Need to copy info from an iPhone/iPad?

SynciOS is a free tool for managing your iOS device from your PC. It lets you transfer content to and from your mobile device with ease, though it stumbles a bit as a contact manager.

Source: Review: SynciOS takes over for iTunes | PCWorld

If you need to get information from your iPad/iPhone and the screen is damaged or iTunes doesn’t recognize it, you will want to use this SynciOS app. It even helps copy things from your iPhone that iTunes doesn’t easily copy. Its helpful if you support iPhone’s for anyone, and keeps your personal iTunes library from being co-mingled with other iPhone data.

I have used this program for years with good results. It allows you to copy things even when the iPhone has no free space. It allowed me to copy data off of iPhone’s no matter what the problem with the iPhone was.

It isn’t a replacement for iTunes. It can’t connect to the App Store, nor update your  phone. However if you buy the professional version it offers a one click backup. It might be worthwhile for backup purposes if you don’t to use Apple’s iCloud automatic data backup.

I have paid for programs that have this functionality and I haven’t noticed any advantage of those programs over this. In addition it doesn’t have any silly limitations like 1000 song maximum like other free utilities. I receive no financial compensation for this review, just sharing a useful tool that might help you.


Verizon Wireless not a bad data deal

I had a friend ask how much it would cost to get some data from Verizon Wireless so he could turn his VW phone into a hotspot. After speaking with them it turns out that for $120 a month, you can get unlimited calling, texting, and 10 GB of data! AT&T charges $50 for 5 GB, so this is twice the amount of data for the same price. What a deal!

So he did that and he said that for the most part, around the city of New York and surrounding states it works well. He travels to visit family in other states. He is thrilled at not having to carry a Mifi around and being able to just use his iPhone for this. I wonder if MiFi makers are scared when Apple gets faster cellular technology. I wonder if Apple will buy Mifi manufactures to gain technology?

I have learned that if you spend the time looking at your options, you have some great options in life to get what you want at a reasonable price. I’m not thrilled that a wired connection is $50 for an unlimited bandwidth, but when you consider many people just do email and light surfing, it’s not unreasonable. One day we won’t have data limits, and providers will compete on price and service. Won’t that be the day for Comcast customers!

Of course neither AT&T or Verizon respect privacy, have good customer service or deserve the money but they are probably the most reliable phone providers available. If only there were co-op utilities and services and we could choose from them instead of corporate interests. Maybe one day. Then they will be committed to providing a good value for our money rather than helping the CEO buy an airplane.