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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 3. Synchronizing Data through the Mac

In This Chapter

  • Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

  • Preparing your desktop for PIM synchronization

  • Using manual and automatic synchronization

What better way to keep your BlackBerry updated than to synchronize it with your desktop application's data? Arguably, most of the data you need to synchronize is from your personal information manager (PIM) applications: notes, appointments, contacts, and tasks.

If you're a Mac user, good news! The folks at Research In Motion have finally rolled out a Mac version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager (see Book IV, Chapter 1). You are no longer left to use PocketMac, which is way behind on features and capabilities compared to its Windows cousin BlackBerry Desktop Manager. In this chapter, we show you how to use BlackBerry Desktop Manager on your Mac.

Note

If you're using a corporate BlackBerry that's running under BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you can skip this chapter. BlackBerry smartphones running under BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronize over the air (OTA), via serial bypass, or wirelessly.

Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager

The focus of your Mac activities — such as data synchronization and data backup on the BlackBerry — is BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac has been a highly anticipated software program for a good reason: Folks in the Mac world have been waiting for a replacement of PocketMac, which is limited in functionality. BlackBerry Desktop Manager for ...

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