Nova Media today announced introduction of a new version of their FoneLink app, version 2.0, which gives Mac users a really nice tool to keep their mobile phone in sync with contacts, calendar, and media—in ways that iSync can’t. If you know how iTunes lets you sync with your iPhone or iPod, this is the closest thing to it.


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Maccast 2008.05.22

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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Atom tablet coming from Apple and Intel? This weeks 3G iPhone watch. Add 12 more countries to the iPhone global dominion. The AT&T iPhone wi-fi saga continues. Mac sales up 50% for April. Phishing scam targets iTunes users. New Apple get a Mac ads, including an extended cut. Western Canada finally represents with an Apple Store. LED backlighting in all Mac Notebooks by 2009. Pystar Patches their Mac Clones. Apple and CBS sued over Mighty Mouse. Correction on OS X server pricing. Correction on using Time Machine restore. Follow-up on Entourage to iPhone Sync. Connecting your Mac to a TV. Mac changes name on wake from sleep. How to print out Safari Bookmarks. A little Apple history lesson. Using the Mac to do a Blog. Quicklook stole my shortcut.

EOL: 7th Son Obsidian

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See, I just love naked women. It’s a character flaw. — Striptease (1996)

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Maccast 2008.05.21 – Office 2008 with Shooby

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. A special episode of the Maccast. I sit down with former podcaster and friend of the Maccast Shooby and we discuss the latest version of Office for the Mac, Office 2008. This new version has some great updates and features along with some aggressive pricing for students and home users.

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Maccast 2008.05.11

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 226. 3G iPhone coming soon? iPhone plans for total global domination. NBC back on iTunes, sorta? Applecare now available for Apple TV. Informal Maccast iPhone data usage survey results. Using an old Mac as a mail server. Exchange to iCal/iPhone syncing. Troubleshooting drives behaving badly. Review: iFrogz Nano Audiowrapz Treadz. Cloned vs. TimeMachine backups. Getting files into “special” iTunes libraries.

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Mommy’s very angry. — Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)

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Sync iTunes music to Sony Ericssons with EasyListening

Written by: Alex Curtis

Categories: Hints & Tips

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Divine Robot has developed a new tool that allows Sony Ericsson mobile users copy and synchronize songs from their iTunes library to their phone.

Mac OS X’s iSync is good for synchronizing your contacts and calendars to your mobile phone, but not so much for your music. iTunes will generally only sync your music with iPods, some older MP3 players, the Motorola ROKR phone, and the iPhone. Not so much help if you want to play songs from your iTunes library on your phone. That’s where the helper-app EasyListening comes in.

Start up the app and plug-in your supported Sony Ericsson phone via USB. Up pops a brushed metal window that looks iSync, showing the name and description of your phone. From there, fire up iTunes and select individual songs or a whole playlist (not supported by all phones) and then drag them to the EasyListening window. You can also use EasyListening to sync songs to a Memory Stick card.


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Making the most of a jailed iPhone

Written by: John Fiore

Categories: Editorial, Hints & Tips

Until the SDK comes out I’m stuck in envy of my friends who can play games like Labyrinth and use native apps such as iFlickr, iFlix, and MobileChat. Getting used to web apps can be difficult, but I’ve spent a fair amount of time sifting through the obscene amount of web apps that have little or no functionality to find the best.

Instant Messaging: There are a few options here but Meebo easily provides the best experience. It is essentially the same as the other options, however with Meebo you can use your existing account to log into multiple IM accounts at the same time. This however has a secondary purpose that makes it so great. When you’re instant messing with Edge there is a good chance you will get disconnected and miss parts of the conversation. Meebo enables logging when you sign up for an account, so you never miss any part of any conversation, and can refer back to it ¬†at any time. http://meebo.com – automatically loads iPhone version upon visit.
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Maccast 2008.05.02

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 225. iPhone coming to Canada this year. Strings point to iPhone as an iTunes remote. New iPod+iTunes TV Ad. iMacs revved to 3.06GHz. Apple Store help like a rainbow. BBC comes to iTunes US, iTunes rentals same day as DVD. 3G iPhones cheaper from AT&T. Apple brings Java SE 6 to Leopard. Maccast One Minute Tip is Back!! Make sure you Mac can breathe. Safari has a local SQL database. Confusion when troubleshooting with clones. Human-powered transcription app. Mail eating memory and crashing. Where do Recovered Files come from? When is a backup, not a backup?

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He slimed me. — Ghostbusters (1984)

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