Cannot sync google contacts with OS X

In order to have the same address book data on your android or iPhone and on your desktop you must have a syncing mechanism configured. There are several ways to do this, but the recommended method is using Gmail's CardDAV service.

google calender to ics with iCal

you get an invitation to a google calendar and also want it to put it into your calendar cloud of your personal iCal to sync this with your other devices of apple. NOT: download it to every device each time.

Using Google's Geocoding Webservice API

Google offers a comfortable way, to convert coordinates into addresses (if applicable) as well as converting addresses into coordinates. The basic way to do so is to create an inquiry on the Google Maps API. It looks like this:

whereas the phrase "output" is a placeholder for a json handover or a XML handover of parameters. The parameters divide on the first side into a location, which can be given in form of an address, coordinates (latitude and longiude) or in form of a "component". And on the other hand they divide into a flag, which determines whether the inquiry was sent by a device with location detecting capabilites or not. Besides to these basic parameters there are also several optional parameters like language, bounds or region.

A Geocoding enquiry via Json looks like this:

and like XML it looks like this:

Depending on the given format the enquiry is processed respectively, and the result is returned in form of a Json array and a status flag. The result has to be extracted from the array, in case the status flag returns that the enquiry delivered an appropriate result.

How to decode addresses into coordinates and vice versa

Webapps in geographical context, often comprise the problem that postal addresses have to be converted into coordinates, in order to use them for navigational purposes. Also the other way round is sometimes required, like finding an appropriate address on the base of a given set of coordinates. Implementing an own coordinates to address converter is usually impossible for Webapp Designers or Programmer's, as it means to maintain a huge amount of data, as well as sophisticated algorithms to access the geographic data.

How to use Google Advanced Search?

Everyone of use knows Google. It would be pretty surprisingly if somebody did not. When you first go to, you don't see much. It looks like a very simple search engine. In actuality it is, but it can be used for much more. You most probably have any idea how to use it for finding the exact information. There are some tricks which I will show you in my solution part. In the right down corner, there are three links: - Advanced Search, - Preferences, - Language Search. We will work mostly with them.

Advanced search

Scroll down.
Click on advanced search
Click on "Date, usage rights, region, and more"
Fill in the field for Region


synchronizing multiple google calendars with nokia mobile

i need a pretty cheap - if possible free - solution to synchronize all my google calendars with my nokia c7. at least one of the calendars is not only used by me alone. it does not really matter if the solution also synchronizes tasks, but it would be nice.

Track content usage

Having some stuff on the internet means that other people (or more commonly: the computer programs of other people) copy that content. This might be bad for you if you are worried of the specific copyrights or loose revenue. This might be good if you want to distribute information. However, in both ways you might be interested in who is copying this information from you. Some sites might hotlink or embed your content in their websites (e.g. this might be the case when it comes to images). You can typically detect such things in the logs of your webserver or your web analytics tool. It get‘s more complicated when somebody simply copy & pastes the content from your site. For images, you can use watermarking but for plain text, you have no chance (at least no one that I can imagine), either for a visual or digital signature, since it‘s just ASCII. I‘m looking for a way or tool which crawls the internet for specific keyword combinations, such that i‘m enabled to find people who actually copy textutal content that was originally produced by myself.

Google Calendar / Outlook Calendar sync

The challenge is to synchronize goggle calendar with outlook 2007. It is needed to synchronize both ways. (Editing an entry in outlook --> synchronize and editing an entry in google online calendar --> synchronize).

E-Mail Filters

Many people get huge amounts of mail every day. It can be painful to sort, categorize and handle all those mails manually. Furthermore, it costs a lot of valuable time that you could spend elsewhere. However, there is an automatic approach that can save you a lot of this time: E-Mail Filtering <strong>Challenge:</strong> <ul><li>Choose an E-Mail client (either desktop client or web mail)</li> <li><strong>Create the following filters:</strong></li><li>a filter that automatically labels mails from with "TU" or moves them to a folder called "TU"</li><li>a filter that sends unwanted mails (containing words of your choice) to the spam folder</li><li>a filter that marks e-mails containing the words "Knowledge Management" as important (e.g. by flagging or starring)</li></ul>


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