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Mark/Space has delivered a new version of the Missing Sync that brings Tapwave Zodiac Hotsync support to Mac OS X.
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ocspub @ 4/5/2004 2:26:54 PM #
Available now? Last I checked the Mark/Space site said "Coming Soon". Presumably they are actually waiting for the 1.1 release from Tapwave to become available before they are releasing the matching sync. Interesting that Brighthand also reported it as available the other day; does no one check facts anymore? ;-)

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Admin @ 4/5/2004 2:35:02 PM #
hmmm, I noted that it requires the Zodiac 1.1 upgrade, which is due to be released sometime this week. Markspace may have announced this a bit early
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Scott R @ 4/5/2004 2:51:04 PM #
Yeah, actually it seems like their PR firm announced it early. Their PR firm actually posted the news in one of the palmOne forums at Brighthand. Time for a new PR firm.

Scott

http://Tapland.com
- Tapwave Zodiac News, Reviews, & Discussion -

RE: Missing Missing sync
TTrules @ 4/5/2004 5:23:12 PM #
This missing sync for mac sounds better than syncing with regular pc sync!

One Palm to rule them all!

Slightly off-topic

LiveFaith @ 4/5/2004 3:18:41 PM #
I wonder if Palmsource dropped included Mac sync because Apple is "rumored" (again) to be releasing it's own PDA w/ hard-drive ala iPod?

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com
RE: Slightly off-topic
TTrules @ 4/5/2004 5:24:31 PM #
It seems like a drop in palm to mac syncronization would only help the sales of apple's new device. All of the palm users would turn to apple rather than stick with palm and use missing sync.

One Palm to rule them all!
RE: Slightly off-topic
abosco @ 4/5/2004 5:37:15 PM #
What everybody got excited about was BS. It was a made up rumor about an Apple PDA after the Mac Zealots got offended another company dropped support for their favorite company like a bad habit.

The solution couldn't POSSIBLY be that the Mac market was too insignificant to justify spending the resources creating sync support for it. So it must be that they got wind of an Apple PDA and got scared. Yeah.

-Bosco
NX80v + Wifi + BT + T616

RE: Slightly off-topic
Winter_ @ 4/5/2004 7:25:09 PM #
The solution couldn't POSSIBLY be that the Mac market was too insignificant to justify spending the resources creating sync support for it.

You should take a look at the OS statistics in PIC's front page poll. 20% doesn't look that insignificant.

So it must be that they got wind of an Apple PDA and got scared. Yeah.

You should relax a bit.

RE: Slightly off-topic
abosco @ 4/5/2004 8:50:17 PM #
PIC doesn't reach every PDA user. It would be nice if it did, but it doesn't. It represents approximately 5% of all PDA users, and most of whom are in the top echelon of power users. It can be argued that Mac:PC is disproportional in overall PDA users when compared to the top 5% as represented in that poll.

Calm down a bit? That was sarcasm, not anger. Offended a Mac user, I did?

-Bosco
NX80v + Wifi + BT + T616

RE: Slightly off-topic
jack @ 4/5/2004 9:13:56 PM #
Man, Bosco, take a chill pill.

Unless you have some qualifiying statements, facts, or otherwise to back up your claims that the Mac market is "insignificant", please feel free to do so.

Making up posts that are uninformed and ignorant amounts to trolling. Sarcasm on boards sound a lot like insults. Give it a rest.

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RE: Slightly off-topic
abosco @ 4/5/2004 9:18:45 PM #
Chill pill? What?? Do I sound angry? Because I'm getting angry now that you're interpreting tongue-in-cheek humor with rage.

Want proof the Mac market is insignificant? Look at the current marketshare.

96% PC compared to 4% Mac.

Hmm, let me repeat that for shock value.

96% PC compared to 4% Mac.

PalmSource isn't a large company. If a third-party company is willing to take up the entire task of making Mac conduits for their OS, then why would they spend the resources to do it when they can better spend them elsewhere? If Apple really was a huge, essential part of the OS, PalmSource wouldn't rely on a third-party to do it. That alone is proof enough. What I said was I'd rather think with this type of LOGIC rather than trusting a zealous Mac fansite editor who enjoys making up rumors about how PalmSource got scared of a superior Mac PDA.

And believe me, I'll be the first to tear into crow if I'm wrong. But chances are, when Steve Jobs says he has ABSOLUTELY NO interest in entering the PDA market, he's going to stick to it. I'll take my chances with Jobs rather than a zealous editor.

Am I coming off arrogant? Perfect.

-Bosco
NX80v + Wifi + BT + T616

RE: Slightly off-topic
jack @ 4/5/2004 11:05:31 PM #
I guess the word "insignificant" can be used in different contexts. To a non-Mac user, it may appear insignificant based on merely market share. But, to a Mac user who makes a good living on the platform, it isn't insignificant at all. As for innovations, industry leadership, and stewardship of technology, I'd have to say Apple leads the pack here as well.

So as a counterpoint to your argument that market share is relevant, then I posit this: Why are there so many third-party developers for the Mac? Are they zealots? I guess that also makes Adobe, Microsoft, Macromedia and the like, "zealots" for providing, and continuing to provide, software that keeps that platform viable (or is it the other way around?)* Perhaps there's more to corporations than market share-- mind share and branding, perhaps?

You really should try out the Mac before making sweeping judgements based on one aspect of a company (its market share).

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*http://versiontracker.com/macosx/


RE: Slightly off-topic
elo @ 4/6/2004 2:57:17 AM #
He said the mac "market" was insignificant, not the Mac itself. Aren't you guys being just a bit overly sensitive?

As far as the market itself, it could correctly be characterized either way, depending on your business purpose. Viewed by percentage, it's clearly insignificant. Viewed by number of users, it's huge. Palm obviously took the first approach, and I think to their detriment. But abosco's certainly allowed to disagree.

RE: Slightly off-topic
jack @ 4/6/2004 12:12:01 PM #
Um...OK.

quick clarification for elo:
1) I _was_ talking about market share.
2) Of course, everyone should be allowed to agree/disagree.

"Arrogance diminishes wisdom"


RE: Slightly off-topic
Winter_ @ 4/6/2004 2:04:31 PM #
Want proof the Mac market is insignificant? Look at the current marketshare.

96% PC compared to 4% Mac.

Hmm, let me repeat that for shock value.

96% PC compared to 4% Mac.

Are you sure you don't sound a bit... erm... unrelaxed? :P

I have heard those numbers before (and can be discussed). However, let's just assume they're right. The surprising numbers are the ones I pointed at; those that come from the PIC poll, which is a Palm-centric web site.

So, I ask again, seeing that you haven't really answered: are 20% of mac users, as registered on a Palm-centric web poll, such a low (or, as you said, insignificant) number?
(heck, even the 5% unix should be looked at... do you think a company ignoring about 25% of their customers is right?)

Tapwave 1.1 update available now.

dethblud @ 4/5/2004 10:04:47 PM #
The Zodiac 1.1 update from Tapwave that Missing Sync relies on is available now from Tapwave. They announced it this afternoon and it can be downloaded at tapwave.com.
RE: Tapwave 1.1 update available now.
Scott R @ 4/6/2004 12:08:48 AM #
And with that news comes the news that The Missing Sync is now available for purchase from Mark/Space's site.

Scott

http://Tapland.com
- Tapwave Zodiac News, Reviews, & Discussion -

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