Video: How to wirelessly sync the new iPhone 4 with your PC

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The new iPhone 4 natively supports basic sync with Outlook contacts and calendar direct via USB using iTunes. CompanionLink lets you sync contacts and calendar from Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT!, Palm Desktop and others to any Google account. The iPhone 4 can then automatically sync with Google using its wireless data connection. This means you can update your calendar from your iPhone, and it will wirelessly sync back to Google and then down to your PC.

For more info, visit www.companionlink.com/iphone

Maximize your productivity with DejaOffice – Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes Apps for Android

DejaOffice is our robust suite of calendar, contacts, tasks and notes apps for Android. We’ve been hard at work adding a multitude of features that you can leverage to increase productivity and complement your workflow. To better showcase these features and how they can be used, we’re proud to introduce the new DejaOffice Classroom.

www.dejaoffice.com/classroom

The Classroom contains a guided walkthrough that will show you how to take advantage of everything DejaOffice has to offer. Some of the features you’ll find in the DejaOffice Classroom include:

  • How to Install DejaOffice
  • Import data from the native Android databases
  • Filter your Contacts by Category
  • Schedule a New Event with a Contact
  • Sort your Tasks by Priority, Subject, or Due Date
  • Manage Categories and assign colors
  • Search all DejaOffice data from one query
  • Add DejaOffice Shortcuts to your Android Desktop

DejaOffice is available from the Android Market at no cost, and is compatible with the HTC EVO, Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible and other Android phones.

Android Tech Tip – Link Calendar items to Contacts using DejaOffice

DejaOffice, an application suite of contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps for Android, now allows you to link your contacts to individual calendar entries, tasks and notes. This lets you easily check who an appointment or a meeting was scheduled with, or view everyone attached to a certain project in your task list. To link a calendar entry to a contact, open DejaOffice, navigate to the calendar, and bring up the details screen for a calendar event. From here, tap the ‘Add Contact’ button and your address book should open up. Select the contact you’d like to attach, save, and you’re done!

DejaOffice is available at no cost from the Android Market and at www.dejaoffice.com

Tech Tip: Avoid duplicates when switching to CompanionLink USB for Android phones

Android does a great job of keeping your contacts in sync between Google and your phone, but many users find that CompanionLink USB offers a more complete sync solution. However, users switching to CompanionLink USB run the risk of duplicating contacts upon the initial sync. To ensure a seamless migration to direct USB sync, follow these steps:

1. On your Android phone, disable Google contacts sync: http://www.companionlink.com/support/howto/disable-google-contacts-sync.html

2. On your PC, configure CompanionLink USB to Purge and Reload (Options -> Purge and Reload All).

3. Sync your Android phone using CL USB Sync.

CompanionLink USB - Purge and Reload

This will clear your phone of all existing contacts, so make sure all your contacts are on your PC before performing the above steps. If you don’t have your contacts on your PC, you can first use CompanionLink USB to sync all your contacts on from your phone into Outlook. CompanionLink will then wipe the phone and do a fresh reload to ensure there are no duplicates. Once CompanionLink has synced contacts via USB, be careful about turning Google contacts sync back on unless you have also wiped all contacts from Google.

More info about CompanionLink sync solutions for Android, and a 14-day free trial, can be found at www.companionlink.com/android.

Tech Tip: Sync your overdue tasks to Google Calendar

CompanionLink for Google has the ability to sync tasks from the PC as calendar entries into the Google Calendar. If the tasks have a due date associated with them, those will map into the Google Calendar at the appropriate time and date. However, many users have been asking, “What happens to overdue tasks?”

CompanionLink syncs all overdue tasks into a single all-day entry on the Google Calendar. This makes it easy to quickly view a summary of all overdue tasks. When that task is completed on the PC, CompanionLink will sync changes and remove that task from the list of overdue tasks.

Overdue Tasks

CompanionLink for Google retails for $39.95, a 14-day free trial is available here.

Support Notice: CompanionLink USB for Motorola BACKFLIP now available in Android Market

When the Motorola Backflip was launched last week on AT&T, there was an issue with users not being able to find the CompanionLink app in the Android Market to download onto the Backflip. CompanionLink has identified the issue, and a new update has been published to address that. Users can now find the app in the Android Market by searching for “USB Sync”.

If you are unable to find the app, or are experiencing any other issues, please contact support@companionlink.com

Whitepaper – Desktop Sync Options for Android

CompanionLink has published a whitepaper that explores the options for syncing Android to the desktop. Compare features and benefits between Google Calendar Sync, the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for Google Apps Premier, HTC Sync and CompanionLink’s wired and wireless sync options. This can be extremely helpful when looking for a solution to sync contacts, calendar, tasks and notes to an Android device. Feel free to download the whitepaper for your own reference or to distribute to friends and clients.

You can download the whitepaper here.

Trouble Mounting the Samsung Moment via USB?

From what we here at CompanionLink can tell, some of the Samsung Moment phones are being shipped with ‘USB Developer Mode’ enabled which prevents the phone from being connected via USB. This prevents many software applications, including CompanionLink, from operating correctly.

Fix: On the handset, open Settings->Applications->Development. Make sure all boxes are unchecked. Restart the phone, then connect the USB cable. The phone should now mount when connected to the PC.

Tada!

Free webinar on how to sync data from ACT! to your smartphone

The ACT! AddOn Store is hosting a series of free webinars through their training center. There is a free training session on March 11 that will give you a clear understanding of the sync options you have between ACT! and the latest smartphones:

  • BlackBerry
  • iPhone
  • Palm webOS
  • Android
  • Windows Mobile
  • Palm OS
  • Symbian S60

Session Details:

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

To register, visit crmtrainingcenter.com and click on ‘Sessions’ up at the top. Explore more sync options at companionlink.com.

Tech Tip – How to see all calendar entries in Outlook 2007 when synchronizing with Google

CompanionLink allows you to easily sync your Outlook calendar with Google.  A common problem Outlook 2007 users have is that after synchronizing, they are unable to see any calendar entries in the month view in Outlook.  To remedy this, all you have to do is select “Detail: High” in your calendar view option and your appointments will magically appear! Click on the images below to view full-size.

Month view in Outlook 2007. Where are all my appointments?
*Clicks on High Detail* There they are!

For more information about syncing your Outlook calendar, visit www.companionlink.com