Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Easy Synching with Moving Browser Tabs for iOS and Mac Devices
If it were an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to sync our files ourselves. Things would be happening automatically on the move. We don’t want cables, especially if we have many iOS devices.
There are many developers that are working on online sync services, like Dropbox in mobile apps. But if you have an Apple device, you still have to use cables to sync your devices.
Syncing can be difficult thing to do sometimes. There are rumors that Apple is creating a data center in North Carolina to organize the eventual cloud based solution around next year, but right now, we have MobileMe, Google services, and Dropbox.
And while Google and MobileMe syncing tools are great for calendars, mails and bookmarks, there is still no simple method to get full synced browsing across many computers or mobile devices. So you cannot just pick an iPhone and get Mobile Safari open along with the tabs you opened on your desktop, though it would be great if it were possible.
The best way to access tabs is XMarks. You can access browser tabs open on many computers or iOS devices. What you need is to install extension of XMarks on your PC browser. Then simply login and set up a name for the computer and begin browsing. XMarks will keep a record of the tabs that are open in the background. So you can leave your computer, and find those tabs open on your iOS app.
This iOS app does not come with all the features or a great interface, but you can surely check the remote tabs and access them on MobileSafari. And of course, your bookmarks are synced too.
You can also use another service daily to save links for later use. In case you don’t want to use XMarks, you can look for a Firefox app- it syncs open tabs, bookmarks and history from computer to iOS. As said earlier, things would be easier in an ideal world, but for now, we should be content with what we have. Hopefully there will be new launches by Apple in the coming time.
Until then, tell us what you feel, and share suggestions and tips in comments below.
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