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How can I sync podcasts from a desktop to a mobile device? (Part 2)

Episode 1016

Tom from Ottawa, Canada

Tom has been syncing podcasts to his iPod Touch. But now that he has the SIV, he's been syncing the podcast, but DoubleTwist can't remember the position of the podcast. Leo says that Doubletwist player doesn't remember because it thinks it's a song. Leo recommends DogCatcher for Android, and use DoubleTwist to sync it. In fact, Leo says to subscribe to the podcast through Dogcatcher and it'll get it.

How can I animate images to make them talk?

Episode 1009

Steve from San Diego, CA

Steve wants to add voiceovers to his dog when he takes pictures of him to make him look like he's really talking. How can he do that? There's a software called Syncro-Vox, which is used to sync static images to moving images. Now it's called Crazy Talk. They used to do similar stuff on the animated TV show Klutch Cargo, but they used moving lips.

The Chatroom found an iPhone app called Jabbermouth.

Why are my Google Chrome favorites all messed up? (Part 1)

Episode 988

Jeff from Spokane, WA

Jeff is having problems with his favorites in Google Chrome. Leo says that a nice feature of Chrome is that it can sync everything in the browser, from links to themes. First, Jeff should make sure he doesn't have any other bookmark sync programs installed. Leo recommends going into the bookmarks manager on his main computer to clean it up. Then he should sync it again, but wait a little bit before using another computer.

How can I get my iPod Touch to start playing podcasts where they left off?

Media Kind in iTunes

Episode 960

Bob from Florence, AZ

Bob has an iPod Touch connected to Ford Sync via USB. When he stops the car, he loses his place in the podcast he's listening to. Leo says iTunes and the iPod is set up so that if it stops in the middle of a song, it would start over, but if it's an audiobook or podcast, it would start where it left off. It does this based on hidden data in the file to tell the iPod what type of file it is.

How can I get iTunes to sync my photos to folders?

http://askdavetaylor.com

Episode 930

Gary from Claremont, CA

Leo says that ever since the iPad got wireless sync, he stopped using iTunes for it. Frankly, iTunes for Windows is a "bag of hurt," and just doesn't work right. He could try and reinstall iTunes, as some in the chatroom think that'll restore the capability to save to folders.

Using DropBox is an easier idea, and it's free. iCloud is still the easiest, however. The chatroom has found an Apple technote that will help Gary sync specified folders. Check it out here.

If I switch to an Android phone, how will it sync and integrate with my Apple products?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Episode 920

Greg from Marina Del Rey, CA

The key is to switch over to other third party programs for syncing data. Here are some alternatives to Apple services that will work on Android phones:

  • Google Contacts & Calendars
  • If he uses Google for contacts and calendars, he'll be able to sync this across all of his devices. This works with both iOS and Android devices.