The Joy of Sync
Jun 22, 2005, 6:00 PM by Eric Lin
A comprehensive guide to synchronizing contacts and more between your computer and your phone.
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Since before the PDA, people have gone to extremes just to keep their address book current. The PDA allowed people update their contacts and appointments on the go and sync them back to their computer. However as mobile phones took off in popularity, the PDA no longer kept users in sync. People would update contacts in their phone, not in their handheld. Updating a contact or appointment in a PDA then took extra effort that users eventually no longer cared to make. The popularity of the PDA waned with its usefulness, but people still wanted a way to sync their contacts between a mobile device and a computer.
Syncing is helpful for more than keeping phone and PC contacts current. It can also serve as a backup should you lose your phone or decide you want a new one. It can also provide an easy way to enter new data into the phone instead of struggling with T9 or multi-tap to enter names or email addresses.
Today the vast majority of phones sold through national carriers sync with PCs, either through software available from the manufacturer, the carrier, or a third party. However navigating what phone syncs with what PC (or Mac) application is a virtual maze. We've simplified the confusion a bit, but there are still many challenges and caveats.
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Sync like you mean it
Other than using a Windows Mobile phone, what will allow synchronizing multiple Outlook address books, even ones with thousands of entries?
DataViz has a promising product with RoadSync, but it will only work if your IT Dept is running Exchange 2003.
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photo files > card reader > into my iMac
I thought that I could save photo files to a memory expansion card and then put the memory expansion card into a card reader which is connected to my iMac G4 17" flatscreen with a USB cable.
Is this not easier than sync-ing? I read a CNet article by Kent German all about three synching devices and this questioning kept rising up in my brain like a bothersome itch.
Please can anyone suggest and advise and clarify? I mainly want to upload photo files from my camera phone. I don't need to manage email addresses.
mac sync with LG
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