Tag: iOS 7

Syncing iOS 7 Calendar and Contacts with Mavericks and OS X Server


Getting iOS 7 Calendar and Contacts Syncing Directly With OS X 10.9 Mavericks

OS X Mavericks was provided to Mac users free of charge. When I pushed the upgrade button, all I could think was…

If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.

Sure enough, many users of Mavericks and iPhones/iPads quickly discovered that the Info tab in their iTunes clients had disappeared, and now in order to sync their contact and calendar data between their computers and their phones they had to go the iCloud route. Those who hold corporate information, EU users, and even folks such as I that just loathe the idea of pushing such data onto a server we don’t control were out of luck. Well almost.

I am not suggesting Apple intends on selling any data you push to iCloud, but I am declaring the present state of affairs is certainly a pain in the rear for an enormous number of users fully invested in the Apple ecosystem. Nevertheless, the fact is this issue was a long time coming. Apple has been moving from SyncServices towards a more open set of tools slowly but surely. Now CalDAV and CardDAV rule the roost, and to sync you’ve got to have a networked server in between your devices.

But where to find a server? A big, scary server!?

Focus your gaze directly at your Mac desktop, and then repeat after me…

I am staring at a UNIX Server.

Three times please.

The solution I am providing isn’t particularly elegant, and it does require a little networking know-how, but if you are game you can find the details after the jump. EDITOR’S NOTE: It can’t be that bad, because this author got it all working in under two hours, first time through.


Simple advice for “dizzy” iOS 7 users

iOS 7 users are reporting that all the zooming and sliding going on in Apple’s latest operating system is making them sick

Triggers and symptoms vary, but TidePool mobile app developer Jenni Leder’s experience is not uncommon. A self-professed power-user, she frequently switches apps; but on iOS 7, this has caused headaches and feelings associated with motion sickness. “I now have to close my eyes or cover the screen during transitions, which is ridiculous,” she told The Guardian, adding that there’s nowhere to hide: “It’s not apps that affect me, but accessing them. Tap a folder and the view zooms in. Tap an app and it’s like flying through the icon and landing in that app’s micro world — and I’m getting dizzy on the journey there.”

Read on, as this phenomena is pinned on not-so-uncommon disorders of the vestibular system i.e. people who easily get seasick.

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