May 04

 

icloud

Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing.  All your photos are available everywhere all the time.  It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice.  There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them.  All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth.  So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.

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Jan 29

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Apple has changed the way calendars sync in Mavericks. Here’s how to sync your Apple Calendar App with an existing Google calendar.

You can’t use an iCloud based calendar to sync with Google.  You need to start from Google and go the other way.  Apple can see the gmail calendar but not the other way round.

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Oct 02

Copy DVD

Here’s the process for how to copy a DVD to your iPad to watch on a plane or in the car. Continue reading ⟩

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Aug 19

gmail

 

Here is how to access any of your Gmail contacts from the Apple OSX Address Book . I personally don’t think this is a great feature  because I like to keep all my contacts in one place – Apple’s address book. But if you have contacts in your online gmail account and want them on your OSX address book, this might be handy.  Continue reading ⟩

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Mar 01

google

Despite their differences, Apple and Google do work well together when it comes to email.  Gmail is free and it has great spam protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky. Apple mail is very nice to use and you can set it to use a Gmail account. Here’s how to use Gmail from Apple’s mail app and also how to set up Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.

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Dec 05

addressbook

So you have two computers, one at work and one at home, and perhaps an iPhone or iPad as well,  and you want the same contacts to be available to all of them.  The easiest way  to synchronise all your Address Book contacts is to use iCloud. If you make a contact or edit a contact in one of your computers, it is available almost instantly to all your other computers.  Continue reading ⟩

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Jan 05

When you have more than one computer and more than one iPhone or iPod there are various ways to sync your iTunes songs across all your devices.  This article outlines them all.

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Nov 21

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you’ll want the latest information available on each one as well as on your Macbook and iMac, whether it be at work or home.  There are a number of ways to synchronise different kinds of information, here’s my suggestions as to the best solution for each area that needs syncing.  Continue reading ⟩

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