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  • 1,110. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Your choice, but if I would address Apple I would use the correct method.

  • 1,111. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    For the umpteenth time, that is exactly what their Feedback site is for

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 1,112. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    Ju from France wrote:

     

    Hi Csound1 ! Of course I know, but I have a little hope that some Apple execs are interested, what Apple-user think about their products. It seems not so improbable …

    The Apple "execs" killed this over two years ago. Sync Services was proprietary and required Apple engineers to maintain and improve. CalDAV and CardDAV are open standards which do no require any maintenance by Apple. It provides a much better service will little to no cost to Apple.

     

    You may think that they took the decision lightly at the time and will sway to the whims of a handful of users, but I doubt that will happen.

  • 1,113. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Greg Hodge Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    A few notes about my trip reverting to Mountain Lion

     

     

    I did enjoy using Mavericks, and will continue with the new OS on two of my machines, however since I do need the USB sync method for my Contacts and Calendars with an iPhone and iPad, I reverted to Mountain Lion on my primary system.  Here's what went well for me and a few surprises I had to work around.

     

     

    It was more than a week of Mavericks use before I noticed a curiously missing calendar event, which led to investigation and finally Apple's statement.  I spent another few days pondering my options, eventually choosing to revert. 

     

     

    My Mini has 2 drives, so I was able to make a clean install of Mountain Lion on a separate drive, as well as fresh installs/updates for iLife and iWork.  Manually copying documents and such was not problematic.  Since the iTunes version was the same across the two systems I was happy to be able to move my whole iTunes folder without issue.  For OS X Mail, I moved the V2 folder from Library/Mail and had no issues. 

     

     

    The new version of iPhoto had happily upgraded my Library, so the previous iPhoto would not open it.  I had three different iPhoto Libraries, and each needed a distinct solution.  For the default library, I was able to retrieve a version (Time Machine backup) from 2 weeks prior, which only was missing a single event that I was able to re-import from the SD card.  One Library had luckily not been opened under Mavericks and was ok.  Another Library was one not available on Time Machine.  For this one, I was able to copy the "Masters" folder from within the new iPhoto Library, and use these for building a new iPhoto Library.  This did involve losing albums, edit, labels, books, everything one usually does with a Library except actually storing the originals.  At this point I would have enjoyed an option in the new iPhoto to effectively "save as..." previous Library structure.  This is the way one would normally revert .xlsx files for use with .xls prior versions.  Admittedly I could have avoided this pain if all my Libraries were part of my Time Machine Que.

     

     

    Over the next few days I could cherry-pick forgotten items and boot between the two OS's.  Specific printer settings needed to be copied over, setup of a VPN, customizations in Terminal.  I was lucky that I had another drive to install Mountain Lion onto.  I can imagine a more difficult time with a laptop.

     

     

    Hope this helps someone avoid un-necessary pain.

    Greg

  • 1,114. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    dennisfromchevychase Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am an attorney and not allowed to provide information to the government regarding my clients. I cannot sync my phone over icloud.  PLEASE APPLE  - YOU SCREWED UP MY BUSINESS. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS.  I need to sync my 3000 contacts!

     

    I have been buying APPLE because they were integrated, now they have decided to stop providing that service to me.

  • 1,115. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    patrick.fr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do you think Apple top management sync their agenda and contact with Icloud?

    and if so, what does happen if a very inspired and talented hacker stoled this data just for fun ?

     

    perhaps this will led them to reflect and re-evaluated their décision

     

    but as i think they are very cautious for themself, i suspect them to not  upgrade for Mavericks on their laptop and in the secret of their office they are still working on Moutain Lion ...

  • 1,116. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Of course nobody has had their computer hacked and data stolen before Cloud Syncing came into use.  Or surely we would have read about it.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 1,117. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    dennisfromchevychase wrote:

     

    I am an attorney and not allowed to provide information to the government regarding my clients. I cannot sync my phone over icloud. ....

    The fact that you are using a smart phone already leaves

    you wide open for government snooping!!  Not syncing

    to iCloud won't help that.

  • 1,118. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    DiederikStaay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just a thought to ease the minds of those who "have nothing to hide" and are not worried about their data lingering over several untraceable servers all around the world.

     

    Here in the Netherlands (and I am sure it wasn't the only country then) we had a wonderful paper card database called the registry. All Dutch nationals were neatly registered on individual cards stating their name, address, age, occupation, marital status, religion etc etc etc. Wonderfully organised and all data that nobody thought was necessary to hide. And than the Nazi's came in. They got their hands on these wonderful boxes of cards and it saved them a lot of time in sorting out who to apprehend and kill. Ah, if only that not-so-secret information had not fallen into the wrong hands. The world would have been very different.

     

    Only to say that what you don't have to hide now, you might want to hide in another era.

     

    That's my main reason to object to this sharing everywhere of everything. Even though I might think I have nothing to hide, I am aware of the existance of some tribes that really would like to come after me once they know certain facts about me or anyone I know for that matter. Then I do want to hide at least some of my information. If all my personal data is in some cloud and some wrong doer gets hold of it (either by luck, force, or government ruling), life gets very nasty instantly.

     

    Does anyone actually realise this, when they say "I have nothing to hide. I'm not worried"?

  • 1,119. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    As I said, so you were totally protected from. Online data theft before the cloud came into being ?

     

    Pete

  • 1,120. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    DiederikStaay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly my point! Online isn't safe, offline is. Hence the title of this thread "iCloud is NOT an option"

  • 1,121. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    So you  never intend connecting to the internet with your Mac ?

  • 1,122. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,280 points)

    dennisfromchevychase wrote:

     

    I am an attorney and not allowed to provide information to the government regarding my clients. I cannot sync my phone over icloud.  PLEASE APPLE  - YOU SCREWED UP MY BUSINESS. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS.  I need to sync my 3000 contacts!

     

    I have been buying APPLE because they were integrated, now they have decided to stop providing that service to me.

    Please try to keep up. You don't have to use Apple's cloud or any other cloud. Read the previous posts.

  • 1,123. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Waterdeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Super argumentation! Do not use Apple devices... you don't have to. I do not see any sense in removing the local sync. It is so ridiculous, that they don't even try give a reproducible explanation for this decision. What reason other than sniffing all user's contacts, calender entries etc. can there be for removing a simple and working funktionality? Shame on you Apple, for being the NSA's puppet on a string and for exploiting your devoted users.

  • 1,124. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Eliasor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone concerned about the security of your cloud data should check out the article posted today on gizmodo.com - "Which Companies Are Encrypting Your Data Properly?"

     

    I fear that if I post the full link, it will be deleted, but the comparison chart showing which companies follow best practices in security implementation is very interesting, and definitely relates to this topic.

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