How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android's cold robotic embrace. Here's how to pack up everything you'll need to bring to your new life in Apple's walled garden. » 12/25/13 8:35am 12/25/13 8:35am

Brace Aims To Make Website Hosting Idiot Proof

Here's something for Scooby and the gang. A new service called Brace is using Dropbox to organize and sync files to personal websites. Seemingly targeted at consumers looking for a simple, drag and drop alternative to things like FTP and Github, Brace is offering a clean and straightforward interface for managing… » 9/15/13 11:43am 9/15/13 11:43am

SwiftKey Cloud Syncing Makes the Best Android Keyboard Even Better

SwiftKey is fantastic. It's got great prediction, great personalization, swipe-based entry options, and pretty much anything else you could want. Now, it's getting even better with SwiftKey Cloud, which syncs your data between all your devices. » 8/21/13 5:08pm 8/21/13 5:08pm

Facebook Testing Automatic Photo Sync for iOS

Having rolled out an auto-upload function for some Android users in September, Facebook is now testing the same photo syncing system for iOS users too. » 11/20/12 3:29am 11/20/12 3:29am

"Automatic Download" iTunes Leak Hints at Wireless iOS App Updates,…

Over at MacRumors they've discovered what appears to be a new Automatic Update feature set to arrive with iOS 5. Put simply, the change could see iPhones and other iOS devices updating apps without the need for tedious syncing. » 6/04/11 10:00am 6/04/11 10:00am

Download Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac Beta Now

Have you somehow wrangled yourself an early Windows Phone 7? Are you a Mac user who just wants to be really really prepared when WP7 launches officially next month? Either way, Microsoft just made a beta for Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac available for download in the Microsoft Download Center. Keep in mind that it… » 10/25/10 5:50pm 10/25/10 5:50pm

ZumoCast Makes Your Computer a Personal Cloud For Watching Video on…

At least to some extent, syncing is on its way out, and ZumoCast, which enters private beta today, offers an attractive alternative: turning your computer into a personal cloud and streaming video to iPads and iPhones instead of syncing it. » 7/27/10 8:00am 7/27/10 8:00am

Rumor: Apple Jumping Into the Cloud Soon With Streaming Media and…

It's clear that Apple's bound for the cloud, but as a company known for withholding features until they're just right, many questions remain. Boy Genius reports that a massive cloud push, including wireless syncing and streaming media, is coming soon. » 7/01/10 12:29pm 7/01/10 12:29pm

Music WithMe BlackBerry App Syncs iTunes Over Wi-Fi, Sigh

On the eve of giving up my BlackBerry for a shiny new iPhone 4 (hopefully), along comes Music WithMe, an app that syncs iTunes playlists to BlackBerry devices over Wi-Fi or 3G. Dammit, that sounds convenient. » 6/23/10 3:20pm 6/23/10 3:20pm

Will MobileMe Be Free Come Monday?

Well this is a tantalizing find. Boy Genius Reports reports that some MobileMe users are seeing their account type switch from "Individual" to "Full Member," the hope being that a WWDC announcement will make everyone a "Free Member" by default. » 6/05/10 7:30pm 6/05/10 7:30pm

Come To Someone's Rescue With a FlipSync USB Cable Keyring

For a while I carried a USB drive on my keyring, but it never helped me rescue a computer lab damsel in distress like I had hoped it would. Maybe I'll fare better with Scosche's FlipSync folding USB key fobs. » 5/26/10 2:40pm 5/26/10 2:40pm

What iPhone Syncing Really Should Be Like

Zune's done wireless syncing for a bajillion years. Why can't the iPhone and iPod touch (and iPad)? As this demo of the hopefully-not-but-probably-rejected app WiFi Sync shows, there's really no good reason for them not to. [TechCrunch] » 4/26/10 11:40am 4/26/10 11:40am

XP1-Power USB iPhone Charger Packs a Back Up Battery Just In Case

The XP1-Power is a little bulkier than your average USB cable, but it has good reason: it packs a back-up battery in-line. XMultiple have improved on their older version, now boasting 20 hours of extra juice and surge protection. » 2/12/10 3:46pm 2/12/10 3:46pm

How to Sync Your Pre With iTunes When iTunes Sync Goes Down

What does it mean for you when the USB Implementer's Forum tells Palm that they should stop spoofing an iPod in order to get their Palm Pre to sync with iTunes? What should you do now? A couple things. » 9/24/09 5:20pm 9/24/09 5:20pm

How To Get Music Onto Your Palm Pre (Now That iTunes Hates You)

If you're one of those unfortunate Pre users that updated to iTunes 8.2.1 without seeing our warning, there are two options. You could either downgrade to iTunes 8.2, or use one of these alternative apps and future-proof yourself. » 7/15/09 9:48pm 7/15/09 9:48pm

Missing Sync For Pre Helps Sync Contacts and Calendar

Palm already lets you sync the Pre with iTunes via its clever pretending-to-be-an-iPod, but that only gets music, video and photos onto your phone. Missing Sync does the rest. » 6/12/09 3:59pm 6/12/09 3:59pm

Apple Officially Brings Back MobileMe's Push, Improves Features

Apple just sent out an email to MobileMe subscribers to let them know of some new(ish) features. The biggest bullet point is the fact that push is back. » 2/26/09 8:37pm 2/26/09 8:37pm

Windows Mobile My Phone Impressions - It's a Fancy Backup Service

Windows Mobile fans hoping that Microsoft's My Phone over-the-air syncing service was going to be Mobile Me for WinMo can put those thoughts away. It's basically just a fancy backup service. But it works! » 2/16/09 5:30pm 2/16/09 5:30pm

Evernote Lets You Sync Your Office Docs to Your iPhone

The latest update to Evernote adds a new feature to its premium version: adding, syncing, and accessing your Word, Excel, Powerpoint docs, or any other file you throw at it, on any device or platform. » 12/18/08 9:00pm 12/18/08 9:00pm

Quick Tip: Quick Sync Only Calendar and Address Book To Your iPhone

Here's a quick tip on how to sync only your address book and calendar with your iPhone—perfect for the times when you want to get in and out and not worry about whether it's going to transfer five albums or back up all your apps. Just use iSync by pulling down the dropdown in the iSync icon and hitting sync there.… » 8/12/08 11:45am 8/12/08 11:45am