some online guides I can't get it to work. Does anyone know of a user-friendly link that will help?
posted by ascullion
on Mar 6, 2011 -
I want to create a OneNote notebook for personal use only (notes, to-do lists, account passwords—no collaboration) and be able to sync it between my work laptop and my home PC... using Dropbox. Am I a fool? [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus
on Nov 9, 2010 -
On Friday, I used Sn0wbreeze to update my (jailbroken) iphone 3gs from 3.1.3 to 4.0. Everything went smoothly, and I restored all my previous apps and files. I synced the phone a few times that night to get all my settings the way I wanted. Today, I plugged in my phone to sync it, but now iTunes is showing the "Set Up Your Phone" screen, with the options of either setting it up as a new phone or restoring from a backup. What gives, and how do I make it quit? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Aug 16, 2010 -
I have a mobile me account, a mac, an iPhone and a work pc. I would like to sync my mail account across these platforms can someone tell me how. I have a gmail account as well as an account through the university I work for. Both are POP accounts. Thanks so much.
posted by emmysue01
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Help me manage multiple versions of my digital music collection across several computers. Geeky details inside. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on May 12, 2009 -
What is the best way to sync my contacts (name, email, phone number) between my iPhone, MacBook Pro, and Gmail? I am using Address Book at the moment but should I be using something else? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on May 3, 2009 -
Why did my Outlook inbox empty when I started forwarding messages to a new account? [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob
on Nov 26, 2008 -
So I ponied up and got an iPhone last week after holding out for a year and a half. I'm head-over-heels in love with this thing! However, as is want to happen in relationships, there is usually one or two glaring flaws that emerge after some time spent together. I've found my one big gripe (so far) with the iPhone; photo syncing.
posted by jluce50
on Nov 24, 2008 -
Why does my iPhone insist that I have an appt every Monday @ 6.30pm? [more inside]
posted by mpls2
on Mar 26, 2008 -
IT Geek Filter: A better way to sync millions of files between very remote servers? [more inside]
posted by Cosine
on Mar 19, 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 -
I'm looking for a hosted calendar solution, web based, that will support Palm syncing as well as iCal compatibility, maybe through an export type or something. Does anyone use something similar, free or otherwise? So, a web based calendar that I can host that allows syncing to palms and iCal date crossing sharing export match sync.
posted by orange clock
on Dec 20, 2004 -
imacs and palm pilots and windows systems - do they play nicely together?
i'm trying to help a friend figure out if his soon-to-arrive imac (his first mac since 85) will be able to sync with the calendar and contact software on a palm pilot. he currrently uses ACT at work (WIN), but is willing to change that to a different calendar/contact solution that will allow him to sync the palm pilot at home too, (and add info at home). any advice on simple solutions or best practices?
posted by chr1sb0y
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Cell phone question. Got an LG from Verizon -- but I suck at typing on phones, and the thought of entering the umpteen dozens of contacts I have has scared me from entering all but a few.
When I was on T-Mobile, you could add contacts online. Is there any quick and easy way for me to do something like this? I just want to type them, since it would take me six and a half years to enter them manually.
posted by oissubke
on May 28, 2004 -
Has anyone ever scored or recorded music for a feature film? How does it work? I just got a gig to do a film soundtrack and I am totally clueless about the process.
posted by zaelic
on Feb 21, 2004 -