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You can import Facebook friend contacts to Mac, with limits.
Question: I set up my Mac to sync my contacts with my Facebook friends. That’s great, but why can’t I edit any of those contacts?
Answer: Apple has a different definition of the word “synchronize” than you. “Stamp” would be a better verb for the feature it added to its Mountain Lion operating system in this fall’s 10.8.2 update: That is, you can’t edit information that comes down from Facebook.
Mountain Lion’s Contacts app makes this reasonably obvious
Answer: Apple’s iCloud service — part of the welcome changes in iOS 5 that ended the need to plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac or Windows computer for setup, backup and updates — includes five gigabytes of online backup for free, plus unlimited backup of purchased movies, TV show, music, apps and books.
That can seem like a lot, next to the compact size of most files on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — for instance, photos, ringtones and the data and settings created by individual applications. But everything adds up. And you may not realize this has been happening until you start getting warnings from Apple that you’re about to max out your quota and are invited to spend $20 a year for an extra 10 GB
To see what’s taken the biggest bite of your free 5 GB
Answer: I definitely think you should wait. The next generation iPhone — whether they call it the iPhone 5, new iPhone or something different — could be out as early as September. That’s not that long to wait for something that is rumored to be bigger and better than any other iPhone. It could have a host of new features like a bigger screen, stronger battery and even 4G connectivity. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be the next big thing, current models should drop in price soon. Once the new model releases, we could see the 16GB 4S drop as low as $99 — and the 8GB iPhone 4 could be free!
Taking electronics through airline scanners
Q: I haven’t traveled in a while. I know there has been a ton of changes in airline scanners — is it safe to take my film through one of
That makes it the “most successful” release of a version of the OS X operating system, the company said. Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of OS X. The upgrade was released last week and costs $19.99 in the Mac App Store.
That doesn’t mean Apple has taken 3 million payments of $19.99, though. One payment allows a customer to download the OS to multiple machines tied to the same Mac App Store account. Also, some users took advantage of a program that allows recently purchased Macs to grab a the update for free. That scheme didn’t go entirely to plan at first though, with some customers reporting ‘Code Has Been Used’ errors when trying to
(Time.com) — How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?
We’re about to get answers to that question from both Apple and Microsoft, in the form of major upgrades to the world’s two most popular operating systems. Apple’s new Mac software, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, is hitting the Mac App Store today; Microsoft’s Windows 8 is due just three months later, on October 26.
Superficially, the two updates share big-picture themes. Both draw inspiration from their makers’ mobile operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Each uses an Internet service — iCloud in the case of Mountain Lion, SkyDrive with Windows 8 — to share data, settings and other items between