Outlook users, we have good news and bad news. First the good stuff: thanks to April’s SP1 update for Office 2011, Outlook 2011 can now use Apple’s Sync Services to sync your calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes over the air with MobileMe. That’s a big improvement over Outlook 2011’s original release, which was limited to syncing just your contacts. Better yet, activating the new syncing options is drop-dead simple.
Apple may not be in the automobile biz--yet!--but top car manufacturers have definitely cozied up to Cupertino with a slew of options for the iPod and iPhone. But before you buy, test your dream car and iDevices at the showroom. In the fast lane of cars and technology, your compatibility--like mileage--may vary.
During yesterday's music event keynote, Steve Jobs mentioned that one of the reasons for the outrageous success of the iPod and the rest of Apple's products is that the company was never satisfied with simply resting on their laurels. Putting their money where Jobs' mouth is, it would appear that Apple's engineers are once again pushing the company's game forward by filing a number of patent applications that allow over-the-air syncing.
Users proclaim 1Password as one of the best Mac utilities ever made, and that joy has rightfully spread to the iPhone/iPod touch and more recently, the iPad, Windows and even Android. The desktop version just got a major new update with a long list of great new features, capped by using Dropbox to sync between the different versions.
You’d think after the biggest product launch in Apple’s history, CEO Steve Jobs would take a day or two off, but it appears he’s taken to his keyboard yet again to respond to some e-mail inquiries involving the lack of Wi-Fi sync in iTunes and the missing hold button on the iPhone 4.