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Any one with a Mac and Evo?
I've recently been looking to get a Mac. Everything I hate about the iPhone is opposite on the Mac. It's multimedia uses and design appeals to me. I play with my friend's Mac all the time. I like to play with photoshop and video editor. That said, how well do Androids play with Macs? I have an EVO and a non active Hero and I wanna be able to play around with root and other mods for my phone. Any opinions and experience on this? Cause that MacBook Pro is sexy!
Sent from my HTC EVO 4G
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I have a macbook pro and an evo, I absolutely love the macbook, it works flawlessly and is so smooth. I know that on paper the numbers and specs look similar for other laptops, but you just can't compare who fluid everything works.
Lastly, I installed bootcamp on my mac so if I have a program or task (burning dvd's, etc) that is more suited to the windows system I am able to do that.
I guess it's like the difference between a Hyundai Genesis and a Mercedes, one just works better. But I digress, this isn't a car or laptop website. I haven't done much with the macbook pro and evo together. I have rooted my evo, which doesn't really require a laptop to do. Everything is google-synced so I can access my email, phonebook, schedule and tasks from any computer.
My two cents
- 09-08-2010, 12:03 PM #4
Not trying to start an argument, just saying. I haven't used Apple's OS much, but everything I read says its really good.
- 09-08-2010, 12:45 PM #5
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Always remember to purchase your copy of MacOSX.
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- 09-08-2010, 02:29 PM #11
The EVO should work well with pretty much any system, since it just mounts the SD card as an external drive. A related question might be: what desktop software is available on various operating systems for things like purchasing music and pushing it to the phone (e.g. iTunes replacement). Songbird seems to be one that works on a variety of platforms, including OS X.
- 09-08-2010, 05:35 PM #12
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BTW, evo works fine with Ubuntu, in case you were wondering.
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I'm almost sure the OP was asking if Macs work well with the EVO, not for a comparison of Macs with Windows computers. If the OP was asking about the latter, then this blog is in the wrong forum and should be moved. Moreover, there are about a million Mac vs. Windows blogs on other sites which the OP can read if that is his/her interest.
I have a MacBook Pro and an EVO, do they work well together? Yes and no. Mostly yes (wireless tethering is perfect, bluetooth works fine, connections via USB to your SD card is effortless, etc.) The only real problem is syncing iCal and Address Book on the Mac (if you use those). I use Missing Sync to do the syncing, and its performance is "iffy." See this thread for a review. Trying to get iCal to sync to Google calendar was a complete disaster; a search will show that my experience in that regard is far from unique. For me, Missing Sync works "well enough" that I can live with it. Every individual must decide for himself/herself whether the iffy syncing through 3rd party applications is a serious weakness or not.
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I have a newer macbook and have zero problems with EVO to mac interface but it feels like I have to wait longer for customization software. I am still running the stock Froyo 2.2 unrooted cause I have to wait on the unRevoked 3 to work for my Mac. I dont want to downgrade back to 2.1 and then root so I am still waiting to be able to tether. Kinda sucks but I am very new to this whole rooting thing...not to mention the other hacks like ROMs (which I am not even clear on what that is).
I just want to tether for free and now that I want to run Froyo I am out of luck for the time being.
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I have a Mac and EVO, they both work well together. If you want to sync your gmail address book to the address book on the Mac, then try A to G for Mac, it syncs with gmail well. For iCal, you can sync it with gmail calendar with no additional software, its built in with the iCal. For music and movies, I just drag and drop. I use Handbrake for my movie conversions, again, I haven't had any problems with my movies coming out perfect.Remember, this is my opinion ! We all have a right to our own.....
Evo 4g-----> iphone 4s-----> Galaxy S3
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Thanks everyone! The contacts and synchronization issues don worry me. I would use Google sync everything anyways. My contacts and calendars have been for a while. I've been using Double Twist for my Evo. I have a 32GB microSD card in it and all my music is sync'd and I download everything to my phone through amazon or downloading sites. I never hear people with problems with their Pros. Me I've seen the effenblue screen on my HP laptop 3 times in the last 2 weeks, its on its last leg I'd say.
- 09-09-2010, 02:07 PM #23
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Ok, just read up on this thread. I just want to say that I have a 27" iMac and an EVO and love each device. I like the Mac OS and I like Android. The iOS seems stale to me. I did buy my wife the new iPod Touch and so I took her old iPod Touch 2nd gen. I enjoy the app store on the iOS platform, but it just seems like a toy after handling the EVO everyday. Android is a living, breathing OS.
Anyway, if you are looking into rooting, it's very easy on the Mac with Terminal. Don't really have to mess around with drivers either. I haven't ran into any problems with anything. And it's also nice not to have an iPhone.
- 09-09-2010, 02:18 PM #24
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I know you can root with a Mac. What about unrooting, in the event you need service? It doesn't look like RUU is available for OS X. Is there another solution?
P.S. I love my MBP. The EVO mounts right in the finder for file management, and I just drag & drop music out of my iTunes directory. But since I've switched to Doggcatcher and Rdio (yay for truly unlimited data!) I find I manage podcasts & music on my SD card far less often.
- 09-09-2010, 07:43 PM #25
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ah I love a pc vs mac debate and you throw an evo into the mix, it's just bananas!! JK. Although you may see similar specs on pcs that macs have, it all comes down to software and build of the hardware. I use both for video, photos, and music, so I don't mind either or, but there are a lot of people who are blind to see what the difference between an i5 mac and an i5 pc.
However using a mac with your Evo to root, etc will be fine. You will not have a problem messing with your evo. Just a FYI, google has now switched to apple computers as it's primary computer hardware of choice.yEzZiR! - samsung n400 w/camera > Sanyo mm7400 > Sanyo VM4500> Samsung Instinks > Palm pre > HTC EVO 4g