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How to sync between Google calendar and Apple calendar in Mavericks OS 10.9

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Apple has changed the way calendars sync in Mavericks. Here’s how to sync your Apple Calendar App with an existing Google calendar.

You can’t use an iCloud based calendar to sync with Google.  You need to start from Google and go the other way.  Apple can see the gmail calendar but not the other way round.

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How to copy a DVD movie to your ipad.

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Here’s the process for how to copy a DVD to your iPad to watch on a plane or in the car.

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How to access your gmail contacts from Apple Contacts app.

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This article has been updated here: How to sync your Apple address book with Google contacts

The method below is obsolete but I have left it here for reference in case you are running an older version of OS X.

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How to set up Apple mail to work with a Gmail account. (This is the original article from 2013)

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Despite their differences, Apple and Google do work well together when it comes to email.  Gmail is free and it has great spam protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky. Apple mail is very nice to use and you can set it to use a Gmail account. Here’s how to use Gmail from Apple’s mail app and also how to set up Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.

There is a newer article about this topic here (2018) but I have kept this older article (2013)  for those who have an older version of OS X or an older version of Apple Mail.

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How to sync your Address book across computers and iphone

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So you have two computers, one at work and one at home, and perhaps an iPhone or iPad as well,  and you want the same contacts to be available to all of them.  The easiest way  to synchronise all your Address Book contacts is to use iCloud. If you make a contact or edit a contact in one of your computers, it is available almost instantly to all your other computers.  If you have an Android phone  read this article instead.

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How to sync and share your iTunes music across multiple mac computers and iPhones.

When you have more than one computer and more than one iPhone or iPod there are various ways to sync your iTunes songs across all your devices.  This article outlines them all.

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How to sync your Google calendar with OS X and iPhone

iCloud works well for sharing your own calendar in the Apple world. But if you have an Android phone, or want to share a calendar on the web, Google Calendars is much more powerful. The Google calender service is the easiest and most flexible free shared calendar service that I’ve found. Here’s how to set it up on a macintosh computer.

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How to convert an iTunes song to MP3

Some older music players do not sync with itunes but require you to manually copy an mp3 file onto them. Here is how to convert a song that you have in iTunes into an MP3 file so you can copy it to your mp3 player.