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Take Control of Syncing in Tiger by Michael E. Cohen

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Chapter . The Conflict Resolver

Both iSync and .Mac syncing can occasionally encounter conflicts in the information being synced that exceed the capability of the sync engine and the truth database to resolve automatically. Such conflicts can occur when you change the same item of information on two different devices between syncs: for example, suppose you change a contact’s phone number on your phone, and also in your Address Book—but, by mistake, you make a typo in the Address Book entry. Because both changes happened between sync sessions, the sync engine cannot ascertain which change takes precedence when you finally do sync. Whenever such conflicts arise, Tiger presents a Conflict Resolver dialog asking you to resolve the conflicts. You can ...

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