iSync

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sparkleytone, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

    sparkleytone

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    Mac OS X Rumors has some great coverage on iSync, as the guy has gotten a build of the beta. Seems to be pretty sweet.
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I have the beta, I used it to sync my .mac stuff , which is another great feature of isync and also you can have a little thing in the menu for it
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Developer Question : Open API?

    Do any of you know if Apple are going to provide an open API for iSync when it's released. As far as I can tell it should be able to sync with any SyncML datasource but is there some way of defining such a datasource. Basically I want to be able to sync my (Mac) laptop to my KDE (on Linux) desktop. I am willing to write a daemon (and release as open-source) to provide the linux side of this, but without an API to write a plugin for on the Mac it won't work.
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I hope they expand the list of devices that iSync can work with. If Mac's had a bilt in infrared port, they could use that technology to sync with a bunch of cell phones and PDA's.
     
  5. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, all the PowerBooks do, and the early iMacs had IR aswell, but in OS X only the PowerBooks have IR support.
     
  6. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

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    first: cant wait for iSync

    but as far as IR goes..it always found it to be a pretty shaky technology in practice...and maybe i am blind and dumb...but my TiBook doesnt have an IR port...never has. maybe old powerbooks did..
     
  7. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my PowerBook G4 (400mhz, 1st model...) does have an IR Port, it's on the left side. Well, I looked at the PowerBook page (apple.com/powerbook) and couldn't find it either (http://a1008.g.akamai.net/7/1008/51...m/powerbook/images/specs_callouts04302002.gif). I guess apple discontiued it. It does work with my Nokia phone (so I can use it as a modem), and I have transfered files between by iMac 233, and my Pismo as well. What shame, oh well, I hope bluetooth will catch on then.
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    IR port

    that is something i noticed too. the ti books used to have them until the dvi powerbook came out. probably dropped because bluetooth is the new thing.

    iJon
     

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