Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 7:19 AM (in response to D. Thomas Lamourine)
Not if you have a Mac running OS X 10.9, and syncing email via the iTunes sync process has never been supported.
How do you suppose syncing contacts over the air with an iCloud account and syncing email with an iCloud, Exchange, or IMAP account is so insecure? You can avoid doing so when connected to free wi-fi hotspots, but you have very little to nothing to worry about when connected to your carrier's cellular network when doing so.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 12:49 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)
For one all the info goes on some server somewhere, ya Apple's good about security but everyone gets hacked eventually. It's a waste of bandwidth that some people pay for. I don't want or need it to auto update anything... I keep s somethings on the phone only and somethings on the computer only and I don't want them combined more do to the very limited drive space on the phone.
Plus it just plan stupid not to be able to just use the cable and sync..it's faster,safer,easier. Makes more sense. Really the whole "cloud" thing is just a waste for me and many other people. Really the only true users that really need it are big exec types, the average user it's more a gimmick than a real advantage. For me it's a major disadvantage as like I said it'll bog down my phone with crap I don't want on it
I'm not saying the cloud is all bad, it got advantages. But dont FORCE me to use it when there is simpler ways
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 1:00 PM (in response to D. Thomas Lamourine)
With that sort of fear, you have no business with a smart phone or with one that connects to the internet in any capacity.
You darn sure don't speak for the millions of users out there.
I'm no "big exec" type but I have a Mac at home, personal iPhone, business iPhone, personal iPad, and business desktop PC at my office. I'm able to sync my business Exchange account email, contacts, calendar events, notes, and reminders over the air with my business PC, personal Mac at home, and with all iOS devices without needing to connect all iOS devices to my PC at work and to my Mac at home on a daily basis, and the same for my personal iCloud account that is accessed on all.
You mean to tell me what I do is unusual among the millions of users throughout the world and is only for the "big exec" types, and how about for those without a computer that use an iPad in its place along with an iPhone?
If you have a Mac running OS X 10.9, you are no longer able to sync contacts direct with the address book or contacts app via the iTunes sync process, and email account mailboxes and email has never been synced with iTunes and never will.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 1:18 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)
ummm big was supposed to be "Biz" and you are the exact "Biz Exec type" I was talking about. You have mutliple computers and phones and devices.. most ordinary people have one phone and computer.. the multitude of device syncing isn't needed...
and again.. I don't want it choosing, or just syncing everything.. somethings stay on the computer, somethings stay on the phone,.. don't need everything on both.. don't care about e-mails as I'm probably not going to use e-mails on the phone because it's a PIA to delete all the crap with the mail program.. the only thing Iwant to sync is my contacts.. that's it... tired of people like you saying "oh my ways better" just because it works for you.. well it doesn't for me... reason I used apple since the very beginning and dumped all my PC's in early 2000's.. cause they worked FOR ME... now it's getting iffy as they keep making mew do things that just aren't as functional to my use. Hey if it works for you ,, great BUT DONT MAKE ME!!!! I like choices.. something we USED to have with apple...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 1:37 PM (in response to D. Thomas Lamourine)
Tired of people like you that are nothing but habitual whiners and clueless.
A high percentage of users have more than one computer or access to more than one computer (one at home and one at work) and many users have more than one iOS device. An increasing number of users no longer have a computer or don't have access to one for syncing personal contacts such as with a computer at work.
You no longer have a choice to sync contacts direct with a supported address book app on your computer via the iTunes sync process if you have a Mac running OS X 10.9.
You need to switch to a phone that is more functional to your use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2014 1:41 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)
ya.. jsut cause people don't agree with you they are "whiners", sorry I don't normally get into arguments with people on line but again.. just cause it works for you doesn't mean it's for everyone.. you keep stating the same thing over and over ... you're no help. if you can't help please refrain from commenting
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 2:28 PM (in response to PhilipRoy)
again, if it works for you, fine,... it's not fo me... all I'm asking for is a normal sync system, don't care if it's in Itunes of some other software, Just a working method without HAVING to use the cloud...