Originally Posted by AndrewAZ
For prob #2 you need to install the desktop manager either missing sync or the free one which fixes that issue.
Prob #1 I think you would be better off without using the connection software, you do realize that USB tether on OS X has yet to be figured out.. I cant speak for verizon since I have sprint but I just pair my 8830 with my powerbook via bluetooth then set it up as a BT modem and everything works.
I am using a virtual machine to tether (or would be using it). So it's runnign under windows, but on a OS X machine.