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  • 1,140. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Read the entire thread. Barney, in particular gave a working solution as have others.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

     

    Oh yeah, what's the workaround?  Downgrade?  Use a server to still wirelessly sync to a local box?  That's not what people want.  They want a simple local sync services capability of the past.  There was no reason to pull it off the OS.  Apple simply wanted to limit which apps could and couldn't sync and they did away with it.

     

    They made the same stupid mistake by getting rid of FaceTime capability to individual contact path choices (email or phone).  They replaced it with a single FaceTime call that's made by the backend system to ALL the devices that receiver of the call has.  That's just stupid from the fact that I might actually want to make a call to a specific device and not all of them.  I want them to answer a specific device and not one of their choosing.  Or for those people who may be sharing a couple of devices with people in their family and both devices have the same iCloud account on them.  Gee, maybe I want to call people on specific accounts and not have Apple dictate how I can and cannot do things.  When Steve was around, this sort of stuff wouldn't be allowed.  A few calls and complaining emails and he wouldn't stand for it. 

     

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  • 1,141. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Wow! What hostility. There is a really good option for you luckily. It's called 'Windows'.

     

    You certainly don't wish to use Apple, by you rantings.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • 1,142. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    handsOFFmydata Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    SwankPeRFection wrote:


    They made the same stupid mistake by getting rid of FaceTime capability to individual contact path choices (email or phone).  They replaced it with a single FaceTime call that's made by the backend system to ALL the devices that receiver of the call has.  That's just stupid from the fact that I might actually want to make a call to a specific device and not all of them.

     

    Yeah, realy?! That's ******** ... so if I want to make a late quiet call to an adult on the iPad, the family phone will ring too and wake up the kids?

     

    There is a change and a new trend of recent years … simpler, easier … but not for the end user. Feels like form over function, color palette over readability, use of latest technology over usability, etc … the canonical laws of Apple are being broken.

  • 1,143. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Waterdeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, Pete you are so creative! You keep repeating yourself. We don't hate Apple but we  hate their decision for removing the local sync. Just be glad that you don't care about who can read your personal data and leave this discussion alone.

  • 1,144. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Waterdeep wrote:

     

    Wow, Pete you are so creative! You keep repeating yourself. We don't hate Apple but we  hate their decision for removing the local sync. Just be glad that you don't care about who can read your personal data and leave this discussion alone.

    Yes, it could never ever be done with local sync. No data has ever been compromised. That is what you are saying?

     

    You are so repetitive and predictable. You know your options. Or, here is an idea. YOU suggest something, anything in one of your posts that may help your buddies, instead of ranting unproductively. Of course I have no idea how old you are. Only how old you act.

     

    So, what is your suggestion?

     

    Pete

  • 1,145. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Waterdeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Eliasor wrote:

     

    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.

    Too bad that almonst nobody understands this survey. Using HTTPS just means that the channel from your machine to the iCloud servers is secured. Once your data is stored on the iCloud servers, Apple and the NSA can read your calender entries, your address book, bookmarks and whatever else you store there. Even if they say that the data is encrypted on the iCloud servers, Apple will have a master key to decrypt the data when asked to.

     

    I am not aware of ANY cloud provider that encrypts the users' data in a way that ONLY the user herself is able to decrypt it. That's why this whole cloud thing is just one big lie used to sniff all of our personal data. The excuse always is that they are fighting terrorism and that they want to make it more simple for you.

  • 1,146. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Yes, it could never ever be done with local sync. No data has ever been compromised outside of 'The Cloud'

     

    Pete

  • 1,147. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Waterdeep Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Waterdeep wrote:

     

    Wow, Pete you are so creative! You keep repeating yourself. We don't hate Apple but we  hate their decision for removing the local sync. Just be glad that you don't care about who can read your personal data and leave this discussion alone.

    Yes, it could never ever be done with local sync. No data has ever been compromised. That is what you are saying?

     

    You are so repetitive and predictable. You know your options. Or, here is an idea. YOU suggest something, anything in one of your posts that may help your buddies, instead of ranting unproductively. Of course I have no idea how old you are. Only how old you act.

     

    So, what is your suggestion?

     

    Pete

    Now you are getting even more creative. Making fun of my age? You poor, helpless thing.

     

    My suggestion: Using iCloud is not an option, especially if you are using you Apple devices professionally. Doing so would be an act of gross negligence. Switching to Android and Windows is not an option because they are not any better than Apple when it comes to sniffing you personal data and spying on you. Using OwnCloud is not an option because I do not want to install additional software that I have to update, patch, maintain and configure all day long. I don't have any suggestions other than not updating to Mavericks, complaining in this forum, writing mails to Apple, signing petitions, etc. So I don't understand why you think that repeating "You don't have to use iCloud, switch to Windows" will help anyone here.

  • 1,148. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    You seem to be running out of options.

     

    I don't have any suggestions other than not updating to Mavericks, complaining in this forum, writing mails to Apple, signing petitions, etc.

     

    No, I didn't think so. Thanks for your wonderful insight but you never answered the bit about

     

    Yes, it could never ever be done with local sync. No data has ever been compromised outside of 'The Cloud'

     

    Pete


  • 1,149. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    伊藤R Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Waterdeep wrote:

     

    Too bad that almonst nobody understands this survey. Using HTTPS just means that the channel from your machine to the iCloud servers is secured. Once your data is stored on the iCloud servers, Apple and the NSA can read your calender entries, your address book, bookmarks and whatever else you store there. Even if they say that the data is encrypted on the iCloud servers, Apple will have a master key to decrypt the data when asked to.

     

    I am not aware of ANY cloud provider that encrypts the users' data in a way that ONLY the user herself is able to decrypt it. That's why this whole cloud thing is just one big lie used to sniff all of our personal data. The excuse always is that they are fighting terrorism and that they want to make it more simple for you.

    That's the point - But since today's children feel the need to post each and every thing they do in their life on Facebook, Twitter, etc., most of them probably do not care if their data is easily accessible by companies and governments. And this is the generation that Apple is aiming at, unfortunately.

     

    Regarding the security of cloud providers: This one here claims that it encrypts the user's data locally before it is uploaded onto their servers. That surely is no guarantee that this company isn't in the possession of a master key, especially since their software isn't open source, but a Swiss company surely has more credibility than a US company when it comes to security, not least because a company in Switzerland can't be forced to cooperate and remain silent by a secret court, as it is common practice in the US.

    The best solution surely is not to use any cloud at all. But if you feel the need to do it anyways, make sure that you encrypt all files locally using open source encryption software before you upload them.

    Just make sure that your password is long enough; there's no way that AES256 can be successfully decrypted directly withouth the password. That's why hackers and governments do require access to your password and they have a variety of options here, ranging from a hardware/software keylogger over access to a master key provided by the vendor (voluntarily or unvoluntarily) to laws that threaten people with imprisonment if they refuse to reveal their password. The latter one only applies to half a dozen countries so it is no threat to those who do not live in one of them (like me).

  • 1,150. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,440 points)

    petermac87 wrote:

     

    Wow! What hostility. There is a really good option for you luckily. It's called 'Windows'.

     

    You certainly don't wish to use Apple, by you rantings.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

    Swank is back?

     

    Just ignore him and his attitude issue.

  • 1,151. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,440 points)

    SwankPeRFection wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    U.B. wrote:

     

    I do not understand these “you do not have to use cloud” people

    What part of "you don't have to use iCloud" are you finding difficult to understand?

     

    How then can you sync Contacts to a local data file of Outlook or even OSX Address Book without iTunes Sync Services on the OS and a copy of iTunes that actually allows for this to happen?!

     

    You can't!!!  What your stupid response is leaving out and why so many users are frustrated is that your simple answer is DON'T USE ICLOUD... which leaves you WITHOUT the ability to sync your contacts to anything!  Are you completely clueless on this?

    Cal and CardDav local servers, Google, Yahoo, Zimbra

     

    MS Exchange

     

    There's a start for you

     

    I don't care that you call me stupid (I just take note of how rude you are) but that's because I really could not care what you think.

  • 1,152. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    patrick.fr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound,

     

    i think you are very intelligent, too intelligent for me

     

    but i am not on this forum to discuss with such intelligent person like you

    i am just here to find a local solution to sync my devices and my reasons does'nt apply to you

     

    and i thus don't care about your opinion ...because you don't have a local solution for me

  • 1,153. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,440 points)

    There (currently) is no method to locally sync Outlook with your iPhone etc.

     

    Wait a while and there may be.

  • 1,154. Re: How to locally sync an iPhone with OS X Mavericks? iCloud is NOT an option.
    Coastalsage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just want to add my name to those for whom iCloud is not an option for syncing Contacts and iCal.

     

    I need to sync my iPhone with my Mac.  I need to do this locally, not in a Cloud. 

    What this means is that when I make my next purchase of a phone and computer, the ability to sync the contacts and calendar locally will be a requirement. 

    So unless Apple gives me that capability, I will no longer purchace Apple products. 

     

    Just so you know I am serious, I upgraded to Mavericks, discovered my error and spend the next two days rebuilding my computer.

     

    Please stop assuming that everybody wants to use iCloud.

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