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Old 10-02-2006, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PocketMac 4.0 Released

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Hi,

Research In Motion has just released Version 4.0 of PocketMac for BlackBerry. The instructions for downloading it are below.

I also wanted to let you know what's new in this great release:

What's New In This Release?

Application Loading--Now, PocketMac for BlackBerry can install 3rd party applications and games directly from your Mac to your BlackBerry.

E-Mail Synchronization--You can sync your email messages from either Mail.app or Microsoft Entourage back and forth from your Mac and Blackberry.

MeetingMaker Support--With this new release, MeetingMaker users can synchronize data between MeetingMaker and your BlackBerry.

IBM Lotus® Notes® Support--You can now synchronize data between Lotus Notes and your BlackBerry handheld.

Intel Duo Mac support--You can run this version on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.

3rd Party Software Store--We've included special links to a PocketMac customers-only 3rd party software store with software that we've made sure will work from your Mac to your BlackBerry.

Support for The BlackBerry Pearl™--with this new version, you'll be able to map the MicroSD memory card as an external USB Mass Storage device on your desktop, allowing you to transfer music, pictures, videos and much more.

Support for syncing with the new 8700 and 8703 devices, too!


How Do I Download This New Release?

Step 1: Click Here (or copy to your browser) To Start The Downloading Process:

http://www.blackberry.com/support/downloads/index.shtml

Step 2: Click On The "Download" Link
When you get to the download software page, click on the "Download" BlackBerry Desktop Software link

Step 3: Choose "PocketMac v4.0 for BlackBerry"
Select "PocketMac v4.0 for BlackBerry" from the choice of software products to download. Click "Next"

Step 4: Click "Download Software"
The final step is simple. Just click the "Download Software" link (again highlighted in yellow in the picture).


What About Technical Support?

Starting with version 4.0, you are now eligible for support directly from Research in Motion, here:

http://www.blackberry.com/support/index.shtml

Of course, you can always visit us for support any time, too. We’re still available in our web-based and phone support options, here: http://www.pocketmac.net/support.htm.

Thank you so much for your patience and loyalty,

PocketMac Team

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Thanks for the update. Copying thread to the Mac users forum.
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How can I manage my pics, songs etc thru PM 4.0?????
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It still crashes when I try to sync my Ical to it. It doesn't even see the categories I use listed under advanced.
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It still crashes when I try to sync my Ical to it. It doesn't even see the categories I use listed under advanced.
I do not experience this. How many categories do you have?
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downloaded it, installing now, I hope it doesn't freak out that I had the Beta.
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Have a really stupid question, how do I post a new question? What buttons?
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Go back from this thread to the "Mac User's Corner" or other forum. At the top of the thread list is the button "New Topic". Click on that.

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Will I be able to use my 7130 as a modem through Verizon?

I've had *very* bad experiences with earlier versions of PocketMac, so I hesitate another download, install, and then repair all the damage it did.
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It is working well with iCal, Address Book and Stickies - with my 8100 - FINALLY!

...now if I could get the sync to work via Bluetooth, it would be great. Looking into it now.
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Well, I've downloaded PocketMac 4.0 and had a bit of a play with it. So far, I've had a few goes at syncing and most things seem to just work. The interface and general operation are a bit clunky and a bit on the slow side but they seem to generally work.

All the right warnings etc seem to appear at the right point etc. So should be OK. I've done a few syncs with iCal, AddressBook, Stickies etc (not Mail though) and things worked ok. It's a bit annoying that it keeps asking you what to do every time it finds you've deleted a contact etc though. It should have the smarts to work it out and check against the last sync.

Overall, better than nothing, better than a Windows solution but can still be improved. If you would want a score I'd say 5 out of 10 but still very usable, especially considering there is no other option :P

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I'm getting a problem syncing Tasks in iCal (Address Book + Calendar seem to be working fine). The data seems to be coming over to the device all jumbled (there are like 100 "empty" tasks for one).

Anyone have any experience with this?

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I do not experience this. How many categories do you have?
I have four. Wait it works now! Yay. Thanks for the help.

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I'm anxious to try it, but I think I'll wait a week or two to see what the general feedback is.
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Well, I've downloaded PocketMac 4.0 and had a bit of a play with it. So far, I've had a few goes at syncing and most things seem to just work. The interface and general operation are a bit clunky and a bit on the slow side but they seem to generally work.

All the right warnings etc seem to appear at the right point etc. So should be OK. I've done a few syncs with iCal, AddressBook, Stickies etc (not Mail though) and things worked ok. It's a bit annoying that it keeps asking you what to do every time it finds you've deleted a contact etc though. It should have the smarts to work it out and check against the last sync.

Overall, better than nothing, better than a Windows solution but can still be improved. If you would want a score I'd say 5 out of 10 but still very usable, especially considering there is no other option :P

cheers!
yeah, I wish it was written in Cocoa and could make use of SyncML so we could use iSync. :( But it's the only solution, and it does WORK!
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As far as I can tell, this is the same as the Beta that everyone was downloading the other day. They both say version 4.0.17 and both are the same file name and same file size. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Same experience like the beta for me. It hangs sometimes but does work in the end. My events are in iCal are all messed up. I have the same birthday in multiple times. Appts seem ok. Addresses are fine. Glad to have it.
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Okay,

I got the 8703e on sprint, today, (she's sitting right next to me charging), I just downloaded the PM 4.0 official release.

I've backed up Address book.
I've backed up iCal.
I'm gonna back up my bookmarks in Firefox, (though I've go hundreds and probably should cull through them before I try to bring them over).

I'm gonna reboot, quick all applications, repair permissions and quit any and all open apps.

Then I’m gonna unstuff the file and read all the read me's, (ill probably go blind).


Is there anything else I could do other than what I'll find in the read me? I haven't done anything to the BB 8703e yet, I don't have an Intel Mac so I have not done any updates or aftermarket themes or anything.

All I want to do today is Get all my contacts, iCal, and email set up on the BB.

Thoughts?

Oh, and I just read the PM thread with the 100 responses. And per one of the post, I'm gonna avoid trying to sync tasks and stickies, too.
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So, ive installed 4.0 and syncing right now. it is taking forever to sync and seems hung up on syncing iCal. 4.0 did have me resolve over 500 iCal conflicts, so im thinking that it is syncing every iCal entry ever created.(oops)

anyone else have this issue of the sync taking forever? im thinking of cancelling, but i don't want to lose any data.
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Default Ok, just answered my own question...

Got sick of waiting and cancelled sync. Went into PM prefs > Calendar and set the Advanced Pref to NOT sync items over 30 days old. Went quickly when i re-synced.

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