The other day I updated to iOS 5 and immediately noticed my Personal Hotspot menu had vanished. Since I was headed out of town soon I needed to figure out what the issue was and fix it. I looked high and low. Then it dawned on me what to do.
So here’s my problem. My iPhone is associated with my home PC, but I listen to music on two other computers: a Macbook and a Mac Pro. How can I sync music between my iPhone and multiple computers?
In the past I used this approach and a hex editor (PC | Mac) to copy the Library Persistent ID from my main computer to my other computers (if you’re on a PC check out iTunes DB Cloner). This process worked like a charm. I could plug my iPhone into any of my computers and manually manage my music, video, and podcasts.
Then Apple released iTunes 10, and I lost my powers. Luckily, I figured out how to get ‘em back.
I was playing around on my iPhone the other day after noticing the location arrow all up in my business. I checked out Settings and couldn’t find any apps displaying a purple (active) arrow. Puzzled, I closed all open apps. Still, that location arrow was mocking me. Back into the iPhone’s Location Services settings I went one level deeper into System Services and sure enough there was a purple arrow next to Setting Time Zone.
Instead of periodically polling nearby cell towers to determine the iPhone’s location, the new iOS 5 feature constantly talks to cell towers. As a result, and regardless of which iPhone you own, your battery drains and drains and drains. The good news…there’s a fix.
I love Windows Live Mesh. I braved the Live Mesh to Live Sync to Live Mesh transition on the PC. I braved the Mac betas. And I outlasted my most recent headache with Live Mesh for Mac not syncing after uninstalling and reinstalling the program.
Now, you might think that I could’ve gone straight to the forums to find a resolution. You would be wrong. I Googled “Live Mesh for Mac not working” and ended up here which took me here and then here which eventually led me back to here. Seriously, what a pain in the ace. Well, I finally pieced together the solution from all the sites I visited and my files are once again up to date. When you’re ready let’s begin.