Tired of being asked to subscribe to Apple music all the time? Tired of not being able to sync your iTunes songs across multiple computers easily? Google has a solution that will sync your songs across your iOS devices and your home computer, and you can easily manage which songs get synced and which don’t, and you have full control over settings like whether you want to be able to stream songs over your phone data network or Wi-Fi etc.
The Google play music application replaces iTunes as a music player on your iPhone. It gives you more control over the uploading and downloading of songs.
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.
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.
Here’s the process for how to copy a DVD to your iPad to watch on a plane or in the car. Continue reading 〉
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 〉
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.