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Originally Posted by esmandau MobileMe beats it all the way, For only $69.99 A Year You Get... - Aliases (TOP FEATURE FOR ME) - Photo Management Web Based (Superior like
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    Quote Originally Posted by esmandau View Post
    MobileMe beats it all the way,
    For only $69.99 A Year You Get...

    - Aliases (TOP FEATURE FOR ME)
    - Photo Management Web Based (Superior like no other)
    - iDisk
    - Bookmark Syncing.... OMFG.... Does GMail PRovide it?
    - iCal
    - Mail
    - Manage Ext. eMails
    - WebSite Management.... For that price only?

    Are you sure something like that will be better than @Me? Just because its free?

    better say you can't afford it. its ok.
    The only way MobileMe beats it is easy of set up.

    Photo Management? You can use Picasa Web Albums or Flickr for free. iDisk? Use Dropbox, 2GB for free and syncs perfectly with Mac, Windows and Linux. iCal...with CalDAV you can sync GCal with iCal easily, plus GCal is a great web app, much better than MobileMe. Mail, you can set up GMail IMAP to work with it, takes a few tweaks to get it working right though. Bookmark syncing, not as good, but you can use something like Delicious to store them in the cloud or use a Firefox extension to keep browsers in sync.

    The other thing is that MobileMe is slow.

    Cost is an issue for me so I am willing to take the extra time setting up a free solution.

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    Can someone write a tutorial or link a tutorial on how to use these free options to be like Mobile me I want to cancel my account to save money but want to still use the macs default programs like Address Book, Mail and iCal, and iDisk I see theres options for all this also Foxmarks is now available on Safari so you can keep Safari synced as well

    Can someone give me links to all the above to make me have a free mobile me experience.

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    this is great, been using it for a week now but i ran into a problem.

    it's strictly aesthetics, but i previously had my contacts caller id photo coming up full screen. now, i'm assuming because it's pulling from my google sync contacts, the picture shows up in the top right and incredibly small.

    anyone know of a fix for this?

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    If your contact photo is sync from outlook/exchange/google/not-directly-from-your-phone then you'll get the small picture next to the name.

    You only get full screen on contacts you edit/add the photo on the phone itself, though I'm not sure it sync both ways and stays full screen.

    I'm a helpful jerk, fear me.

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    I like it and use it or my calendar. It doesn't sync contact groups though. I tried and it got rid of all my groups. Had to re-group all my contacts. I'll wait till they support groups. Otherwise it's a solid addition

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    Guess I screwed this up somewhere along the line.

    Seems I have lost all my contacts.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffwo View Post
    Guess I screwed this up somewhere along the line.

    Seems I have lost all my contacts.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Restore from your backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will View Post
    Restore from your backup.
    Can someone explain how to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffwo View Post
    Can someone explain how to do this?
    You had to follow the instructions on backing up your data. Maybe there's some other way to restore, but I don't know other than the method Google recommends.

    Google Mobile - Sync
    During Sync setup, the iPhone will delete your contacts and calendar information. Please back up your data:
    PC instructions - Mac instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will View Post
    You had to follow the instructions on backing up your data. Maybe there's some other way to restore, but I don't know other than the method Google recommends.

    Google Mobile - Sync
    During Sync setup, the iPhone will delete your contacts and calendar information. Please back up your data:
    PC instructions - Mac instructions.
    I thought I was backing up to iTunes as I went thru the process?

    I had my contacts backed up on Outlook but now I can't figure out how to get back to Outlook to get them back on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffwo View Post
    I thought I was backing up to iTunes as I went thru the process?

    I had my contacts backed up on Outlook but now I can't figure out how to get back to Outlook to get them back on the phone.
    If they're all in Outlook, then you should be in good shape, try following these instructions: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...489021033.aspx

    What do you mean you can't figure out how to get back to Outlook? Can't you just open Outlook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will View Post
    If they're all in Outlook, then you should be in good shape, try following these instructions: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...489021033.aspx

    What do you mean you can't figure out how to get back to Outlook? Can't you just open Outlook?
    Yeah, I can open Outlook but in iTunes where you configure your contacts sync (under INFO/CONTACTS) it now is locked into "Your contacts are now being synced to your iPhone over the air with Microsoft Exchange" (Over-the-air settings can be changed on your iPhone)

    So, they didn't get synced overthe air or evidently didn't get synced with iTunes as I went thru this process.

    Anyway, if I can get back to syncing with Outlook I will be satisfied. I have 220 contacts. I gotta get em back...quick!

    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will View Post
    ....try following these instructions: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...489021033.aspx
    Notes

    Outlook Contacts without an e-mail address are not imported.
    99% of mine don't have email addresses with them.
    Last edited by Jeffwo; 02-20-2009 at 11:22 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    On your iPhone disable the Exchange sync for contacts, then iTunes should allow you to sync with Outlook again. Make sure to backup your Outlook contacts before doing this in case iTunes does something funky during the resync.

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    hello all. i just set up google sync for my calendar. so i only have the calendar option turned on and push, fetch set to manual. so it only syncs when i open up calendar. i have no other email accounts or anything set up. well my battery completely drains over nite now, it goes through 50% like nothing. before i was able to go through 2 days fine. any ideas on what's going on? iphone is less than a year old, 2nd generation, 2.2 fw. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
    hello all. i just set up google sync for my calendar. so i only have the calendar option turned on and push, fetch set to manual. so it only syncs when i open up calendar. i have no other email accounts or anything set up. well my battery completely drains over nite now, it goes through 50% like nothing. before i was able to go through 2 days fine. any ideas on what's going on? iphone is less than a year old, 2nd generation, 2.2 fw. thanks.
    It should have very little effect on battery. Are you seeing the spinning ring in the title bar for a long amount of time? Does it ever go away? The ring should only show for the few seconds it takes to sync. Mine typically takes 10-20 seconds over EDGE and much less over WiFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will View Post
    It should have very little effect on battery. Are you seeing the spinning ring in the title bar for a long amount of time? Does it ever go away? The ring should only show for the few seconds it takes to sync. Mine typically takes 10-20 seconds over EDGE and much less over WiFi.
    when i open calendar it only spins a few seconds to update any changes then goes away. so nothing weird going on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
    when i open calendar it only spins a few seconds to update any changes then goes away. so nothing weird going on there.
    Try disabling the Google calendar sync and see if it still drains as much overnight.

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