Ever since Google started testing Google Sync two years ago, new Mac users left the Mac store wondering, “Which is the better option… to spend the $99 per year on Apple’s MobileMe application, or skip the expense and use Google Sync for free?”  Surprisingly, even with the recent rise of Google smart phones, Google Calendar and Google Docs, many Mac support experts still recommend MobileMe.

In case you’re unfamiliar or you haven’t already been sold on MobileMe at the Mac store, MobileMe is an application that automatically syncs your iPhone, MacBook or Mac desktop, iPod and iPad.  It is particularly helpful with email, contacts and calendar info, but also includes 20 GB or online storage space.  Since the application belongs to Apple, it’s no surprise to find that your Mac store, Apple support website and many Mac support professionals recommend it – but is it really worth $99 per year?

Now that Google Sync is able to accomplish the same thing on Droid phones, PCs, and any other laptop – as well as Macintosh computers and devices – MobileMe may be losing ground among longtime subscribers.  On the other hand, Apple stands to gain revenue from SmartPhone buyers who like the flexibility of using their cherished Gmail and Google applications on a new iPhone.  Now, thanks to Google Sync, iPhone users who want to access their Gmail and Google Calendar no longer need to go through iTunes or a third-party software application; they can sync up their Google contacts or calendar entries quickly and easily.

So why do so many of the support specialists at the Mac store still insist on MobileMe over Google Sync?  Much of it has to do with habit, but there is still the benefit that comes from MobileMe’s integration with all the other products for sale at the Mac store.  Sure, you can still use Google to sync data between most devices, but for someone who is already accustomed to MobileMe, Google Sync may seem a bit cumbersome.  And let’s face it; we all know how much Mac users enjoy the purity of using “all things Apple”.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood?  Avoid the lines at the Mac store.  CompuTech Support Services is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.  Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why CompuTech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award.  Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services by visiting http://www.computechsos.com/services/mac-repairs-services/.

Ever since Google started testing Google Sync two years ago, new Mac users left the Mac store wondering, “Which is the better option… to spend the $99 per year on Apple’s MobileMe application, or skip the expense and use Google Sync for free?”  Surprisingly, even with the recent rise of Google smart phones, Google Calendar and Google Docs, many Mac support experts still recommend MobileMe.  In case you’re unfamiliar or you haven’t already been sold on MobileMe at the Mac store, MobileMe is an application that automatically syncs your iPhone, MacBook or Mac desktop, iPod and iPad.  It is particularly helpful with email, contacts and calendar info, but also includes 20 GB or online storage space.  Since the application belongs to Apple, it’s no surprise to find that your Mac store, Apple support website and many Mac support professionals recommend it – but is it really worth $99 per year?

Now that Google Sync is able to accomplish the same thing on Droid phones, PCs, and any other laptop – as well as Macintosh computers and devices – MobileMe may be losing ground among longtime subscribers.  On the other hand, Apple stands to gain revenue from SmartPhone buyers who like the flexibility of using their cherished Gmail and Google applications on a new iPhone.  Now, thanks to Google Sync, iPhone users who want to access their Gmail and Google Calendar no longer need to go through iTunes or a third-party software application; they can sync up their Google contacts or calendar entries quickly and easily.

So why do so many of the support specialists at the Mac store still insist on MobileMe over Google Sync?  Much of it has to do with habit, but there is still the benefit that comes from MobileMe’s integration with all the other products for sale at the Mac store.  Sure, you can still use Google to sync data between most devices, but for someone who is already accustomed to MobileMe, Google Sync may seem a bit cumbersome.  And let’s face it; we all know how much Mac users enjoy the purity of using “all things Apple.”

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

If you have had trouble with setting up iTunes on your new MacBook via your iPhone, then you are not alone. While often misdiagnosed by the “geniuses” at the Apple store, this is actually a common problem for new Mac users. However, when our customers try to find advice for this issue on their own, they often discover that they need to wade through a lot of bad advice first. A better way to resolve this is to consult the Mac repair experts at CompuTech Support Services.

Here is the problem one of our customers had recently. Whenever he tried to sync his iPhone with the iTunes program on his new MacBook, he was prompted to “transfer purchases from iPhone”. The only problem was, his MacBook wouldn’t recognize the iPhone. A friend advised him to make the transfer directly from his old PC, or look at the online forums and troubleshoot the problem on his own, without consulting his local Apple store.

Like many of our customers, he found information online about a downloadable iPhone drive, but he wasn’t sure he liked the idea of paying Apple for the privilege of syncing one of their products with another and he was afraid it might be a scam. At CompuTech, our Mac experts have heard about many iPhone/Mac users who tried this method and it didn’t solve the problem.

Fortunately, the MacBook repair experts at CompuTech stay current on the forums and they were able to find a simple and effective solution for syncing iTunes on a new Mac. It turned out that this customer didn’t need to purchase a new drive, nor did he need to make the trek to the Apple store. If your iPhone isn’t recognized by your MacBook, the best solution is to install software updates on your computer. The problem will not be resolved by reinstalling iTunes. Even if it syncs up once, you may have this problem again and again until you update your software, and who wants to reload iTunes every time you sync?

Instead of wasting more time and money with the Apple Store you should always try software updates first. In this case, what you should look for is the “iphone compatibility sdk” update. A customer of ours took his new MacBook back to the Apple store last year after having problems with this exact issue, and the guy at the Genius Bar told him it was a bad logic board. After getting a replacement laptop, he experienced the same issue the following week.

If you just brought your new MacBook home from the Apple store, or you bought the new iPhone4, then you may not have this issue at all. Save yourself the time and frustration of trying to resolve issues like these on your own.

If you are looking for a reliable place to get your iMac, MacBook, or iPad serviced in the West LA area, avoid the Apple store and take your Apple Macintosh products to CompuTech in Los Angeles, CA.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.