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Are iOS and OS X converging?

>Ive — and Apple as a whole — is fond of saying that design is about more than the way something looks, it’s the way something works. OS X Mavericks might be the most iOS-looking version of OS X to date, but it’s a fundamentally different operating system built for a different type of input. It doesn’t matter how many notifications roll across your Mac’s display or how much Calendar, iBooks, and Maps look like their iOS counterparts — OS…

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Apple and Google; Design and Web Services

Apple and Google; Design and Web Services: Outside of sync services, Apple has other web problems. Here are a few examples: Apple can’t update its online store without taking it offline first. A popular Game Center game was able to bring down the entire network. Apple requires you to re-friend everyone on Game Center, Find my Friends, and Shared Photostreams. Notes requires an email account to sync. The iTunes and App Stores are still powered by WebObjects, a mostly dead…

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iCloud and Snow Leopard and Google Sync

So … I’m not sure what’s going on but a few weeks after Google integrated Circles into Gmail my Google Contacts are all screwed up. dd in how badly Google Contacts and Calendar sync to my iOS devices and my Mac and one begins to wonder if there might be a better way. My wife has started screaming at me that this “cloud stuff sucks”. She is very rightly frustrated that contacts she adds to her iPhone (using her Google…

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iCloud and Snow Leopard and Google Sync

So ... I'm not sure what's going on but a few weeks after Google integrated Circles into Gmail my Google Contacts are all screwed up. dd in how badly Google Contacts and Calendar sync to my iOS devices and my Mac and one begins to wonder if there might be a better way. My wife has started screaming at me that this "cloud stuff sucks". She is very rightly frustrated that contacts she adds to her iPhone (using her Google…

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Setup Mail, Address Book and iCal to use Gmail, Google Calendar and Contacts on OS X Lion

I'm a big Google services user. I've had a Gmail account since the day the service launched and Gmail has been my default email address since. When Google launched the Calendar service I integrated that into my daily life. Google Talk hasn't taken over the instant messaging world but it quickly became my preferred client. With each iteration of the OS since Leopard, Apple has made it easier to integrate these Google Services, including Address Book into my Mac life.…

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