Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Video: Welcome Home to Android

"Switching from Apple or BlackBerry to an Android powered smartphone? Check out Welcome Home to Android, an application from Mark/Space sponsored by Motorola, that makes switching easy. Welcome Home to Android lets you easily transfer your content -- including contacts, songs and videos -- from your old phone to your new Android-powered smartphone. It's free for folks who own a Motorola smartphone, so check out the short video for the step by step process."

Ready to make the switch? Then go to http://www.markspace.com/welcomehome/motorola/

Monday, November 05, 2012

Fliq for Mac Updated, Now in Mac App Store

Fliq for Mac has been updated, and as a bonus, we also now have version available in the Mac App Store.

Fliq is our handy iOS and Mac/PC desktop software that lets you quickly share notes, tasks, contacts, events, photos and files over a WiFi network.

While the update fixed some outstanding bugs, the more important part is that it has now been updated to support the latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion (10.8).

Due to App Store Sandboxing requirements, the App Store version does not currently support notes. Good news is we plan to address this with a brand new app store compliant version of our notes app! Watch the blog for more on that as it develops.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BlackBerry Jam

Several of us from mark/space are at the BlackBerry Jam event in downtown San Jose today.

Here at the keynote, CEO Thorsten Heins is going over the upcoming features of BlackBerry 10.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Check out new UI for Missing Sync 2.0 on Android

For the past few months we have been working on a major update to the Missing Sync application that runs on Android phone and tablets.

This update was released to Google Play earlier this year, and will also be showing up over time on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Nook and BlackBerry PlayBook markets.

The most visitble change, is we have added the ability to control what you sync right from the handheld. Previously, even if you were doing a wireless sync, you still had to decide what would sync via your desktop PC or Mac. Now you choose right from your phone or tablet.

For those who were used to the UI in prior versions of the handheld/mobile side of Missing Sync, we recommend you check out the below video we have created to introduce you to the changes.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Missing Sync for Android Version 2.0 for Mac and PC

Missing Sync 2.0, supporting Android devices such as phones, tablets, and eReaders, is now out for Mac and PC!

What's new?

We have made alot of changes under the hood, incorporating lessons learned producing GoGadget and OEM versions of GoGadget over the past year. You'll find a new Podcasts plugin, and an improved video plugin.

The next improvement you will notice is an all-new 2.0 Missing Sync app for all Android devices running Android 2.0 and later, including devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the BlackBerry Playbook.

The 2.0 device side application has been re-written to move more of the user interface from the desktop, right to the device. You can select what to sync on the device, for each of the data types we support, and the desktop supports having different settings on each of your devices -- for example, if you want to sync contacts and tasks on your phone, but only movies and music on your tablet.

To get the new 2.0 version on your Mac or PC, just pick check for updates inside the application, or visit our downloads page.

Want to learn more about the update? Just watch this video...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Android Devices: Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE and Samsung's Galaxy S III

In the May newsletter, Mark/Space profiled two new highly anticipated Android devices - Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE and Samsung's Galaxy S III.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE features a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S III sports a huge 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display and a long-lasting battery. View more details about the EVO 4G LTE and Galaxy S III in the latest newsletter.

Plus, read more profiles of popular Android phones and tablets from recent newsletters, and learn how you can setup an Android phone with data and files from a Blackbery or iPhone.

Friday, May 18, 2012

@SyncExperts Twitter Contest - Enter to Win iTunes Music Gift Cards from Mark/Space

In our May 2012 newsletter released earlier this month, Mark/Space announced an iTunes music gift card contest that we have decided to extend until May 25th.

To enter, simply follow Mark/Space on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/syncexperts and send the following message (which we suggest you copy and paste) from your Twitter account:

#GIVEAWAY iTunes Gift Card; Follow and RT @SyncExperts to enter; keep your phone or tablet in sync http://bit.ly/android-sync

After the contest giveaway ends on Friday, May 25th, we will pick three winners who will each receive a $25 iTunes Music gift card to go towards building their music collection just in time for summer.

We will contact the winners via a Direct Message to the Twitter address that was used to enter the contest. Make sure to follow @SyncExperts - otherwise we won't be able to contact you on Twitter to inform you that you were one of the winners. Good luck and happy syncing.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Missing Sync gets 1.7 update on Android Market

We have a new 1.7 update to the Android Missing Sync now available on Google Play (formerly known as Android Market), which contains improvements to Proximity Sync, and a fix for an issue that had been seen on select ICS (Android 4.0) devices.

The big improvement, for everyone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to sync, is that we have dramatically improved how proximity sync works. There are now far more circumstances in which we can tell that the phone or tablet has come within range of the Mac or PC than in previous versions.

For ICS devices, we also fixed an issue where phones that did not have any physical keys were not providing access to the menu containing (among other things) access to the application settings. On tablets and devices with physical keys, this had not been an issue.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Missing Sync on BlackBerry PlayBook

As of today, Missing Sync is now available in App World on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

In our intial release, we are supporting Wi-Fi sync to our Mac and PC versions of The Missing Sync for Android.

With the addition of this sync client on the PlayBook, the following data types can now sync to a Mac or PC running Missing Sync:
  • Videos
  • Pictures
  • Music

And with our Fliq Notes, Tasks, Bookmarks and Calendar apps (free downloads in App World) installed on the PlayBook, you can also sync:
  • Calendar Events
  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Bookmarks
We are working with RIM developer support to bring support for additional data types (for example, Podcasts) in the future.

While the fact that we use Missing Sync for Android on the desktop side may seem odd, it will make more sense later on. We are planning to merge our current Missing Sync for BlackBerry and Missing Sync for Android into a single Missing Sync product.

If you are a current Missing Sync for Android customer, enjoy this additional device support.

For our Missing Sync for BlackBerry customers on the Mac, you'll notice one big change -- we support the playbook on both Mac and Windows PC!

If you are a past Missing Sync for BlackBerry customer, take advantage of our upgrade pricing for Mac or Windows to get a customer appreciation discount.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pod People



For a few years now we have had these handy Nespresso pod holders on the wall in our break room.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fliq Bookmarks for BlackBerry PlayBook

The latest of our apps to come over to the PlayBook is Fliq Bookmarks.

With Fliq Bookmarks, you can (more easily) manage bookmarks on the device, and if you combine it with Missing Sync for Mac or PC, you can also move your desktop bookmarks over to the PlayBook.

Check it out in BlackBerry App World.

At this point we have one app left to go -- getting Missing Sync on BlackBerry App World. We are very close, and just have a few minor changes to make before it is ready for release.

Fliq Tasks Update for Android

We have recently released a minor bug-fix update to Fliq Tasks in the Android market.

There is one new feature, the ability to edit the color of tasks in the "Unfiled" category, and several bug fixes.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Fliq Tasks and Fliq Calendar for PlayBook

Three down, one to go.

Fliq Tasks and Fliq Calendar are now in BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook.

We are awaiting approval for Missing Sync in the BlackBerry App World.

Once Missing Sync becomes available on the PlayBook, you'll be able to sync the various Fliq apps with your Mac or PC, as well as sync media (video, photos, music).

We'll post to the blog as soon as that happens.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

iOS updates to Fliq Notes, Fliq Tasks, Fliq Documents

Our updates to the iPhone/iPod Touch versions of Fliq Notes, Fliq Tasks and Fliq Docs are now live via iTunes and the app store.

All of the apps have had minor bug fixes implemented, tested with iOS 3 thru 5, and updated for iOS 5.

Fliq Notes for BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has recently updated the BlackBerry PlayBook to version 2, and the update brings an enhanced Android app compatibility feature that we are now supporting.

The first of our Android apps to enter BlackBerry App World is Fliq Notes. Just as on other platforms, we take advantage of the extra screen on the PlayBook to present a nice tablet optimized experience.

Our other Fliq apps and Missing Sync are soon to follow. The combination will allow you to manage notes, tasks and other data types on the PlayBook, and keep them in sync with your Mac or PC.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fliq for iOS Updated

We've been catching up the last month or so on updates to our applications, and the latest to benefit is the  iPhone and iPad Touch version of Fliq.

This is a housekeeping version that fixes reported bugs, adds higher resolution graphics in support of retina display devices, and has been tested with iOS versions 3 thru 5.

Fliq can be used to "beam" contacts, photos, documents and more between iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and PC.

You can download the iOS version via the app store, and visit out web site to learn more about the Mac and PC version.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mark/Space Newsletter #126 Posted

The latest version of our company newsletter has been posted online:

Newsletter #126 - January/February 2012

We average one per month, and they are another way, in addition to this blog and twitter, to keep abreast of new products, updates, and messages.

GoGadget 1.5 - Now for Mac and PC!

GoGadget 1.5 is out, and the biggest news is that we now have a PC version in addition to the Mac version!

GoGadget is your one stop media sync tool and is meant to handle all your devices, in an expandable way:
It handles loading up your devices with all the media that they support (visit out complete feature list):
For those that had been using prior versions for Mac OS X, the Mac update includes:
  • Support for additional devices
  • Can now use unsupported devices with default settings until official support is added, with the option to submit information about the device to Mark/Space for future support
  • Enhanced video plugin - now includes device specific encoding optimizations, improved workflow, and can sync DRM-free videos from iTunes
  • Visit our downloads page for the update, or pick "Check for Updates" when running GoGadget on your computer.
For those new to GoGadget, please visit our web site to learn more.

You can purchase a copy for your Mac or PC starting from $19.95, or if you have previously purchased any Mark/Space product, you can get the special upgrade price of only $9.95.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Missing Sync for iPhone Update -- iOS 5 and Lion Compatibility

The Mac version of Missing Sync for iPhone recently received a maintenance update, version 2.0.7 (41).

For those new to the application, key features include:
  • Create your own custom ringtones from your music library
  • Sync Notes, Tasks and Documents (with Fliq Notes, Fliq Tasks, Fliq Documents on your mobile)
  • Archive voice mails, text messages, and call history

This update includes:
  • Support for the latest iOS devices running iOS 5
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
  • Dramatic performance increases in the included SMS Log application
Now that we have added support for 10.7/Lion, this release drops support for Mac OS X 10.4 and older Macs with PowerPC processors.

To get this release, just use the "Check for Update" feature inside the application, or visit our downloads page.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fliq Tasks 2.0

Similar to Fliq Notes, we are excited about the major 2.0 re-write of the Android version of Fliq Tasks.

  • Brand new UI optimized for phones, tablets and eReaders (NOOK, Amazon Kindle Fire)
  • Selectable "dark" or "light" UI themes
  • Ability to "star" tasks for priority display and sorting
  • Widgets -- 3 in total, bar, list, and stack
  • Support for devices running Android versions 2, 3 (Gingerbread) and 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
You can download this update from your favorite Android/eReader app store.

Fliq Notes ICS Update

We had blogged about Fliq Notes 2.0 being in beta a while back, and it has both been released and has had several updates since then.

Our most recent 2.0.4 (177) update can be found in all popular markets, and includes support for Android 4.0, "Ice Cream Sandwich" (ICS).

For those coming from the prior 1.x versions, the most noticeable change for the 2.0 update is added support for a new style user interface that accommodates both large format tablets and small format phones. We even take advantage of the 7" "in between" format of the NOOK Color!

Other major new features are:

  • Widgets! And in fact, 3 types of widgets -- bar, stack, and list!
  • Themes -- select a "light" or "dark" display for the app
  • Backup/Restore to SD card
We hope you enjoy this update.

Fliq Calendar ICS Update

Fliq Calendar 1.2.6 is now available via Android Market (and shortly Amazon and NOOK).

This is a small update which fixes some incompatibility issues with, and is required for use with Android 4.0. This latest version of Android, also known by the code name ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich, first appeared on the Galaxy Nexus, and is also now showing up as updates to other phones and tablets, such as the Motorola XOOM.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mac SMS Log App Update - Faster!

Today we released a minor update to the Mac version of Mark/Space SMS Log, which is a companion app to our Missing Sync line of products. The SMS Log application keeps an archive of text messages of your various phones, allowing you to search, display, and review your mobile phone texts.

It has been a while since we updated the app, and most of the changes are in support of the latest versions of Mac OS and iOS, as well as a very nice performance/speed boost when the app starts up for those with large archives.

To download the latest version, just run the SMS Log app and pick "Check for Updates" inside the app (Mac version).