.Mac Push Syncing

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The rumor mill has been working overtime lately with respect to Apple’s .Mac service. In my experience this has been one of the most controversial Apple products in the last few years. Some people swear by it while others seem to hate it. For my part, I find it very useful but probably overpriced. Of particular note are the recent rumors that with the iPhone 2.0 software, .Mac is going to start pushing email, calendar and contact data to our iPhones. I don’t like to get hung up on rumors but let me just go on record to say that is something I’ve been lusting after for some time now. I generally sync my iPhone to the MacBook Pro but that usually stays at my desk at home while the MacBook Air follows me around during the week. Even though my calendars are synced (via BusySync) and contacts are synced via .Mac, if I sync the calendar and contact data on the iPhone on both Macs, inevitably things start hiccuping. I would much prefer that stuff (which are very small data packets) just show up on my phone and forego that type of wired syncing altogether.

This would also be fantastic for families and small businesses that don’t need an Enterprise but still need the convenience of push syncing. I’m crossing my fingers that this rumor comes true.

10 Comments .Mac Push Syncing

  1. ggsfake@mac.com

    I agree. Going from a Blackberry to a iphone back on June 29 I would have to say the two most important things I had to leave behind, and the two features that made the phone a business tool were push email and the red light/beep that notified you when you received a message that has not been read yet. I would love to see the iphone 2.0/new model fix these two problems,

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  2. ggsfake@mac.com

    I agree. Going from a Blackberry to a iphone back on June 29 I would have to say the two most important things I had to leave behind, and the two features that made the phone a business tool were push email and the red light/beep that notified you when you received a message that has not been read yet. I would love to see the iphone 2.0/new model fix these two problems,

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  3. ggsfake@mac.com

    I agree. Going from a Blackberry to a iphone back on June 29 I would have to say the two most important things I had to leave behind, and the two features that made the phone a business tool were push email and the red light/beep that notified you when you received a message that has not been read yet. I would love to see the iphone 2.0/new model fix these two problems,

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  4. ggsfake@mac.com

    I agree. Going from a Blackberry to a iphone back on June 29 I would have to say the two most important things I had to leave behind, and the two features that made the phone a business tool were push email and the red light/beep that notified you when you received a message that has not been read yet. I would love to see the iphone 2.0/new model fix these two problems,

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  5. ggsfake@mac.com

    I agree. Going from a Blackberry to a iphone back on June 29 I would have to say the two most important things I had to leave behind, and the two features that made the phone a business tool were push email and the red light/beep that notified you when you received a message that has not been read yet. I would love to see the iphone 2.0/new model fix these two problems,

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  6. marieboyer@comcast.net

    Hey, David, I knew you were BusySync fan but I did not know you made the switch from spanning sync official.

    Did you ever post your thinking on the switch? I still have not purchased either for fear of the syncing wierdness of which you speak in this post.

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  7. marieboyer@comcast.net

    Hey, David, I knew you were BusySync fan but I did not know you made the switch from spanning sync official.

    Did you ever post your thinking on the switch? I still have not purchased either for fear of the syncing wierdness of which you speak in this post.

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  8. marieboyer@comcast.net

    Hey, David, I knew you were BusySync fan but I did not know you made the switch from spanning sync official.

    Did you ever post your thinking on the switch? I still have not purchased either for fear of the syncing wierdness of which you speak in this post.

    Reply
  9. marieboyer@comcast.net

    Hey, David, I knew you were BusySync fan but I did not know you made the switch from spanning sync official.

    Did you ever post your thinking on the switch? I still have not purchased either for fear of the syncing wierdness of which you speak in this post.

    Reply
  10. marieboyer@comcast.net

    Hey, David, I knew you were BusySync fan but I did not know you made the switch from spanning sync official.

    Did you ever post your thinking on the switch? I still have not purchased either for fear of the syncing wierdness of which you speak in this post.

    Reply

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