The process of getting the same data on different devices and copying changes from the device you make the change on onto all the others

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Completely synchronise multiple Macs

I actually have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (I plan on upgrading to Lion). I may have to buy an Mac mini in order to have a full dual screen (external identical screens) layout (see my previous ...
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Can I transfer or sync purchased as well as non-purchased songs from my iPhone to my computer?

So, I wiped my drive clean on my MacBook and reinstalled the OS. Happily the best of my music was safe on my iPhone and I figured it would easily flow back to my iTunes library. Not so happily, I ...
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How do I remove videos from iPhone

I have a few videos on iPhone under the Videos app, not Photos.app video stream. I have synced with iTunes, unchecked sync videos etc, and they have still not been removed, even though they are ...
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How can I sync Reminders with Google Tasks?

I was looking for a way to sync my reminders from Google Calendar with the reminders app in iOS 5. I have Google Sync set up, and on my "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" settings page, it says "Mail, ...
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Sync iTunes U between 2 Macs via an iPod

Is it possible to download lectures (from iTunes U) with iTunes on Mac A, sync an iPod to Mac A, then carry that iPod to Mac B, and finally watch them on Mac B? That's what I have been doing with my ...
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Automaticly and seamlessly sync iPhone photos as soon as they're taken (over the air)

I use Snappy. That's my preferred photo app of all! So, please, keep this in mind. Ideally I want to be able to sync to picasa and dropbox. But I wouldn't mind if it was flickr, picposterous or ...
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How can I get my iPhone to sync with a new computer without being erased?

For some reason, Apple has imposed a most absurd restriction where the only way to get an iPhone (or other iDevice) to sync with a different computer is by erasing it first. I haven't verified ...
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How to synchronize iPhone with new Mac without losing data?

I've upgraded my workplace with a new Macbook, but I've run into several problems. One of these problems is iPhone synchronization. Previously, I synchronized my iPhone with a PC notebook. Now I ...
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What exactly does “erase and sync” mean in iTunes?

This is one of the scariest, vaguest warnings I've ever seen. In my case I don't mind if it erases all of my songs and re-syncs with my new computer, but I sure as hell don't want it erasing ...
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Is it possible to sync Google Chrome bookmarks with Safari?

Is it possible to sync Google Chrome bookmarks with Safari?
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iOS7 Contacts Have All Disappeared

I upgraded to iOS 7 yesterday. Today, all my contacts suddenly vanished. They were working in iOS 7 this morning, but have since disappeared. I'm not syncing contacts with an external system ...
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What is the best option to keep Laptop and Desktop user account in Sync?

I have a Mac desktop that is not always on and a Mac laptop that is usually on the same network. I have a new Synology drive that is always on and I'm considering making use of the LDAP server on it ...
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How can I synchronize my two Mac Computers?

I have a Macbook and an iMac, generally I work on my Macbook, but sometimes I need that information on my iMac. My OS is Mac OSX Snow Leopard.
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How can I show multiple Google calendars in iPhone's calendar app?

I setup my iPhone 3GS with iOS 4 to sync with my Google account according to the instructions from Google. Somehow, only the default Google calendar with my name is shown in the Calendar app. What ...
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Dropbox-like client for Macs to access existing FTP/WebDAV/CMIS storage

We have many users on Macs that access their files on one big non-Mac server that supports FTP/WebDAV/CMIS. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is ...
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What are some great OS X Dropbox uses?

There are a number of ways I use my Dropbox with OS X apps, or iOS devices. Some of them include: Recipe tracking: I keep a 'recipes' folder inside Together's dropbox-synced-library, so from my Mac ...
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Software to synchronize two directories (local/remote)

I need software that would detect changes in directory (A) every 5 seconds or so and upload/delete changed files from/at (B) remote directory. I found non-commercial software, ...
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iTunes Sync: X items could not be synced. See iTunes for more information

Every time I sync my iPhone or iPad (both running iOS 5) with iTunes, I get this error. iTunes displays no information that I can find about what the mystery six unsynced items are. How do I find out ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer photos from my iPhone to my computer without using Photostream?

Sometimes I take a quick photo with my iPhone's camera and I need to get it onto my iMac. I'd love to do this wirelessly (like syncing and everything else). I'm aware that iCloud's Photostream should ...
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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?

The Settings page says that Photos will automatically by sent to Photo Stream when I am connected to Wi-Fi, however I've waited several minutes and don't see them in iPhoto. I believe they haven't ...
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Recovering lost text messages on iPhone

I have just realized that a sync is not a backup. I synced my phone days ago, but backed it up months ago. Is there anyway to get my synced text message history back? There was some really ...
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Is it possible to export all my iPhone contacts to my iPad 2?

Does anyone know of a way to export all my contacts from my iPhone straight into my iPad 2 without having to re-type all of them in?
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iTunes: Moving iTunes Files (Self Managed)

I'm trying to move all my music to another drive and I don't let iTunes organize my music for me. I moved the "iTunes" folder to my external and I also moved my Music folder which is also outside of ...
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Can you make iTunes forget a device?

After migrating from one computer to another, my iPhone now automatically appears under the devices list in iTunes on both my old and new Macs. I don't want to accidentally sync my iPhone with my old ...
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ntpd: consistently incorrect time on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm using ICMP time stamping on my mid-2013 MacBook Air, and I need my clock to have an accuracy of no worse than 1ms. I see that ntpd is running, with the default settings, and /etc/ntp.conf ...
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Can't sync iPhone 5 due to old OS X version

I just bought an iPhone 5 and I want to synchronize it with my iTunes library but when I connect the iPhone to my Mac I get a message saying that the iPhone can't be used because it requires iTunes ...
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Synchronize from iPhone to Mac

The situation: My HDD crashed, I didn't have any backups. I get a new SSD. I had my iPhone synced with the old HDD as usual. The problem: How can I sync Apps/Music/Podcasts from my iPhone (where ...
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Synced music not showing on iPod

I download some music on my iPod that I have on my computer. I created a playlist and download about 25 songs through iTunes and it took all of the music. Suddenly my iPod shows no list and no music. ...
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How do I sync my Google calendar with my iPhone?

So I have set up my calendar on Google. I am trying to get it to sync those changes to my calendar application on my iPhone 4S. I currently have under "Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars" the ...
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How to stop syncing apps with iTunes without wiping them from my iPhone?

Is there a way I can stop syncing apps with iTunes without first obliterating the apps from the iPhone and re-downloading them? Now that iOS 5 and iCloud are released, I want to stop storing all my ...
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How can I sync my iTunes music library between two Macs for free?

I have a desktop system that I use as a server. I also have a MacBook Pro that is my main computer. I've done a lot of organization and cleanup of my music library and have it all on my MacBook Pro. ...
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Looking for a tool to automatically two-way sync SFTP with local folder

I use OS X for development and I want to push changes to dev server on every ⌘+S. When I check out a different branch, I want the local folder to update accordingly. So I figured I need an ...
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I don't want to carry all of my old contacts on my iPhone. How could I select which groups to sync with iCloud?

I have about 800 contacts in different contact groups on my iMac. Some of these groups are a sort of archives. I don't want to use all my contacts on my iPhone but still I don't want to delete the ...
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How to set up new iPhone without deleting its data?

I had my first iPhone synched with my Macbook, then I bought a second iPhone, a 3GS, and I still haven't synchronized it with my Macbook. In fact, I'm not sure I set this 3GS up with any computer at ...
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My iPhone 4S won't sync calendar with Exchange

I have an iPhone 4S that I can't seem to sync to our corporate Exchange server. Email syncs fine, however calendar items do not sync at all. This is happening since 2 weeks ago. I have ...
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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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How to sort contacts by creation date or modification date in iOS Contacts or OS X Contacts 7.x?

Is there a way to view or export the date a contact was created or modified in iOS 7 and/or the Contacts app (version 7.1) when viewed from a Mac? This one datapoint would enormously aid deduping ...
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sync calendar and contacts without iCloud in Mavericks

How can I sync calender and contacts in Mavericks and iOS 7 without using iCloud (or any cloud for that matter)? Is the only option really to setup a CalDav and CardDav server in my local home WiFi ...
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iTunes library sync between two computers

I have two computers (iMac and a Macbook Air). Whenever I try to sync my iPhone to the Air it will remove all my data. Is there any possibility to have a common sync mechanism in between my two ...
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Lost everything after iPhone sync--How can I get it back?

I plugged my iPhone into my computer last night and opened up iTunes. It said I needed to sync and download the latest version. I clicked ok. After all was done my iPhone has been set back to ...
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How can you do two-way Dropbox <--> local folder syncing on iOS?

On my iPhone, I sync my camera photos with Dropbox, so that after I do a photo shoot all the photos are automatically uploaded to my laptop in the Dropbox 'Camera Uploads' folder - ready to sort, edit ...
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Auto sync local files to remote

Are there any OSX tools that can watch for file changes in a directory then sync (SFTP) those changes to a remote server? Basically I want to edit files locally (whatever files, whatever program) and ...
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Moving my iTunes library file to a new machine

I have machine x (running Windows) that has my iTunes library file on it in the My Music folder. All the media files in the library are on an external hdd. I use machine x to sync my iPod on a ...
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What's the best solution to sync contacts from Mac to Android Phone?

I'd like to sync my contacts from the Mac addressbook to an Android phone, but I'd rather not use Google (or any cloud) where I have no control over my data. So far I found SyncMate and Missing Sync. ...
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How to sync the data structure of my iPod touch with that of my iPad?

I have two device: iPod touch and iPad. All of them use the newest OS. I have a folder in my Windows, call it c:\mybook. I put all my pdf books into this folder. No nested categorizing folder for ...
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Why does syncing pictures take so long (even when there are no new pictures)

I have about 20GB of photos (from my external hard drive) to sync with my ipod. The first sync tooks 11 hours to copy everything over. That makes sense to me as this is actually moving all of this ...
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How can I back up my app data?

I have some app data that I'd like to preserve when the time for a new iPhone rolls around. This app does not (seem to) have any cloud-syncing functionality. I regularly sync my iPhone to iTunes via ...
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How do I upload my iPhone pictures/videos to my Windows Vista PC?

I found a page in iTunes that appears to allow me to sync pictures from my PC to my iPhone, but I can't see any obvious way to upload pictures taken on my iPhone4. How do I do this? What about videos ...
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Why do I have to “transfer purchases” from my iPad when syncing to iTunes?

I just started syncing my iPad to my desktop iTunes and it's taking a very long time to "transfer purchases" from the iPad. I was under the impression that iTunes remembered all my app downloads and ...
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iTunes Does Not Automatically Sync

I just installed iTunes 9.2.5 (x64) on a new laptop, and iTunes is not automatically syncing when my iPhone is plugged in. The preference "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" ...