Job Update + Google Mobile Sync
24 Feb 09
Im happy to say that I found a job, its on the other side of London town and I’ll be starting in a few days. The contract is only a few week long, creating HTML email campaigns & attending to website updates. I am glad something finally came up as I was started to get bored at home.
One task I did attempt in my jobless period was updating the firmware on my Nokia N95 8GB phone. After backing up all my contacts & settings I proceeded to install the updates, then I loaded all my contact & settings back on, things didn’t go as planned. Many, many hours later which now became the early morning I had given up trying to retrieve my contacts.
To ensure I would never lose my contact again I did some research and came up with three options:-
- PC Suite – software the comes with the Nokia N95 8GB phone. One major downside is that doesn’t work on a Mac.
- iSync – comes bundled with Mac OSX. To be compatible with my Nokia N95 8GB phone a plugin is required. iSync ties in with Address Book, iCal & MobileMe, none of which I currently use. This was a viable option which I considered.
- Google Mobile Sync – earlier this month Google Mobile Sync was announced making it possible to sync your address book & calendar from a number of selected phones (iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson & Windows Mobile) with Gmail & Google Calender of which use both.
Even though Google Mobile Sync is still in beta and the Nokia N95 GB supports syncing contacts only I decided to give it ago. After the longish step by step guide to configure all the settings it worked first go! I was quite impressed with the speed and to my surprised it even copied the photo for each contact, if supplied.