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  • AndyD Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    I understand the need, but I still do not trust my contact info to someone I do not know.  One thing many of us here are concerned is privacy and protection of our contact information.  Maybe a petition on Facebook where my contact info is required to sign in, but not disclosed.  But not for a site I know nothing about I don't think so.

     

    I realize that Facebook has it's own privacy issues, but they can be managed to a degree. Unlike what was presented there.

     

    We all have different levels of privacy, some are willing to give up more than others.

     

    That is one reason why I do not want to use iCloud (or anybody else's cloud) for anymore of my personal and contact info than I have to.

     

    That is why I continut to follow and post this thread in hopes something will change.  Oh, BTW I also sent my concerns to Apple about the loss of local/USB sync.

     

    I have not upgraded to Mavericks yet, and I will not upgrade until I feel comfortable about the situation.  Of course that also means that the new iMac I was going to get is going to be put on hold until I find a solution I like beyond the server solution.

     

    Andy

  • antdude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Z001 wrote:

     

    To All,

     

    Apart from feedback through the secret channels to Apple, those of you who have already downloaded and installed Mavericks could also rate it and provide a reasonably factual review (otherwise may not be displayed) in the App Store. Please highlight the fact that calendar and contacts can no longer be synced without iCloud, as I guess most of the new users would not have a clue, as it is not mentioned anywhere.

    Good idea. I will do that when I find the time. I hope Apple does not remove our comments about this too.

  • Matt Schultz Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Great advice.

     

    Companies have been trying to get around the power of iTunes for many years. Sad to see it's Apple themselves who lessen the software's impact, grip and power. Tim Cook's first strategic blunder.

  • Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    antdude

     

    At least it shows someone is reading what we write here.....

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (44,390 points)

    Z001 wrote:

     

    antdude

     

    At least it shows someone is reading what we write here.....

    The Hosts, who are the ones who remove posts, only do so when a post is reported to them. They are not reading each and every post.

  • Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg St._Clair

     

    You may be right....although one of my posts lasted 15 seconds so they are pretty fast, whoever they are....

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (44,390 points)

    If you've been reported frequently, they do start to watch you. If you have enough posts deleted, they will temporarily suspend your posting privileges.

  • Z001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Meg St._Clair

     

    Thanks. I'll be careful.

  • shoot_me Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It might also help if you mark corresponding opinions in the AppStore reviews als "helpful". That will increase their visibility. At the moment 8-9% of ratings in the german AppStore are (1*).

  • Think twice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I wasn't going to read through all the threads so sorry if this is a repeat solution, but I found a website called securityspread.com and the guy used the new OSX server ($19.99) on mavericks to sync locally all the contacts and calenders. I would hope Apple would bring the local sync feature back and I have complained but it does comeback I think this is the only option. I hope this helps even thought you do have to dish out some cash

  • AndyD Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    I just looked at the comments on Mavericks and there are none about the local/USB sync.  Most just praise Apple.

     

    On a side note, I have not yet updated to Mavericks, still waiting for the dust to settle.

     

    I remembered that my iPod Nano has Calendars and Contacts as well.  Naturally since I am not on Mavericks they still sync.  Has anyone tired to sync an iPod Classic or Nano to see if the info tab is sitll there?

     

    If the iPods do still allow sync of Contacts and Calendars under Mavericks how is this done?

     

    My Nano does not have Wifi so the only way I can connect it is with the USB cable.

     

    Andy

  • antdude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I remembered that my iPod Nano has Calendars and Contacts as well.  Naturally since I am not on Mavericks they still sync.  Has anyone tired to sync an iPod Classic or Nano to see if the info tab is sitll there?

     

    If the iPods do still allow sync of Contacts and Calendars under Mavericks how is this done?

     

    My Nano does not have Wifi so the only way I can connect it is with the USB cable.

     

    Andy

    Which generation is your iPod Nano? I have (six/6)th generation and I don't remember seeing its calendar and Contacts. Mine doesn't have wifi either. USB only.

  • AndyD Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    It is 4th Gen iPod Nano.  Still works great, I hope it has not been unsupported.

     

    Andy

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (5,800 points)

    Maybe a petition on Facebook where my contact info is required to sign in, but not disclosed.  But not for a site I know nothing about I don't think so.

     

    I realize that Facebook has it's own privacy issues, but they can be managed to a degree. Unlike what was presented there.

     

    I find it interesting that you're willing to share your personal details with Facebook, for the purposes of signing a petition, knowing that Facebook is the largest personal information data mining company in the world and exists solely to collect as much very detailed personal information about you as possible and share it publicly with as many people as possible, yet you object to storing very limited information you've chosen for the sole purpose of transferring it privately to other highly secured personal devices only you own and have access to....

     

    Facebook collects data about you even if you're not signed in, and are just visiting third-party websites (all those Like buttons on websites) - iCloud does none of that.

     

    Although iCloud is subject to the same laws as Facebook and other cloud services, it's sole purpose is to share information you've purposefully entered securely with yourself. None of your info is published publicly, no-one can look you up on iCloud and see any information about you whatsoever. The NSA or whoever could (if they had any interest in you) gain far more info from you on Facebook than they could from iCloud.

  • shoot_me Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    @AndyD:

    If you want to find the negative comments about Mavericks on the AppStore, you have to sort them for negative responses.

    The regular view displays "relevant" responses first, meaning those, which readers have deemed(clicked) "helpful". To increase the visibility of reviews that apply to your own situation you should mark them als "helpful".

     

    @all:

    I am glad we got the flaming in this thread to a minimum now and I think we should stop judging othes alltogether.

    It's difficult enough to form a reasonable opinion, if you've known someone for 10 years, let alone 10 lines of text in a forum.

     

    Plan of action:

     

    What can we do to get Sync back:

    1. Rate Mavericks on the AppStore
    2. agree with corresponding reviews
    3. send feedback via form
    4. inform the media/tech blogs, people need to know, before they "upgrade"
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