3 Way Sync

I love geek stuff like iPhones and Apple Macbooks.

This last 24hours has seen me download 2 applications that I think I will enjoy;

1) Nuevasync

2) Calaboration 1.0.2

Nuevasync is my way of getting around a MobileMe account and paying a lot of money every year for something that this Nuevasync does for free. It Syncs my Google Calender and with my iPhone Calender. Well, you say, I am an Apple purist and only use iCal. Well we will get there – wait a minute. The reason I wanted to do this is because Christine is often wanting to know what I am up to, or to put some family event into  my calender and has to wait until I am around to do it or she rings me and tells me to put it in my calender. Now She can pull up my Google Cal on her Windows PC and mess with my schedule (and contacts list!)

But what happens with iCal? Well for some they will throw out iCal (Apple Calender) and just start using the on-line Google Cal, or just their iPhone diary. But I like the iCal, well maybe I am just used to it. And what of those days when I can’t find my phone to read the diary and the Internet is down so I can’t see the Google Cal…this has never yet happened…but maybe one day it will. So I need to draw in iCal to the sync as well. That is where this Google App they call Collaboration comes in.

Collaboration simply sets up a shared calendar between your Google Cal and your iCal Calendar. Easy? Well almost perfect…

Downside – On my iCal I have multiple calenders in different colours. Work, home, birthdays, and another google cal I have subscribed to from a guy called Tom Sine with special events and notes on it.

The Sync, in fact either of the above 2 programmes do not differentiate when syncing, so when I go back into iCal, I just have all my events and appointments in one colour and I have to turn off my other calenders as I now have a new calendar selected called Scott Vawser Google Cal and it contains all the info from my other 2 (Work and home) calenders and I see double of everything. So once I deselect them I now have matching cleanly synced calenders – iphone, Google and ical all up to date pretty much all of the time!

I love it!

Oh – Phil M, Thanks for the tip 🙂


Optus and my $340 Bill

I have an iPhone…as you may know.

I have access to the internet and email on my iPhone

I have a $340 bill this month.

But on closer inspection of my bill, it is not my number that has the iphone account, it is some other number.

In fact my phone number still has my old phone contract on it that was supposed to be canceled  when I bought the iPhone. As you could imagine, a non data plan account would peak out very quickly when using the internet regularly, thinking that I had half a gig of data usage up my sleeve!

So I have 2 ammounts on the bill, one for some number I have never heard of which is on my iPhone plan for $60, and one to my phone number on my old plan for $247.00

BUT – when I rang the billing enquiries they admitted there was an issue, even that a mistake had been made and put me through to another department…I was cut off in the process.

I rang again…told my story…again. The lady asked why I did not use my new number, “I don’t HAVE a new number!” She asked “why did you not put your new SIM into your phone?”

I did not get a new SIM!! I did not want one! I just wanted a new plan on my old number with a new phone!

“I will need to put you through to sales, this is their problem” …aghh I just got cut off from them!

Finally I get through to a machine…I punched in all my codes and requests…and get through to another machine…we are closed for the weekend…bye bye…beep beep beep.