For those of you looking to switch from the iPhone to the Galaxy S3, don't be intimidated that you will lose the ecosystem you had in place with your other Apple devices. That was the biggest fear I had a week ago until I learned all the workarounds that would make my Galaxy S3 sync perfectly with my Apple devices. I'm still new at all this, so I am here as a student with all of you. I'll start this thread, but I will rely on others here to give their tips as well as correct any mistakes I may have made on the advice I am giving all of you. I will mention the Galaxy S3 specifically in this tutorial, but it works for most all Android devices. Syncing your Apple Mail I am guessing everyone has an iCloud email account. On the Galaxy S3, GMAIL is the standard email client, but it can easily be set up as an iMap account to perfectly sync your email. Yes, when you delete mail on your phone it also deletes it on all your Apple devices. Even your Apple email subfolders get carried over as well. Here are the instructions on setting up an iCloud iMap account on GMAIL: Verify that you are using the correct server credentials: IMAP (Incoming Mail Server) information: Server name: imap.mail.me.com SSL Required: Yes Port: 993 Username: email@example.com (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account) Password: Your iCloud password SMTP (outgoing mail server) information: Server name: smtp.mail.me.com SSL Required: Yes Port: 587 SMTP Authentication Required: Yes Username: firstname.lastname@example.org (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account) Password: Your iCloud password Note: If you receive errors using SSL, try using TLS instead. Additional Information SSL is required for both IMAP and SMTP connection with iCloud. POP is not supported by iCloud. This is a great tutorial on how to sync your contacts and calendars to your Galaxy S3. Once done, whatever you add to one device is added across the board to all your devices. Moving Music and Photos to your Android device from a Mac There are many methods to pulling photos and music off your Mac to your Android device. You could pay money for specific software that claims to do it easily. These softwares include Syncmate, Salling, The Missing Sync and Easy Phone Tunes. There is nothing wrong paying for these softwares. The only problem is, the free versions I tried either had a hard time recognizing my Galaxy S3 (since it’s a newly released device) or crashed a few times on my iMac. Actually, the cheaper and free programs I found work just as well. Transferring iTunes Playlists via iSyncr Perhaps not the most polished program, but for a mere $2.99 I highly recommend a program called iSyncr. Directions: 1. Go to the Google Play Store and buy iSyncr for Mac 2. Once you open it on your GS3, it will ask for your email and then send you a link to the desktop software. 3. Download and install desktop software. 4. When you plug the USB cable into your GS3, go to the pulldown notification center where it says USB CONNECTED. Click on that and make sure it is CONNECTED AS MEDIA DEVICE MTP (rather than connected as camera). 5. Go to Applications folder in your Mac and and open iSyncr. An icon will be placed on your top toolbar. If your phone is plugged in and you see the icon, you will see something like: GT P7310 as the connected device. Click on that. iSyncr will scan your iTunes you can import whatever playlists you would like. Please note that if you rip CDs in iTunes they are mostly stored as .m4a files. The standard music player on Android will not recognize that file format. However, you can download a free app called JetAudio Basic which will perfectly read those songs.