iCal 1.0.1, iSync 1.0 released

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    finally!
    i sync my stuff (desktopG4, powerbookG4, palm and dorMac) since the beta is out. it was more or less okay.
    anyone tried the new versions?
    i am gonna download and try it out...
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    Indeed! Usually, when opening iCal, it would be like beep beep beep beep beep beep open.

    Now? No beeps. ;)

    It's quick like a bunny. word.

    wtg apple.
     
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    ...on my powerbookG4 400 to start ical up it takes:

    "beep beep"

    :) and that's faster than before! overall speed is also increased. good update... anyone tried isync?

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    Oh my god, finally it works...

    Wow, iCal is actually usable now. It was an absolute joke before, but now I can use it to organize my day! Finally!:)
     
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    Yup iCal is much faster, and also dosen't totally close when you hit the red button anymore:)
     
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    iSync works, too.
    i had no problems either with iCal nor with iSync.
    ...but .mac is down right now... what's up there? i wanted to check the .mac address book - the unly thing i get is a notice: server unreachable...
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    Ok, NOW I'm excited

    I thought that these two things would be part of the bulk of the keynote. There must be some good stuff coming next week for them to release this now!

    Regards,
    Gus

    P.S. Did you notice that iSync and iCal now have those "recessed" buttons on them?
     
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    iCal - ROBUST to say the least!

    Numbering schemes for program versions are so misleading "x.x.x" a single point upgrade is all we got, BUT what a difference. I would have been fine with iCal 1.5 for this baby! Apple's programmers must be taking Ginseng or something - they've been working so hard since Jaguar.

    iCal is, as others are saying, snappy (iBook 600; 16MB VRAM) running 10.2.3

    iSync is okay... slightly ahead of it's time, perhaps, but it's great for the old iPod, eh.

    THANK YOU, APPLE.
     
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    Don't Work

    In version 1.0 I could never get these features to work (I don't have .Mac):

    1) Publish to a non .Mac web server. (What is webdav?)

    2) Email invites to people who don't have .Mac email account (who does anyway?)

    3) Email Reminders to myself for events.

    4) The Alarm reminders desperately need a Snooze button like Microsoft Entourage.

    Do any of these work correctly in the latest version or does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Ok, NOW I'm excited

    They were planned to be part of the keynote. Microsoft is supposed to be releasing their sync software within the next few days, Apple decided to move up its release date. ZDNews had an article on it today.

    Kind of funny, you really screw yourself over when all of your announcements happen on a particular day.....your competition can easily steal thunder if they are working on similar products. MS was supposidly to announce availability a day or two before MWSF.
     
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    well I guess Apple one-upped Microsoft on that then!
    Glad to see some improvements, iCal was kinda dissapointing for me at first, but I'll use it much more now.:D
    Don't have much use for iSync at the moment though.
     
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    Question: Does this iCal update just update the old iCal or totally replace it? I don't want to lose my current calander events. Also, if it was just an update, it seems like you would be able to download just the update using software update. However, you can't. Thanks in advance. :cool:
     
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    iCal update


    The new version of iCal is almost twice the file size of 1.0!!!!! There's a lot more under the hood than a simple x.x.x update, me thinks!

    Anywho, this update updates the existing program - all of my calendars were left in existence... no problems... you can update without fear of losing data... but, since you were prudent enough to post such a question, it might be in your best interest to be prudent enough to save your calendar files to another location (just in case).

    About the download. iCal was originally a separate download, for some reason or another. But I do wonder why it isn't part of the software update. Hmm, licensing issues perhaps? Or perhaps it's just an effort to make it "feel" like a really big deal.

    In any case, the new version is much better.
     
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    Bloody hell...

    Well I just managed to delete all my appointments for the next year from my Palm and iCal... :mad:

    When I synced for the first time, iCal (yet again) contained about eight (count 'em) duplicates of every single appointment and task.

    So I deleted all my calendars and decided to sync again, thinking that iCal would take up the stuff from my Palm.
    Instead, it deleted everything off the Palm - there's no option to tell iSync whether one device should over-ride the other!
    I tried to rever to last sync - no luck - and 'reset devices' from my .Mac account - no luck again.

    And another thing (I'm on a roll - anyone would think I'd paid for this stuff! ;) )
    Each time I sync, I get told I'm gonna have 99 new contacts added here there and everywhere, 1170 events and so on. The only option is to cancel or accept - I would like to be able to go in and see what's going on.
    And the bit at the end where iSync tries to reconcile conflicts... the window isn't big enough to see what's going on.

    No - don't like it. I also don't see the point of having two sync applications going at the same time (HotSync and iSync) and why can't I use Bluetooth on my tungsten instead of the cradle? That's why I bought the adapter!

    fortunately I just remembered I was demoing Now Up to Date so a lot of my stuff will be safe on there. I don't like NUTD, would prefer to use iApps, but I think iSync has a long way to go. Nice idea, but too risky to use I think.

    Still, if they're releasing this stuff now, it must be to clear the way for an announcement next week? At least the 'one more thing' won't be 'iSync has now been released'.
     
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    We Mac heads are a fickle bunch. Release minor updates like this prior to the Beeg Show is smart. If they'd made these minor releases during the show, we would've collectively cried/pissed/moaned, saying, "THIS is BIG NEWS?" etc etc etc etc blah blah blah.

    You KNOW I'm right.

    :)
     
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    iSync disables conduits

    So anyway, I went to drag the Now Up to Date conduit from 'disabled' where iSync put it, and I find that it has also put my NoteTake, Acrobat, project management and a couple of other conduits in there too for good measure.

    Why?

    Mmm... Now I could be a cynic and suggest it's just being really stupid, or could these conduits be incompatible with a future feature? Maybe Apple are at last going to allow us to sync our Palm memos without having to use Palm Desktop or Entourage? (Oh yes, something else that really annoys me!! ;) )

    But moving third party conduits for no good reason - sounds very 'Microsoft' to me!
     
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    stickies (and an oops)

    I saw this mentioned in passing somewhere once before (so I can't take credit for the idea) ... why not have iSync put Palm memos in a revamped Stickies program?

    Some people seem to swear by stickies... I personally find them a bit too intrusive for my liking, but if it had some other options for display it might work well through iSync and a Palm.

    Just a thought :) I'm aching to get home to my Quicksilver to try out the updated apps!


    PS: when I first went to post this I accidentally hit the "new thread" option instead of "post reply" and it ended up out there somewhere on the forums ... I tried to delete it but it gave me some error about not having permission. LOL! Newbie mistake, sorry!
     
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    Re: Since .Mac is down.

    sorry sparkleytone bit those links don't work.
    and don't worry about it achmfooma, next time you do that just report the thread to a moderator and they will delete it.
     
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    I was just about to start a thread about this, I got a .mac subscription for xmas and i go to the activation site.... wait... wait.... about 3 minutes before the page loaded. THen it took about 5 tries to put in the information... and then the site was slow as death so i couldn't get any updates. It really pissed me off, i mean we pay 100 dollars a year, a fair price imo, and then as soon as we try to use it it dies. I'm trying to use backup right now, since i figure i might as well get everything out of .mac i can, and to back stuff up to my iDisk it takes 2 hours to do about 4 megs, then fails..... not good. THey amy have to dump the people they're workin with right now, this has happened before.
     

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