Thread: Apple's iSync and the Tungsten
01-09-2003, 08:29 AM #1
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Apple's iSync and the Tungsten
I run two machines at home, one is an PC running XP and the other is a Mac running Mac OS X (10.2.3). My PC is very nice but I find myself using my iMac (flat panel) more and more and am considering Hot Syncing to it instead of the PC.
My heart belongs to the Mac but when it came to HotSyncing to it over the years, my attitude was, "be afraid, be very very afraid." I never lost data or anything, but it was certainly unpredictable at best.
Now that the new version of iSync is out, I'm toying with trying it again. For those who sync to OS X:
- How is the newest version (1.0) of iSync working out for you?
- Is it one of those things where it worked yesterday but not today? (That was a huge problem for me on earlier Macs)
- Is your data safe, any losses or doubling?
Thanks in advance for the input!
Hope that all is well with everyone.
- DAT\"mmm.... Billy Beer.... We elected the wrong Carter.\"
- Homer Simpson
01-09-2003, 08:57 AM #2
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- Jan 2002
Hello Tungsten DT.
I am having some trouble getting iSync to send the Address Book data in my Palm to the Apple Address Book in OS X.
I haven't had any trouble syncing data to Entourage X.
I'm not HotSyncing a Tungsten with the Mac, I'm using a m505. I did use the Tungsten software disc to load Palm Desktop on my Mac G4.
01-09-2003, 10:05 AM #3
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- Dec 2002
PC just became a paperweight
This thread for me is more relevant now than it was when I wrote it. I have my PC set up with 2 firewalls and always up-to-date Norton Antivirus, and what happened? I got a virus that appears to have deleted my user file. Unbelievable.
I don't install Warez, share files, etc., and yet I've got a virus on my PC. Thank goodness for my Mac - at least I can get some work done today. I can't even open my email program as I "don't have permission."
Sorry, I'll stop now. I'm just whining...\"mmm.... Billy Beer.... We elected the wrong Carter.\"
- Homer Simpson
01-09-2003, 10:39 AM #4
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More Information On iSync Version 1.0 & iCal Version 1.0.1
Maybe this is of any use.....?
January 3rd, 2003
[7:00 AM CST] Apple Knowledge Base Article - More Information On iSync Version 1.0 & iCal Version 1.0.1
Apple has updated two articles in the Knowledge Base regarding the updates to both iSync and iCal. Apple's Knowledge Base (sometimes referred to as the KBase) is a central location for all of Apple's support documents and other important information.
We announced the new versions of iSync and iCal yesterday, but at that point, Apple wasn't very forthcoming with lists of changes. The updated Knowledge Base articles help to fill in some of the missing information.
After six months in Public Beta, Apple has updated iSync to version 1.0. iSync 1.0 brings the ability to automatically sync according to a schedule, along with added stability and speed. To sync a Palm device with iSync, you will need Palm Desktop 4.0 and iSync Palm Conduit 1.0. From Apple:
Read Before You Install iSync 1.0
You can use iSync to synchronize your Address Book contacts and iCal calendar and To Do information across Mac OS computers and devices, such as an iSync-compatible Bluetooth mobile phone, a Palm OS device, or an iPod. If you have a .Mac account, you can also use iSync to synchronize information across multiple computers.
What's new in iSync 1.0?
iSync 1.0 has several enhancements and improvements over the iSync Public Beta version, including automatic sync scheduling and performance and stability improvements.
iSync 1.0 works on all Macintosh computers running Mac OS X version 10.2.2 (or later) with iCal 1.0.1 installed. You need to store your contact information in Address Book and your calendar information in iCal for iSync 1.0 to work. For more information on Address Book or Mac OS X , visit the Mac OS X website at http://www.apple.com/macosx. For more information on iCal, visit http://www.apple.com/ical.
To synchronize two or more computers using the Internet, you need a .Mac membership. For more information, visit http://www.mac.com.
To synchronize the information on your Palm OS device, you need to have the Palm Desktop 4.0 (or later) installed, and install the iSync 1.0 Palm Conduit. For more information, visit http://www.apple.com/isync.
Apple has also give a minor update to iCal, bringing it to version 1.0.1. iCal 1.0.1 brings improvements to speed and stability, while adding improved vCal and Entourage importing support. iCal 1.0.1 requires OS X 10.2.2. From Apple:
What's new in iCal 1.0.1?
iCal 1.0.1 provides a number of performance and stability enhancements, and improved support for importing vCal and Entourage information.
iCal 1.0.1 works with all Macintosh computers running Mac OS X version 10.2.2 or later. For more information, visit the Mac OS X website at www.apple.com/macosx.
To share calendars using the Internet, you need a .Mac account or access to a private WebDAV-enabled server. For more information about publishing your calendar using .Mac, visit the .Mac website at www.mac.com.
To send email invitations to iCal events, you need to use the Mail application in Mac OS X version 10.2, and create an address card for yourself and any people you want to invite to events in your Address Book (in the Applications folder). If you're using a different mail application, you cannot send email invitations.
iCal uses a standard specification called "iCalendar" to display, store, and exchange calendar information. iCal also supports the older "vCalendar" standard.
For the latest information about iCal or the devices that work with iSync, visit the iCal website at http://www.apple.com/ical or the iSync website at http://www.apple.com/isync.
You can find the Knowledge Base article about iSync and iCal at Apple's Web site.
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