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Time-zone independent events and events that span timezones

420 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 7:00 AM by matt00 RSS
Armando Stettner Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Jun 16, 2013 7:58 PM




I use Calendar rather heavily.  In fact, I have events in my calendar that date back from 1995 or so that have migrated forward from my Newton through Palms and Blackberries and now to iPhones - some migration or coexistence between the Mac and these devices was painful, to say the least.  But, I digress...



For the record, I have Time Zone Support off on my iPhone and iPad.  It's also off in Calendar on my Mac; the Mac is my 'authoritative' source of calendar (and address book) info.  When I move, it changes timezones.  For the most part, the iPhone and iPad do the right thing for events that have actual real times to them such as meetings.  If I'm supposed to be on a phone call at 7AM Seattle time, when I go to Boston, I need to be on at 10AM and it does all the devices do the right thing with those events.



But, I want to create a recurring (daily) calendar event that happens at the same local time every day, regardless of what timezone I'm in.  For example, I create such an event in Seattle for 9AM Seattle time (PT).  When I go to Boston, I want it to happen there at 9AM ET; and the same if I went to India - 9AM IST.



Any thoughts?  I live with this inconvenience for other things working quite well.



My other desire is when, for example, putting airplane trips into the calendar.  I'm in Seattle and putting in Alaska Airlines Flight 12 which departs Seattle at 9:05AM PT and arrives at 5:34PM in Boston (ET).  It would be wonderful, if for the the start and end times for event scheduling, there was a pull-down or scroll-wheel from which one could select the time zone.  Now, I have to do the calculation and do 9:05AM departure and 2:34PM arrival.  It's gets a little more difficult when one is going to places where daylight savings is not observed or if you are unfamiliar with the time differences (as when flying direct from the US to India).



Any thoughts on this problem??





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