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  1. mtrapani's Avatar
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    Default Mac Tour 9630 Owners

    This is here for now and for after the release for any Mac+Tour related issues (as if mac compatibility wasn't a bad enough reason). But there you go, I just did all the whining this thread will have. I really don't want this to turn into a group theropy session for Mac owners (like me) who cry about not having Desktop Manager.

    Lets try to keep it at News, Issues with the Tour in relation to Macs, and respectfully squeezing as much information out of CX as possible.

    Because lets be honest. I really want my "Verizon's Smartphone Tips and Tricks" CD to work!!!!!
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    Thanks. Great idea.

    I'm a very loyal mac user but when it comes to smartphones, choose the BB over the iPhone anyday.

    I have a feeling I'll be using this thread a lot when I finally get my Tour.

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    Wasn't a Desktop Manager for Mac in the works? What ever happened with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrapani View Post
    This is here for now and for after the release for any Mac+Tour related issues (as if mac compatibility wasn't a bad enough reason). But there you go, I just did all the whining this thread will have. I really don't want this to turn into a group theropy session for Mac owners (like me) who cry about not having Desktop Manager.

    Lets try to keep it at News, Issues with the Tour in relation to Macs, and respectfully squeezing as much information out of CX as possible.

    Because lets be honest. I really want my "Verizon's Smartphone Tips and Tricks" CD to work!!!!!
    Mac + BB = disaster

    Even to the point where I had to buy a PC because updating my 9630 on the MAC was completely impossible.

    I tried so many times, and I also have a friend that does it all the time, and he wasn't able to do it either... I don't know if its the OS in the 9630 or if its just never going to work....

    I DO LOVE MACS more than anything else tho... PC's are sooooooooo awful.... Now that I have a PC I can see how terrible they are...
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    My plan to go finally go BlackBerry with my Mac is to use Google Sync for iCal and Address Book syncing...it's working wonderfully from Mac-to-Cloud right now. We'll see how it goes when I get my Tour.

    I'm currently using my Palm Centro with Missing Sync but have no plans to pay another $40 for the BlackBerry version. The only problem I forsee with my cloud-only plan may be software installation, but it looks like the Google apps install from the web page and, well, I may just have to break from my Scrabble addiction on my BB or try what I've been reading about JAD deployments and such.

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    There isn't a "no compromise" solution for Mac owners out there yet. People seem to have problems with all the current attempts (Missing sync, Pocket Mac, even VMWare running windows can't sync ical and addressbook). So we have to make due for now.

    I read elsewhere in these forums of a Desktop Manager in the works for this year, but I think it's total speculation. Maybe an insider could help us out on that.
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    *cough* Crucial what do you know about a mac desktop manager because I want to sync my Tour up when I get it *cough*

    Geez i have some sort of frog in my throat
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    I use Missing Sync to sync my current 8830 with my Mac, and it works flawlessly. I know not everyone has had that experience, but I've managed to get it working perfectly with iCal, Address Book, and so forth, which is what I care about. Putting files and such on the device is a little trickier - I usually just do that directly by bluetooth, because Missing Sync doesn't work so well for that.

    For me though, in general, Missing Sync does everything I need it to except update the device's software, for that, I simply reboot into Windows (BootCamp). Updates are rare, so its hardly an imposition.

    I am *assuming* Missing Sync will work fine with the Tour. I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrapani View Post
    This is here for now and for after the release for any Mac+Tour related issues (as if mac compatibility wasn't a bad enough reason). But there you go, I just did all the whining this thread will have. I really don't want this to turn into a group theropy session for Mac owners (like me) who cry about not having Desktop Manager.

    Lets try to keep it at News, Issues with the Tour in relation to Macs, and respectfully squeezing as much information out of CX as possible.

    Because lets be honest. I really want my "Verizon's Smartphone Tips and Tricks" CD to work!!!!!

    I will be completely honest...

    the OS is going to be extremely close to the runnings of the storm..

    maybe not stability wize but its going to probably interact with a mac the same way.

    I use missing sync with my storm on the mac..
    and obviously mass storage mode..

    but until RIM gets on there **** about getting a fully working mac client out there its going to be the same unfortunately..
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    Default Going to Sync with PC at work.

    I made the switch to an IMac a few months ago for my home computer and think its an amazing machine. The PC's remind me of the former Big Three compared to their Japanese counterparts.

    I'll be syncing with my PC at work as that's where all my Outlook contacts/calender/task are.
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    I use Google Sync is perfect for synching my iPhone, BB, and Mac and keeping them all in Sync. If I change anything on the BlackBerry, the iPhone and Mac reflect those changes, it is very nice. No need to plug into the computer at all unless I want to load some music onto the storm.

    The iPhone is connected using a special "Microsoft Exchange" way that Google has provided, and the Mac's address book is sync'd to Google Sync.

    Everything is done in check, and I suspect it will remain the same, when the Tour is released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrapani View Post
    There isn't a "no compromise" solution for Mac owners out there yet. People seem to have problems with all the current attempts (Missing sync, Pocket Mac, even VMWare running windows can't sync ical and addressbook). So we have to make due for now.

    I read elsewhere in these forums of a Desktop Manager in the works for this year, but I think it's total speculation. Maybe an insider could help us out on that.
    Mac compatibility is in the works. It will get to a point where it's as easy as it is with windows.
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    do you see that being in the near future? i.e. by the end of '09
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    im sure they will update pocket mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucial_Xtreme View Post
    Mac compatibility is in the works. It will get to a point where it's as easy as it is with windows.
    Wooooo!!!!!!!!! My guess is Q1/Q2 2010. If I were RIM I would get on my game though. The iPhone is rumored to launch for Verizon in Q3 2010 when Big Red rolls out (hopefully) their LTE. That's a whole new wave of "could have been BB users running on mac" that now have another compatible option.

    We shall see i suppose
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    I just want rim to do a solid job on it and not rush it

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    I have both a macbook laptop and a pc desktop. I just don't want have to start my desktop just to run the dm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucial_Xtreme View Post
    Mac compatibility is in the works. It will get to a point where it's as easy as it is with windows.
    CX would you ever have time to write details on how to sync Mac, iPhone, and BB all together using Google Sync on a Mac. Maybe on a Sticky or something please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    CX would you ever have time to write details on how to sync Mac, iPhone, and BB all together using Google Sync on a Mac. Maybe on a Sticky or something please.

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    thats kind of a big request lol to ask of a person
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    I know and he may never have time but he is a big kind of guy, he helps so much and we really are lucky to have him on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    I know and he may never have time but he is a big kind of guy, he helps so much and we really are lucky to have him on this forum.
    Yeah, @ss kissing usually doesn't help either. Trust me, we've tried...
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    Not A** kissing, just stating facts CX is great for our forum.
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    Hopefully the new Tour is compatible with Macs, as my MacBook right now is my love, and so will the new Tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEVEN1FO View Post
    Hopefully the new Tour is compatible with Macs, as my MacBook right now is my love, and so will the new Tour.

    its compatible to a certain degree and will be more so over time
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEVEN1FO View Post
    Hopefully the new Tour is compatible with Macs, as my MacBook right now is my love, and so will the new Tour.
    You too?

    My macbook is like my best friend only better. Haha.

    Sometimes i think to myself about what 3 things I would grab if my house was on fire...and it's always my mac, my BB and my digital camera...and then sadly I remember that I have a cat...so I compromise and just figure I'll kick the cat out of the house field-goal style and then everything is all good.

    Back to the topic - I really would appreciate a mac compatible BB application so if they're working on one I'm happy to wait a little while for it.

    As for the Tour...waiting is not that easy.

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