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Do Androids and Macs work well together?

by Ashank Rai / February 25, 2011 2:13 AM PST


So here's the conundrum. I'm looking to buy a new smartphone and the Androids are really tempting me as compared to the Iphone. GIven the fact that I have a Macbook though, would it be wise to go for an Android? The iphone and Mac just go together (duh). Anyone out there who can vouch for the Androids working seamlessly with the Macs (in terms of syncing and stuff)?

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The only time
by Sovereign Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 4:56 AM PST

I ever connected my Android to my PC was to charge it. There's really no need to connect it to a PC/MAC directly, because everything can be synchronized online (emails, files, contacts, call history, pictures) and most of those applications work entirely from a Web browser, so that's pretty platform independent.

The only downfall may be iTunes content, but a quick search online shows that people have synced their iTunes with their Android on a MAC.


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reply to Androids and Macs
by 406bobby / February 25, 2011 8:41 AM PST

I have a Mac and I have had no trouble hooking the Android to it to download pictures. You need to change the status from charge only to disc. You can delete photos or download photos to the Android

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Androids & Mac
by terryh2113 / February 25, 2011 9:56 PM PST

Install doubleTwist On Your Mac.; Then Install doubleTwist Air Sync $4.99 In The Android Markt Place. Set Your Phone To Wi-Fi, Enter The Passcode When You Open doubleTwist On The Mac, And Then The Syncing Is Done Over Wireless. I've Done This With My Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept, & It Works Perfectly. Just Make Sure Your Micro SD Card Is Big Enough, & Is Blank, Before You Start The Sync.

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by Ashank Rai / February 26, 2011 6:41 AM PST

So it looks like owning a Mac does not mean that I cannot own Android. Thanks for all the advice folks. Will most likely go to the store next week and pick it up. Its gonna be shinny.

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Missing Sync
by s_alleyne / March 3, 2011 3:02 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks
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Apple has become a greedy bully!
by Snackypuddin / May 1, 2012 5:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

After Apple warned me that they were ending my account unless I move to Tiger and/or iOS5 and those will require all new equipment. I don't like being bullied. That's why I've been a loyal Apple user for many years. I could upgrade as I felt the need or desire to. No more. Apple is going to end my email account unless I do it their way!

Now with this good news -- looks like Google and Android are a good alternative to the iPhone. My AT&T contract is up, so I'm outa there!

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I use android now
by kellysaveladybug / May 2, 2012 7:45 PM PDT

just choose what you really like ,every phone has its own problem

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itunes + android?
by Yumenatori / July 31, 2013 1:15 PM PDT

So I am an avid runner and I work out a lot, so I need to have my music and I have itunes(macbook) and need my email and music.. can I hook those up if I get an android, or not?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2013 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: itunes + android?

I see many articles about this so it appears many have succeeded. I can't tell if you will. That is, I've yet to come across the same PC and setup so you bring up a good point. Is having a lot of choices a good idea if the owners must be computer gurus to use them?

Look at the lowly toaster. I think you could make toast in my toaster. But look at your PC, I might not be able to get it to work with your android?

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