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Apple announces MobileMe: Sync your PC, Mac, and iPhone

Apple is launching a new service called MobileMe that will provide push mail, contacts, and calendar data. In practical terms, that means you can synchronize your personal data across multiple computers and devices. And the service works with both Windows and OS X. In other words, you can synchronize your Mac, PC, and iPhone. The service works with Mac's Mail.app, iCal, and Address book. On...

Apple announces iPhone SDK and other goodies

So you may have heard, Apple threw a little press event today. And while we won't get into all of the gritty details (our friends at Engadget have already done a pretty good job of that), we did want to highlight a few of the more exciting announcements related to the iPhone SDK: Apple has licensed Microsoft's ActiveSync technology to enable Exchange synchronization. That means Push email,...

PDAsync makes ActiveSync look silly

For a company that develops software for PCs and PDAs, Microsoft has never done a stellar job at letting those devices play well together. ActiveSync and its successor, Windows Mobile Device Center only let you sync your calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook. You can't even synchronize with the new Windows Calendar included in Windows Vista. That's why Laplink PDAsync 4 is so attractive....

Windows Mobile 6 Standard supports file sync - but not with Vista

So Microsoft has a way of releasing Windows Mobile updates that have fewer features than previous versions. ActiveSync, the program that lets you synchronize data on your PDA or smartphone and your computer, for example used to support synchronization over WiFi. Not anymore. And Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone edition lacks something that the PocketPC version has: the ability to synchronize files in...

ActiveSync Toggle

Most Pocket PC users have at one time or another found themselves frustrated that ActiveSync kicked in at just the wrong time. Maybe you wanted to charge your Pocket PC but not have to launch Outlook to synchronize it--that's the scenario that sometimes gets me. Of course, if you're feeling up to it, you can always dive into the Task Manager and kill the wcesmgr.exe and wcescomm.exe processes,...

Why you can't sync your Pocket PC over WiFi with ActiveSync 4.x

Don't you hate it when a company goes and updates its software only to leave you with fewer features? One of the main complaints people have had about ActiveSync 4.x is that Microsoft took away the ability to synchronize your Windows Mobile device with your computer over WiFi. If you want WiFi syncing, you have to go back to ActiveSync 3.8 or ealier. Microsoft has long maintained that they removed...

ActiveSync 3.8 - how to get it, and why you need it

[Update 6:55 PM - as ScOObyDoo notes in the comments below, this post relates to pre-Windows Mobile 5 devices] ActiveSync might be one of Microsoft's most-maligned pieces of software. It's been around for years, and most of its users have a love / hate relationship with it. When it works, it's fantastic, and when it doesn't, well, it's downright painful. Over the years ActiveSync got better and...

ActiveSync 4.2 released for all Pocket PCs

Microsoft has released version 4.2 of ActiveSync for Windows Mobile devices. On the system requirements page, they list basically every version of Pocket PC back to Windows CE OS version 3.0 (before they were even called Pocket PCs). I've installed it, and so far, so good. A few of the dialogs seem to have changed slightly, but overall the experience is pretty much as expected. [via JK]...