One of the most important sets of information on your iPhone is your contacts. Many users have been faced with an issue when trying to sync their iPhone contacts with their computers. If you've entered your contact information on your iPhone first (not on your computer) and would now like to retrieve those contacts for your computer, CNET's MacFixIt has a how-to to help you. (Make sure to read the entire post before attempting.)
To Sync your iPhone contacts from your iPhone to your computer visit CNET's MacFixit.com.
Daisho provides you with a datebook you can access anytime from any computer. This highly detailed calendar and organizational system has an impressive collection of options for busy people, however it is somewhat time-intensive to master.
Users who are familiar with Microsoft's Outlook program will find many of Daisho's features familiar. Traditional options that make choreographing daily life easier are here, such as setting up meetings, reminding users about important phone calls, e-mailing meeting reminders, and managing a contact list.
This free 30-day trial also provides some interesting details that many casual users may not find useful, but … Read more
Cloud Contacts, the online manager for offline business cards, has a new feature for users with camera phones. You're now able to snap a pic of a business card and send it off to get categorized with other contact cards you've sent in. There is no application for this, you simply send off a copy to a special, private e-mail address.
Unlike competing services Evernote and Shoeboxed, Cloud Contacts creator Allen Stern says his system brings more accuracy to the table since each submission is handled by real people instead of machine scanning (update: Shoeboxed has people looking … Read more
The world got its first look earlier this week at Nokia's XpressMusic phone, a music-focused handset with loads of media-sharing and social-networking features including Facebook. According to a Wall Street Journal story on Thursday, it appears that there may be a deeper partnership forming between the social network and the handset giant.
The two companies are reportedly just in talks, the Journal said, and there is not yet an indication as to which Nokia handsets would have the Facebook app. But it's possible that a compatible Nokia phone could link directly to Facebook profiles in its address book.… Read more
One of my beefs with Gmail, a service I otherwise like, is its propensity to create duplicate contact entries for the same person without any action on my part.
I'm not sure if this is part of its internal workings for identifying contacts, an issue synchronizing with iPhones and Exchange, or something else, but it's annoying. On more than one occasion I've had to recombine my own entry back down into one contact, and I've had to do the same with my wife's entry, my parents' entries, and others.
Of course, there are legitimate occasions … Read more
I spent a good part of the last week searching for a simple, free, and safe place to store my contacts online. Well, two out of three ain't bad.
The last time I synched my iPhone, iTunes offered to sync my contacts as well. I clicked OK without thinking. Before I knew it, I had lost about half of my phone's contact entries.
Backup? What backup? The entries in my Outlook and Gmail contacts were woefully outdated, compared to the contact information I stored in my iPhone. I had no choice but to reassemble the lost data phone … Read more
Over the past few days, I've been using an upcoming e-mail helper called Gist.
Similar to Xobni (coverage) Gist is all about piggybacking on the e-mail systems you're already using to unearth information that's often tucked away. This includes the relationships you have with people you're e-mailing--both professionally and in your personal life.
The big difference is that Gist makes URLs, attachments, and conversation threads easier to get at. And instead of being relegated to Microsoft Outlook, like Xobni is, Gist works with Web mail too.
The service can tap into both Gmail and Outlook, as … Read more
Dropship is a slick arcade shooter with excellent graphics, intuitive controls, and several smart touches. On each level, you pilot your ship through winding caverns while shooting enemies, rescuing your "stranded allies" (cleverly named after people in your Contacts), and towing out a "pod" before a timer runs out to end the level. Dropship's easy touch-screen controls let you shoot and move in 360 degrees (although the graphics are 3-D, this is essentially a 2-D game), just by rotating your finger on the left side of the screen for movement and on the right side … Read more
This stellar voice-transcription application does more than search the Web or place a call in response to your spoken command. Vlingo lets you get specific, searching Google or Yahoo and updating your Facebook and Twitter status. You can also launch applications, write notes to yourself, and verbally compose a text or e-mail message.
The set-up is a little laborious, and Vlingo does have a learning curve, but the step-by-step instructions help you program a fast access key that works like a record button, and the help file is a good, easily access reminder of what you can say and do. … Read more