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Talk about regretting the upgrade to Tiger. Computer is slow, the email is acting like its got arthritis and well, what can I say. ISync, which was working till yesterday, stopped working with my Nokia 6620 for no apparent reason. Tried to reset the phone, and […]

Talk about regretting the upgrade to Tiger. Computer is slow, the email is acting like its got arthritis and well, what can I say. ISync, which was working till yesterday, stopped working with my Nokia 6620 for no apparent reason. Tried to reset the phone, and do a clean pairing with the system, and even that did not help. I cannot even figure out what’s wrong. Any tips people?

By Om Malik

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  3. Are you trying to sync both the phone and a Palm with iSync? If so you might just be noticing a new “feature” in Tiger iSync.

    In Tiger if you hit the Palm cradle button iSync will only sync the Palm device, not a phone. If you click the button on the iSync application (not the menubar) it will prompt you to press the cradle button. If you press the cradle button both the Palm and the phone will sync, if not it will time out and just the phone will sync.

    This seems a real pain (especially b/c it’s not immediately obvious unless you read the KB article on it) at first, but the benefit is you don’t need to have everything plugged in to sync without an error message.

    Of course if your not also using a Palm none of this applies.

    Good luck.

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  4. iSync no longer works without .mac. All syncs now go through your iDisc. Best I can figure, if you don’t have a .mac account, you’re out of luck. I’m very surprised that yours is the first blog Iv;e seen comment on this “feature”. One of the 200 Tiger features no doubt.

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  5. You might want to check Apple’s iSync forums.

    Here’s a discussion on Nokia 6600s and Tiger for example.

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  6. I have jumped through the hoops already. I don’t have a Palm. What really is annoying is that it was working till last evening, before I went to sleep. Somehow it just went kaput. I have looked at the forums and there seems to be no answer. More questions. I have a feeling that Tiger got rushed to the market a bit prematurely

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  7. Same here. Haven’t been able to Sync my P900 since I upgraded to Tiger. Still trying to figure out what they changed.

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  8. Leo,

    I feel your pain. it is so frustrating to be dealing with this situation. i have even reset the phone a couple of times, to no avail. anyway hopefully i will be able to figure it out soon enough and then post the updates here

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  9. The first rule of computing:

    Never, ever install a newly released operating system onto your primary computer.

    Wait for the first service pack, or whatever Apple calls service packs. Let others find and fix the bugs.

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  10. iSync under Tiger works fine w/ my seT637 phone… one quirk I noticed is that it does not work if I choose sync from the menubar, only if I open up the iSync application and then choose ‘sync devices’ from there… seems like a little trick to encourage you to subscribe to .mac…

    too bad there’s not a pref to fix this!

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