iSync


mac15

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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
 

robbieduncan

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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.
 

RBMaraman

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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.
 

al256

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Originally posted by RBMaraman
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.
Well, all the PowerBooks do, and the early iMacs had IR aswell, but in OS X only the PowerBooks have IR support.
 

uhlawboi80

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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..
 

al256

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Originally posted by uhlawboi80
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..
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/c2273b2bad250f/www.apple.com/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.
 

iJon

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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