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Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard

Book Description

Is your data stuck on your Mac? Learn how to sync it with another Mac, iPhone, iPod, mobile phone, or PDA!

With clear directions and a humorous touch, Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard explains how to sync data from a Mac running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with a variety of devices from Apple and other companies. Whether you want to sync phone numbers between your Mac and your mobile phone, share calendars and keychains between Macs, or move only new podcast episodes to a small iPod, syncing expert and master punster Michael Cohen has the answers. You'll learn what software and gear you need and the best ways to move data between different devices. The ebook also explains how syncing works under the hood and provides troubleshooting advice in case your sync engine throws a rod.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Syncing Data in Leopard
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in Version 1.1
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Quick Start to Syncing
    4. 2. A Briefing on Syncing
      1. The Four Ages of Syncing
      2. Syncing Managed Information
        1. Sync Services and Managed Data
        2. Syncing in Apple's Walled Garden
      3. The Sync Services Syncing Model
        1. The Players
        2. The Process
        3. Types of Sync Sessions
      4. Syncing vs. Backups
    5. 3. What You Can Sync
      1. The Information You Can Sync
      2. The Devices You Can Sync
        1. Syncing Between Macs
        2. Syncing with Apple Devices
        3. Syncing with Anything Else
      3. Choose How to Sync
    6. 4. Connect Your Gear
      1. Connect Over a Network
        1. MobileMe
        2. Apple TV
          1. Wired Apple TV Networking
          2. Wireless Apple TV Networking
          3. After You Connect the Apple TV
        3. Third-Party Utilities
      2. Connect With USB
        1. USB Connectors
        2. Cradles and Docks
        3. USB Versions
        4. Power Requirements
      3. Connect with Firewire
      4. Connect with Bluetooth
        1. Activate or Install Bluetooth
        2. A Brief Bluetooth Backgrounder
        3. Set Up a Bluetooth Device
          1. Set Up a Bluetooth Phone
          2. Set Up a Palm Device
    7. 5. Sync an Apple Device with iTunes
      1. Understand iTunes Syncing
      2. Set General Syncing Options
        1. About Device-Specific Options
        2. Syncing Automatically
          1. iPods and iPhones
          2. Apple TV
        3. Syncing Checked Items
        4. Manually Managing Music and Videos
      3. Sync Personal Information
        1. Set Up Personal Information Syncing for iPods and iPhones
        2. Manage iPod Information Syncing
        3. Manage iPhone and iPod touch Information Syncing
          1. Syncing iPhone and iPod touch Contacts
          2. Syncing iPhone and iPod touch Calendars
          3. Syncing Notes to an iPhone or iPod touch
          4. Syncing iPhone and iPod touch Mail Account Settings
          5. Syncing iPhone and iPod touch Bookmarks
        4. Reset iPhone and iPod touch Synced Information
      4. Sync Applications
      5. Sync Music
      6. Sync Movies and TV Shows
        1. Syncing Movies
        2. Syncing Episodes of TV Shows
          1. Syncing All TV Shows
          2. Syncing Recent TV Shows
          3. Syncing Unwatched TV Shows
      7. Sync Podcasts
        1. Syncing All Podcasts
        2. Syncing Recent Podcasts
        3. Syncing Unplayed Podcasts
        4. Syncing New Podcasts
      8. Sync iTunes U
      9. Sync Photos
      10. Sync Games on an iPod
    8. 6. iPhone and iPod touch Push Syncing
      1. Know Mobileme Push Basics
      2. Set Up Push on Your iPhone or Touch
        1. Understand Duplicate Confusion
        2. Prepare to Activate Push Syncing
        3. Set Up Push Syncing on Your Device
    9. 7. Sync a Handheld Device with iSync
      1. Know iSync Basics
      2. Add Phones
      3. Add Palm OS Devices
      4. Remove Devices
      5. Configure Device Sync Settings
      6. Reset Devices
      7. iSync Preferences
    10. 8. Sync Your Mac with MobileMe
      1. Meet MobileMe
      2. Choose What and When to Sync with MobileMe
        1. Sync by Button or Menu
      3. Sync Contacts and Calendars
        1. Turn On Contacts and Calendars Syncing
          1. With System Preferences
          2. With Application Preferences
        2. What Contacts and Calendars Syncing Syncs
        3. On the First Contacts and Calendars Sync
      4. Sync Mail Settings and Notes
        1. Notes about Notes
        2. Turn On Mail and Note Syncing
        3. What Mail Syncing Syncs
          1. Mail Accounts
          2. Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes
        4. On the First Mail Settings Sync
      5. Sync Keychains
        1. Turn On Keychain Syncing
        2. What Keychain Syncing Syncs
        3. On the First Keychain Sync
      6. Sync Dashboard Widgets and Dock Items
        1. Turn On Dashboard Widget and Dock Items Syncing
        2. What Dashboard Widget and Dock Items Syncing Syncs
        3. On the First Dashboard and Dock Sync
      7. Sync Preferences
        1. Turn On Preferences Syncing
        2. What Preferences Syncing Syncs
        3. On the First Preferences Sync
      8. Sync Bookmarks
        1. Turn On Bookmark Syncing
        2. What Bookmark Syncing Syncs
        3. On the First Bookmark Sync
      9. Sync Other Stuff with Mobileme
        1. Turn Syncing On
        2. What Stuff Syncs
        3. On the First Sync
      10. Reset Information
        1. Unregistering and Registering Users with MobileMe
          1. Unregistering
          2. Registering
        2. Resetting Your MobileMe Sync Data
    11. 9. The Conflict Resolver
      1. Resolve Conflicts When They Arise
      2. Use the Syncing Status Menu to Resolve Conflicts
    12. 10. Sync with Third-Party Software
      1. Why Try a Third Party?
      2. Sync Handheld Devices with Third-Party Software
        1. Sync Phones with Third-Party Plug-ins
          1. Where to Get Plug-Ins
          2. Install an iSync plug-in
        2. Sync Palms with Third-Party Software
        3. Sync Blackberries with Third-Party Software
        4. Sync Windows Mobile Devices with Third-Party Software
      3. Sync Managed Information without MobileMe
        1. Sync Internet Calendars Directly with an iPhone or iPod touch
          1. CalDAV
          2. ICS
        2. Set Up iCal to Sync Google Calendars with Calaboration
        3. Sync Address Book with Yahoo and Google
        4. Sync and Share Calendars with BusySync
        5. Sync and Share Calendars with BusyCal
        6. Sync and Share Contacts and Calendars with Spanning Sync
        7. Sync Locally with SyncTogether
      4. Sync Entourage
        1. Sync Entourage Calendars and Contacts
          1. Turn On Entourage Calendar and Address Book Syncing
          2. How Entourage Contacts, Events, and Tasks Syncing Works
        2. Sync Entourage Notes
          1. Turn On Entourage Notes Syncing
          2. How Entourage Notes Syncing Works
        3. Entourage and Exchange
        4. Entourage Calendar Syncing Quirks
      5. Sync Exchange Directly
        1. Sync Address Book with Exchange
        2. Sync an iPhone or iPod touch with Exchange
        3. Sync Google Calendars to Your iPhone or iPod touch with ActiveSync
    13. 11. Lost in Translation
      1. Compatibility Strategies Used By Leopard's Sync Services
      2. Compatibility Strategies You Can Use
        1. An iCal Testing Strategy
        2. An Address Book Testing Strategy
        3. After the Testing
    14. 12. Think Before You Sync
      1. Go with the Flow
      2. Choose a Master
      3. Be Regular
      4. Clean Up After Yourself
      5. Play It Safe
      6. Start Small
    15. A. If Things Go Wrong
      1. Scrutinize Common Troublemakers
        1. Check Connections
          1. Is Everything Plugged In?
          2. Is Everything Turned On?
          3. Is Everything Operating?
        2. Deal with Corruptions
          1. Regroup
          2. Diagnose the Cause
        3. System Updates
        4. Bugs and Other Misunderstandings
      2. Practice Basic Troubleshooting Techniques
        1. Check the Experts
          1. Make Web Searches
          2. Visit a Few Sites of Great Value
          3. Consult Apple's Support Site
        2. Create a New Account
        3. Back Up and Reset
          1. Back Up
          2. Reset
    16. B. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. About the Publisher
      4. Production Credits