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icloud on snow leopard

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  • ssn637 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 1:58 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Syncing between iPhone and computers is a premium upgrade and requires a $12 annual fee.  I downloaded the application on my iPhone but was asked to upgrade when first trying to sync my Safari bookmarks with a MacBook Pro.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Mar 31, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to ssn637)

    That must be new, but if the facility is not worth $1 a month to you then don't bother.

  • adri_kr73 Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to nellosrm)

    Hi!!

     

    I just set up iCloud on my mac's address book. It's simple, you should create a CardDav account on your Address Book, and then go to the Configuration.plist file and modify it like explained below:

     

    1. Create an Account in Address Book 5 with CardDav Setting Username: yourname@domain.com Password: password Server: p00-contacts.iclould.com
    2. Load Safari and go to icloud.com and login
    3. CMD-OPT-A (open activity viewer)
    4. At the top of the list should be something like https://p03-contactsws.icloud.com/co/mecard/?dsid=12341234
    5. You need the 8-9 digit number, you may see it on multiple lines. You also need the p00-p10 number, this is the iCloud server your on.
    6. Open the AddressBook Configuration.plist in your favorite editor it is located in your home directory in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Sources/
    7. Change the servername property to where p03 and 12341234 is adjusted to what you found. https://p03-contacts.icloud.com:443/12341234/principal
    8. Change username to username%40domain.com:password (replace username/domain with your login you used on icloud.com).
    9. Save and close.
    10. Open address book and if it's not syncing immediately, CMD-, and set your password in the settings. For some reason my wouldn't sync until I did this.

     

     

    If you have some doubts, ask!

     

    Regards,

    adrikr73

  • FrankFR Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to adri_kr73)

    Thank you.

    It works. But each time I open addressbook, change contacts, the contacts duplicates as much times as I do something! They duplicate in Addressbook, not in iCloud web or iPhone!

    The same technic for iCal works very fine though.

    I had all worked in Snow Leopard but not contacts.

  • Princessslele Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to nellosrm)

    I currently have an older MacBook, MacMini, and 2 iMacs.  None of them have an INTEL Core 2 Duo.  The newest of my machines is the MacBook which currently has a INTEL Core Duo.  I cannot just go out and buy a new computer which is what Apple is basically asking me to do in order to upgrade to LION. 

     

    This *****...  We should not be forced to throw out our computers and buy new ones just because Apple wants to make more money.  Apple should have an alternative!!!!!

  • FrankFR Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 6, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to Princessslele)

    Yes I do totally agree whit that!

  • jc.p Calculating status...
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    May 6, 2012 12:57 AM (in response to FrankFR)

    In the years I've used Apple products, since the very first Mac, I've never seen such a forceful move.  I have a feeling that there will be a need to relinquish this tactic and hopefully result in a development of iCloud and related products for Snow Leopard. 

     

    My opinion is that Snow Leopard is the best operating system Apple has ever released.  It is lean and mean and solid and it used the grid system of Spaces for work layout; I had a whole work flow that I relied upon with specific applications assigned to specific spaces and I could lay out projects in an "X" and "Y" manner, not just the limited linear manner of Mission Control. Furthermore, one can display every single open window in every single open space (I usually had 9 open: 3 x 3) and drag any space to another or any window to another space.  This amazing depth and of control and articulation has been taken away.  Why?  I was forced (yes, we are all being forced) to let go of my very effective work flow layout whereby I could have a main project and its open apps in one space and complimentary support open apps in a space directly below, another related project to the right with its additional or secondary apps open below it, and the relationship all made perfect organizational sense to my brain...it worked beautifully for my production needs. 

     

    Snow Leopard was a rebuild, from the ground up, of Leopard.  Lion is a over-the-top hyper animated progression that I do appreciate and have made very good use of, but it is slower and takes more resources and is not stable...nor does it appear finished.  Certainly the first and second versions were not worthy of public release.

     

    The subject of polution and consumeristic waste is directly being caused by this very forceful tactic.  Apple really needs to reconsider this caustic and harsh direction.

     

    Maybe if we all work together to call attention to this there may be some legitimate consideration and action.  Find My iPhone and Find My Mac are really great features and should be offered to ALL Macs; it saved my iPhone already.

  • surfher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 24, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to jc.p)

    I am so happy that I found this post.  I have a year old macbook pro running snow leopard, which I love.  I had no idea that I could not use icloud with snow leopard.

     

    I don't really use macmail.  I mostly use gmail and sync my blackberry (yes, a blackberry) using google sync. This works well for my calender and contacts which are in my google account.

     

    I am going to get the latest ipad (a generous gift) and was going to get an iphone as well and hoped to get everything together in icloud, but this is obviously not possible.

     

    I'm only OK technically so now I'm a bit frightened to get an iphone.  I suppose that I could use the google sync app for iphones and and just stay out of icloud for now and figure something else out for pictures that I might take with my probably iphone and ipad.

     

    Also, I do lots of music with garageband on my macbook and know that the new ipad has a garageband app.  I'm guessing that I won't be able to sync those songs (or the itune ones) either, unless I can do it manually with USB.

     

    Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone that has been through this thread would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Thanks in advance!

  • TZ Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    May 24, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to surfher)

    surfher wrote:

     

    I am so happy that I found this post.  I have a year old macbook pro running snow leopard, which I love.  I had no idea that I could not use icloud with snow leopard.

     

    I don't really use macmail.  I mostly use gmail and sync my blackberry (yes, a blackberry) using google sync. This works well for my calender and contacts which are in my google account.

     

    I am going to get the latest ipad (a generous gift) and was going to get an iphone as well and hoped to get everything together in icloud, but this is obviously not possible.

     

    I'm only OK technically so now I'm a bit frightened to get an iphone.  I suppose that I could use the google sync app for iphones and and just stay out of icloud for now and figure something else out for pictures that I might take with my probably iphone and ipad.

     

    Also, I do lots of music with garageband on my macbook and know that the new ipad has a garageband app.  I'm guessing that I won't be able to sync those songs (or the itune ones) either, unless I can do it manually with USB.

     

    Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone that has been through this thread would be greatly appreciated!

     

    Thanks in advance!

    I feel your pain.

     

    Had planned on buying some new Macbooks plus a few ipads and replacing our iPhones but with this iCloud mess and Lion not running some of our software we are holding off buying anything.

     

    Right now we are considering going back to WIndows and switching out of iPhones for Android phones. Been burnt too many times by Apple at this point.

  • surfher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 24, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to TZ)

    hmmmm...

    my boyfriend is very happy with his Android and there are more options and plans.

    maybe that is the way to go

    bummer

  • donnyh15 Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to FrankFR)

    FrankFR wrote:

     

    Thank you.

    It works. But each time I open addressbook, change contacts, the contacts duplicates as much times as I do something! They duplicate in Addressbook, not in iCloud web or iPhone!

    The same technic for iCal works very fine though.

    I had all worked in Snow Leopard but not contacts.

    Frank,

    You have to remember with iCloud and the hack you used, the primary source of the data always has to be on iCloud. If you make changes with the web interface, you should not have duplication occurring. The local addressbook just syncs back to the cloud. The problem is occurring because you are trying to use the local addressbook as primary, and that's where it begins duplicating, because you're adding it locally in addition to the cloud. A pain. But it's what you have to do if you want to stay on SL.

  • Jerry Dalton1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to adri_kr73)

    Great job on the Contacts with leopard post. I'm back on SL after trying and trying Lion. I have one question. I thought passwords were encrypted on the disk. Is there a security concern in typing my iCloud password into the contact configuration plist?

  • TZ Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to Jerry Dalton1)

    I tired the hack for contacts and ended up with tons of duplicates.

     

    What I have found that works is using Yahoo to sync my contacts. Google would probably work too.

  • donnyh15 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to Jerry Dalton1)

    Jerry,

     

    The password in this case is unencrypted on your Mac. The security concern is IF someone gets ahold of your computer, your password could be read.

  • donnyh15 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 8, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to TZ)

    TZ,

    If you are getting duplicates, you are NOT using iCloud as your primary source. See the post above.

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