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How Apple Will Draft Everyone Into The Cloud. Or Else | Fast Company
"...as soon as consumers become used to things acting this way, they’ll start actually expecting things to act this way. And when that happens, beware any software company that doesn’t deliver the same experience. In the new world Apple will create, to ask a user to manually sync files between different devices will be the equivalent, back in the ‘80s, of asking a bunch of home computer users used to interacting with GUI’s, to use command lines instead." Yep.
howthingsare  sync  expectations  cloud  apple 
june 2011 by infovore
Rands In Repose: Dumbing Down the Cloud
"Trust begins when I can see the design intention of an application." Great stuff from Rands on how sync should work - namely, in the dumbest way possible - and what building trust into application design looks like.
sync  design  application  trust  interaction 
november 2008 by infovore
Fraser Speirs – Two Macs: Fail.
"An experiment I’ve been running for more than two years now is over: running two Macs is more hassle than it’s worth. I write not to praise synchronisation technology, but to bury it." Roughly what I'd always guessed, but Fraser is careful and detailed, and makes some sensible points. I just hope Aperture doesn't chug as much on the new MBPs as it did on the old ones, for his sake.
sync  syncrhonization  mac  hardware  computers  computing  fraserspeirs 
october 2008 by infovore
BusySync - Sync iCal and Google Calendar - from BusyMac
"BusySync lets you share iCal calendars on a LAN and sync iCal with Google Calendar." Well, if it does that, that's pretty nifty. Worth checking out.
calendar  calendaring  google  ical  synchronisation  sync  application  mac  osx  macosx 
april 2008 by infovore

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