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Syncing your desktop folder with other computers.

This may well be my most exciting OS X discovery of the year. Let me know if you find it helpful.  You can use ‘Google Backup and Sync’ to sync your OS X desktop folder to the cloud, and then, with a little trick, access that desktop folder from your ‘Google Drive’ other computers, so that you can put files onto the desktop of you computer remotely. 

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How to install Google File Stream and Google Teams

Many businesses have a G-Suite account, Google give them to non for profit organisations for free. A G-suite account includes 30GB of Google Drive space free to each user. It also has a clever permission system where certain folders can be shared with members of teams. So you can set up various teams, put people in those teams, and any files placed in a folder for that team will be automatically shared with the users of that team.

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iPhone “cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items”

I just went to sync my iPhone and I was given this message. This ‘lack of space’ is not a lack of space in your computer, the ‘lack of space’ is on the iPhone. This is somewhat of a bug. I think it is because iTunes is wanting to do some updates to the iPhone and there’s not enough room on the iPhone for this to happen. Whatever the cause, the solution is quite easy. Just uninstall some stuff from your iPhone (e.g. movies, music or photos), sync it, then put the stuff back on. Here’s how.

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How to sync your Apple Address Book (Contacts) with Google contacts

This may be one of the ugliest icons that you’ve seen on your Macintosh computer but this is a powerful little app. It synchronises your Apple Contacts (from iCloud) with your Google contacts.  This means that any contacts or groups you create in Gmail or on an Android device are available on your iPhone and OSX and iCloud, and vice versa.

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music

Google’s answer to your iTunes syncing problems!

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Tired of being asked to subscribe to Apple music all the time?  Tired of not being able to sync your iTunes songs across multiple computers easily?  Google has a solution that will sync your songs across your iOS devices and your home computer,  and you can easily manage which songs get synced and which don’t,  and you have full control over settings like whether you want to be able to stream songs over your phone data network or Wi-Fi etc.

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Google play music app

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The Google play music application replaces iTunes as a music player on your iPhone. It gives you more control over the uploading and downloading of songs.

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Get more space on Dropbox (for free!)

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Running out of space on dropbox? Try some of these simple options!

https://www.dropbox.com/getspace

Don’t have dropbox yet?  Get it here.

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3 things you need to know about iCloud Photo syncing

 

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Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing.  All your photos are available everywhere all the time.  It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice.  There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them.  All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth.  So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.