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  • 90. Re: sync without iCloud?
    BruceHBlack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately gang, I have to withdraw my support for MarkSpace's missing sync.  I continue to have problems getting it to sync reliably and effortlessly.  I have asked their support for help a couple of times and I get relief for a limited period of time but the issues continue to reappear (multiple entries, wont sync on start as selected, wont sync at all due to errors, syncing is a still a two step process at best using iTunes and MissingSync to get everything done).  Sorry if anyone bought this on my recommendation.


    One of you programming gurus PLEASE write us a work around for this!  It cant be that hard for you literate guys and gals, and hacker geniuses!



  • 91. Re: sync without iCloud?
    kllewyMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd like to add my name to the list of users who don't wish to share my notes or reminders with Apple (or by extension, snooping security agencies) via iCloud. Thank you to all who have shared your experiences.


    I'd rather not use a 3rd party tool for this kind of thing, so I've decided to put my Notes and Reminder content as Calendar items on one specific future date (or possibly as contacts) and will sync them in this way.


    Annoying, but it will at least achieve secure syncing between devices. 

  • 92. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am sure most of you know it by now, but just in case:

    FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NOT UPGRADED TO OS MAVERICK AND ITUNES 11.1.2 BEWARE THAT AFTER THE UPGRADE ALL LOCAL SYNC IS DISABLED!!!!! However unbelievable it is Apple has done this without any warning. So here I am sitting with an IOS7 iPhone and a Maverick Macbook and the two contan totally different information. Furthermore Apple's latest innovation is to sync Keychain via iCloud. (Imagne your business partner knocking on your door asking you to handover your keys and bank account numbers and PINs!!!)

  • 93. Re: sync without iCloud?
    kllewyMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm sorry to hear that Z001.


    I was waiting to hear from someone as to whether Apple were going to put local syncing of Notes/Reminders back, or remove local syncing entirely before upgrading my macbook pro to Mavericks. This issue is obviously not being covered by the media, although perhaps positing that the surveillance authorities are mandating it might get some attention .


    I've only just bought my first Mac computer in the past month (have used iphones in the past and thought I would try the whole thing). I'm enjoying many elements of it, but this patronizing attitude related to how I move my data around between devices is disappointing.

  • 94. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I went all Apple few years ago (laptop, desktop, phones), but this may be my last one if they carry on like this. It will be a difficult migration process but at the moment I am sitting with couple of very expensive useless gadgets...

  • 95. Re: sync without iCloud?
    TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    I'm still on OS X 6, I am very weary of moving up/on as I like local and don't want iCloud.


    What is OS X 9 like without iCloud?  Can yo sync?  At the moment I plug my iPhone 3G into my MBP and sync with iTunes 10 and it all works well.

  • 96. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The OS seems to behave well, quite fast, however sync only covers apps, photos, movies, books and music, i.e. mostly stuff you can buy in iTunes.....so I am stuck at the moment.

  • 97. Re: sync without iCloud?
    I am Mel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Crap. I was wondering how Mavericks affected syncing. This *****. I'm really glad I learned this before buying an ipad. I was saving to buy one soon. I've been a mac user since the late 80/early 90s. Never had reason to switch. I haven't liked the way apple has been moving in the past few years, though. Does anyone know if windows and linux platforms have local syncing?


    I can downgrade to earlier Mac os's but I doubt newer phones/tablets will be compatible with that, so I expect that would only buy me a year or so.


    *sigh* - Remember when WE told our own computers what to do? Before apple decided users were too stupid to know what they wanted/needed in products?


    This is so not cool.

  • 98. Re: sync without iCloud?
    BruceHBlack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HOLY ****!!!  This is abysmal!  I will have to go back and do a clean install of 10.8!


    APPLE WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!?!  Are the thought police (NSA, Administration) putting pressure on you to make everything discoverable? 


    Were it not for the superior machines and interfaces you produce, I'd be headed back to the IBM / Windows world.


    So disappointed and, frankly, very concerned. 


    I too will delay the purchase of an iPad.

  • 99. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Olive123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OMG!!! I installed Mavericks last day and i discovered that today! It's such a shame that Apple doesn't let us the choice between icloud and traditionnal synchronization.


    I don't want to sync my calendar or my contacts on the cloud so il will use only my iphone without synchronization. If you know a phone that give us possibility to synchronise without cloud computing I'll buy it.

  • 100. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I am afraid it is not the phone it is your Mac with Mavericks the issue. You will have to do what BruceHBlack is planning or consider installing Server (available in App Store) BUT ONLY IF YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND IN MANAGING A SERVER!!!! This woudl give you local (network) sync option almost as building your on cloud, but I am still scared getting on with this because of the fear I will mess up my Mac and my stuff on the iPhone.

  • 101. Re: sync without iCloud?
    TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    sorry for the spelling I am dyslex...


    I ran my own server on 10.5 for a bit and I would say the easy way was to start fresh with evey thing.


    Have a dedcated computer as a server (you can work on the same computer as you run the server on but I think dedicated is better)





  • 102. Re: sync without iCloud?
    I am Mel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some questions for those of you who have set up servers - because I have not!:


    1) I know that when a server is used correctly - for a business or home network - it should run 24/7. But if I only need it for the purposes of syncing my phone to my computer once a week, does it NEED to run the rest of the time? I can turn it off in between can't I? Could I continue to work on my regular mac and make changes to the calendar and contacts, and then have it sync the next time I turn on the server? (much like connecting and disconnecting an external drive for TIme Machine whenever I feel like it?) Or does that cause problems or glitches?


    Everything I've read says a server must run 24/7, but I'm not sure why or if it would need to in a situation like mine. - I wouldn't be taking advantage of all the server features, but I don't need the rest!


    Any thoughts on this from people who've set one up?


    2) Can I run the server on an older computer if I only want it for the purpose of syncing? Would an older computer, running "pre-mavericks" server softare, be able to sync contacts and calendars with a newer machine running Mavericks?


    Thanks for any input.

  • 103. Re: sync without iCloud?
    Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks TopSteve. I intend to run the the server (if I get myself to do it) on the same Macbook I am using a) because I only have a much older machine I could use for this purpose and b) I would like to be geographically independent if possible, but I suspect I will only be able to use the server to sync on my home network only as I probably won't be able to configure it elsewhere. I am also very interested to find out the answers to I am Mel's questions.

  • 104. Re: sync without iCloud?
    TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Sorry about the spelling I am dyslex....


    to I am Mel;


    I am not trying to be orquid when I say "Read the manuls" Apple have some very good manuls online.  If after reading the manules you still have theres sort of questions then you most probley don't have the temperment to run/install/adminastrate a server.


    To your first point's hears my answer simple answer's. "......is used correctly" there is no correct way of using a computer, I have one as a door stop LOL   I don't know what you have read that says "must run 24/7" No! a server dose not have to be on 24/7.  Next you say "..my regular mac.." the term "a server" is a confusing one for some "a server"  a "regular mac" and and dose run server software on it as part of the desktop OS.  If you goto "System Preferences/Sharing"(at least on all OS X's from 10.n to 10.6 (I run snow learpard) you will see a list of services that you can run all of witch are "Servers" now if you have any running then your meachine is a "Server" the only difinces between you computer and a "Server" meachine is a server often has reduntant parts, hot swapable parts things like RAID and no monitor or keyboard and mouse and the admin is done at diffent computer using forms of "Remote Management"


    As for the " server features, but I don't need the rest!" Often when admin'ing a server it not a case of what features you will need it a case of the features it needs. e.g. you may not need! a DNS server but if there is not a propley setup DNS server on you system/network then some services you need will not!!! work.


    Now point two)

    Running a server on a older meachine?  ammm Yes and No the server parts or services are sub parts of the OS some are independant of the OS like "Web Sharing" witch on the Mac Apple chose to use "Apache or Apache2" whitch runs on any OS (OSX,Windows,Linux.........etc) the same is true of the mail server and DNS server etc...  BUT!!! if you need services specific to "Mavericks" or Mac has to be capable of running "Mavericks"


    If this is ALL TO MUCH!!!! then running a server is not for you and the best thing to do is stick with the way Apple want you to work using iCloud.  (I DO NOT!!!!!!!!! like the way Apple want to lock you into using iCloud esp after the way they stop MobilMe some day they may do the same to iCloud.)



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