My Google calendars disappeared while comparing Fantastical 2 with the built–in Calendar app (iOS 7.0.3, iPhone 4S). I mentioned this before, and somehow “fixed” it:
I think I deleted and re–added the account, and all was well. Temporarily.
After some searching, here are a couple articles that explain why I was tripping:
- “How to enable push Gmail on your iOS device“. You add an Exchange account for push e–mail. I originally set this up while using iOS 5, and probably followed the same steps over a month ago. Not sure why that continued to work until now.
- “A new way to sync Google Contacts“. I was overdue in adding a separate CardDAV account, but was apparently built into adding a Google account process in iOS 7. Also not sure how that worked while I was on iOS 6.
How I fixed things:
- In Settings, then Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, delete my Google account (previously configured as Exchange).
- Follow the instructions from the support page, “Sync Google Calendar with your iOS device“. The notable difference is adding a Google account, not Microsoft Exchange. You can also turn on Mail or Contacts without configuring a separate IMAP account or CardDAV account, respectively.
An excerpt from a cool post by Kelly Sutton, co–founder and CTO of LayerVault, on working remotely — my emphasis in bold:
Although many investors and founders poo-poo the idea of remote work, I’m convinced it can make a better company. A remote company is more resilient to internet downtime in the office, U.S. federal holidays, and more. Remote employees get to live their own lives on their own time, and produce better work as a result.
If you’re a founder and not hiring remote, you’re limiting your results.
Before last Sunday, I haven’t carved a pumpkin in probably over ten years. I’m pleased with the result.
Here’s a photo of how it started:
I downloaded WordPress Logo Simplified CMYK Vector for print from WordPress.org.
Wow, I had a blast speaking at WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 (WCLAX) explaining how to set up your own photo blog. Thank you all so much!
I described my talk as such on the WordCamp LA site:
Refusing to tie your content into third–party services like Instagram, Flickr, or Google+? Setup your own photo blog — no developer needed! You’ll learn how to organize your photos on your blog, look into image processing, and even delve a tiny bit into image metadata and copyright.
I just uploaded my Keynote slides to Scribd
, but some slides are messed up.
If you’d like me to clarify anything, leave a comment here or send me an email through my contact form (especially if another service is better). I’m happy to discuss things over.
Thanks for your encouragement before and after my talk, listening to my thoughts and suggestions. Also, I wanted to give a special thanks to my wife, Amy, for being super helpful with preparing and rehearsing — and choosing cute photos of our cats.
If you upgraded to Google Authenticator 2.0.0 (see my last post) and recreated all your account tokens, I’d like to warn you.
Your old account tokens will be restored. This means it’ll be difficult to determine which ones are current.
Solution: Rename your current accounts before upgrading from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1 with these steps:
- Tap the pencil icon located at the top right corner.
- Tap on the name of each field to edit.
- When you’re done, tap the check mark located at the top right corner.
After you upgrade, you can confirm the new tokens still work, then delete the old ones.
Before you update to Google Authenticator 2.0.0 for iOS, disable two–step (or wait until 2.0.1). It removed my tokens from the app, and I had to re–add them again. Boo.
To fix this with a Google account, you’ll need to do the following:
1. Go to Account → Security → Edit (under 2–step verification).
2. Under How to receive codes and across from Mobile application, click “Move to a different phone”.
As for the backup codes you printed, if you click the help icon (question mark) next to “Remove Switch to phone”, it says:
When you want to switch to a different phone, select “Move to a different phone” and follow the instructions to configure the Authenticator app on your new phone. This will not invalidate any of your existing application-specific passwords or backup codes.
Or, you can add your Google Authenticator Tokens into Authy. Thanks for the tip, James!
Dropbox: In Account → Security, click the Edit link next to Authenticator app.
I activated Guided Access for iOS 6 after it was mentioned in this Lifehacker post “The Secret Powers Hidden in Your iPhone’s Accessibility Options“. Pretty nifty idea!
If someone asked to use the calculator, to speed the return of my precious iPhone, I’d disable the clearing button.
Get it right the first time!
Amy and I have been married for one year, two months, and 26 days. It’s been amazing to share our lives together, and we’ve learned so much about ourselves.
Our big goal is to get out of debt. We continue to have fun budgeting once a week — it’s really fun! At the current rate we’re putting towards debt, we’ll be debt–free in just under nine months from now. Incredible! It’ll be excellent to reach Baby Step 3 with the Total Money Makeover.
I’m looking forward to many more years with my sweetheart!
(Photo taken at Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.)