Applications :: Getting ICal And Address Book Birthday Reminders On Mac?

May 31, 2009

Unless I am incorrect, the Birthday calendar does not seem to allow for reminders on the Mac. If that is the case, are there other options? If it can do reminders, how do I do them?

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Applications :: ICal Birthday Reminders

Jun 18, 2006

I have looked extensively to no avail. Is there any way to have iCal give me a reminder or alarm when people's birthdays that are in iCal are coming up? This would be of great help if it is possible.

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Applications :: How To Get ICal Birthday Setting

Dec 30, 2009

Do we really have to put the person(s) birthday year in the address book? Is there anyway, just have there month/date instead?

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Applications :: Needed Changes For ICal And Address Book

Dec 28, 2008

I am am relatively new returnee to Mac--I quit back in the early '90s and am now back. But it is clear that if Mac is to win over corporate users (and that surely is the way to wider use and ultimate victory over the PC) these two basic programs need work.

Some initial thoughts if what I want:


The display should be able to show part of one month and part of another --i.e. at the moment the last 2 weeks of December and the first 2 of January. Why can't the scroll wheel 'roll' the months up and down?

Address Book

I have something like 900 contacts in my address book, many of them remembered because of where they work, not because of there last name opr specific title or job. Yes, I do know you can check the book to have the company name displayed in the sort list but that's a slow and painful way of doing it--especially if you have 10 or more contacts working for the same firm and you then have to look at each in turn to discov er who you want.

I would like to be alter the display to show 2-lines of choice: say company above and last/first name below or maybe title below. I could then tell who is who without having to search each entry.

Ideally the sort function would be expanded to allow one to sort by, first, company and then, last name.

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Applications :: Syncing ICal And Address Book With LG EnV3

Oct 31, 2009

So the company I work for gives Verizon cell phones to their employees. This is good because I get free cell service, and bad because the version phones I get are crappy. I just upgraded to an LG enV3 and really want to sync it with iCal and address book on my mac. I wouldn't mind getting some music on there too. I have been searching on the internet for a half hour now and haven't found anything.

I really don't care what I have to do in terms of software hacks, firmware, whatever. Just sick of having Verizon cripple the technology on their phones so I have to pay for their crappy data transfer service to put things on there. The obvious solution of "go buy an iphone" is unfortunately out of the question right now.

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Applications :: ICal Bundled With Mac Mail And Address Book

Aug 19, 2010

I purchased a Mac computer with Snow Leopard already installed on the computer, and somewhere along the way I deleted iCal. As I understand it from the Apple link below, iCal is "bundled" with Mac Mail and Address Book [URL]. And that Mac Mail can be configured to include online email accounts like gmail. I'm currently using Mac Mail 4.3 (1081), and as far as I know, I cannot use this version of Mac Mail to include online email like gmail. This particular version of Mac Mail is corrupted on my computer as the plus sign and edit buttons on the bottom of the Address Book are not visible. I am interested in re-gaining the use of the plus sign and edit button within the Mac Mail Address Book, and also in accessing online email accounts within Mac Mail.

Since Snow Leopard was already installed on my computer when I purchased it, I don't currently have a Snow Leopard installation disk. As such, what is the best way for me to update my Mac Mail application in order to use the Address Book and online email account applications mentioned above within Mac Mail. My best guess is to purchase the Snow Leopard installation disk independently, and use Pacifist software to extract iCal from this disk, and through iCal, use Mac Mail for my two applications of interest.

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Applications :: Adding Dates (Anniversaries) To ICal From Address Book?

Aug 28, 2009

How can the b'dates and anniversaries be added to ical automatically? It can update on start.

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Applications :: Transferring ICal And Address Book Data To Tiger?

Oct 15, 2009

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard, but the computer has some hardware problems and I need to send it in for repair (it won't wake up or boot). It is entirely backed up with Time Machine, and I would like to transfer the calendar and contact data from it to my PowerBook that is running OS X 10.4.

I managed to export an icbu file (iCal) and abbu (Address Book) file from the MBP, but when I try to add them to the PB's iCal and Address Book, I get an error message. The raw data in the Library folder seem to be in a different format as well. Is there any other way to transfer the data?

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Applications :: Mass Edit ICal Events - Setting Alerts 7 Days Before Birthday

Nov 4, 2009

I have just updated all of my friends birthdays in iCal. I would like to set it up so that it alerts me 7 days before the date for every birthday. I don't really fancy doing this 60 times, is there anyway to do all of them at once?

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OS X :: Backing Up ICal And Address Book?

Jun 23, 2008

I want to add the info I keep in these two programs to my daily backup. I use Backup btw. Anyone know where the info is actually kept? I did some searches, and it seems maybe to be in the Apps themselves? Can't be sure.

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Software :: Address Book And ICal Autofill Not Working

Aug 12, 2010

When adding to or editing Address Book or iCal very useful predictive autofill suggestions relating to each field would be displayed (i.e., if I typed "Au" in the country field for example, Australia would appear as a suggestion). This very time saving function has ceased to work. Any ideas on how to get it back up and running? I'm running OSX.6.4 on an mid 2008 Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.8 GHz iMac.

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MacBook Pro :: ICal And Address Book Data Transfer?

Oct 13, 2010

Well I just purchased a brand new 13" Unibody MacBook Pro and want to transfer iCal, Address Book etc. from my old 15" MacBook Pro to my new 13" Unibody MacBook Pro, how do I do it?. I also have Quicken '07 on my old 15" MacBook Pro and would like to transfer the data so I can continue using it on the new 13" MacBook Pro. There are other things I would like to transfer over to the new 13" MacBook Pro, just certain things that I want, how do I do it? What is the easiest way and fastest way of doing this?

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MacBook :: How To Backup Mail / Address Book And ICal?

Jul 27, 2009

I would actually use these features, but knowing that I would get my MacBook back with a wiped hard drive If I ever have to send it in for repairs, makes me think it would just be a big hassle. Unless there was a way to back up all the info to a thumb drive or CD for later reinstall.

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OS X :: ICal Transfer To New Mac - Address Book Version Not Compatible

Jun 15, 2010

Just bought a new MacBook Pro. I set up my old Mac as a drive, hooked it to the new laptop and dragged most stuff over. However, it claims my old version of Address Book (4.1.2) isn't compatible. How can I transfer my contacts over? I tried syncing my iPhone and the contacts didn't migrate. I tried the same thing unsuccessfully with my iCal (3.0.8).

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Transferring Address-book And ICal From 10.5 To 10.6?

Mar 16, 2012

I finally updated my Mac from Leopard 10.5.8 to 10.6.  I got all the latest updates (10.6.8) and am still transferring my apps but having trouble with Apple's Address Book and iCal. I did an export from both on my 10.5 OS then tried importing them into the respective apps under 10.6  When I try that iCal it says "nothing changed".  Address Book just hangs. I still have my old 10.5 OS installation on another drive in my Mac Pro and can boot into it if necessary.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Way To Change ICal / Address Book Design?

Mar 26, 2012

I don't like the iCal and Address book design. Can I change it?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Get ICal Not To Show Same Birthday Dates From ICloud

Apr 18, 2012

How can I get iCal not to show the same birthday dates from my iCloud?

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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Software :: ICal And Address Book Transfer On 10.6 - Data Missing

Dec 4, 2009

I just upgraded my macbook pro 17 inch to snow leopard 10.6.2 from tiger and all seems fine except that it has dropped some of the calendars from iCal (e.g. Personal, and Free), and also my address book is short 2000 addresses! Most annoying and rather odd. Anyone seen this, and have a solution? I went to the backup and tried to double click iCal events documents that are in the missing calendars but they still do not appear in iCal 10.6.

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IMac :: Sync Non Smartphone With Apple Address Book And ICal?

Nov 20, 2010

I need to get a new verizon phone, but I do not want to have any data package (so all smartphones including iPhone, blackberry, droid, etc., will not work). I do want to be able to sync my phone with my iCal and contact book on my mac. I can do the sync manually (usb) or bluetooth. I do need the phone to have a keyboard, so I can edit/add contacts and appointments on the phone itself. If I need to purchase third-party software to make the sync possible, which software? Are there particular non-smartphone phone models that do/ do not have this capability?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Installed ICloud And Now Have Duplicates In Address Book And ICal?

Feb 3, 2012

I've installed iCloud and now I have duplicates in my address book and iCal. What do I do about that? Am I to just delete all the duplicates?

Address Book, iCal, iCloud, iOS 5.0.1

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade ICal And Address Book To The Most Recent Standard?

Mar 13, 2012

How do I upgrade iCal and Address Book to the most recent standard?  

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Delete (reset) Ical And Address-book On It?

Jun 13, 2012

I have change some DNS-Entries on my lion server. (new hosttname). Ich checked everthing with "sudo changeip -checkhostname" and it seems to work fine. Also the OD. Now it sorted out that i have some Problems with my ical & adressbook server. How can i delete them an make the straight new, so that i got a new entry for the old


At this moments a couple of time a day it complain that their is now connection for this Calender. Also the Adressbook refuse to save new entries. I both want to reset this ical & adressbook server part, but i can't find how to do it? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change / Remove Ical And Address Book Skins?

Jun 18, 2012

Is there a way to out-right remove the 'Leather' skins that Apple has used with iCal and Address book.  We had a client jokingly ask us if we were working on kids computers the other day.  Not impressed to say the least. We've read about the hacks floating around in the internet wilds but would prefer a Mac-enabled way of changing this.  Why isn't this an option in the app preferences?

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OS X :: Recovering ICal / Address Book And Mail History From Library Folder?

May 5, 2009

I have leopard on my macbook pro and restarted the whole operating system from scratch. Before doing this I copied all my data onto an external. Although my time machine has a lot of information on it, the last time I backed up my computer was a good 20 days ago so I think that is useless. Anyways, I was wondering if there was any way to recover my ical calendars, address book contacts and mail inbox history from my library folder?

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OS X :: Detecting Exchange Server Crashes Mail - ICal And Address Book

Aug 29, 2009

Having installed Snow Leopard today on my macbook, I was keen to set up Mail, iCal and address book with my exchange account. However, when I use any of these apps to detect my account settings, it crashes the respective programs. Entourage web services manages to connect my accounts but I don't find it particularly user friendly. Has anyone had a similar experience? If I can't resolve this, is there a way to manually configure accounts in the new apps?

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MacBook Pro :: Lost All Address Book And ICal Contents - How To Restore From IPhone

May 3, 2012

I have lost all my address book and iCal content on my MacBook Pro. How do I restore from my iPhone? I tried synchronising my iPhone to the MacPro but then lost all the content on the iPhone. I managed to get it back using the restore. This means the only content I have for Address Book and iCal sits on my iPhone!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mountain Update And Free Apps (Address Book, Mail, ICal)?

Jun 27, 2012

If I upgrade Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion (on a 2009 MacBook 5.2), is the update limited to OS X or can I also expect to see upgrades to free apps like Address Book, Mail and iCal?  If the free apps do not change to match the latest versions available, can I expect updates to the free apps soon?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Wants To Know About ICal Reminders?

Oct 16, 2010

I want to know about iCal reminders. Do I need iCal to keep running in the background in other for it to popups the reminder or do email reminders?

Isn't there a daemon that runs in the background even the iCal isn't actively running the GUI?

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Software :: Using ICal - Recurring Reminders Pop Ups

Oct 16, 2009

Using iCal 4.0 with Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on Intel iMac. Recurring reminders pop up with the entire history of the reminder. For example, when it's time to remind me of a monthly meeting on Oct. 15, 2009, I'll get a whole laundry list of reminders dating back to, say, March 15, 2008. I've tried eliminating the Calendar Cache but that didn't help.

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OS X :: Get Voice Reminders From ICal - Use Growl Or Something?

Jun 27, 2010

I just installed Growl ( using it with Evernote ) and noticed it has Speech announcements ( rather then the little box that pops up on screen) Is there a way to some how set it to where when my iCal appts or reminders pop up on screen from iCal to have it go thru Growl or something? So that way i can get speech reminders? I am new to Mac so not sure how anything really works but i did search a little on Google and i think it can be done, just dont technically know how...

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