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Script to create an ad-hoc network to sync iPhone
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Aug 21, '08 08:31:32AM
Due to the lack of an equivalent to Palm's sync conduits, many iPhone applications are syncing to your computer over a local wireless network
Um, feel free to call me stupid or perhaps just uninformed, but I'm a tad confused here. The iPhone won't sync to a Mac [or a PC] wirelessly (this is something we've been asking for, over BT preferably, or over wifi as an option). It syncs over the cable only (unless you're using MobileMe for contacts, calendar, etc, but everything else (music, photos, etc.) still go over the cable. So the script looks great for setting up a quick ad-hoc network. But what does this have to do with Palm's sync conduits and "iPhone applications syncing to your computer"??? The only application of this that I can see is to share your Mac's wired connection over Airport for your iPhone to get a WiFi connection...

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Script to create an ad-hoc network to sync iPhone
Authored by: BlackjackJoe on Aug 21, '08 08:55:28AM

No name calling, but there are a few 3rd party applications that sync over a WiFi connection between the iPhone and a Mac, two that come to mind are 1Password and VoiceNotes. Although I think in the case of 1Password, it uses its own encryption anyway.



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Script to create an ad-hoc network to sync iPhone
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Aug 21, '08 12:37:32PM

Okay, that part makes sense. I have SplashID and it requires a wireless network to sync as well. I guess the author could have phrased things just slightly better. :)



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