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miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for nine years and this is my 396th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly 10 years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2020. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year, 6th year, 7th year, 8th year and, especially, the 9th year of miapple.me were five years of consolidation. However, the turn-around is in sight!

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Sync iCloud calendars to android via a CalDAV client. Hold your Apple calendars up to date with a two-way synchronisation (not just a transfer!) of iCloud Calendards to android phone or android tablet, e.g. a Samsung Galaxy S10, S20 or S21. I sync my iCloud Calendars to android via the free Google Play Store app “Sync for iCloud (Calendars)” which works with an app-specific password for your iCloud account. “Sync or iCloud” runs perfectly on Android 10 and Android 11.

android icon greenSync iCloud contacts to android via a CardDAV client. Hold your Apple contacts up to date with a two-way synchronisation (not just a transfer!) of iCloud Contacts to android phone or android tablet, e.g. a Samsung Galaxy S10, S20 or S21. I sync my iCloud Contacts to android via the free Google Play Store app “Sync for iCloud Contacts” which works with an app-specific password for your iCloud account. “Sync or iCloud contacts” runs perfectly on Android 10 and Android 11.

iCloud Photos icon 200x200Sync Android Photos to iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream by using an IFTTT applet to upload and automatically transfer camera photos or screenshots taken on an Android device to an iOS device or a Mac. In addition, the Photosync app, available on iOS, macOS and Android, is a versatile tool to transfer and sync android photos to iCloud in bulk or complete albums.

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iMessage_icon_800x800No notification sounds on iPhone when it is locked: Here’s the fix and explanation why your iPhone is not making any sound notifications every time you get a new message. If your iPhone is locked, a text message coming in alerts on the Apple Watch only. If the iPhone is unlocked, then the notification sound is heard.

Apple Music Logo 390x390Apple Music vs. iTunes Match: The true difference between Apple Music and iTunes Match is that iTunes Match is an iCloud storage and syncing service for one’s own music library including songs and albums across multiple Apple devices. Apple Music is a music streaming service plus including all feature of iTunes Match.

iCloud Mail logo 2020Apple iCloud Mail blocks outbound emails (silent filtering) and inbound emails (spam filtering) containing specific, blacklisted strings. iCloud Mail screens the content of the email before sending it. If the content or the recipient’s email address contains a specific string of letters, iCloud mail prevents the mail to be sent and/or delivered. In my case the string “miapple.me” was blocked, it did not matter if this string was used in the body of the email, in the subject line or in the email address.

Auto Unlock Apple Watch Mac MacBook macOS watchOSAuto Unlock for Mac with Apple Watch is not working anymore for some users after updating the Apple Watch to the latest main watchOS release, e.g. watchOS 7 and/or the Mac to macOS Big Sur. Auto Unlock feature stopped working on Mac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, reportedly. There are two different ways to fix Auto unlocking with Apple Watch on macOS, e.g. macOS Catalina 10.15 or macOS Big Sur / macOS 11.

MacBook GoldA lot of MacBook user report a certain voltage phenomenon. The MacBook vibrates when touched. The same happened to me with a MacBook 12” early 2016) and a MacBook Pro 13” (early 2020). Plugging in, it feels like current or voltage is going through your hand or fingers while touching the MacBook, especially left or right beside the Trackpad.  It feels like micro-vibrations. It is not a buzzing you hear, you feel it with you run your fingers through the metal case.

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miApple.me icon 2015_RGBSince today, I have been blogging for eight years and this is my 391th post on miapple.me -Tech.Blog! I published my first blog post “My First Apple Anniversary on January 21st, 2012!” on miapple.me on January 21st, 2012. Exactly eight years after I got addicted to the Apple world (my first Apple product was an iPhone 4), I can look back to a very exciting year 2019. After the increasing 1st year2nd year3rd year and 4th year, the 5th year, 6th year, 7th year and, especially, the 8th year of miapple.me were four years of consolidation.