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Apple iSync 1.4 supports iPod mini, Symbian phones

updated 02:40 pm EST, Tue February 17, 2004

Apple releases iSync 1.4

Apple has released iSync 1.4, an update to its application that lets you manage your contacts, calendars, To Do lists, and Safari bookmarks across multiple Mac OS X computers and devices (such as an iSync-compatible mobile phone, Palm OS device, or iPod). Version 1.4 includes support for more Symbian OS smart phones and the iPod mini, as well as stability improvements. It requires iCal 1.5.1 or later and is available via the Mac OS X Software Update.




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    Missing features

    I appreciate that Apple has continued to update this very useful application, but I wish they would extend it to include two very useful features:

    1. Scheduled syncing. If it can automatically initiate a sync when I plug in my iPod, why can't it just run once a day at a given time?
    2. Syncing of selected folders. I would like to sync the documents folders on my two computers on a regular basis. I know that there are 3rd party apps out there that do this, but it seems like a natural extension of iSync to include this functionality.

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    RIPE

    This is just RIPE to get about 10-15 downloads

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    Re: Missing features

    Syncing of selected folders. I would like to sync the documents folders on my two computers on a regular basis. I know that there are 3rd party apps out there that do this, but it seems like a natural extension of iSync to include this functionality.

    Doesn't the .mac iDisk service allow for this? I've read of people redirecting the iDisk service to use their own WebDAV server, for those not big on subscriptionware.

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    Nokia

    I'd like to see even basic funtionality supported for Nokia bluetooth phones - the most popular business phones in Europe.

    Oh, hang on. Europe.

    We might as well be on another planet as far as Apple's added value functions are concerned...

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    Re: Nokia

    That's nokia's fault ,not Apple's. If Nokia had not "customized" bluetooth to their phones, then it would work...

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    USB phones

    Does anyone know if this iSync update (1.4) has added the ability to iSync to other phones other than Motorola, say LG phones.

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    Re: missing features

    1. Scheduled syncing. If it can automatically initiate a sync when I plug in my iPod, why can't it just run once a day at a given time?

    Umm, I thought it did scheduled syncing. And I say this because I ended up turning it off because it kept kicking in right in the middle of some game or another...

    Oh, and to do backups of 'user-defined folders or files' just adds tons of complexity and girth to an otherwise specific program.

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    Re:missing features

    Umm, I thought it did scheduled syncing. And I say this because I ended up turning it off because it kept kicking in right in the middle of some game or another...

    Yes, you're right. Its well hiden, but iSync can be scheduled to run *every hour*. It would be nice to see a once a day option - my bookmarks and address book don't change that often.

    As for the syncing of specified folders, I do agree this would be a nice feature. After all, isn't the point of syncing to allow a user of two different Macs to have basically the same user environment on each machine?

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    Nokia

    It's up to Nokia to send out specs of their models. Most Series 60, etc. phones are currently supported. My 3650 works great, and I know it's working great with a lot of European phones. If Nokia isn't selling a model in the US, then perhaps Nokia should send a spec to Apple so they can do it. Hard to work for a phone that doesn't exist to the developer. But, I'm sure it's just Apple s******* Europe again. Mmhmm.

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    Motorola v300

    Has anyone gotten iSync to work with their v300? Does it need to be unlocked first? Thanks

    Tom

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