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Old 08-15-2004, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since the blackberry is intended for use by professionals, then why would they not support Max OS-X? There is a massive amount of professionals, that will only use Macs, expecially people in the graphic/e-commerce sector..
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RIM doesn't write the software that Desktop Manager uses for Intellisync. Pumatech writes them. Basically, RIM will support Mac when Pumatech decides to write the software for RIM.
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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RIM doesn't write the software that Desktop Manager uses for Intellisync. Pumatech writes them. Basically, RIM will support Mac when Pumatech decides to write the software for RIM.
Hmm, interesting, but money talks, I am sure that if RIM were to tell pumatech to write the software, it would be done shortly, there havent been any big updates or work done on the interllisync software anyways.. the basics are the same since OS 2.0, the only thing that has changed is the supported applications and the way the code is written on the handheld.
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Old 08-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The folks at Epicad (www.epicad.com) are writing software to sync a b'berry to Mac OS X. It's called SyncAgain.

The BES version is already complete, with a stand alone version, for us none corporates, will be ready "soon".

Give them a visit!

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Old 08-15-2004, 10:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The folks at Epicad (www.epicad.com) are writing software to sync a b'berry to Mac OS X. It's called SyncAgain.

The BES version is already complete, with a stand alone version, for us none corporates, will be ready "soon".

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Thats awesome! Finally! Any ideas on the expected price?
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Old 08-18-2004, 07:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A little off topic but related to the desktop synch software (non-BES)....today I do not get all of the calendar data from Outlook like invitees, etc. when I synch - I know that the BES users get more data on their handhelds regarding meetings - any chance this additional info might be accomodated in the desktop synch in the future?

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Old 08-19-2004, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Just saw this on Phonescoop

New Software Brings Mac Sync to BlackBerry

Today, 10:16 AM source: Information Appliance Associates

Information Appliance Associates today announced the release of PocketMac Blackberry Edition, the first tool to sync Mac users' data with RIM BlackBerry handhelds. The software integrates with Apple PIM software, such as iCal, Stickies, and Address Book, as well as popular third-party software such as Entourage, Now Up-To-date, and Now Contact. The software integrates with iSync, providing full 2-way sync with BlackBerrys ranging from the older 957 to the newest models. PocketMac BlackBerry Edition retails for $29.95

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Old 08-20-2004, 04:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just bought a G5 and it should be arriving very soon. I'm really glad to see that some sync software has now been released for the Mac. Though it's too bad that it doesn't allow you to load apps. Maybe that will/could be an upcoming feature?
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Old 08-26-2004, 03:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The folks at Epicad (www.epicad.com) are writing software to sync a b'berry to Mac OS X. It's called SyncAgain.

The BES version is already complete, with a stand alone version, for us none corporates, will be ready "soon".

Give them a visit!

Craig
EPICAD is an over priced $140 US limited solution (from a CDN company none the less, shame on them for charging the locals US prices!) take a look at PocketMac sync for Blackberry very well done, feature rich and affordable $29.99 I use it myself. Most of the hold up till now with a Mac OS sync is that there's no real Intellisync communication feature/protocol within the Mac OS X Unix kernel unlike the PC but it seems others have done well addressing and finding a work around communication point.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Pocket Mac told me last week that future releases will offer software loading.


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Can't wait that and hopefully BES re-director support will follow making for a great Mac OS solution.
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Old 08-27-2004, 05:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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When more consumer oriented devices appear these Mac solutions are going to be a big success, I just hope RIM Doesn't screw them over like Apple did to the companies that had Windows solutions for the ipod...
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is there any software that is mac friendly that would allow me to open
Adobe and XL files in a way where the columns are not all messed up???
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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is there any software that is mac friendly that would allow me to open
Adobe and XL files in a way where the columns are not all messed up???
Did you just revive a year old thread with a question that doesn't even appear to be related to the Blackberry at all?
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Did you just revive a year old thread with a question that doesn't even appear to be related to the Blackberry at all?
Hey, it's about as old as your BES version!

There is no translator available at this time to interpret PDF files on a Mac OS that I'm aware of, if the MAC BES (third party vendor) that was mentioned earlier has something similar to the Mobile Data Service (which is used by the BES to interpret and send attachments) then this may be a possibility.

For now you'll have to settle for the messed up format!
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have the BB 7230 and a 12" PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.3.9. When the computer goes to sleep after I run PocketMac and sync my BB to Entourage it won't wake up. I have to hold down the power key to force it to shutdown and then turn the computer back on. Has anyone else encoutnered this problem? Any fixes for it?

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Old 12-24-2005, 03:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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is there any software that is mac friendly that would allow me to open
Adobe and XL files in a way where the columns are not all messed up???
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat Reader and MS Excel are all available for the Mac and have been so for some time!
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