Products like Spanning Sync allow you to sync your iCal with your Google calendar. Now Google has a new service called “Google Calendar CalDAV” that allows you to do the same thing.
Details at: Enable Google Calendar in iCal
I tried it and it works very good. Everything sync’d within a couple of minutes (I have a LOT of entries). No problems so far.
I use wget all the time on my Linux machines, but was surprised to find it missing on my MacBook Pro. Since Mac OS is based on BSD, it uses cURL instead. Here’s a good way to scrape files from a remote server.
curl -O http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21171/mp3/21171-[01-24].mp3
Man page is available at: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/manpage.html
After playing with an iPhone for a few weeks, here are a few of my biggest gripes:
- Shorter battery life than my Blackberry
- Slower email composition (more steps)
- No keyboard shortcuts
- No consolidated Inbox
- Ergonomics: isn’t as comfortable in my hand
- No visual indicator for waiting email/voicemail without checking screen
- No voice dialing
- No chat