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Avoid an odd iCal/iPod calendar name synching issue iPod
If you use iCal and an iPod, and sync your calendars to the iPod, do not use colons in your calendar names -- somehow they'll get lost in the shuffle when transferring to the iPod. Strange but true.

[robg adds: I believe this may be due to the fact that you can't use a colon in a filename in OS X -- but that's just a guess.]
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Avoid an odd iCal/iPod calendar name synching issue
Authored by: Cajun on Jul 14, '06 11:07:06PM

WOW! I just got online to search for a PDA or Handheld that might help me get organized. I recently bought a MacBook Pro and am hoping iCal and the iLife apps can help me simplify life. Tonight I go online and see this post - YOU CAN SYNCH iCal TO AN IPOD? So should I just buy an iPod instead of some handheld thing like a Treo? I'm buried w/ sticky notes and lost scrap papers and hoping to finally become organized. I was thinking a fancy new PDA or maybe even one of those cell phones that synchs up w/ a laptop might help me have my To Do lists with me but could an iPod be my answer? Please advise!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) -Buster



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Avoid an odd iCal/iPod calendar name synching issue
Authored by: joestalin on Jul 15, '06 07:01:42AM

Yes, you can keep your contacts and calendars (from Address Book and iCal -- there might be conduits for other apps, but I haven't researched that) on an iPod. You can also keep text notes on there, and there are a lot of projects based on that (including an iPod version of Wikipedia, I think).

Obviously it's a one-way street--there's no way to enter information on the iPod. But it is handy. You can also sync your contacts and calendars to a lot of cellphones.



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Avoid an odd iCal/iPod calendar name synching issue
Authored by: Kichigai on Jul 18, '06 06:06:11PM

Get a Treo/Palm, MemoPad 2000/2100, Psion, PocketPC, or a cell phone with BlueTooth. It's nice and all to be able to look up this information on your iPod, but the inability to ENTER data (with the iPod) makes it a real pain.



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