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Posts under ‘Pet Peeves’

An Ancient EULA Story

I quipped to one of my friends that it wouldn’t be long before simply reading the license obligated one to abide by it. Sure enough…

My MS SYNC Saga Episode VI – Return Of The Help Desk

Well, naturally, the email address used by the Ford SYNC Help desk guy to send me the zipped installer to update my MS SYNC equipped navigation system was no longer valid. When I replied to it asking how to tell if the update took, I received: Thank you for contacting the Business Assistance Center. You […]

My MS SYNC Saga Episode V – The Installer Strikes Out

As had been promised by my latest contact at the Ford SYNC Help desk, I received an email with an attached zipped file containing an updater for my MS SYNC-equipped navigation system. Then the fun started. Absent the preparation of my USB drive by the Java applet, had the web site worked properly, I […]

My MS SYNC Saga, cont’d

I mentioned my reticence about setting up a SYNC account for my Ford truck, inasmuch as I don’t want it using up my phone’s data quota. The good news, I found out (in the user forum, not in Ford’s FAQ) that the SYNC services make ordinary phone calls to send the reports and such. No […]

Simple, Three-Step Process

I’ve been trying to locate instructions on the Ford web site for downloading and installing the software updates to my Ford/Sony Navigation System which uses Microsoft SYNC technology. The FAQ <> says this: Updating SYNC Keep your SYNC system up to date so you can get the most out of this exciting technology. Just follow […]